Chip Review’s Honorable Mentions – 2016

25 Chips to Christmas – 10 Honorable Mentions

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These chips nearly made our Top 25 of the Year, and deserve some recognition too!! (alphabetical order)

Burt's - Guinness Rich Chili
“If there is one thing we want you to take away from this review it is that these chips are savory.  SUPER-DUPER SAVORY.”

“…leave it to a small town Minnesota gas station to surprise us with these ‘new’ (to us at least) Hot and Spicy Fries!  And to that, all we really have to say is ‘Chip lovers start your fry chompin’ engines!!’

Herr's - Chickie's & Pete's Famous Crabfries seasoned Potato Chips with White Creamy Cheese Sauce flavoring

Herr’s – Chickie’s & Pete’s Famous Crabfries seasoned Potato Chips with White Creamy Cheese Sauce flavoring

“While these chips may include (although we cannot confirm) many of the same spices found in Old Bay… they also include a touch of heat to spice things up, and a good dash of tangy cheese powder to smooth things out.  In other words, they improve upon the iconic East Coast seasoning!”

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Ikea – Potatischips Satade (Salted Potato Chips) & Potatischips GRÄDDFIL LÖK (Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips)

“It seems like so many people who shop at Ikea always make a stop at the cafeteria for a bit, but we will be making a decision to grab a bag of these prior to our future shopping excursions!”

Keogh's - Sweet Chilli

“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.”
Lieber's - Barbecue Potato Chips

Lieber’s – Barbecue Potato Chips

“Having been in this game for quite some time now, we can tell you that it is a very rare occurrence when we grab a $1 dollar buyout special bag of chips on the way up to the cash register and it turns out that those chips are actually tasty.”

Meijer - Grilled Pineapple and Jalapeno

Meijer – Grilled Pineapple and Jalapeño Potato Chips

Who knew that grilled pineapple and jalapeño worked well together??  Well, apparently anyone who has enjoyed one of these pizzas.  Or, anyone who loves some good al pastor tacos with some spicy jalapeños in there, that’s who.”

Rachel's - Sriracha Sour Cream

Rachel’s – Sriracha Sour Cream Gourmet Kettle Chips

“Wow Rachel, been a long time.  And what’s this…you’ve changed your look, haven’t you?  Well, just wanted to let you know that we like what you’ve done with your style!”

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Ten Acre – The Day Sweet and Sour Became Friends Hand Cooked Crisps

“Probably the best way that we can describe this seasoning to you would be picture a salt & vinegar chip crossed paths with a ranch flavored chip who had brushed up next to a BBQ flavored chip.”

Uncle Ray's - Roasted Garlic

Uncle Ray’s – Roasted Garlic Potato Chips

“We can really appreciate the simplicity of these potato chips. There is not one shred of doubt regarding what the intention of these chips really is. Plain and simple, garlic flavored potato chips.”

**Chip Review’s Top 25 list of the Year 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!

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BIJOU-REVIEW: Ikea – Potatischips GRÄDDFIL & LÖK (Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips)

Rating: ©©©©-1/4 chips  (lip-smacking)

Ikea - Sour Cream & OnionRight on the heals of last week’s review for Ikea’s Salted Potato Chips, comes their only other flavor – Sour Cream & Onion.

We know what you are thinking – Hey Chip Review, which one of the two is better?  And honestly, we can’t answer that.  They are both lip-smacking in their own right.

Both of Ikea’s Potatischips are deliciously rustic, skin on, thick cut, a touch oily (in a good way), crunchy and toothsome!

While last week’s salted potato chips deliver a good dosing of salty-salt, at the same time still letting the rich potato flavor shine, today’s sour cream & onion flavored potato chips deliver a nice splash of a sort of sweet, and adequately sour, creamy-onion seasoning, that compliments the chips more than highlighting them.

If you like thick cut, and extra crunchy potato chips, then you can’t do wrong by either of the two flavors – or you can just do right by both, and grab a bag of each!

Potatischips Saltade Chips discovered at Ikea; Bolingbrook, Illinois

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REVIEW: Ikea – Potatischips Satade (Salted Potato Chips)

Rating: ©©©©-1/4 chips  (lip-smacking)

Ikea - Potato ChipsWe are 99.999% sure that we tried these many – many years ago (and of course by many – many we mean about 15 years or so).

We’re talking about a time when Ikea first appeared on the North American scene.  Yeah, we’re sure some of you probably can’t remember, or even believe, that there was actually a day when the blue and yellow behemoth wasn’t invading your lives with its absurdly cute, and insanely cheap, home goods.  But, we are here to tell you that that day did once exist….

Any who, we recently made a weekend voyage out to the burbs (is every Ikea everywhere located in the burbs?  Sure seems like it), to peruse the land of perfect rooms, and we stumbled upon Ikea’s delicious salted potato chips.

Ikea’s Potatischips Satades are rustic, skin on, thick cut, a touch oily (in a good way), crunchy and toothsome, and certainly salty!  We’re not sure who makes these chips for, or on behalf of, Ikea, but they do a great job!

At the end of our journey through Ikea’s winding wonderland path we used to always grab an ice cream cone to reward ourselves for having not spent every single one of our hard earned dollars, but we may just have to include a bag of these potato chips as well!

Potatischips Saltade Chips discovered at Ikea; Bolingbrook, Illinois

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