Rating: ©©©© chips (lip-smacking)
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
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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