Deep River Snacks Original Salted Kettle ChipsReview
Bag Calories Fat Saturated Salt Sugars
28g 150 8g 0.5g 95mg 0g
Recently updated packaging has seen Deep River keep their traditional logo, while also retaining their star-burst color contrast and the graphic kettle and sliced potato. What they have changed is the main bag color - each different flavor has a bold and striking color packet which will stand out on the shelves. The white bag not only represents a standard, plain, salted Chip very well (with ingredients of just potato, sunflower oil and salt, it is ideally suited), but while many would prefer a flavored Chip, a bright white bag shows off really well among the strong colors of the other flavors. The Kettle and potato graphic needs some updating though.
If you were to use Deep River Snacks' Chips as a model for crunchiness you would not go far wrong. These were crisp, passed the Snap Test with flying colours - one brittle snap and the Chip was in half. And most importantly they did not instantly turn to mush as soon as the chewing started.
A lightly colored Chip with some curled ones in the bag. A couple were stuck together, which is not uncommon, but looking through them together only just about saw a color change. Some salty powder residue remained on fingers after a bag plunge, but nothing much. Fairly straight forward, simple and a good example of an average to good texture and feel.
Most Chips manufacturers with a wide range of Chips, or for that matter, Chips makers that have been around so long they didn't have flavors when they started - have an Original, Plain or Traditional Chip in their range. How refreshing that an Original can have some seasoning! In the UK, the world's other great Chips loving nation, they are usually called Ready Salted - the consumers invariably call them Ready Boring! We concur - Apart from an accompaniment for a great sandwich we don't really see the point of a snack that has got nothing but oil and potato to its flavor. Having said all that, salt was at a minimum and although it brought out the potato flavor, there wasn't much to it.