Monday, November 2, 2009
Snack #105- Deep River Snacks Asian Sweet and Spicy Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
Deep River Snacks Asian Sweet and Spicy Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
These snacks taste exactly as the name would suggest- they are sweet and spicy, with an Asian twist. The sweetness hits first when eating these and it comes across as some kind of almost duck sauce flavor, something fruity like an apricot or peachy flavor. Then the spice hits and just adds some heat on top of the fruit. They are nice and crispy but somehow the fruitiness of the sweet flavors makes a weird combination that isn’t fully pleasing to the palate. The ingredients list includes honey, and that is definitely a component of the flavor, but that doesn’t help because somehow the idea of honey-flavored salty potato chips doesn’t quite work for me. Honey, salt, and spice- it works for sweet and sour chicken, but with potato chips it’s a little too much. They aren’t terrible but they strike me as an attempt at a unique flavor that misses the mark a little.
Rating on the Spice-O-Meter: 3/10
Bottom Line: Odd flavor combination.