Monday, October 31, 2011
Snack #202 - McClure's Spicy Pickle Potato Chips
At an amazing street fair in the Lower East Side last weekend, I picked up a bag of spicy pickle flavored chips. McClure's is a small-batch pickle maker based out of Brooklyn and Detroit, and if you haven't tried their pickles yet, you should! Especially their spicy pickle relish - it's insane! Unfortunately, their chips were not. The chips were a nice crinkle cut that managed to not get all crunched up in the bag. The chips could have been crunchier, but that wasn't my biggest problem. My real problem was that these were pickle chips, but they were definitely not spicy pickle chips. The minute I opened the bag, the smell of dill came wafting out. The chips tasted very dill-y too, but that was it, there was no other flavor besides dill and maybe some garlic. But no spice to speak of. It was like they accidentally put the regular pickle-flavored chips in the spicy chip bag.
Rating on the Spice-O-Meter: 0/10
Bottom line: stick to the spicy pickle relish