• 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.

  • UK
  • Burts Firecracker Lobster – Meaty, Spicy and Delicious

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    It’s not the first time I’m saying this… but when it comes chips (I mean, crisps), the British know how to do it. These are actually some of the best potato chips I’ve ever tried. In fact, I love any chips by Burts: a good potato chip combined with loads of flavor. Not like I give a damn, but they’re even fashionably gluten-free (they’re also free from MSG, artificial flavoring and colorings).

    The lobster flavor is intense and savory. The chips are not as fishy as lobster-flavored chips in Asia, which is probably a good thing. They also have some mild spiciness to them which is very pleasant. Even seafood-hating weirdos and meat lovers should give them a try. The innovative flavor is created from the shells of fresh lobsters and sweet chilies. “Firecracker Lobster embodies what Burts is all about: originality, big flavour and twists on the traditional,” said founder and director Nick Hurst.

    Bought in Amsterdam, NL. Made in Devon, UK.

    My rating: 9/10.

  • The Netherlands
  • Cofresh Hummus Chips Tomato & Basil – Hummus, Really?

    hummusCofresh are based in the UK and they specialize in Indian and ethnic snacks. They also have lentil chips (I haven’t tried those yet). I don’t care about gluten, but it’s probably worth mentioning that Cofresh snacks are gluten-free. Yay.

    Now let’s get to the review… Hummus chips? Wait, what? How? I had no idea anything like that could possibly exist. After reading the packaging, I realized that the chips are made from chickpeas, NOT hummus. Liars! Hummus is a SPREAD that could be used as a dip for your chips, but hardly as a chip. The name should be more specific and simply say ‘chickpea chips’. I liked them, yes, but I would never call them ‘hummus chips’. Even something as dumb as ‘chickpea salad chips’ would be closer to reality.

    On the positive side, they tasted pretty good and were quite satisfying. No complaints towards the seasoning. It’s a strong 7, really. They will never become my favorite, but they’re a good option for those of you who feel like it’s time to make a few changes in your chip eating habits (not likely to happen in my case).

    Bought and eaten in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

    My rating: 7/10.