Rating: ©©© chips (notable)
We’ve speculated a lot over the recently main stream ‘Sweet Thai Chili’ flavor combination. Here at Chip Review we have declared, with utmost certainty, that the flavor combo works consistently better with potato chips rather than with corn tortilla chips. However, that doesn’t mean that every once in a while, the combination doesn’t really taste terrific on a potato based crisp, and our theory doesn’t quite pan out. For example, Salveo’s popped Tater Pops, are not the best illustration of the complex flavor.
Salveo’s take on the sweet and spicy mixture starts off with loads and loads of garlic. Immediately, one of our tasters said, “Chinese food”, and from that point on, all anyone could think about was sweet and sour sauce (not the first time that a flavor has reminded us of this U.S. “delicacy”). After garlic, the predominant flavor profile of these crisps was definitely sugar. These chips are not light on the sweet, and definitely maybe considered by some as too sweet. We are pleased to say that the chili heat does appear after a while, and then decides to linger, and tickle, the back of your tongue.
Plain and simple, these crisps are all right, in fact, we’d describe them as just that – plain and simple – especially when compared to many other examples of the the flavor combo available today (like a certain direct competitor of these Tater Pops, that we recently re-tasted, and will be reviewing soon).
As always we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree. Let us know.
Chip provided to Chip Review from Barrel O’ Fun Snacks for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
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©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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