Kettle Chips certainly keep it simple. And so shall we. Color coded bags. Colors associated with the flavor. Minimalist design. Plain but fairly perfect. The green strap line on this bag is highly visible because of the contrasting colors. The two color bag also works well with the large branding at the top leaving no doubt about the makers.
The Snap Test revealed a perfectly broken Chip straight down the middle. You couldn't do this with a large oil bubbled Chip, however. Although we're talking fine margins here, and it may even just be our imagination playing tricks, but they seemed even crunchier than the Backyard Barbeque flavor.
The Chips were mostly fairly small in size although there was the odd bag giant, who was probably in charge while the bag was closed from human eyes. There was a bubbly surface to the Chips, with some broken oil bubbles. There wasn't as much seasoning as you may find on a lot of Barbecue flavored Chips, perhaps some had been soaked up by the oil.
There was certainly an undercurrent of hickory smoke, and these were a more than adequate Barbecue Chip. In fact, if you only ever have one bag of Barbecue Chips you could do a lot worse than try these. There are lots of bland and virtually tasteless examples available. There are also those with bundles of flavor and seasoning. These do not fit in either category. They are just a perfectly adequate, won't let anyone down, Barbecue flavored Chips.