BIJOU-REVIEW: Keogh’s – Sweet Chilli & Irish Red Pepper Potato Crisps

Rating: ©©©©-1/2 chips (lip-smacking)

Keogh's - Sweet ChilliJust in time for Saint Patty’s Day, more great potato crisps from Ireland!!

FIELD: Abbeyville

VARIETY: Lady Claire

Come’on, how many other companies can you tell, or at least do tell you, what field the potatoes you are eating came from, and what variety of potato?!  Very cool!

We’ve told you before, but figure that it wouldn’t hurt to tell you again:

Keogh’s Farm is a family owned and run potato growing and crisping business based in North County Dublin, an area famous for producing Ireland’s finest potatoes.  Keogh’s has been farming the rich fertile lands in this area for over 200 years and have recently set up a “crisping house” on the farm…now producing Ireland’s only “hand cooked on the farm” artisan potato crisps.

Launched in 2012 to celebrate St Patricks Day, Keogh’s Shamrock and Sour Cream potato crisps combine the delicious tangy taste of Sour Cream with the freshness of traditional Irish Shamrock. Our Shamrock is grown in Ballinskelligs Co. Kerry by Livingshamrock. This area also produces the fresh Irish Shamrock which is presented to the American president on St Patrick’s Day!

Keogh’s delicious potato crisps are varying sizes of rustic, skin on, bright yellow hued fried potato slices!  Medium thick, loads potato flavor, and a crispy kettle cooked consistency!  Maybe a little greasy, but nothing that hinders the clean and neutral flavor!

Truth be told these crisps remind us a lot of some other crisps from across the big pond – Tyrrell’s Sweet Chili & Red Pepper Hand Cooked Potato Crisps, and even a little bit reminiscent of some of our own country grown potato chips – Kettle Brand Spicy Thai.

The Sweet Chilli & Irish Red Pepper seasoning is fantastic!  Love, love, love the addition of ginger and coriander, and also what appears to be licorice root – all adding flavor notes that are uncommon in most seasoning combos.  Combine these with red bell pepper, spicy chiles, and garlic, and what do we have?  Deliciously sweet, spicy, tangy, and amazingly fragrant potato crisps!

As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.

Crisps discovered at World Market; Oak Brook, IL

Keogh’s Official Website

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