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Taste Test: Kettle Baked Chips

In my larder, Kettle Chips are a regularly stocked item. My guy and I eat so many of the thick-cut, ultracrunchy, gourmet-flavored Death Valley Chipotle and Backyard Barbecue bags that I've tried, several times, to put a moratorium on any Kettle Chips in the house. You can probably guess how successful I was.

Then, right after the ultraheavy holidays, I received a package of Kettle's new baked chips. In my attempt to lighten up my diet, I thought the timing couldn't be better. To see what my sweetheart and I thought of them,

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Kettle's baked chips come in four different flavors that mimic the regular potato chip flavors: Lightly Salted, Sea Salt and Vinegar, Hickory Honey Barbecue, and Aged White Cheddar; I tried the first two. My initial thought was that of disappointment: the baked chips aren't nearly as thick as their deep-fried counterparts, which means they have less of the signature Kettle crunch to them. And, like most baked chips, they lack that weightless, melt-in-your-mouth quality. Nevertheless, the chips are thicker than the average bag of potato chips, which gives them a crunchiness advantage. Each chip has just the right amount of seasoning, with flavors that prove consistent when compared to their deep-fried cousins.

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My guy said he'll stick to the original, but I would say that when I'm looking to lighten up, I'll turn to these chips to hold me over. Have you tasted them yet?

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Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
Ah man, kettle chips rock. Especially Sea Salt and Vinegar.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Kettle chips... :drool:
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i haven't had chips in so long, but i do remember trying kettle chips. i always think that they are worse for me than anything else given that they are so thick, but maybe that's not the case?
emalove emalove 8 years
I love this brand. The Sea Salt and Vinegar is my favorite...a little intense, but soooo good.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I LOOOVE Kettle chips. Much better than regular potato chips.
puddlesworth puddlesworth 8 years
the chips in the picture don't look very appetizing laying out on that filthy old cloth
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
oh man, "light" labels on junk food get me EVERY time!
caryatid caryatid 8 years
ugggh chips will be the death of me. the target archer farms wasabi mustard... soooooo good. i think the light version won't do it for me, should just go cold turkey.
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