Rating: ©©©© chips (lip-smacking)
What better crisps to review on St. Patrick’s Day than Burt’s Guinness flavored hand cooked potato chips. That’s right people Guinness stout beer flavored chips!! Happy St. Patty’s Day! Cheers, and down the hatch!
We’re suspecting that there aren’t many of you, but just in case you have been living under a rock your whole life, or you refuse to drink beer, or enter a bar, Guinness is the unofficial, national beverage of Ireland. According to Wikipedia: Guinness a popular Irish dry stout that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness (1725–1803) at St. Jame’s Gate, Dublin. Guinness is one of the most successful beer brands worldwide. 50 million litres (1.5 billion imperial or 1.8 billion US pints) are sold annually (wikipedia.com).
These are definitely unique tasting, and multi-layered chips. All at once rich and savory, and yet very light and crisp. The chips exhibit a very strong yeast flavor, with hints of malt in the background (especially in their scent), and just the lightest touch of sweetness. Plain and simple, they really do taste like dark beer. In fact, the recognizable burnt characteristics of Guinness, are very noticeable and we’re pretty sure that they are represented here with the use of cocoa powder – both for flavor and color. The chips themselves are of great quality. Medium thickness and size, with a great crunch and lots of neutral potato flavor.
As always we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree. Let us know.
Crisps provided to Chip Review by our good friend Josh at Crisp Nation for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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