Rating: ©©©©-3/4 chips (lip-smacking)
Finally! It is about time Old Dutch makes up for taking their delicious Hot Potato Ripples off of the market so many years ago. Do any of you out there actually remember those? We devoured many a bag back in the day!
Although we have never really been the biggest fans of real restaurant jalapeño poppers, we apparently really love potato chips that are jalapeno poppers flavored!
For those of you who aren’t in the know, Old Dutch Ripples Appetizers On the Go, are basically a line of flavors based on those typical appetizers found on your everyday bar menu. You know the ones – sweet potato fries, sliders, onion blossoms, or artichoke dip.
Lets just start out by saying that these chips are hot. Like wow, serious, very unexpected level of heat, sort of hot!! This seasoning doesn’t really have that instant tongue burning impact that some chips do, but rather it slowly and steadily builds, and builds, and builds, until your mouth is wishing for a tall glass of milk, or at the very least that Old Dutch would have doubled or tripled the cream cheese ratio to counter their hefty dusting of chili powder! Oh, who are we kidding we love the jalapeño heat!!
While the seasoning may deliver a very tasty sour tang from the inclusion of buttermilk and sour cream; it somehow, at the same time, does not offer very much in the form of any rich and smooth cream cheese mouth feel. However, that does not prevent us from loving the spiciest creamy chips that we have ever tasted!
As for Old Dutch’s Ripples potato chips, well, they are of course delicious. On the thinner side, with probably the most narrow ripples in the wavy chip industry. At times they can get greasy, but we love them all the same! Now, if we could only convince Old Dutch to start selling in the Chicago area!
Chips provided to Chip Review by JS in Maple Grove, Minnesota
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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