REVIEW: Brother Kane – Jalapeno Home Style Potato Chips

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As we look back over the year that is 2013 thus far, we are simply amazed by the number of new jalapeno flavored chips we have tasted.  It has become apparent that “jalapeno” is the new “black”, or we mean “barbecue”.  It seems as though every chip manufacturer includes jalapeno flavor in their flavor arsenal.  And, in our opinion, we are all better off for it!

First of all, Brother Kane’s Home Style Potato Chip bag is packed to the brim with chips.  Brother Kane’s potato chips would definitely be considered thinner potato chips, with a very gentle and light crispy crunchy.  We would almost describe them as having a soft texture.  The potato flavor is there, but definitely plays second fiddle to the jalapeno seasoning.

If can’t handle the heat, then get your fingers out of the Brother Kane chip bag!!  These chips definitely do bring quite a bit of spicy chile heat to the party.  They are not the spiciest jalapeno chips out there, but we would consider them on the spicier end of the jalapeno heat spectrum.  We like how we could taste the jalapeno chile.  Very vegetal and earthy.  The array of supporting ingredients – garlic, onion, etc – are there to compliment the jalapeno, and nothing more.  In fact, it is rather difficult to taste anything besides the jalapeno, and the chips do get a little bit bogged down, or monotonous, with the jalapeno chili heat.

So, if you are looking for some potato chips to bring the spicy thunder, then you need not look any further than Brother Kane’s Home Style Jalapeno Chips.  We were searching for some milk after eating a few handfuls.  However, if you are also looking for some chips with a lot of flavor depth, and complexity, then you may end up wanting a bit more from Brother Kane.  Either way, it is easy for us to say that these are definitely among the best chips that we have tasted from Brother Kane.

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

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