Rating: ©©©©-1/4 chips (lip-smacking)
For many of you out there, we’re willing to go out on a limb and guess that your all-time favorite, red colored condiment, is the same as it was when you were a child. You know what we are talking about, that french fry dipping, meat loaf topping, red squeeze bottle filled with that sweet, smooth paste from your past, as well as your present.
For a certain one of us here at Chip Review, ketchup was never a staple of his childhood. In fact, he wouldn’t touch the stuff, or any red sauce for that matter. Let’s put it this way, he never even tried PIZZA until he was TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS OLD!!?? And yes, he now knows that this was one of his life’s biggest mistakes, and he has been trying to make up for it ever since.
Okay, so what’s the point? Well, now that he does enjoy red colored condiments and sauces of all types, he has realized that he hates ketchup with a passion. To him, ketchup just seems like a horribly sweet, candy colored condiment, most likely designed to get children to consume vegetables. Fortunately for him, ketchup flavored chips for the most part are usually rather tasty. And just FYI, overall our favorite red colored condiment here at Chip Review is Original Tabasco (okay reddish), but Huy Fong’s Sriracha, and all of its versatility, ain’t too shabby either.
Which brings us to the review at hand – Neal Brothers Spicy Srirachup Kettle Chips. That’s right. Sriracha and Ketchup flavored potato chips!! You know what that means don’t you? The best of both worlds! Sriracha for those of us who like a mildly sweet, definitely tangy, garlic heavy, decently spicy, Thai chili hot sauce; and ketchup for those of us who still like to eat as if we are 5 years old….just kidding! Ketchup for those of us who like a sweet-salty-tomato-y sauce that we have been enjoying for years and years.
Earlier this week we told you about Neal Brothers lip-smacking Montreal Steak Spice kettle chips, and we are happy to report that their Spicy Srirachup kettle chips are lip-smacking as well! We wouldn’t say that they are quite as dynamically delicious as the Montreal Steak Spice, but we could also see a lot of people liking the Sriracha Ketchup even more.
First and foremost, the chips are tangy, tangy, tangy. Lots of acid or vinegar, which sounds about right as both of the red condiments do have a tang to them. Next, we tasted a good dose of sriracha’s garlic and ketchup’s tomato. Lastly, a decent level of chili heat came creeping in and rounded the whole flavor combo out. We were very thankful and pleased that the seasoning stayed away from ketchup’s too sweet aspect.
Once again Neal Brothers’ medium-thick cut, extra crunchy, not greasy at all, kettle cooked potato chips pair nicely with their seasoning.
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Chips provided to Chip Review by Neal Brothers for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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