Rating: ©©©©-1/4 (lip-smacking)
Special Batch #1 = Island Lemon.
Holy lemony-lemon chip man! Tart & Tangy… well that’s kind of an understatement.
First off, these are some unique chips. How often do you see lemon flavored chips? Apparently, if you clicked on our link to the left, the answer is more often than we were aware of (we’ve tried a dozen or more). Maybe a better question would have been “how often do you see solely lemon flavored potato chips?” There we go, that’s the answer we were looking for – not very often!
Plain and simple, everything about this bag exudes tart and tangy lemon-ness. From the big cross sections of plump juicy lemons, to the bright, bright, bright yellow bag, to the hula dancers soaking up the sunny tropical Hawaiian weather. But what really screams CITRUS, and in the end what really truly matters, is their spot-on lemon flavor! Nailed it!! Chock up another winner up for Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips team.
***WARNING*** ***WARNING*** These chips may not be appropriate for those of you who can’t handle your tongue tingling lemony citrus. Everyone’s favorite yellow citrus fruit is certainly the star of the show. Bright and fresh, as well as, tangy and acidic. We simply have to say it again, these chips just nail the flavor execution!
And while the lemon seasoning does compliment Hawaiian’s thick cut and extra crunchy kettle cooked potato chips very well, we do have to admit that the flavor eventually becomes a touch overpowering, and monotonous. In other words, we couldn’t eat very many of them before having to take a break, and cleanse our palettes. We are all for a good squeeze of lemon juice on our food, but this equates more to eating lemons with a squeeze of potato.
So, if you are up for the lemony challenge, or are huge fans of lemons, than you are going to want to give these chips a try!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Chips discovered at World Market; Oakbrook, Illinois
Hawaiian Snacks Official Website
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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