Rating: ©©©-1/4 chips (notable)
It appears as though we here at Chip Review completely missed Ruffles initial run of these Beer Battered Onion Ring Potato Chips. Luckily, our Three-Chip-Reviewing-Amigos, all took the opportunity to share their opinions on these chips with us. Apparently, we are in the minority here, because for the most part Junk Food Guy, The Impulsive Buy, and the Fat Guy Food Blog, were all a bit more impressed with these chips than we were.
Not that there is necessarily anything wrong with these chips, they are flavorful and crispy, it’s just that they don’t add much else, and definitely nothing new to the ‘Chip Game’. Each narrow rippled potato chip was generously seasoned with a liberal dose of dehydrated onion powder, providing us with the requisite onion component of the flavor equation. There is also a good dash of what we would describe as generic seasoned salt thrown into the mix, really adding no more dimension to the overall flavor profile. However, the other half of the equation – beer batter – we couldn’t really detect at all. The chips themselves were a bit oily and greasy, but it just wasn’t enough to accurately resemble a rich, fatty, and savory beer batter.
The true test was when we closed our eyes, and tried to imagine that we were eating onion rings. When we strained our imaginations to their limits, then sure, we could make ourselves believe that we were enjoying onion ring flavored potato chips, but that was probably only due to the fact that we knew these were supposed to taste like onion rings in the first place.
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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