Jul 23, 2017

Review: Ritz Sea Salt Crisp & Thins

Ritz Sea Salt Crisp & Thins are sea salt-flavored baked potato and wheat chips.

I bought a 7-oz bag for $2.99.

While these may share the Ritz name, they bear little resemblance to the original cracker in taste or texture. There's neither that signature slight flakiness nor buttery quality.

Instead, these offer a light potato flavor and a thin, crispy texture. The taste reminds me of Pringles or Baked Lay's but the texture is smoother with a large air bubble or two captured during baking that is probably essential to the more potato chip-like thin crispiness (versus Pringles or Baked Lay's).

Beyond the potato notes, the Crisp & Thins' flavor gets a little weird. Typically, when a chip is labelled "Sea Salt," I expect just a light saltiness joined by the underlying taste of the chip itself. Here, there's notes of garlic and onion to go with the saltiness. It's not that the flavor is bad but it's not what one would expect from the label.

Overall, the taste and texture of Ritz Sea Salt Crisp & Thins are pretty good. The texture feels closer to a fried potato chip than most baked chips. It really should be called "Garlic and Onion" flavor though.

Nutritional Info - Ritz Sea Salt Crispy & Thins
Serving Size - 21 pieces (30g)
Calories - 130 (from Fat - 40)
Fat - 4.5g (Saturated Fat - 0g)
Sodium - 210mg
Carbs - 21g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 2g

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