Mar 22, 2014

Review: Maple Bacon Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Maple Bacon Kettle Brand Potato Chips are described by the company as combining the "deep smokiness of bacon, the rich sweetness of real maple syrup and the subtle spice of chili pepper."

I picked up an 8.5-oz bag for $2.99 on sale.

It's not a powerful aroma but there's a definite maple bacon smell to these.

The taste is pretty interesting but pretty good as well! There's a top note of maple sweetness and just a hint of a bacony finish. More importantly, the taste of potato was never overwhelmed and was present through the entire experience. I didn't get any sense of heat from the chili pepper.

Like the all of the Kettle Brand potato chips, there's a substantial and thick crunch. I think the thicker, kettle-cooked chips definitely helped to balance the various flavors.

Overall, I thought these would be weird like Chicken and Waffles Lay's potato chips but somehow Kettle managed to make a similarly odd flavor fit together better with a shorter list of ingredients. I'm pretty glad because I was dreading having to eat the larger 8.5-oz bag of chips if it turned out badly.

Nutritional Info - Maple Bacon-flavored Kettle Brand Potato Chips
Serving Size - 1 oz (28g/about 13 chips)
Calories - 150 (from Fat - 80)
Fat - 9g (Saturated Fat - 1g)
Sodium - 120mg
Carbs - 16g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 2g