REVIEW: De-lish-us – Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips

Rating: ©©©©-1/2 chips (lip-smacking)

De-lish-us - Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips


It was probably some time, around this time last year, that we told you that if you ever find yourself traveling through southern Wisconsin, you should do yourself a huge favor, and pick up the biggest bag of De-lish-us’ Original Cheese Flavored Potato Chips that you can find; and while you’re at it, one for us too!! To say that we were impressed with these salty, minimalist chips, would be a grave understatement. In fact, they were even tasty enough to rank themselves squarely among the Top 10 chips we tasted in all of 2012!

Well, it just so happens that we found ourselves once again in the great land of cheese known as Wisconsin, and we of course followed our own great advice and picked ourselves up a bag of the Original Cheese flavored potato chips from De-lish-us, but we also grabbed a bag of their Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips.

Luckily for us, we once again found ourselves in the presence of some great tasting potato chips from De-lish-us!! We stand firm by our declaration that De-lish-us has the best tasting (non-kettle cooked) potato chips we’ve encountered, outside of Old Dutch’s traditional line of potato chips that is. The wonderfully earthy potato flavor is in every crunch of every De-lish-us chip. Rather than even trying to cover up any of the chip’s natural flavors with buckets of seasoning, De-lish-us simply embraces the natural potato-ness, by leaving the skins on, slicing the chips just the right, and only coating them with a minimal dusting of sour cream and onion.

Not only do the De-lish-us potato chips remind us of the Old Dutch potato chips, but the sour cream and onion seasoning blend really does too. Granted they are a little less tangy and creamy, a little less onion-y, a little less salty, and just a little less PERIOD That being said, anytime we are comparing your chip to the best sour cream & onion chips, it should always be considered a compliment.

De-lish-us potato chips bring us back to our childhood, to a simpler time. Their clean and earthy flavors seem old school and familiar, while even their packaging is plain and retro. Despite not growing up with them, each bag of De-lish-us Potato Chips that we have tried so far (and we really hope to try more), has truly seemed like a DE-LIC-IOUS reunion with a long lost friend!

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

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3 thoughts on “REVIEW: De-lish-us – Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips

  1. I don’t know about the Sour-cream and onion ones but I bought a box of original flavor at Woodman’s the other day and immediately regretted it. I should’ve known better. My mom always got these growing up and they always tasted like garbage. I thought “maybe it was cuz I was younger and my tastes hadn’t refined.” NOPE! These chips are simply foul. It’s like they are made from stale potatoes in stale fryer oil and then let to sit out a tad too long before sealing them tight in the worst packaging possible. They taste like they are all burnt and by the looks of nearly every chip in each bag they are just that. BURNT. I vow never to buy another package of these craptastic “chips” which are but a true bastardization of the name “potato chip”. I’d rather pay $6 for a bag of Lay’s than torture myself with these things again.

    “oooh I think I tasted a little salt on that one!” ~Me getting near the bottom of a bag of “De-Lish-Us” chips.

    • @ chad – thanks for your passionate comment, but how do you really feel…? :). While we can’t actually comment on the “plain” version of De-lish-us chips, we can’t imagine that they are all too different from the two flavored versions that we have tried and loved. Who knows?
      Couple of questions: can something go stale that hasn’t been packaged? And what qualifies these chips as having the “worst packaging possible”.

      • Wow! You really are passionate about potato chips. Thanks for reading my rant as a simple humorous attempt at an honest review. 🙂 Your blog came up when searching Google to see if anyone else thought these chips were also foul.

        As for whether something can go stale before being packaged…well I’m no scientist but these were sealed and so I assume they were stale going in. If it were just one bag I’d consider the bag wasn’t sealed properly to begin with but they taste just as I remember stale flavorless burnt potato chips. If you care to see for yourself be my guest and pick up a bag on your next visit to the grocery store. Maybe I’m just crazy and you’ll love them. I’m guessing the sour cream and onion flavoring on the ones you posted about are masking the nastiness of the original chips. My friend and I were actually passing the bag back and forth trying to choke them down. You know, because we hate wasting food. I’d feel bad donating these to the local prisons. But I digress.

        As for what I mean by worst packaging possible…I was merely using hyperbole to describe my disdain for the plain silver colored thinner than paper easily torn package that my 5 year old peeled apart nearly spilling the entire bag all over the floor. Granted, most chip bags are easily torn when opened improperly but this one seemed to just peel apart with the greatest of ease.

        I hope that clears that up. 😀 Thanks for listening to my late night rant. 😀

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