Product Type: Kettle Snacks
Newest Review: ... of Walkers. A decent texture, good amount of flavouring and character ensure that Kettle Chips are a brilliant buy.... more
Chips Of The Kettle.
Member Name: Revier
Date: 19/11/09, updated on 19/11/09 (45 review reads)
Advantages: tasty, good crunch
Disadvantages: a bit more pricey than your average crisp.
Kettle chips are produced by Kettle foods based in Salem, Oregan USA, although there is no witch craft here, just naturally grown, thick cut, rustic potato crisps.
The chips are available in a variety of flavours including sea salt, salt & pepper, Jalapeno, Buffalo Bleu (blue cheese & chilli), Red onion, Salt & Vinegar and BBQ, there are loads of other flavours but these are the ones I have personally had experience with. Also they now vegetable crisps which replace the humble potato with chips of beetroot and parsnip (suprisingly good as it turns out, even for people who don't like veg...like moi).
The crisps are wonderfully crunchy and are refreshingly rustic, some crisps have delicious deep brown patches where the potato has cooked for a little longer than the rest. Each crisp is individual, twisting into all sorts of bubbly forms.
They are less greasy than some crisps (such as walkers) and are full of really intense flavour.
I believe all the ingredients used are naturally occuring, although this is a good example of clever advertising, Sulphuric acid is natural but won't do much good for you if you drink it. Natural has become a bi-word for healthy, which isn't necessarily always the case.
Each crisp is big and hearty and even a small bag of these should fill you up. My favourite flavour is Jalapeno although even the straight forward ready salted is delicious.
Highly reccomended for crisp lovers who are fed up with the uniformly manicured potato based antics of Walkers. A decent texture, good amount of flavouring and character ensure that Kettle Chips are a brilliant buy.