I’m continuing on my quest for the perfect chip. Well, chips. I don’t have to have just one #1 you know? I’m making up the rules as I go!
This time I ordered a jumbo pack of 7 different flavors from Ballreich’s chips, of Tiffin, Ohio.
Ballreich’s has been around since the 1920s, and I can see why. Their chips have really great flavor and texture and crunch. They have a very interesting history. Their chips are ‘marcelled’, which was a new term to me. Marcelled is the name of a popular wavy hairstyle from the 1920s.
I started out with the sour cream and onion flavored chips.
These chips are insanely good. The salt level is just right, the crunch is great (those marcelled ridges really make for a great chip), and the flavoring is spot-on. And you can still taste the potato, an important thing in chips!
So, on the Life’s A Tomato ‘Mater Rater scale, I gave these chips:
Texture: Outstanding crunch. Not oily.
Flavor: Great potato flavor with a great sour cream and onion flavor.
Quality: Decent. Some chips had more seasoning than others.
Appeal: A hefty, thick chip that held up to shipping. Nice, no-thrills packaging that looks kind of old-school.