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Taste Test: Kettle Chip Challenge Create-a-Chip Kit

Flavor Your Own Chips With Kettle's Create-a-Chip Kit

My whole life, I've been a sucker for trying the every possible packaged food novelty, from bacon-flavored mayonnaise to ice cream cupcakes. However, my favorite kind of food promotion is — hands down — the interactive kind. For example, some time ago, Kettle sent Party and I an assortment of new chips, and asked us to vote on the brand's next flavor. This year, the chipmakers took it to the next level with an even more hands-on promotion. For their Create-a-Chip Challenge, Kettle sent a kit with seven seasoning packets, four bags of unseasoned chips, three Kettle flavors for inspiration, and a card with recipe suggestions. To see what original flavors we came up with,


We giddily toyed around with the seasoning blends, which included sweet chili, vinegar, sour cream and chive, lemon butter, caramelized onion, cheddar, and roasted tomato. Our first combination, curry ketchup, was a mix of roasted tomato, vinegar, sweet chili, and some garam masala we had lying around. We felt it was pleasantly distinctive, but we liked our second idea even better: fully loaded baked potato, made with sour cream and chives, lemon butter, and cheddar.

Both Party and I agreed Kettle's Create-a-Chip Kit ($14.99 or $24.99 for two) was one of the best work diversions ever. We've even uploaded our recipes to the company's online recipe gallery, and we've reserved two unflavored bags of chips to come up with even better flavors. What should we make with them? Please share your ideas!

The box

Seasoning packet

Shaking up the blend

Curry Ketchup

Fully Loaded Baked Potato

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AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
This is cooler than cool, groovier than groovy! :drool:
Food Food 8 years
I'm loving all the reader suggestions, and can't wait to try a new combination at home!
Mel475 Mel475 8 years
Love Kettle chips! Have to say that the loaded baked potato sounds so yummy! Also think the french onion soup concept sounds good too!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I love Kettle p. chips. :)
partysugar partysugar 8 years
Yum and I had way too much fun doing this yesterday. I can't wait to take my extra bag home. Two words: bacon salt!!!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i totally love this idea - i wish that i were one of the lucky ones to get the kit to be able to make my own flavor! i think that anything that allows for interaction is really good!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I looooove Kettle chips, so this looks like fun!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
That's so cool! I wish I could get one of those kits.
dmartinxoxo dmartinxoxo 8 years
french onion soup!!! sour cream and onion + cheddar + caramelized onion! yumm
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
oooh, I want to play! this is awesome.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Cheddar+chili+caramalized onion+tomato=Ultimate chili!
Maddi-Maye Maddi-Maye 8 years
caramelized onion, cheddar,roasted tomato and ketchup = Cheddar Burger
mswender mswender 8 years
all I know is their buffalo blue chips are amazing!
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