Rating: ©©©-1/4 chips (notable)
A while back we sampled, and reviewed, Simply 7’s Sea Salted Pomegranate Chips, as well as, their White Cheddar Pomegranate Chips, and we definitely liked both of them well enough. We were impressed with the sea salted chips’ simplicity, and sheer pomegranate essence. We had our doubts towards the white cheddar chips, but for some bizarre reason the pomegranate and cheese flavor combination just worked for us. Well, truth be told, we thought that we were actually saving the tastiest pomegranate chips for last, but as it turns out we were actually incorrect.
Alright, we know what you’re thinking, but before you jump to any conclusions, we agree that these chips may seem weird at first, but let us just warn you, don’t knock the pomegranate chips before you try them. Plain and simple, like the components used in these “chips” (technically crisps in our books), these do in fact taste of pomegranate, and we found that aspect of their flavor very intriguing, and quite tasty. By keeping the ingredients list so minimal, the pomegranate flavor was able to shine through.
However, the finely ground black pepper, did not compliment the fruity pomegranate flavor very well in our opinion. In fact, the two seemed to be battling one another the whole time in our mouths. The “spicy” black pepper would zap the fronts of our tongues, while the sweet and sour pomegranate flavor danced and tugged on the backs of our tongues – each one juxtaposing, rather than complimenting, the other. The two just did not work for us.
We feel that it is also worth noting again that we weren’t necessarily huge fans of the texture, and mouth feel of the crisps. We pretty much always prefer a traditional potato chip, but because these were so light, and crispy, we did eat a lot of them before even realizing it.
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 Simply 7 for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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