REVIEW: President’s Choice World of Flavours – Moraccan Spice Potato Chips

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President's Choice - World of Flavours Moroccan Spice

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A little while back we did a chip swap with our friend Dani at The Daily Yum.  We sent her a bag of each of the three ‘Flavor Finalists’ for Lay’s ‘Do Us a Flavor’ contest – you can find her opinion of those right here.  In return, we were sent a lovely trio of uniquely flavored potato chips from a local grocery store called President’s Choice.  Apparently, these chips are the President’s Choice, so who are we judge?  Well, we are Chip Review, and that is what we do.

It is obvious that President’s Choice Grocery Stores care about creating, and offering, their lucky clientele unique versions of everyone’s favorite snack foods (aka: chips).  Although we may have felt that the first President’s Choice potato chips we tasted (Canadian Burger) did not quite execute their flavored potato chips very well, that does not appear to be the case with these ones.

At first taste, these Moroccan Spice potato chips seemed very familiar, and almost a bit simple, to our palettes.  Thoughts of barbeque flavored potato chips – tomato, garlic & onion – raced through our minds.  However, once we let the rich notes settle for just a little bit, we began to realize that there was actually quite a bit more to these chips than meets the tongue.  As the flavors developed, more and more characters came to the surface.  Notes of curry, ginger, tumeric, cumin, chile, and cinnamon all appeared, and once combined with the tomato, garlic and onion, everything worked it harmony.

Almost every taster used the adjective “interesting” as they described what they were tasting.  The flavor truly got more and more interesting, and also delicious, as we worked our way through the bag.  The potato chips were wide rippled, and slightly greasy.  Their crunch was medium of the road, and quite tasty.  In the end, we’re not sure if we could eat many of these chips at one time, but the few we could, and would, eat would be tasty!!

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

Chips provided to Chip Review by Dani @ The Daily Yum

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REVIEW: Pringles – Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Pringles has officially gone bonkers with the Limited Edition test flavors as of late……and these latest, Pumpkin Pie Spice, are landing just in time for the Holidays (rumor has it, they also have Cinnamon & Sugar and White Chocolate Peppermint as well).

So, do we love them, or hate them???  For us here at Chip Review, the jury is split right down the middle!

Half of us thought they were uniquely delicious.  We loved the fact that although the flavor of these crisps were a sweet Pumpkin and Spice, there was still a nice presence of salt to remind us that they were in fact crisps.  For some, the juxtaposition just WORKED.  Also, some felt that the Pringles potato crisps’ consistency mimicked that of a crunchy pumpkin pie crust.  Those who loved the flavor combo, really loved it!

Half of us thought these were a complete clash of flavors.  We just could not get behind the combination of potato crisps with the pumpkin pie spices.  Something just did not jive.  It also really bugged us that there was no mention of actual pumpkin, or any of the traditional spices (nutmeg, cinnamon…), anywhere among the ingredients list.

To each their own.

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

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Chip Review of the day…..

Trader Joe’s – Popcorn with Herbs & Spices

Rating: ©©-3/4 chips  (tolerable)

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Chip Review is a big fan of Trader Joe’s.  We really appreciate their quality products, pricing and personnel, and more often than not we are pretty darn happy with what we bring home from their store….

Not so much this time.  While the popcorn itself was light and crunchy, the “herbs & spices” portion of this snack was a big let down for us.  Visually, the popcorn sure looked like it was going to taste flavorful (lots of green specs coating each kernel), but as we ate the popcorn it was pretty apparent that we could not really taste anything other than a little salt (not enough, in our opinion), and then a very subtle dill note in the background.

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