Rating: ©©©-3/4 chips (notable)
Looks like good old Good Health has gone ahead and revamped their good name, and good look, and done pretty good job! What used to say Good Health Natural Foods in the top left corner of the chip bag, now says: Good Health – Enjoy Being Good. Oh…we get it, Enjoy Being Good is the new slogan. The catchy-catch phrase! The perfect string of words that sums up exactly what Good Health wants us to think and remember about their chips. While we may not necessarily condone this Being Good, we do wholeheartedly believe in Eating Chips, so feel free to grab a bag of Avocado Oil Kettle Chips whenever you may cross their paths!
Funny thing, looking back through the other Good Health chips that we have reviewed in the past, apparently “way back in the day” we actually tried another lime flavored potato chip from Good Health? Honestly we can’t say that we can actually remember how they tasted, or what exactly the Chilean Lime (Chilean? What ingredient(s) would make the chips Chilean, as in from Chile? Or, are the limes from Chile, or does Chilean just sounds good…? We are confused) flavor consisted of, but apparently we thought that they were lip-smacking good.
From the back of the bag, Good Health tells us that “this fresh flavor is a killer combo of creamy & zingy – a perfect pairing with flavor-rich 100% Avocado Oil, which is known for its antioxidants and heart healthy monounsaturated fats so you can…Enjoy Being Good!” Well, we can concur that the lime ranch seasoning is in fact a killer combo of creamy & zingy, and avocado oil is known for its antioxidants and heart healthy…you get the picture. Do we actually taste any difference with the use of avocado oil with these chips? No, not really at all. The potato chips themselves are good. Medium to medium-thin thickness, with a lightly solid, and slightly toothsome or dense crunch that does not feel as crispy as other kettle cooked potato chips. Not sure if this texture is a result of the type of potato being used, or use of avocado oil for frying? The potato chips were all different shapes and sizes, but we’d say that the majority were on the smaller size of the chip spectrum.
Flavor wise these are decent. The lime and ranch is a flavor combo that we have not seen very often, or possibly ever. With these chips we certainly do taste the lime flavor aspect right off the bat. A slightly sweet, slightly zingy-sour lime citrus punch, but all of that brightness dies off rather quickly. As for the second half of the flavor equation, well, we really do not get any of the ranch flavor notes other than that of garlic. No black pepper, or herbs like dill or chive, and certainly no creaminess from the ranch buttermilk. Seriously, this combo had some intriguing promise, and despite the sweet and sour lime flavor mingling with a touch of pungent garlic tasting good, in the end we were sort of a let down as far as the flavor accuracy goes.
These are our thoughts, agree or disagree, make sure to let us know!
Chips discovered at Pete’s Fresh Market; Oak Brook Terrace, Illinois
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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