Dale Jr Foods Creole & Green Onion Potato Chips Review
Bag Calories Fat Saturated Salt Sugars
28g 150 9g 1g 190mg 2g
There is only so much you can do with celebrity endorsements. When it comes to Chips, they have to take a back seat to the celebrity in question. No-one would suspect that Dale Earnhardt Jr spent his spare time in his kitchen rustling up Chips for his racing buddies. The bottom half of the bag does what it should, advertise the contents in a modern way with flavor color coding and a graphic of the ingredients. The top half of the bag features the autograph and a photo of the man himself. It's all rather uninspiring, but in the marketing world this is where the packaging comes second. It's all about the celebrity in question.
When thinking about motor racing it is too easy to sneak the word 'crashed' into a review, but that is basically what these Chips did. One bite and the Chip shattered into pieces like a windscreen. There was nothing crunchy and everything munchy about them.
This particular Chip had more character than the others in Dale Jr's range. Although they were similarly flat, with less oil bubbling than we would like, to enable us to give higher marks for a characterful texture, there was at least some color and seasoning visible.
Alaska Chips have their Volcano Chips, Zapp's have their Voodoo Chips. Dale Jr has Creole & Green Onion. We would have preferred the Barrel O' Fun guys that make Dale's Chips for him, had invented a crazy name for this flavor. As it was, we were left hunting around for the alleged ingredients individually. There was a creamy potato, salty and spicy onion, plus a sweetness, but we couldn't really describe the flavor as Cajun & Green Onion. It is difficult to put up a comparison, but suffice it to say, we love an original tasting Chip, even if we don't love it. If you know what we mean!