Rating: ©©©-3/4 chips (notable)
We started this Thanksgiving meal out with some delicious Turkey & Gravy flavored potato chips, and now we’re finishing up with these Pumpkin Pie flavored ones!
Once again we are wishing that we could find the Cranberry, and the Stuffing flavored chips as well, so we could round this Thanksgiving meal out; but alas, as far as we can tell Boulder has opted to stick Turkey and Pumpkin Pie.
Believe it or not, Boulder Canyon’s chips are not the first pumpkin pie flavored potato chips that we have come across. A few years ago Pringles released their own Pumpkin Pie Spice Potato Crisps. We didn’t love those, and quite frankly we don’t love these either. They are better than the Pringles variation, but that is only due to the quality of the kettle cooked potato chips themselves.
Plain and simply, pumpkin pie flavors were not meant to be sprinkled onto fried potato slices!! Chips are a savory snack, not a crispy dessert! Sure there can be a mingling of sweet and salty flavors some times, but we do not embrace a chip that is all sweet, with no salt – which is what these are!
That being said, they do evoke an awful lot of pumpkin pie thoughts. Sugar, and traditional spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, and believe it or not, some sort of real pumpkin are all utilized to flavors these chips. We can’t argue their accuracy, but we will never embrace their flavor!!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Chips discovered at World Market; Oak Brook, Illinois
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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