Kettle Chips certainly keep it simple. And so shall we. Colour coded bags. Colours associated with the flavour. Minimalist design. Plain but fairly perfect.
It may have been the seasoning, but these seemed to have a rigid and robust crunch to them. Not a dried oil saturated style that can often feel like biting through wood, as seen with some Kettle Cooked Crisps, but a fresh, crispy crunch.
Although these Crisps were fairly standard looking Kettle Chips there was some good character to them. The oil vesicles were small and undulating on the surface, rather than large and broken, which can often be the case. There was potato skin on some Crisp edges. There were also the usual folded and wriggly Crisps. Liberally splattered, were the little back dots of crushed peppercorns.
The best Crisps balance a flavour combo by having similar hits of the taste while eating, or bouncing the taste from one to the other. These Crisps had the usual warm potato taste and the flavour did bounce between Salt and Pepper, which was great, but it happened all too frequently for our liking. This meant some Crisps were perfect. Others were potato favoured. We actually ground some pepper in the bag ourselves and that sorted it out a treat. It wasn't our job though, so we will have to mark Kettle down a star!