REVIEW: Charles Chips – Dill Potato Chips

Rating: ©©©3/4 chips (notable)

Charles Chips - Dill Potato Chips


These Dill Pickle flavored potato chips are definitelym our favorites among the trio that Candy Galaxy sent us a while back.  According to Charles Chips website:

“In 1942, Effie Musser was making a batch of her delicious potato chips in her small rural Pennsylvania kitchen and had a great idea. Si, her husband and farmer by trade, was having difficulties raising enough money to keep them afloat, so she thought of a way to create some additional income. Effie realized that she might be able to take these favorite family treats to the famous Central Market located in Penn Square in historic Lancaster, Pennsylvania and maybe sell a few bags…. Soon, the word got out about these amazing potato chips and Effie couldn’t keep up with the demand. Then, a snack distributor from Baltimore, MD contracted Effie for her to deliver her chips in bulk to him. He repacked the bulk chips into his branded tin can and renamed them Charles Chips after Charles St. in downtown Baltimore…..”

So, after a bit of hiatus, Charles Chips have once again found their way back into the mainstream.  While they may no longer arrive in a metal tin to our front doors (too bad), they are available in a few different flavor options.  And the best of them, just happens to be the last flavor we tried.  Charles Chips dill pickle flavor is very even keeled.  The pickle flavor has a rather minimal vinegar tartness, mixed with a good amount of dill herb seasoning.  To help compliment, and tame the dill pickle, there is a nice addition of garlic and onion.

Charles potato chips have a nice, light, crispy crunch to them.  Luckily, Charles dill pickle seasoning isn’t any more powerful, otherwise it would completely overpower these potato chips.  So, in the end, if you prefer your dill pickle chips screaming with loads of sour, lip puckering, vinegar then these may not be the dill pickle chips for you, but if you just want a touch of vinegar, with some good herb-y dill flavoring and a no frills crispy potato chip, then these may be some chips that you enjoy!

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

Chip provided to Chip Review from Candy Galaxy for review

Chip Ratings Scale:

(1/4 increments)

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