Rating: ©©©©-1/2 chips (lip-smacking)
Recycled chips?? Or, maybe more accurately, Re-purposed chips. We have this grand idea, here at Chip Review, that Herr’s has decided to take all of their over-cooked, “mistake” chips, and rather than throwing them away, collect them, and simply re-brand them as Dark Russet Potato Chips. In all actuality, we’re pretty sure that they don’t do that, because their chip making process doesn’t burn chips all that often. But, you have to admit, it sounded like a great idea.
These are really tasty-tasty potato chips. Plain and simple, they taste like burnt potato chips! Many of us at Chip Review search out those “well done” potato chips from the bag, normally only finding a few per bag of “real” potato chips, and when we find one, we thoroughly enjoy it. However, that being said, some people may not like “well done” potato chips, and an entire bag, consisting of only, those potato chips could become slightly overwhelming for some. We certainly could not sit down and chow through an entire bag.
The kettle cooked chips are on the thin side, very crispy, but yet, not as hard, or crunchy, as the usual kettle cooked chips. Salt level was perfectly adequate. The flavor profile of “plain” potato chips definitely changes when the sugars are essentially burnt. The chips begin to take on more rich, nutty and almost smoky characters.
As it turns out, not very many companies seem to offer this variation on the potato chip; in fact, the only other one we can think of that we’ve tried would be Better Made’s Rainbow Dark Potato Chips (also delicious). Why this is, we’re not sure. We graciously welcome the flavor break from the too often monotonous regular potato chip game.
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Chips provided to Chip Review by Herr’s Foods, Inc. for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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