Rating: ©©©©-1/2 chips (lip-smacking)
Popchips – love’em or hate’em – there is simply no denying that they have come a long way from being a futuristic like, popped potato chip concept, to a major staple in the vast majority of chip aisles anywhere in the USA, as well as abroad.
We have tried quite a few Popchips over the years, and while we aren’t hugest fans of them in general, we have crunched across a few gems along the way. Well……with Popchips latest, we are more than pleased to report that Potato Ridges with Cheddar & Sour Cream seasoning can easily be included among this shortlist of gems. Heck, it may be fair to say that they are even at the top of it!
First of all, lets discuss Popchips new line of Potato Ridges. The Ridges take Popchips into a tasty terrain that we have never encountered with their chips before – SubstantionalPotatofulLand. We have always thought of Popchips as light, and airy, and crispy, but these Ridges are hearty, sturdy, crunchy, and packed with lots of potato flavor! We really like’em. Same standard shape as traditional potato Popchips, only now those potato Popchips a little bit thick (we think), and they have ridges in them (duh!).
As for the cheddar & sour cream seasoning, well, Popchips knocks it out of the park! Ultra tangy sharp cheddar cheese mingles with fatty rich sour cream, and makes a beautiful flavor baby! The more we ate of the chips the more we were reminded of Ruffles Cheddar & Sour Cream chips, which is very much a compliment. This seasoning, this flavor combination, was meant, no, was destined to be enjoyed with potatoes, we can’t say it any more plain and simple than that!
In conclusion, if you take nothing more than following two points away from this review, we will be satisfied (and, so will you if you run out and gran yourself some of these! First of all, these new Popchips Ridges are so tasty that they made our Top 5 Sour Cream & Cheddar chips of all time. There you have it. Enough said. But, probably even more important than that is that they Popchips are deliciously satisfying, and we don’t mean that they are satisfying for being Popchips, we mean that they are DELICIOUSLY SATISFYING for being chips!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Chips discovered at Jewel Osco; Clarendon Hills, Illinois
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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