• USA
  • Kettle Maple Bacon – That’s so Sweet of You

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    I waited so long and was sooooooooooooo excited to finally get to try these! Once I got to North America a while ago, I was finally able to fulfill my dream. To be completely honest, I expected a bit more from the product. I had the chips twice, but haven’t changed my mind.

    The company’s take on the popular sweet & salty concept is a little bit meh. I loved the smokiness, but the sweetness was too strong for my potato chip tastes. They reminded me of Honey BBQ flavor. I prefer the latter, to be honest. I don’t really have that sweet tooth, you know? More bacon and less maple, please! I wonder how other brands succeeded in imitating the flavor of this classic, yet very risky combination…

    Overall, it’s still a snack worth both trying and writing about. The famous crunch and thick cut of the Kettle brand never disappoints and is still one the best ones throughout the entire potato chip scene.

    Bought and eaten in Honolulu & New York City, USA.

    My rating: 7/10.

  • Uncategorized
  • Sabritas Crema y Especias – Completely Unexpected Turn of Flavors

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    Sour Cream & Spices flavor from Sabritas (also known as Lay’s, Walkers or Smith’s in other countries) turned out to be a surprisingly unique, interesting and delicious combination of flavors. This is not the Sour Cream & Onion flavor we are all so used to. By ‘spices’ they mean a mixture of unidentified seasoning with a decent hint of lime. Remember, we’re in Mexico! Mexicanos put it on everything. There was also a very slight trace of sweetness there that reminded me about the grossest potato chip flavor in the world, but in this case it’s so light that it’s hardly even there.

    Bought in San José del Pacífico, Mexico.

    My rating: 8/10.

  • Mexico
  • Doritos Pizzerolas – This Pizza Needs More Toppings

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    Generally, pizza-flavored chips taste like pizza spices rather than an actual pizza. And yet Doritos Mexico did a pretty good job imitating the flavor of our favorite Italian Food with their Pizzerolas. You can even taste the crisp fresh crunch of a (thin) pizza crust and smell the aromatic tomato sauce. It might sound weird, but I thought the product was too dry. I like my pizza juicy! But not too greasy!

    Pretty sure a small amount of queso dip would easily fix this.

    Bought in San José del Pacífico, Mexico.

    My rating: 6/10.

  • 🔪RECIPES
  • Quick and Easy Olive Oil Fried Potato Chips

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    INGREDIENTS:

    Potatoes

    Olive oil or other vegetable oil (it was the only kind of oil I had)

    1 clove of garlic, crushed (optional)

    Your favorite herbs (try rosemary or thyme)

    Clamato Rimmer Seasoning Salt (use whichever salt you like/have)

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Don’t waste your time on peeling the potatoes. Just cut them in 1/8-inch thick round slices.
    2. Add about 2-3 cm of oil to a pot or sauté pan. Add the crushed garlic to the oil.
    3. Cook the potato slices in hot oil for 5-10 minutes until golden brown. Stir occasionally.
    4. Drain on kitchen towel.
    5. Add the seasoning and herbs.

     

  • Germany
  • Route 11 Chesapeake Crab – Salty Tears of Joy

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    The packaging doesn’t lie – they sure are salty and spicy. Very fucking salty, actually. They’re insane!

    Are these the saltiest potato chips in the world? They possibly are! I’m really into salt and I liked the seasoning a lot, but even a salt lover like myself had to take a break after every 5 chips. My husband could only handle two at a time. On the good side, the mild crabby flavor was yum and not too fishy (my partner in crime couldn’t taste it though because of all the salt). The kettle cooked potato chip was perfectly crunchy.

    All in all, if you’re into salty foods, just be brave and give them a try. Only consume with beer.
    Bought in Seattle, USA.

    My rating: 8/10.

