Rating: ©©© chips (notable)
Yep, that’s right, we’ve decided to jump in and ‘swim against the tide’ again. We are all about second chances, and figured what do we have to lose by giving Ocean’s Halo newer Texas BBQ flavor a try! A while back we tasted and reviewed their Korean BBQ flavored chips and well, to put it lightly, we did not love them.
Once again the “fishy” flavor, or more accurately speaking, flavor of the ocean is prominent and unmistakable. These are seaweed chips, and they taste like seaweed. So, ask yourself: do you crave or enjoy those flavors of the ocean floor? If your answer is ‘no’ then these chips may not be for you; but, that being said, even we, who don’t necessarily love those ocean flavors, liked these chips much more than the Korean BBQ ones.
Who would have known that Texas BBQ would mingle more naturally with seaweed than Korean BBQ?! But, for one reason or another, the potently smoky, smooth tomato, and dash of heat flavor notes compliment the dark-blue-black, hard crisped seaweed chips. The Ocean’s Halo Texas BBQ seasoning is very savory, and balanced with garlic, smoke, tomato and chile. We quite enjoyed the seasoning. Once again, it is a bit difficult to try and taste past the natural seaweed flavor of these chips, but overall everything just worked better this time!
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, we appreciate brands that try to push the limits. Brands that give us a healthier snacking alternative, and try very hard to deliver great taste. As far as we know, these are one of a kind! And delivering a completely unique chip on the market these days is an impressive feat. They obviously do use seaweed in their chips, and it is quite amazing just how much sea flavor the chips retain even after the cooking process. And lastly, seaweed is a plentiful, healthy and underutilized, and we value Ocean’s Halo’s attempt to deliver it to us in a new medium. Are the chips for everyone, certainly not. But, we’re guessing that there are plenty of people out there who love them for different reasons, and we’d be willing to say that we love them for their ingenuity and uniqueness!
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 from Ocean’s Halo for review.
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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