Rating: ©©©© chips (lip-smacking)
Alright, let’s Git-r-done! Mr. Cable Guy’s initial Tater Chip release a couple of years ago seemed to encompass a bar food theme to them, with flavors such as cheese burger, fried dill pickle and buffalo wings. With last summer’s release of two new additional flavors, Larry appeared to be targeting an outdoors-y, picnic-barbeque theme?! We were hoping that we would also be seeing some hot dog, bratwurst, or maybe even sweet corn flavored chips to further accentuate the summer picnic theme. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.
For the Summer of 2014 everyone’s favorite cartoon tow truck released two more new flavors. What kind of theme do we have this time? Well, although it was a bit more difficult to really nail these two down into a single classification, we’ve decided to go with the “…..don’t want to get out of my jammies, just want ultra comfort food”. And, those two flavors are Biscuits & Gravy and Chili Cheese Fries. What do you think, does the theme fit?
First and foremost, Larry’s tater chips themselves are as consistently delicious as ever. The fried potato slices are on the thinner side, and many of them still have their rustic skins on them. Just, good old, “real” potato chips with a crispy, softer crunch. The chips provide the perfect amount of potato flavor.
Again, just like with his Biscuits & Gravy Tater Chips, Larry’s flavor seasoning is SPOT ON!! These chips really do taste like chili and cheese, and well, we’ll equate the fried potato chips to the fries aspect of the equation. Layers of flavor that meld very well together, delivering a slightly rich and comforting, sloppy, meaty-ness-mess. Lots of chili powder, adding a bit heat, but really just more smoky and savory notes. A good dusting of salty, and slightly tangy, cheddar cheese delivers the perfect counterbalance to the chili. Throw in some of the usual flavor suspects like onion and garlic, and there you have it, Chili Cheese Fries in Tater Chip form!!
All in all, another creative and very well executed snack from the man in the plaid!
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 Barrel O’ Fun Snacks for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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