Well, that wraps up another year of 25 Chips to Christmas at Chip Review!
Chip Review has once again done our due diligence, sifted through hundreds of our reviews, and narrowed down 2016’s long list into a great group of this year’s best.
It’s that time of year when new reviews take a back seat, and we sit back and reflect on how thankful we are for another great year of chip reviewing. We really must say how it has been a true pleasure sharing our thoughts with all of you as we chomped our way through hundreds of bags, and countless calories. Thanks to all of you who follow us each and every day. We really, really appreciate it! Also, a very special thanks to those snack companies who graciously provided their products for us to review this year, and of course all of those friends of Chip Review who care enough to share their snack discoveries. It’s a tough job, but someone has got to do it.
Please enjoy as we count down our 25 most favorite salty (and sweet, and spicy) snacks of the year.
#1 Broad Ripple Chip Co. – Sweet & Spicy Potato Chips
#2 Alaska Chip Company – Katmai Volcano Jalapeño Potato Chips
#3 Paqui Tortilla Chips – The One Chip Challenge – Carolina Reaper Madness
#4 Fritos – Chorizo & Chipotle (Mexico)
#5 365 – Tamarind Baked Naan Chips
#6 Late July – Buffalo Queso Tortilla Chips
#7 7 Select – Hot Italian Sausage Potato Chips
#8 Ruffles – Poutine
#9 Zapp’s – VooDoo Heat New Orleans Kettle Style Potato Chips
#10 Intl. Popcorn – ‘Jersey Mix’ Taylor Ham & Cheese – and – Jersey Dog Popcorn
#11 Popchips Potato Ridges – Cheddar & Sour Cream
#12 Beanfields – Jalapeño Nacho Bean & Rice Chips
#13 Spicy Chex Mix and Bugles Snack Mix – Cheddar Hot Buffalo
#14 Deep River Snacks Limited Edition – Ninja Ginger Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
#15 Cape Cod – Roasted Black Garlic Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
#16 Kettle Brand – Korean Barbeque – and – Moscow Mule – and – Chili Lime Potato Chips Potato Chips
#17 Snyder’s of Hanover Sweet and Salty – S’mores Pretzel Pieces
#18 Cheetos – Avocado Cheese (Japan)
#19 Terra – Sharp & Spicy Wasabi
#20 Trader Joe’s – Bollywood Popcorn (Vegan Tikka Masala) – and – Somewhat Spicy Dill flavored Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
#21 Brew Foods – Salsa Verde Corn Tortilla Chips
#22 Cheetos Sweetos Limited Edition! – Cinnamon Sugar Puffs
#23 7 Select – Spicy Guacamole Thin Tortilla Chips
#24 Neal Brothers Foods – Extremely Tasty Montreal Steak Spice Kettle Chips
#25 Lay’s – Passport to Flavor: Greek Tzatziki – and – Chinese Szechuan Chicken – and – Brazilian Picanha (Steak & Chimichurri Sauce)
2016 Honorable Mentions
**Chip Review’s Top 25 list of the rear consists of chips that we tasted and reviewed during the 2016 calendar year for the first time. The chips are not necessarily new to the industry, but they were new to Chip Review in 2016!