Rating: ©©©-1/4 chips (notable)
What’s this now? Uncle Ray’s is the Official Potato Chip of the MLB?? Oh, wait, not THAT MLB – it appears that we’re talking Minor League Baseball (we all know who owns, or buys, that other MLB title right? Their name rhymes with Squito Spray).
Uncle Ray’s is one of those brands that seems like they have been around forever. Always lurking in the background. Always content with the customers who do decide to buy their chips over those other choices. Not exactly one of the “big guys” in the chip market, but definitely no longer one of the “little guys” either. In fact, Uncle Ray just recently released 5 brand new flavors (that we are hoping to taste soon…wink – wink, nudge – nudge), so it appears that Ray is making to push to expand his flavor selection.
These Sour Cream & Cheddar rippled potato chips are not among those 5 new flavors (did we mention that we can’t wait to try Pepperoni Pizza flavored potato chips!?), and unfortunately, these SC&C are also not among our Top 5 Uncle Ray’s chips of all-time either. That being said…..in case you were wondering what those Top 5 actually are:
1. Roasted Garlic Potato Chips
2. Salt & Pepper Potato Chips
3. Green Onion Potato Chips
4. Cheese Flavored Puffs
5. Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips
Well, as for these Sour Cream & Cheddar rippled potato chips, Uncle Ray once again seems to be relying a touch heavily on the salt level. Now, we aren’t ones to shy away from salt, but these are on the verge of being described, and labeled, as “too salty” in our opinion. The salt practically overwhelms any actual presence of sour cream and cheddar. If we focused our palettes and strained our taste buds we could recognize just a smidgen of sour cream, but really no cheddar. In the end the chips still went down pretty easily, but we just had to make sure that we had a beverage in hand to balance their seasoning level.
The semi-wide ridged potato chips were more than adequate, and delivered a very sturdy crunch. Any weaker potato chip would have crumbled under the weight of Uncle Ray’s salty seasoning.
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Discovered at Max Mart; River Grove, Illinois
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Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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