REVIEW: Brother Kane – Jalapeno Home Style Potato Chips

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As we look back over the year that is 2013 thus far, we are simply amazed by the number of new jalapeno flavored chips we have tasted.  It has become apparent that “jalapeno” is the new “black”, or we mean “barbecue”.  It seems as though every chip manufacturer includes jalapeno flavor in their flavor arsenal.  And, in our opinion, we are all better off for it!

First of all, Brother Kane’s Home Style Potato Chip bag is packed to the brim with chips.  Brother Kane’s potato chips would definitely be considered thinner potato chips, with a very gentle and light crispy crunchy.  We would almost describe them as having a soft texture.  The potato flavor is there, but definitely plays second fiddle to the jalapeno seasoning.

If can’t handle the heat, then get your fingers out of the Brother Kane chip bag!!  These chips definitely do bring quite a bit of spicy chile heat to the party.  They are not the spiciest jalapeno chips out there, but we would consider them on the spicier end of the jalapeno heat spectrum.  We like how we could taste the jalapeno chile.  Very vegetal and earthy.  The array of supporting ingredients – garlic, onion, etc – are there to compliment the jalapeno, and nothing more.  In fact, it is rather difficult to taste anything besides the jalapeno, and the chips do get a little bit bogged down, or monotonous, with the jalapeno chili heat.

So, if you are looking for some potato chips to bring the spicy thunder, then you need not look any further than Brother Kane’s Home Style Jalapeno Chips.  We were searching for some milk after eating a few handfuls.  However, if you are also looking for some chips with a lot of flavor depth, and complexity, then you may end up wanting a bit more from Brother Kane.  Either way, it is easy for us to say that these are definitely among the best chips that we have tasted from Brother Kane.

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

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REVIEW: Gibble’s – Krinkle Kut Home Style Potato Chips

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Gibble's - Krinkle Kut Home Style Potato Chips

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A little while ago we reviewed Gibble’s Original Home Style Potato Chips, and we liked them quite a bit.  Just in case you happen to miss that review we think it’s important to get something out of the way early on this review.  Gibble’s Potato Chips have a very, very, very unique flavor, and that unique flavor comes from the decision to fry their chips in LARD, rather than the more popular vegetable oil.

Just in case, for those of you who don’t know: Lard = (plain and simple) = PIG FAT!

Gibble’s Krinkle Kut Potato Chips are definitely not lacking in the salt department, and we like it.  They have an oily, crispy, crumbly-crunchy texture, with a nice mouthfeel.  We would describe the chips as medium-small, with wider cut crinkles.

We’re fairly confident in saying that Gibble’s potato chips are the first, and only, chips we’ve tasted that have been cooked using strictly lard; and we must say again, that the lard flavor is a tiny bit off-putting at first to our lard immaturity, but after a handful, or two, they started to really tasted good and salty.

Lard for frying!!……that alone should be cause enough to go out and buy yourself a bag of these chips…..and then report back to us with your thoughts!

As always we would love to hear what you think.  Agree or disagree.  Let us know.

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REVIEW: Gibble’s – Red Hot Home Style Potato Chips

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Gibble's - Red Hot Potato Chips

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There’s definitely no shortage of seasoning or heat with these potato chips….and we love it!!!

Gibble’s Red Hot Home Style Potato Chips are some of the best chips we’ve encountered so far this year (granted we are only two weeks into 2013, but still…).  To try and pinpoint all of the flavors going on with these chips would be difficult.  It’s fair to assume that a wide array of spices were combined to season them.  In fact, probably the best way we can think of to describe their flavor to you would be to compare them to a spicy bbq chip, only with more depth and complexity.  In fact, the further we moved down the bag, the sweeter the chips became, and yet their ‘red hot’ heat never wavered.

At first, we thought these chips didn’t inhibit the same luscious, pork essence that we had loved about Gibble’s Original Potato Chips.  For those of you who may be a little hesitant to enjoy lard fried potato chips, for fear of tasting pork fat on your potato chips, rest assured, the ‘red hot’ seasoning is strong enough that you may not even notice the porky goodness.  However, for those of you that like some oink with your potato, we doubt you will have any qualms with the detectable level.  In fact, we felt that the piggy flavor continued to grow with the more chips we enjoyed, and at one point, a taster even mentioned pork rinds…need we say more?

Lastly, can we just mention that we love the flavor name – RED HOT.  Direct, simple and to the point.  Gibble’s chips are definitely covered with a bright red dusting, and they are friggin’ hot.  They’ve got some sweet, some heat, and even a little porky meat!!

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

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