Rating: ©©©-1/4 chips (notable)
Does it get any better than when you travel home to Minnesota for a long weekend, and you discover that your favorite chip brand (which is not currently available for retail sale in the region of the country you live now), has released an all-new line of chips?!? NO, no it does not!!
Old Dutch’s Ripples Appetizers On the Go, are basically a new line of flavors based on those stereotypical appetizers found at any and every bar. The other flavors include: sweet potato fries, sliders, and onion blossom; but we decided to start with what can arguably be called the most iconic, or classic, bar appetizer of all-time! That’s right wings!!
Now, just to be on the safe side, although we can probably assume that you are all aware of what buffalo wings are, in the event that there are one or two of you out there who are not, there are two things to note here: 1) these are not wings from a buffalo, they are chicken wings, and 2) they are called buffalo wings because they got their name from Buffalo, NY (the home of the original “buffalo-style” hot wings). Now that we have those logistics out of the way, onto more important things like – CHIPS!
First, to say that these chips are loaded with seasoning, would be an understatement. It’s like a flavor storm came rushing through! It took a little while, but by about the fifth handful of chips we realized that the seasoning level was most likely so heavy because it was trying to overcompensate for the lack of kick that these chips had. That’s not to say that they weren’t accurately buffalo wing and blue cheese flavored, it’s just that they had a very mild buffalo flavor. In fact, we would probably more accurately call these chips blue cheese w/ a splash of buffalo sauce flavor. The blue cheese is definitely the prominent flavor aspect, and we were just left wanting more tangy vinegar bite, and spicy chili heat.
May we just say that we love Old Dutch’s narrow rippled, Ripples potato chips. They are a tasty combination of very narrow ripples, great potato flavor, a decent level of grease, and a sturdy crunch. In fact, the line used to include one of our favorite chips of all-time were Old Dutch’s Hot Potato Ripple Potato Chips; unfortunately, they are no more!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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