REVIEW: Middleswarth – Hand Cooked Old Fashioned Ket-L Bar-B-Q Potato Chips

Rating: ©©© chips  (notable)

Middleswarth - Hand Cooked Old Fashioned Bar-B-Q Ket-L Chips

Comments:

While most of this world seems to be split into two types of people, those who grew up eating potato chips that were cooked in vegetable shortening, and thus appreciate that unique flavor and texture that shortening imparts onto potato chips; and, those people who absolutely cannot stand potato chips cooked in shortening, and thus do not appreciate…..  Well folks, we here at Chip Review like to believe that we actually fall somewhere in the middle, but it really seems to depend on the quality of potato being used, and the expert level, and blend, of seasoning.

So far, we have not been huge fans of the few Middleswarth chips that we have reviewed.  However, with each bag more we continue to recognize improvement, and feel like there could be a really good product hiding somewhere amongst their chip family.  If you’ve never tasted potato chips that use shortening, over the more common vegetable oil combination for their frying, then you have no idea of that peculiar flavor that the shortening imparts onto their potato chips (it is unmistakable).  Besides flavor, the shortening also provides the chips with a relatively soft crunch, and milder mouth feel.

Middleswarth Bar-B-Q seasoning can best be described as zippy.  The combination has a touch of heat to it, with just a bit of mild smokiness, and sweetness.  Although the potato chips appear to be heavily coated with seasoning, it is not an overly powerful flavor blend, and the potato chips is still allowed to shine.  The potato chips are relatively all the same size, we would describe them as small-medium, and very light in color, basically white.

So far, these are most definitely the best we have tasted, and reviewed, from Middleswarth.  We’re getting warmer…..

As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think.  Agree or disagree, let us know.

Chip Ratings Scale:

(1/4 increments)

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©© tolerable

©©© – notable

©©©© – lip-smacking

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