Rating: ©©©©-1/2 chips (lip-smacking)
There’s definitely no shortage of seasoning or heat with these potato chips….and we love it!!!
Gibble’s Red Hot Home Style Potato Chips are some of the best chips we’ve encountered so far this year (granted we are only two weeks into 2013, but still…). To try and pinpoint all of the flavors going on with these chips would be difficult. It’s fair to assume that a wide array of spices were combined to season them. In fact, probably the best way we can think of to describe their flavor to you would be to compare them to a spicy bbq chip, only with more depth and complexity. In fact, the further we moved down the bag, the sweeter the chips became, and yet their ‘red hot’ heat never wavered.
At first, we thought these chips didn’t inhibit the same luscious, pork essence that we had loved about Gibble’s Original Potato Chips. For those of you who may be a little hesitant to enjoy lard fried potato chips, for fear of tasting pork fat on your potato chips, rest assured, the ‘red hot’ seasoning is strong enough that you may not even notice the porky goodness. However, for those of you that like some oink with your potato, we doubt you will have any qualms with the detectable level. In fact, we felt that the piggy flavor continued to grow with the more chips we enjoyed, and at one point, a taster even mentioned pork rinds…need we say more?
Lastly, can we just mention that we love the flavor name – RED HOT. Direct, simple and to the point. Gibble’s chips are definitely covered with a bright red dusting, and they are friggin’ hot. They’ve got some sweet, some heat, and even a little porky meat!!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Chips provided to Chip Review by Gibbles for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
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©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
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