Bachman's logo doesn't really match up with what is really rather ordinary packaging. Many of the well established Chips manufacturers have undergone a re-packaging process in recent years, but Bachman's seem to missed out on anything particularly design led. The traditional logo with a large color clashing 'Golden Ridges' badge, plus some different fonts and mis-matched sizing leaves us with few positives, but those positives do include mentions of the 0g of trans fat and the use of whole potatoes plus a freshness emphasis. The Ridged Chips are also fairly representative of the contents.
Any Ridged Chip will need to be thick enough to sustain the effect without major breakages, which was a feature of this bag's contents. This thickness also allowed for a firm crunch. Not a crispy crunch, but a firm and solid crunch.
The Ridges are particularly thin and the Chips are thick enough to sustain the Ridged effect without many breakages. The texture is added to with some barbecue seasoning coloring. There was not significant grease, which left more seasoning on the Chips than on the fingers.
The bouquet was barbecue. Not sweet, but robust and bold. It's not wine, but similarly, it's the taste that is most important - and it matched the smell. It wasn't sticky and sweet like many barbecue Chips, instead it was smoky and rich.