Jul 30, 2011

Review: Poore Brothers - Salt & Cracked Pepper Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Poore Brothers Salt & Cracked Pepper Kettle Cooked Potato Chips are of a brand I've never heard of but they were on sale at 99 cent for a 5-ounce bag (normally $1.99).

I liked Kettle brand Salt & Cracked Pepper kettle chips so I was expecting a similar experience from Poore Brothers. Yeah, not so much.

There was an odd sweetness that's not too common with kettle chips. I wondered why until I looked at the ingredients list which included "evaporated cane juice" which is something I don't ever recall seeing listed as an ingredient for a potato chip.
In addition to the cane juice, the ingredients also included rice flour (often used on french fries to add texture and crispness) and dried garlic (which is fairly noticeable). There's pepper flavor too but I wouldn't say it's particularly strong and find the sugar and garlic a bit weird in this application.

Still, it doesn't spoil what is still an okay (and cheap) kettle chip but it's not what I think of when chips are labeled "salt & cracked pepper."

Nutritional Info - Poore Brothers Salt & Cracked Pepper Potato Chips - 1 oz serving (28g/about 14 chips)
Calories - 140 (from Fat - 70)
Fat - 8g (Saturated Fat - 2.5g)
Sodium - 260mg
Carbs - 15g (Sugar - less than 1g)
Protein - 2g


  1. Agreed, this sounds really disgusting. 

  2. Putting sugar in food like this is pretty silly.  It just appeals to the sweet tooth of America and adds unneeded calories.  I could see if the chips were some type of sweet flavor (e.g., honey bar-b-que), but for salt and peper... that's silly.

  3. the sweetness is why i only eat these chips out of a bowl filled halfway with turkey gravy and sour cream

  4. they're quite lovely. I appreciate cane syrup vs. hfcs. I put them in sandwiches, with Kosher brine dilled pickles. Some ppl have no sense of adventure.


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