I love potato chips. There’s nothing like that moment when you get the perfect chip. The crunch. The flavor. And, let’s face it, eating chips is fun.
I recently bought a variety case of “Dirty” kettle cooked potato chips. As with any chip I’m trying, I always start with the BBQ flavor. Or in this case, mesquite-flavored BBQ.
First thing I noticed is how good and crunchy “Dirty” chips are. Not overly crunchy like some big-name brand kettle chip I tried recently that almost broke my teeth. The right amount of crunch.
The BBQ flavor on these chips is fairly mellow. A little sweet, and a little smoky. I used to think that I wanted in-my-face-bold flavors on my chips, but I’ve come to appreciate the chip more now. I want to taste the potato, and I do with these chips. I like them a lot. They remind me of Route 11 chips, which are also great. These chips are definitely in my top 5 of all time. I keep coming across good chips, so the competition for the top 5 is pretty stiff.
So why are they called “Dirty”? According to their website: The name “Dirty” comes from the process we used to prepare our chips. The potato slices are not washed, leaving more of the natural potato flavor….and they are crafted one batch at a time– it’s a difference our customers say they can taste in every bite. When it has to be the best, it has to be “Dirty” Potato Chips.
That explains the great potato flavor! Grab ya some!
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 mild mesquite BBQ flavor.
Quality: Great. The chips were evenly seasoned.
Appeal: A hefty, thick, crunchy chip that held up to shipping. Cool bag design.
I loved all of the Dirty Potato chips that I bought and devoured: Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt, Funky Fusion, Jalapeno Heat, Maui Onion, Sea Salt and Vinegar, Sea Salted, Sour Cream and Onion, and Sun-Dried Tomato.