This is the fourth flavor of Ballreich’s potato chips that I’ve tried. The first three, sour cream and onion, cheddar and sour cream, and Bar-B-Q, were on the gentler side. Time to kick things up a bit!
Look at the picture below, and you’ll know that you’re in from something hot. And sassy. It’s going to sneak up on you, too. You’ll eat the first crunchy, potatoy, yummy chip, and you might think… Hmpf, not hot and not sassy… Then WHAM! Whoa nellie! The hot and sassy arrives!
Now, I’d still take a few big bags of these chips to the next family get-together. I’d make sure your grandma stayed away from them, though. She’s probably more the sour cream and onion type. I’d put the hot-n-sassy down at the other end of the table, near the beer cooler.
Like the other Ballreich’s chips, these are marcelled (wavy), thick, and super crunchy. And you can still taste the potato even with all that sass. Try some and get ready for a kick!
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 different kind of heat. Unlike your standard jalapeno or habanero-flavored chips.
Quality: Decent. Some chips had more seasoning than others.
Appeal: A hefty, thick chip that held up to shipping. The packaging isn’t anything fancy looking, but it does have a sort of old-school feel to it.
Other flavors of Ballreich’s potato chips I’ve tried: