** Updated: 7/14/15
Rating: ©©©-1/2 chips (notable)
We were recently sent a handful of new flavors to review from Dakota Style (so stay tuned for reviews of flavors like Cayena and Chili & Limon soon). Included with these new flavors were a couple of Dakota Style’s traditional flavors that we had reviewed less than favorably in years past! We thought we give them another try and make sure what we had originally tasted was an accurate representation of Dakota Style’s chips. In the case of these salt & vinegar chips, it looks like the original samples we were sent and reviewed must not have been a very good example of the chips because this most recent bag was perfectly satisfactory and tasty. Maybe the original sample was old or expired and the oil had started to leech out of the potato chips. Not the case with this recent example. This time around the chips were crispy, with a good amount of salt, and decent splash of lip pucking vinegar. We could even taste the subtle potato flavor.
Our original review below:
Alright, we’re really starting to see a bit of a pattern here, and we’re not very happy about it. Unlike Daniel Plainview, we are not searching for a ton of ‘Oil’ flavor in our chips! Unfortunately we’ve discovered and tasted a lot of greasy chips from Dakota Style. Maybe it’s the type of oil or potatoes they use, or maybe it’s the thickness or their cooking process, we’re not sure….
The greasy oil flavor overwhelmed the mild vinegar on these chips. The salt tried to distract us, but wasn’t enough to draw our attention away from the oil.
Another ‘Industrial Strength’ bag of potato chips from Dakota Style. Again, we’re not quite sure what this means, but these potato chips are on the crunchier side, as if they were kettle cooked, but then they are quite a bit thinner than kettle chips normally are.
To be honest, we don’t know what else to say about these.
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 Dakota Style Chips for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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