Rating: ©©©©© chips (“A” list)
Just as we were beginning to believe that the Alaska Chip Company made much better popcorn than it did actual chips, along comes these amazing Katmai Volcano Jalapeño flavored gourmet kettle cooked potato chips!
So, what exactly is Katmai Volcano? According to the world wide web’s technical gobbledygook, Mount Katmai is one of five vents encircling the Novarupta volcano, source of the VEI 6 eruption and associated voluminous pyroclastic flows in 1912….. Um, yeah, we’re just going to go ahead and say that the Mount Katmai Volcano is the namesake to easily the most deliciously spicy jalapeño flavored potato chips that have ever erupted our taste buds from the great state of Alaska!
What Alaska Chip Company delivers for jalapeño flavor is most certainly a deliciously unique rendition. An ingredient combination that had us saying HUH? WHOA. WOW! from the very get go! Sour, and tangy, and pickle-y, and of course the usual spicy, and vegetal. This creative jalapeño flavor variation is the result of garlic, onion, vinegar, citric acid and yes, lemon juice – Boom! Heck, A.C. Co. even throws in some parsley just to class the chips up a little bit!
The kettle cooked potato chips themselves are on the thinner end of the spectrum, with a decently solid crispy crunch. A little bit oily, but in delicious mouth pleasing sort of way, and at the same time, delivering a good amount of real Alaskan potato flavor. All in all, extremely impressive gourmet kettle cooked potato chips!
Alaska Chip Company’s Katmai Volcano Jalapeño Potato Chips are so tasty that we had to update our Top 5 (actually Top 9) Jalapeño Flavored “Chips” of all-time. So, if you happen to find yourself in Alaska, and you have that craving for some deliciously spicy kettle chips, these are your no brainer choice. And while you are there, if you could pick us up a bag or two, we would really appreciate it!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Chip provided to Chip Review from Alaska Chip Company for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
©©©©© – “A” list