Address: Atlanta, Georgia 30041, USA
Phone: 404 272 4711
Brother Kane was a small Georgia based supplier, but sadly we have not heard anything from them for a while and believe they went out of production in 2014.
This is how the company introduced itself...
"I’m an old fashioned guy with old fashioned ideas. For instance, I believe that people should take painstaking care in the manufacturing of their products in order to ensure the total satisfaction of those who buy them.
"That is why we use only the best of our home grown potatoes, process them in small batches to maximize the flavor of every single potato chip.
"This is a small example of the non compromising approach we take to delivering quality. It’s old fashioned and requires more effort, but the smile on your face makes it all worthwhile. Hope you enjoy our potato chips."
Brother Kane Hot Sauce Home Style Chips
There are hot sauce stores, hot sauce fairs and too many to count peppers, used in the myriad of different flavoured hot sauces available to the consumer. This flavour is therefore cleverly ambiguous. Steak tastes like steak. These chips could taste like anything and they could happily be labelled Hot Sauce. They included an almost salty, vinegary background to an aroma and taste of standard hot sauce. A pretty mild version of it, but you would certainly describe it as hot sauce. A mere taste description doesn't answer the question the bag poses. It is not nearly the hottest chip, nor is it the tastiest chip. If there was such a thing, it is a run of the mill hot sauce chip.
Brother Kane Cracked Pepper with Salt
Home Style Chips
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a potato aroma as soon as the bag was opened. Nothing spicy going on there and unfortunately, there wasn't much spicy going on with the flavour of the chips either. A perfect balance should get the taste buds bouncing from salt to pepper, salt to pepper, but these had a little sweet and spicy taste. The taste was nice and pleasant, but I didn't get much of the flavour description. I would certainly enjoy eating them again, but not as salt and pepper.
Brother Kane Sweet N' Tangy BBQ Crinkle
Cut Potato Chips
The baby back ribs version seemed to have a more sweet and tangy flavour than the Sweet N' Tangy. They were a bit salty and although still somewhat sweet, it was a little too tomato-based to make a good version of the description. Pleasant enough, but merely a little mild and inoffensive.
Brother Kane Buffalo Wing Bleu Cheese
Crinkle Cut Chips
The ingredients on the reverse of the packet read like an encyclopedia of scary scientific words, and as not one of them mentions the words ‘Buffalo Wing’ or ‘Bleu Cheese’ I imagined a sorcerer sitting with a pot, conjuring with magical ingredients. Unfortunately, this was not the case. The buffalo wing aspect of the combo was missing and the creamy cheese taste, was not nearly as tart as a good blue cheese should be.
Brother Kane Baby Back Ribs Crinkle Cut
The Nose Plunge Test revealed a rather meaty aroma when the bag was opened. The interesting thing about baby back ribs is the meat often relies on a sauce or paste to give it real flavour. These chips, therefore, had a rather ambiguous taste - It was meaty, a bit barbecue, a bit sticky maybe, but it was hard to put my finger on flavour comparisons. So, I will leave it at they were nice, but not fabulous.
Brother Kane Jalapeno Home Style Chips
I wish a chips manufacturer would have the bravery to label a variety ‘Mild’ Jalapeno, or at least mix it with another flavour like sour cream. If you eat a jalapeno pepper you expect an eye-watering experience at some stage. This will not happen with many potato chips. These were no exception. A spicy potato aroma greeted me when the bag was opened, and the flavour was similar. There was a nice, mild and easily edible, peppery, spicy taste. You could eat lots of these and not get bored with the taste, but it still isn't hot enough to emblazon giant letters across a bag yelling ‘Jalapeno’ which really should be hotter.