REVIEW: Popchips Potato Ridges – Tangy Barbeque

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popchips-ridges-tany-barbequeOK, we are starting to feel a bit redundant here but Popchips just continues to impress us again, and again, with their Potato Ridges line of potato chips.

Popchips new Tangy Barbeque Potato Ridges are yet another lip-smackingly solid addition to the new-ish line of ridged potato crisps.

It has now become apparent to us here at Chip Review that the unifying element that makes this line of Popchips so great is their potato RIDGES texture.

So as to not have to recreate the descriptive words to describe these chips once again:

The Ridges take Popchips into a tasty terrain that we have never encountered with their chips before – SubstantionalPotatofulLand.  We have always thought of Popchips as light, and airy, and crispy, but these Ridges are hearty, sturdy, crunchy, and packed with lots of potato flavor!  We really like’em.  Same standard shape as traditional potato Popchips, only now those potato Popchips a little bit thick (we think), and they have ridges in them (duh!).

As for the Tangy Barbeque, well it is definitely more tangy than TANGY.  Quite frankly they taste an awful lot like Popchips regular bargeque chips.  Slightly smoky, on the sweeter side, with just a lightest hint of tang.  Nothing unusual, but perfectly eatable.

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

Chips discovered at Walmart; Villa Park, Illinois

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BIJOU-REVIEW: Popchips Potato Ridges – Chili Cheese

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PopChips Ridges - Chili CheeseEver since we tasted Popchips lip-smacking Potato Ridges earlier this year we have been excited to try another flavor from this same “new” style of Ridges Popchips.  Well, finally that time has come, and the newest flavor offering is Chili Cheese.

First of all, the chili cheese flavor is not as tasty as Popchips’ cheddar & sour cream flavor.

Second of all, they are still very crunchable.

There may not be anything extraordinary about them – they don’t taste like some extra funky or tangy cheese, and they don’t use some especially unique chip flavor chili seasoning like Ancho, or Aleppo – but, overall, they are exactly what you would think, or in the end hope, they would taste like…..

Delivering an ever so slightly spicy chili flavor, with a good dashing of salty cheese powder.

Certainly savory.

And maybe a touch heavy handed with the chili powder…but then again, Popchips is making sure that there is no denying what we are tasting.

The seasoning mingles pretty well with Popchips greatest chip creation – their ridged style of potato chips.

You know what, maybe this seasoning would pair even better with some ridged corn tortilla version of PopChips that have not yet been created – but they should be!

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

Chips discovered at Jewel Osco; Clarendon Hills, Illinois

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REVIEW: Popchips Potato Ridges – Cheddar & Sour Cream

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PopChips Potato Ridges - Cheddar & Sour CreamPopchips – love’em or hate’em – there is simply no denying that they have come a long way from being a futuristic like, popped potato chip concept, to a major staple in the vast majority of chip aisles anywhere in the USA, as well as abroad.

We have tried quite a few Popchips over the years, and while we aren’t hugest fans of them in general, we have crunched across a few gems along the way.  Well……with Popchips latest, we are more than pleased to report that Potato Ridges with Cheddar & Sour Cream seasoning can easily be included among this shortlist of gems.  Heck, it may be fair to say that they are even at the top of it!

First of all, lets discuss Popchips new line of Potato Ridges.  The Ridges take Popchips into a tasty terrain that we have never encountered with their chips before – SubstantionalPotatofulLand.  We have always thought of Popchips as light, and airy, and crispy, but these Ridges are hearty, sturdy, crunchy, and packed with lots of potato flavor!  We really like’em.  Same standard shape as traditional potato Popchips, only now those potato Popchips a little bit thick (we think), and they have ridges in them (duh!).

As for the cheddar & sour cream seasoning, well, Popchips knocks it out of the park!  Ultra tangy sharp cheddar cheese mingles with fatty rich sour cream, and makes a beautiful flavor baby!  The more we ate of the chips the more we were reminded of Ruffles Cheddar & Sour Cream chips, which is very much a compliment.  This seasoning, this flavor combination, was meant, no, was destined to be enjoyed with potatoes, we can’t say it any more plain and simple than that!

In conclusion, if you take nothing more than following two points away from this review, we will be satisfied (and, so will you if you run out and gran yourself some of these!  First of all, these new Popchips Ridges are so tasty that they made our Top 5 Sour Cream & Cheddar chips of all time.  There you have it.  Enough said.  But, probably even more important than that is that they Popchips are deliciously satisfying, and we don’t mean that they are satisfying for being Popchips, we mean that they are DELICIOUSLY SATISFYING for being chips!

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

Chips discovered at Jewel Osco; Clarendon Hills, Illinois

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