Chip Review’s 25 Chips to Christmas – 2016

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.

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#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!

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Chip Review’s 25 Chips to Christmas – 2015

Another year, and another new notch in our belts here at Chip Review!

It’s that time of year again when we just need to say that it has been a true pleasure sharing our thoughts with all of you as we chomped our way through hundreds of bags.  Thanks to all of you who follow us each and every day.  We appreciate it, and we wouldn’t be here without each and everyone of you!!  Also, a very special thanks to those snack companies who graciously provided their products for us to review.  It’s a tough job, but someone has got to do it.

Stay tuned for new reviews beginning in 2016, but until then please enjoy as we count down our 25 most favorite salty (and sweet, and spicy) snacks of the year.  That’s right, one snack everyday until Santa delivers next year’s bounty!  This year is far and away our most uniquely diverse list of snacks yet!!  Who would have thought one year ago that 2015’s Top 25 list would include: not only one, but two rolled tortilla/taquito-style snacks, and not one, but two waffle/criss-cut potato chips.  As well as chips, sorry we mean crisps, from across the pond, and more bags of popcorn than we can count with one hand!!  Get ready for the wild ride!

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#1 Fire Corn – Jalapeño -&- White Cheddar Jalapeño Popcorn – AND – Chef’s Shoppe – Sriracha -&- Beer Popcorn

#2 Rusty’s Island Chips – Potato Chips

#3 Barcel Takis – Xplosion (cheese and chilli pepper)

#4 Doritos Dinamita – Mojo Criollo

#5 Keogh’s – Shamrock and Sour Cream Potato Crisps

#6 Manomasa – Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper – and – Green Lemon & Pink Peppercorn Tortilla Chips

#7 Hot-Headz – Chipotle Mustard Mildly Spiced Potato Chips

#8 Old Dutch Appetizers on the Go Ripples – Jalapeño Cream Cheese Poppers Potato Chips

#9 Lay’s – Do Us a Flavor Finalist – New York Reuben Potato Chips

#10 Trader Joe’s – Ghost Pepper Lattice Cut Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

#11 Pop Art – Thai Coconut Curry Gourmet Popcorn

#12 Late July – Bacon Habanero Clasico Tortilla Chips

#13 Kettle Brand – Red Curry Potato Chips

#14 Dakota Style – Cayena Chips de Caldera (Cayenne Kettle Chips)

#15 The Original Charley’s Chips “Famous” Fresh Tortilla Chips

#16 Diego’s Hot & Spicy – Red Chile Potato Chips -y – Fuego Potato Chips

#17 It’s Freakin’ Awesome Nosh Bag – & – Wicked Mix – Chocolate-Laced

#18 Broad Ripple Chip Co. Potato Chips

#19 Cape Cod – Kettle Cooked Waffle Cut – Farm Stand Ranch – & – Barbeque Ranch

#20 Alaska Chip Co. – Theatre Style Buttered Popcorn – & – Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn

#21 Nick’s – Flamin’ Hot Sauce Crunchy Cheese Curls

#22 Lay’s Kettle Cooked – Do Us a Flavor Finalist – Greektown Gyro Potato Chips

#23 Larry The Cable Guy – Hollar-Peño Popper Potato Chips

#24 Hometown Bagel – Chicago Style Jalapeño Bagel Chips

#25 Doritos JACKED 3D – Jalapeño Pepper Jack

2015 Honorable Mentions

**Chip Review’s Top 25 list of the Year consists of chips that we tasted and reviewed during the 2015 calendar year for the first time.  The chips are not necessarily new to the industry, but they were new to Chip Review in 2015!

Chip Review’s 25 Chips to Christmas – 2014

Well Chip Review readers, that wraps things up for another great year of chip reviewing!

We would like to say that 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 this past year 🙂  Thanks to all of you who follow us each and every day.  We appreciate it, and we wouldn’t be here without each and everyone of you!!  Also, a very special thanks to those snack companies who graciously provided their products for us to review.  It’s a tough job (especially for our waistlines), but someone has got to do it.

