• Kettle Buffalo Bleu – Well Done As Always


    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.

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  • Ruffles Ultimate Sweet & Smokin’ BBQ – Yum!


    Let’s start from the beginning: I love Ruffles. What I love even more is their Ultimate line. What makes them better than regular Ruffles? They are thicker, have deeper ridges, and are seasoned more heavily, which obviously seems like a good thing to me. The thickness makes them perfect for dipping (Ruffles Ultimate dips are just fucking awesome), but the amazing seasoning doesn’t even let you think about dipping them in anything. My advice: if you’re really hungry and badly feel like pigging out, feel free to have your chips with Ruffles Ultimate dip (try Ruffles Ultimate Smokehouse Bacon Dip); and if you feel a little bit like dieting that day, just skip the dip and eat away!

    How are they different from other BBQ chips? They’re sweeter and smokier. Just like the title suggests. The spiciness is also present, but it’s not overpowering. Here’s a list of the ingredients: sugar, brown sugar, chipotle chili pepper, molasses, onion powder, tomato powder, paprika extracts, garlic powder, and honey. Yum, yum, yum!

    Bought and eaten in Los Angeles, CA.

    My rating: 9/10.

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  • Zapp’s Voodoo – Who Do, What You Don’t Dare Do People


    Voodoo flavor? Hmmmm…. Questions, questions, questions. Do they taste like a voodoo doll? “In order to make a voodoo doll, you’ll need a few basic materials: two sticks, some sort of “stuffing” (such as Spanish moss, pine needles, or grass), string or cord, fabric strips and glue. If you want to dress the doll up a bit, you can also use buttons, feathers, scraps of clothing and other embellishments that belong to the person in mind.” Yummy!

    Okay, let’s get serious. According to the bag, Voodoo flavor is a result of an accident: “An employee was moving a pallet of spices off the top shelf, and dropped it. While cleaning it up, someone stuck their finger into the mixture of about 5 flavors and pronounced it great.” The actual result isn’t that outstanding, but still pretty nice. The chips are thick, crunchy and have a salty, sweet and sour flavor. Kind of like vinegar mixed with barbecue sauce. Worth a try, but not for everyone. Some might find them too sweet or vinegary.

    Bought and eaten in Los Angeles, CA.

    My rating: 7.5/10.

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  • Herr’s Heinz Ketchup – Just Roll That Joint and Eat


    Herr’s is not the first potato chip brand to slap some Heinz Tomato Ketchup on their chips. And, to be honest, I was at first a little skeptical as to how well the combination will work, but it turned out to be perfectly balanced. Salty, sweet, and savory – just a nice ketchup flavor. That’s on the pro side.

    On the con side, even though the seasoning is great, the potatoes feel kinda… ummmm… cheap. Do you know what I mean? It’s the sort of food that makes you feel shitty after you eat. Perfect for stoners.

    Bought in El Lay, CA.

    My rating: 6.5/10.

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  • Ruffles Loaded Chili & Cheese – Thumbs Up (Pretty Much)

    rufflesThe description on the packaging reads: “You know that dream where all your favorite food is piled high and ready to go? It’s not a dream. It’s Ruffles Loaded Chili & Cheese flavor. Chili? Check. Cheese? Heck yeah. Onions and peppers. Bingo. Now put all that on a chip. Pinch yourself, you’re really awake. Okay, now hit yourself. Oh well, it was worth a shot.” That immediately touched my spirit.

    I always liked Ruffles – they’re a classic from my childhood that will never let me down. When I have a choice, Ruffles or Lay’s, I will probably go for Ruffles. Compared to other popular brands, Ruffles give me way more of that mouth-watering pleasure. When it comes to cheese, they’re cheesier; when it comes to smoky BBQ, they’re smokier. I also love the fact that the chips are usually large in size.

    Speaking about Ruffles Loaded Chili & Cheese, everything seems to be in its place. The chili is there and the cheese is simply fucking awesome. People at Ruffles do know what they’re doing when it comes to cheese powder.

    Unfortunately, Ruffles, like other chips made by a giant company, make you feel a little sick when you consume too many. That is the only disadvantage that comes to my mind right now. It’s because of one thing they’re lacking. That thing is called QUALITY. Thankfully for them, most of the mainstream brands (Frito-Lay included) know: using the mentioned SECRET INGREDIENT wouldn’t be very profitable… That’s why they don’t.

    To sum up, chips produced by mega-brands will never be as good as a chips produced locally by hipsters on some English farm. Amen.

    Bought and eaten in Los Angeles, CA.

    My rating: 7/10.