25 Chips to Christmas – 2016….

On the eleventh day of Chips to Christmas our true love gave to us……

#15

Cape Cod – Roasted Black Garlic Kettle Cooked Potato Chips


Cape Cod - Roasted Black Garlic

Original Review Here

Like they say, once your garlic goes roasted black, it is never going to go back!  We discovered these lip-smacking ‘Limited Batch’ of Cape Cod chips on a short trip to…  You are probably expecting us to say the Cape Cod, but it was technically Connecticut – which is officially as close as we have ever traveled to Cape Cod, so that has to count for something!

BIJOU-REVIEW: Cape Cod – Roasted Black Garlic Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Rating: ©©©©-1/2 chips  (lip-smacking)

Cape Cod - Roasted Black GarlicOne word: Umami-tang-a-funk-a-licious!

That’s right, Cape Cod’s newer-ish Limited Batch kettle cooked potato chips are deliciously tangy, funky and unique.

First, let’s discuss the question that at least some of us are thinking “what is black garlic?”  Is it a varietal of garlic?  Is it old rotten garlic?

According to the world wide web: “Black garlic is a type of caramelized garlic (a Maillard reaction, not fermentation)….made by heating whole bulbs of garlic over the course of several weeks, a process that results in black cloves. The taste is sweet and syrupy with hints of balsamic vinegar or tamarind.” (wikipedia.com)

Well, we can certainly concur these chips exude notes of sweet and syrupy balsamic vinegar.  In fact, they practically deliver a sticky mouth sensation, without actually being sticky at all.

There are still hints of what we typically recognize as garlic flavor – fragrant, pungent, earthy, only without any of the usual “spicy” bite.  That heat has been converted into sweet.  Sort of like roasting garlic, only not really at all….

Plain and simple, these chips are unlike anything else on the market today.  Bravo to Cape Cod for attempting this flavor, and delivering something so funky and weird.

As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.

Chips discovered at Stop & Shop; West Hartford, Connecticut

Cape Cod Official Website

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25 Chips to Christmas….

#19

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

Cape Cod Waffle Cut - Top 25

Original Reviews Here and Here

Here’s the plan, we’re going to take a thick cut kettle cooked potato chip and slice it two ways until it looks like lattice work.  We will call it ‘Waffle Cut’.  Then, we coat the chips with our amazingly tasty ranch seasoning blend.  And since one flavor probably isn’t enough, let’s just throw some BBQ seasoning on with the ranch, and we’ll call it ‘Barbeque Ranch’.  Genius, we can’t lose!

Bravo Cape Cod, bravo!