There are some great positives about Blair's Death Rain designs, but also some weird easy to overcome design flaws. Firstly, is the brand called, 'Feel Alive!' The strip down the side is brilliant, but what is wrong with a bold black bar with Blair's logo and a smaller 'Feel Alive!' The flavors are color coded, which is good, but they are not necessarily the right colors for the flavors. The heatometer graphic is quite simply excellent, although the whole bag could be a heatometer. The Chips image at the bottom is a little bland.
The 'Cauldron' Cooking of these Chips brought about a tough and robust crunch. The seasoning was hardened by the oil, which just stiffened the crunch further. There was no melting in the mouth here.
These Chips looked very angry about something. Well I suppose if you were a slice of potato that was plunged into boiling oil, your skin would boil and pop as you tried to escape. And if you only knew what was coming next... The seasoning color was dark and moody. Very dark in some areas. Brown, golden and a few, just a few, little white spots. These curly and bent Chips were both exciting and scary looking.
Sweet but smoky, a little like a 1940s private eye's temptress... And then, the heat kicks in.. But what's that? Yes, Habanero. There may be a little vinegary, garlic potato, which culminates in a touch of Barbecue, but mostly it was hot! A brilliantly rounded Chip of flavors that hits a home run with the taste description. A pepper's heat is measured on the Scoville scale. A chip's heat is measured on an individual's tolerance levels. At Chips & Crisps we attempt to ignore that and survey whether a Chip does what it says on the bag in a flavorful manner. Yes.