Recently updated packaging has seen Deep River keep their traditional logo, while also retaining their star-burst color contrast and the graphic kettle and sliced potato. What they have changed is the main bag color - each different flavor has a bold and striking color packet which will stand out on the shelves.The creamy colored bag may have been better reserved for a flavor which included sour cream or whatever, but it nevertheless works really well. As you will see we have written in each of the Deep River Snacks reviews on these pages, we believe it is time the Kettle and Spuds graphic was updated.
Crunching through these Chips is a noisy experience. You will need to turn the television up if you want to hear anything while chomping on these! There were not many oily Chips, and they were thick, which allowed the firm, bouncy crunch to maintain uniformity throughout the bag.
You may feel a little guilty when you eat Kettle Cooked Chips. They are obviously more oil filled than quickly fried regular Chips. Deep River Snacks however, manage to limit the saturation as much as can be hoped. This variety is no different. The Chips are thick, firm, with small vesicles of a similar size, so you know they haven't been fried for too long, and the seasoning is also kept at a minimum. there are some black flecks which will presumably be the pepper, but aside from a mild grease left on fingers these are pretty bang on.
Potatoes, Sunflower Oil, Black Pepper, Salt. That's it. So, it's all about the balance - too much pepper or too much salt and a flavor automatically becomes wrongly named. The seasoning on these Chips was fairly random, which adds a more natural feel, so the best test is to see how you are fairing after a few Chips. Yep, well balanced, rather lightly seasoned and thoroughly enjoyable, if you like the variety of course.