Rating: ©©-3/4 chips (tolerable)
Zapp’s makes some really great kettle cooked potato chips, and we have touted their lip-smacking tastiness plenty of times on this site, however, this time we simply cannot share the same enthusiasm!
Thank goodness these Sweet Creole Onion potato chips are only a Limited Edition for Zapp’s because they certainly do not accurately exemplify what we have tasted with any of their other flavors!
The back of Zapp’s bag states that the “Sweet Creole Onion….are known for their robust onion flavor, with a mellow sweetness.” Well, that’s not exactly what we experienced, rather we would have to describe what we tasted as the exact opposite of that – ‘ROBUST SWEETNESS, with a mellow onion flavor!’ In other words, sugary sweet onion flavored chips! The onion aspect was actually rather creamy, sweet and mellow, but nearly indistinguishable due to the level of sweetness. And, unfortunately the salt level was not nearly enough to cut through, and compensate for the sweetness! We usually love the sweet and salty combo, but this was not a very good rendition.
Luckily for us, Zapp’s semi-thick, crunchy kettle cooked potato chips themselves are always great! When it comes to frying sliced potatoes, Zapp’s really knows what they’re doing. However, when it comes to evening mixing sugar and salt, it appears they may need a little practice!
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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