Rating: ©©©-1/2 chips (notable)
We admit it, we have had our qualms with the majority of Middleswarth potato chips thus far, but as it turns out, their Bar-B-Q Potato Chips are certainly nothing to scoff at!
As we indicated in our last review, with each Middleswarth bag of chips more that we taste, we continue to recognize quality improvement, and feel like there could possibly be a great bag of chips lurking somewhere amongst their chip family (these aren’t it though).
Probably our favorite aspect of Middleswarth Potato Chips is their simple, retro packaging. Plain, bold and to the point. Their bags evoke memories of childhood, before graphics were so realistic and detailed. Certainly a simpler time, with fewer chip choices!
Middleswarth potato chips are larger in size, with a medium thickness. They have a moderately soft crunch, with some potato flavor depth. But, the best part is the bar-b-q seasoning blend that evenly coats each chip, and we can now see why these chips have their die hard fans! What we really appreciate about this recipe is how minimal and neutral it is. First, we noticed a touch of heat, that grew slightly with the more chips we ate. Then a savory, but subtle, flavor combination of smoke, tomato powder, the typical onion and garlic, only a hint of sweetness, and some background meaty notes to round out the seasoning. Simply tasty!
This particular bbq seasoning blend does the best job we’ve seen from Middleswarth of covering up their normally shortening laden potato chips. 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 and texture that the shortening imparts onto their potato chips (it is absolutely unmistakable). Luckily, this time around, we don’t taste very much shortening at all!!
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:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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