Kettle Classics Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper ChipsReview
Bag Calories Fat Saturated Salt Sugars
28g 150 9g 1g 220mg 1g
This is a striking bag, with strong, colors, wording and a straight forward design. We especially like the color coding at the grip tear parts at the top and bottom, but the graphic is weak and the overall effect seems a little dated - almost as if it were designed during the early period of desk top publishing.
There were quite a few glossy, oil soaked Chips that looked welcoming and ready to munch into. What followed was a a thick, firm, maybe even rigid crunch. The Chips did not melt in mouths as quickly as some potato mushy Chips.
These were thicker than the average Potato Chip, and if they were more irregularly shaped, just like Kettle Cooked Chips should look like. The surface of the Chips did not include lots of small bubbles, but there were a few larger, and often broken vesicles. The coloring was generally a golden yellow infused with oil, but there was a reasonable amount of black pepper seasoning around.
A Nose Plunge Test revealed an oddly mild cheesy aroma. A closer sniff and a similarly mild peppery smell was apparent. It is hard to pinpoint, but there was a very slight creamy potatoey background taste to what were basically Pepper Chips. Even the odd Chips without black spots on seemed to lack Salt. In a flavour pairing it is important that a balance is struck. These were basically Pepper. A nice tasting Pepper, but they could have done with being called Just Pepper, to get a higher mark.