Rating: ©©©© chips (lip-smacking)
Needless to say we were very excited when we first discovered that Kettle Brand Potato Chips had decided to release a duo of sweet flavored potato chip combos at the same time. And, to be completely honest, we would have bet good money, with nearly utmost certainty, that we here at Chip Review were going to love the Maple Bacon flavored potato chips more than these Sweet & Salty chips. Well, if you read our initial review, and saw the complete train wreck that was the Maple Bacon potato chip combo, then you already know that there is basically no where to go but up with these.
We are lovers, and connoisseurs, of the sweet and salty combo. We love our breakfast for dinner. We love our Yin with our Yang. Instead of S & P shakers on the dining table, we have S & S (salt & sugar) shakers – that should tell you something. And, we recently fell head-over-heels in love with Lay’s sweet and salty Do Us a Flavor – Chicken & Waffle Potato Chips! So, just to reiterate again, our hopes were very high for Kettle Chips answer to Lay’s amazing new venture.
Good old ‘sweet & salty’ combination has stood the test of time. Peanut butter and jelly. Pancakes and bacon. Chocolate covered almonds. State Fair Kettle Corn. We could go on and on, but anyway you put it, we love the combo. Luckily for us, Kettle Brand has put together a tasty arrangement with these chips. In fact, these chips eerily remind us of Beer Chips Original Potato Chips, only minus the heavy malty beer flavor. However, these do have a very light malty flavor to them as well, in fact, more than one taster brought up how they felt like they reminded them of Kettle Brand’s Cheddar Beer flavored chips. These chips may be a bit too sweet for some, but we felt like the sea salt level was just enough to counter the sugar and, bring harmony to the tasty real potato chip flavor.
We wouldn’t mind one bit if the next time we are walking through an art fair, or a state fair, instead of sweet and salty kettle corn popping from the big copper kettles, there were some sweet & salty potato chips being fried up instead.
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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