Stay tuned for new reviews beginning in 2015, until then enjoy our list of the Top 25 Chips we reviewed this year below.  Agree or disagree, we’d love to hear it!!

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#1 Kitchen Cooked – Cheese Kettle Kurls

#2 Vitner’s – Sizzlin’ Hot Tangy Triple Cheese Potato Chips

#3 Jenny’s Old Fashioned – Hot Cheese Popcorn

#4 Lay’s – Copa de los Sabores (Flavor Cup) – Brasil Feijoada

#5 Cobs – Cheddar Cheese Popcorn

#6 Trader Joe’s – Potato Chips with South African Style Seasoning

#7 Archer Farms – Jalapeno Homestyle Kettle-Cooked Potato Chips

#8 Covered Bridge – Montreal Steak Spice Seasoning Old Fashioned Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

#9 Deep River Snacks – Peach Habanero Tortilla Chips

#10 Funyuns – Chile Limón

#11 Michael Season’s Unsalted Boldness – Balsamic Vinegar & Cracked Pepper Reduced Fat Potato Chips

#12 Burt’s British Potato Chips – Bursting With Spicy Chorizo

#13 Larry The Cable Guy – Biscuits & Gravy Potato Chips

#14 Pringles Tortillas – Southwestern Ranch – & – Cinnamon Sugar

#15 Primizie – Classic Italian 7-Herb & Cheese Smoked Dutch Gouda and Garlic Thick Cut Crispbreads

#16 Diego’s Hot & Spicy – Habanero Potato Chips

#17 The Original Saratoga Chips – Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Potato Chips

#18 Doritos JACKED – Test Flavor: 855 / Spicy Street Taco – & – Test Flavor: 404 / Caribbean Citrus Jerk

#19 Snyder’s of Hanover – Hot Chili Lime Korn Krunchers

#20 Brad’s Organic – Salsa Verde Tortilla Chips

#21 Kettle Brand – Hot! Sriracha Potato Chips

#22 McClure’s – Bloody Mary Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

#23 Crave Canyon – Wasabi Ginger Kettle Corn

#24 Utz – Baked Cheese Curls Spiked with Tabasco

#25 Popchips – Parmesan & Black Truffle Oil Risotto Chips

2014 Honorable Mentions

**Chip Review’s Top 25 list of the Year consists of chips that we tasted and reviewed during the 2014 calendar year for the first time.  The chips are not necessarily new to the industry, but they were new to Chip Review in 2014!

Chip Review’s 25 Chips to Christmas – 2013

Well Chip Review readers, that wraps things up for another great year of chip reviewing!

We would like to say that 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 this past year 🙂  Thanks to all of you who follow us each and every day.  We appreciate it, and we wouldn’t be here without each and everyone of you!!  Also, a very special thanks to those snack companies who graciously provided their products for us to review.  It’s a tough job (especially for our waistlines), but someone has got to do it.

Below is our list of the Top 25 Chips we reviewed this year.  Agree or disagree, we’d love to hear it!!

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#1 Lay’s – Do Us a Flavor Finalist – Chicken & Waffle Potato Chips

#2 Yamayoshi – Spicy Chili Sour Plum Potato Chips

#3 Ziggy’s Kettle Corn – Sweet & Salty and Happenin’ Jalapeno with Himalayan Pink Sea Salt

#4 Paqui Tortilla Chips – Grilled Habanero and Limited Edition Haunted Ghost Pepper

#5 Simply 7 – Jalapeno Lentil Chips

#6 Tyrrell’s – Sweet Chili & Red Pepper Hand Cooked Potato Crisps

#7 Palo Popcorn – White Cheddar Cheese

#8 Gibble’s – Red Hot Home Style Potato Chips

#9 The Original Saratoga Chips – Rosemary Garlic Potato Chips

#10 Angie’s – Sweetly White Cheddar Kettle Corn

#11 Herr’s – Sweet Onion Potato Chips

#12 Lundberg Multigrain Chips – Mojave Jalapeno

#13 Deep River Snacks – Aged Cheddar & Horseradish Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

