This is one of our favorite Cape Cod designs, among a range of brilliant designs. The pale blue conjures up images of a gentle, calm and inviting sea. Best of all the Chips graphic (which has presumably been photo-enhanced), makes you think someone has sat with a pin ensuring every little hole has been dug out individually to make sure all the filled holes are empty. Good stuff.
Hand Cooked Chips often feature splinter and crack in a hard and brittle fashion, but these crunched more like Regular Chips, which was perhaps confirmed by the front of bag claim that the contents were “America’s Oldest Thin & Crispy Chip”, whatever that means.
These were not as irregularly shaped as some Kettle Cooked Chips. Neither did they feature a mass of oil boils and blisters. There was skin on edges and transparent oily areas of what were relatively plain looking Chips.
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a mild Cheese aroma. There was definitely Cheesy and there was undoubtedly a background Onion flavouring. The ‘Caramelized’ claim was a little spurious for our taste, but it did combine with the Cheese, which again was little like Mature Cheddar, to form a fairly unique and original variant of the theme.