Kettle Chips-A slice of heaven or taste of hell?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by spork183, May 28, 2007.

  1. spork183 macrumors 6502a

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    So, it being almost 1am in California, my mind wandered to the vagaries of those new salt and pepper kettle chips. Anyone ever eaten a better chip? Crisp, crinkle cut, seasoned just so. Clearly, it is time to shut down for the night...

    Based on price and quality control, I would even venture to call them the mac pro's of the chip world. It might be a stretch, but you can eat the peripherals.
     
  2. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I actually really dislike kettle chips. :eek: I know I'm likely in the minority... but I don't like how thick they are. How darned hard and crunchy they are. I find eating them to be jarring. And it hurts my jaws. And the chip fragments always seem to poke my gums and the roof of my mouth. Ouchie.

    :eek:
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    It depends what flavour!
    I love the Sea Salt and Balsamic vinegar ones! Mmmmmmmmm
     
  4. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a

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    I find them to be incredibly amazing. I love the crunchy, tasty buggers.
     
  5. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    Salt and pepper Kettle chips are indeed WONDERFUL :) . However, have you ever tried Tim's Cascade? They're pretty good as well :D
     
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  7. spork183 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'll bet you help little old ladies across the street, volunteer at the soup kitchen, and use a hand crank generator to power your puter when you post on MR. Damn do-gooder...

    Besides, my kettle chips say "No Trans Fat", in big letters, so they must be good for me. And if you throw a bag into a high school classroom, all the free radicals will adhere to the bag, so there has to be some health benefit.
     
  8. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Sweet Maui Onion from Deep River Snacks in CT. My favorite chip ever. Followed closely by Firecracker Barbecue from Cape Cod, although they don't make that one anymore. :(
     
  9. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I love them, definitely the best chips around, though Red Rock Deli make pretty good ones too. My favourite flavours are sea salt, salt and pepper and chilli.
     
  10. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Two, three... a handful, and they're OK. A whole bag leaves a cloying taste in the mouth. Not that I've ever scoffed an entire bag in one sitting, oh no. :eek:
     
  11. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    Beautiful. Salt n Pepper Kettle Crisps dipped into homous is simply bliss.

    Wish they'd make them just a touch less greasey though. :(

    Anyone ever tried making their own crisps?
     
  12. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Don't like kettle chips either. They're cloying and always seem to turn up when I go out to parties.

    Tyrrells in the UK are quite nice crisps, if a bit spendy. There's a interesting story there.

    Mr Tyrell used to be a small spud farmer, then Tescos wiped him out by importing potatos. So he became a crisp maker, and was very good at it. Tescos want to stock his crisps. He refuses and tells them to piss off. They buy his crisps on the grey market behind his back. He takes them to court, and wins, yaay!

    http://business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,1874707,00.html
     
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    indifferent. they're not my favorite chips, but i won't object to eating them if they're there.
     
  16. elppa macrumors 68040

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    Kettle are the best crisps I have tasted.

    Don't normally eat that many.

    The "undressed" or plain ones are my favourites.
     
  17. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Not a huge fan. They're either too greasy and a bit soggy to bite down on, or they're like freakin' jawbreakers and my ears ring after hearing the crunch inside my mouth. Then little shards poke around and hurt my gums, especially the little bit of gum right behind my two front teeth.

    What I like, if you can find 'em, are "Stacey's" brand "naked" pita chips. In hummous, mmmmm. Although, same problem with deafening crunch sounds.
     
  18. dcv macrumors G3

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    Mmmmm yum!

    Love the flavour but I do hate how oily the crisps are :(
     
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    Those both sound amazing!

    I hadn't really much liked potato chips for years, but I'm back in a phase of liking a good hard crispy kettle chip. I settle for the jalapeno ones. :)
     
  21. spork183 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    quite possibly the first time in history that Kettle Chips and cloying taste have been discussed in the same sentence. And there it is a couple posts down. Personally, I think Red Tomato was simply trying to jump on the cloying bandwagon...
     
  22. elppa macrumors 68040

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    Just leave them in your mouth for a bit a let the saliva do its job.

    Then try chewing.
     
  23. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    I like them. But I also like regular potato chips. I don't eat either that often so I'm not sure what I'd like more. The salt & vinegar Cape Cod (?) kettle chips are very good though.
     
  24. elppa macrumors 68040

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    What's a "regular potato chip"?
     
  25. psychofreak Retired

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    I think they're good, but my favourite crisps are BY FAR Nik Naks Rib 'N' Saucy flavour :)
     

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