Shearer's have undergone yet another re-packaging process. They have re-positioned a number of flavors under a 'Home Style' banner. This design is just as striking as the broad black sided bags that are now under the Kettle Cooked section. They are basically the same, but in red. Each of these flavors has its own flavor coded color behind an outpouring of Chips. Nothing to fault, everything to praise.
These Chips did not have the firm and rigid crunch of a Kettle Cooked Chip, but they were thick and sturdy enough to bite through, and carry on biting through until they disappeared via an oily tasting potatoey mush.
These were mostly medium sized Chips. There were very few broken bag constituents, but most were whole and a little bent - just right for dipping. There was very little grease and virtually no visible seasoning, although the texture was a little more powdery than most oily Chips.
We were excited about 'Rippled' flavor. What could Rippled flavor possibly be? Actually it wasn't a flavor it was the cut style of the Chips. With a third of their Chips either plain, salty or seasoning free, Shearer's had clearly run out of ways of marketing the same Chip, so they present them ever so slightly differently. Unlike the other varieties of the same Chip however, these are effectively a base layer for dipping - into... Oh, I don't know, maybe Barbecue sauce, a Cheddar & Sour Cream Dip, or maybe even a Hot 'n Spicy Dip. Okay, we admit, that is sarcasm - They tasted of potato.