#14 Mackie’s of Scotland – Scotch Bonnet Chili Pepper Flavor Potato Crisps

#15 Chio Flips – Classic Peanut

#16 Lay’s Wavy – Roasted Garlic & Sea Salt Potato Chips

#17 Monster Munch – Flamin’ Hot

#18 Herr’s Kettle Cooked – Russet Potatoes Dark Potato Chips

#19 Yamayoshi – Wasabeef Potato Chips

#20 De-lish-us – Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips

#21 Simply 7 – Creamy Dill Lentil Chips

#22 Barrel O’ Fun – Gardy’s Signature Flavors – Cheddar & Horseradish Potato Chips

#23 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish – Buffalo Wing Puffs

#24 Maebo’s – One-Ton Chips

#25 Lay’s – Do Us a Flavor Finalist – Cheesy Garlic Bread Potato Chips

2013 Honorable Mentions

**Chip Review’s Top 25 list of the Year consists of chips that we tasted and reviewed during the 2013 calendar year for the first time.  The chips are not necessarily new to the industry, but they were new to Chip Review in 2013!

Chip Review’s 25 Chips to Christmas – 2012

Well, that concludes our countdown of Chip Review’s Top 25 Chips of the Year!!!  We hope you enjoyed reading about them as much as we enjoyed writing about (and devouring) them!!

Once again, it has been a true pleasure sharing our thoughts with all of you as we chomped our way through hundreds of bags, and thousands of calories 🙂  Thanks to all of you who follow us each and every day.  We appreciate it, and we wouldn’t be here without each and everyone of you!!  Also, a very special thanks to those companies who graciously provided their products for us to review.  It’s a tough job (especially for our waistlines), but someone has got to do it.

For any of you who missed the list, you can check out the entire list below.  2012 was one heck of a year! Stay tuned for all new reviews beginning the first of the year!!  Until then, sit back and enjoy the holidays.

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#25 – Herr’s – Deep Dish Pizza Cheese Curls

#24 – Laurel Hill – Pumpkin Seed Tortilla Chips

#23 – Food Should Taste – Good Kettle Corn Tortilla Chips

#22 – Deep River Snacks – New York Spicy Dill Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

#21 – Dakota Style – Blaze ‘N Hot Kettle Chips

#20 – Better Made – Salt & Pepper Potato Chips

#19 – The Billy Goat Chip Company – Original Potato Chips

#18 – Doritos – Intense Pickle

#17 – Ruffles Ultimate – Kickin’ Jalapeno Ranch Potato Chips

#16 – Popcorn, Indiana – Chip’ins – Classic BBQ Popcorn Chips

#15 – Pretzel Crisps – Chipotle Cheddar Deli Style

#14 – Wild Riceworks – Sea Salt & Black Sesame Gourmet Wildrice Crisps

#13 – Pringles – Limited Time Only! Chile con Queso

#12 – Flamous – Falafel Chips Spicy

#11 – Food Should Taste Good – Chocolate Tortilla Chips

#10 – Laurel Hill – Sweet Chili 40% Reduced Fat Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

#9 – Smartfood Selects – Buffalo Cheddar Popcorn

#8 – Ruffles – Sour Cream ‘N Bacon Potato Chips

#7 – De-lish-us – Original Cheese Potato Chips

#6 – Kettle Brand – Limited Batch Salsa with Mesquite Potato Chips

#5 – Pretzel Crisps – Cinnamon Toast

#4 – Doritos – Tangy Buffalo Wing

#3 – Better Made – Red Hot! Barbeque Potato Chips

#2 – The Better Chip – Jalapeno and Sea Salt Tortilla Chips

#1 – Hawaiian – Mango Habanero Kettle Style Potato Chips

**Chip Review’s Top 25 list of the Year consists of chips that we tasted and reviewed during the 2012 calendar year for the first time.  The chips are not necessarily new to the industry, but they were new to Chip Review in 2012!