Brother Kane Baby Back Ribs Crinkle Cut Potato ChipsReview
Bag Calories Fat Saturated Salt Sugars
28g 150 6g 2g 230mg 2g
It's hard not to like the Brother Kane packaging. The company branding weighs in at the top of the bag followed by broad and modern color coding for the flavors. We love the 'Fresh From Our Family Farm' mention, along with the background image of, presumably, the family farm. The only criticism would be the little ribs image looks a bit out of place and the flavor wording should be smaller in a box of its own in the centre - this is mainly because the other flavors all look fairly uniform except for the wording, which is all different sizes because it starts off too large in the first place. Of their five flavors, this is one of three that is similar in color, which is unnecessary.
It is often difficult for regular Chips to compare with Kettle Cooked Chips once you start adding ripples, or Crinkles in this case. The marcelled cut of average thickness Chips will invariably mean the crunch will be a crisp snap rather than a hard crunch. These fit into that category.
A fair few Chips in our bag were broken or cracked. This was disappointing. The Crinkle Cut Ridges were medium width and there was a liberal sprinkling of dark seasoning. The residue left on fingers was a mix of mild grease and some potato flecks and powder.
The Nose Plunge Test revealed a rather meaty aroma when the bag was opened. The interesting thing about Baby Back Ribs is the flavor often relies on a sauce or paste to give it a real flavor. These Chips therefore had a rather ambiguous taste - it was meaty, a bit barbecue, a bit sticky maybe, but it was hard to put your finger on flavor comparisons. So we will leave it at they were nice, but not fabulous.