Rating: ©©-3/4 chips (tolerable)
Dakota Style recently shipped us a box of chips that included a few of their new “line” of what we are describing as “south of the border” inspired flavors. Make sure to check out our review of their Cayena flavor today as well.
We have tried quite a few variations of the classic chili pepper and lime combination over the years. Some we have loved, and others were just so-so. Unfortunately, Dakota Style’s version, falls into that latter category.
First off, we would like to mention that these chips de caldera (kettle chips) tasted a lot like frying oil, which has been a concern, or complaint, that we have iterated more than once before with Dakota Style’s potato chips.
Even more concerning than their oily taste was how very, very subtle the seasoning tasted. Certainly not strong enough to contrast the strong oily balance of these chips. We did appreciate how the lime tasted like the real thing, but we just wanted more of it. Plus, we recognize that the chili pepper is there in the background, but again there just isn’t enough of it for our taste buds to enjoy!
We are very interested to hear what you think of the Dakota Style’s bag coloring and design choice? Not quite sure if our picture does these chips any justice but that is in fact a light purple colored bag, with…yes, that is correct, the shiny reflecting power of cellophane! The new look is certainly eye catching, and maybe we’ll just leave it at that.
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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