Rating: ©©©© chips (lip-smacking)
Larry The Cable Guy is back with two new fresh Summer flavors for us to ponder. Mr. Cable Guy’s initial release of four different Tater Chips seemed to have encompassed a bar food theme to them. With the release of these Pass the Ketchup flavor, along with his Tater Salad flavored potato chips, we think he may be going for a Summer barbeque theme?! We wouldn’t be at all surprised if he also releases some watermelon or baked beans flavored chips next!
Well, it appears as though Larry has picked up right where he left off, giving us some more tasty flavored potato chips. Larry The Cable Guy seems to know his chips. We like to imagine that he personally taste tests each of his Tater Chip’s recipes until he comes up with the end products that he can be proud of, and that we can appreciate.
At first appearance, without knowing the intended flavor, one may think they were about to consume some “Flamin’ Hot” chips. The bag is filled with super bright-bright-bright, burn your eyes, glowing red potato chips. However, one quick whiff from the bag, and all spicy thoughts are out the window, as some very sweet notes of tomato and paprika take over. We think that it is fair to say that these chips were coated with a lot more seasoning than standard flavored potato chips. In fact, the chips were nearly barring on an unbearable over-abundance of flavoring.
As most ketchup eaters can tell you, bottled ketchups can definitely vary in flavor, and these potato chips appear to be mimicking, or veering towards, the sweeter end of that flavor spectrum. In fact, they may be trying to break the sweet scale. We would call these more sweet than tangy. They did not exhibit very much of the vinegary twang that other ketchups bring; rather, they seemed to be focusing on buckets and buckets of sweet tomato flavor, with a few accents from paprika.
Larry’s chips are thinner, ‘regular’ style potato chips. We are certain that (just like with Larry’s other chips) these potato chips would evoke a good amount of that lovely, and subtle potato flavor (however, honestly it is difficult to taste anything beyond this onslaught of seasoning). The chips have a softer crunch.
Overall, we liked them, they are above average potato chips, but they are quite sweet, and could easily be considered too sweet for many tasters.
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Chips provided to Chip Review by Barrel O’ Fun Snacks for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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