  • USA
  • Lay’s Kettle Cooked Lattice Cut Aged Cheddar & Black Pepper – I’m Excited

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    I’m becoming a bit obsessed with Lattice Cut chips by Lay’s. I love the fact that they have enough flavor to eat them on their own, but at the same time, thanks to this clever cut, they’re also perfect for dipping. Some are slightly better than others though. So far, my favorite flavor from the line is Roasted Garlic & Sea Salt. The ones I’m about to review are not as exciting as their garlicky relatives, but are still on the pretty impressive side.

    The cheesy part of Aged Cheddar & Black Pepper seasoning is addictive and it’s pretty interesting to have it with all the black pepper. The black pepper flavor is very strong. I’m not sure if the chips need so much of it. Anyhow, that’s the part that only makes them even more fascinating. I think I would prefer a different type of pepper in this combo though. Possibly jalapeño, whereas black pepper would probably work better with some sort of white cheese.

    I still really enjoyed eating them and my partner in crime loved them too.

    Bought in Honolulu, HI.

    My rating: 8/10.

  • Poland
  • Lorenz Crunchips Cheese X-Cut Cheese & Onion – More Cheese, Please!

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    I expected so much more from these. This German potato chip brand (my packaging is in Polish though – obviously, German snacks are also popular in neighboring Poland) was one of the very few brands available in the supermarkets of my childhood. I loved them so much and always had the best memories of them. UNTIL NOW. But did they really get worse with time? Or was I simply too inexperienced to know what’s worth eating? We’ll never solve the mystery.

    Their main problem is that for their thickness, they have too little flavor. They’re simply too bland. Just put more MSG in there or something.

    Bought in Vilnius, Lithuania.

    My rating: 5/10.

  • 🔪RECIPES
  • Olive Oil Fried Potato Peel Chips

    Homemade fried potato skins are my latest snacking discovery. I knew they tasted great, but didn’t feel like saving them anyway. Thanks to their crunchy texture, they obviously make the perfect snack on their own, but you can also use them as that necessary salty and crispy garnish for your mashed potatoes, salads, soups and other dishes. Great alternative to croutons or bacon bits.

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    INGREDIENTS:

    Potato peels (peels from 3 large potatoes should be enough for two people when eaten on their own as a snack)

    Olive oil (other vegetable oil should be fine too – experiment!)

    1 clove of garlic, crushed

    Italian herbs (or your favorite herbs)

    Black pepper

    Salt

    INSTRUCTIONS:

      1. Wash the potatoes and remove gross-looking, damaged parts.
      2. Peel the potatoes in long strips.
      3. Add about 2-3 cm of oil to a pot or sauté pan. Add the crushed garlic to the oil.
      4. Make sure the oil is hot and only then add the potato peels. Fry on medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5-10 minutes until golden or brown.
      5. Drain on kitchen paper and add the seasoning.

    Serve the skins hot or put them in a jar and and keep them in your pantry for soups and other things.

     

  • USA
  • Kettle Buffalo Bleu – Well Done As Always

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    Kettle chips have already been featured on my site and Instagram account on many occasions, and for a good reason: they’re usually mouthwatering…

    At first, you’re hit with a mild kick of spiciness… But then, out of the blue, comes the Bleu! To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect. In a blind test I would fail. My guess would probably be ‘Smoky BBQ’ or an interesting (weird) version of ‘Sweet Chili’. The chips still taste great though and that’s all that matters. They’re also super thick and crunchy which makes them perfect for dipping. Well done as always, Kettle.

    Bought in Los Angeles, California.

    My rating: 8.5/10.

  • New Zealand
  • Copper Kettle Chips Vintage Cheddar & Red Onion – Fancy and Irresistible

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    Paradise on a potato chip. The flavor seemed very familiar to me – I think they also have it in the UK. Kettle? Walkers Sensations? Oh, who cares? Just go and get it.

    These are not your regular cheese and onion potato chips. This stuff is better and sexier than shaved foie gras on a bed of onions. You know you can trust me. Need more convincing? Sorry, that’s as good as it gets. *shuts the door and goes to a supermarket*

    Bought in Christchurch, New Zealand.

    My rating: 9/10.