Deep River Snacks
Address: PO Box 1127, Deep River, Connecticut 06417
Phone: 860 434 7347
Website: www.deepriversnacks.com, www.wisesnacks.com
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Deep River Snacks
Deep River Snacks, founded in 2001, is a family owned and operated company located in Old Lyme, Connecticut (US).
All Deep River Snacks contain all natural ingredients, are kosher certified, gluten free, & contain No Trans Fat. All of our products are proudly made in the U.S.A.
We're not just about great snacks, we're also about doing good.
That's why we highlight a different charity on every flavor of Deep River Snacks. We have built these relationships based on a deeper connection. People we know and love have been affected by certain diseases and illnesses that these charities support. That's why we use our product packaging to promote awareness for these charitable causes – to try to make a difference.
We are passionately committed to creating healthier, more flavorful snacks from only the highest quality ingredients.
Arca Continental, the second largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America and parent company of the snack companies Wise Snacks, Bokados and Inalecsa, bought out Deep River Snacks at the end of 2017.
Deep River Snacks Aged Cheddar
Somehow the science boffin geniuses that toil over boiling pots of ingredients to bring us the world's favourite snack food, have managed to turn some Scrabble word style ingredients, plus onion powder, paprika, and a variety of cheese flavourings, into this combo. I could see how they got the cheese flavouring - It says cheese flavourings. But the horseradish? And there was horseradish. Lots of it. The taste was undeniable. If there was any cheese it seemed somewhat overpowered. Horseradish is traditionally served with beef. It is as spicy as most peppers and leans more towards wasabi. My Taste Test would say this is Deep River Snacks' hottest chip, but it says it's a combo so on that front it falls down a little.
Deep River Snacks Sea Salt & Vinegar
If we are to agree that a perfectly balanced flavour combo is one that provides an equal amount of each flavour mixed to make a stunningly tasty chip, we should perhaps examine why so many manufacturers expect a salt and vinegar chip to taste of vinegar alone. I believe a perfectly rounded salt and vinegar chip should provide a zing of vinegar mixed with a good quality salty kick. Neither should be understated, but the vinegar most certainly should not overpower the salt. So, while these are perfectly well balanced – An equal bounce between flavours, there was no zing, tang, or bang. A bit like a firework that whizzes up in the sky, makes a loud burst then fizzles quickly. These chips had a good balance but were not strong enough.
Deep River Snacks Sweet Maui Onion
There was little to no aroma, although what there was probably resembled onion. The flavour would be an acquired taste, but this was a really good version of it. The sweet onion essence was clear and present. It does what it says on the pack and you can't argue with that.
Deep River Snacks Sour Cream & Onion
Krinkle Cut Kettle Chips
Using the ‘If you can't beat them, join them’ philosophy, but with a good old Deep River Snacks twist, this is what Jim Goldberg, Deep River Snacks Founder, and CEO, said when he launched this ridge-cut variety of chip in January 2013: “We know that sour cream and onion is a popular flavour with other chip companies, but we wouldn’t launch this flavour until we were certain that our sour cream and onion chip would stand apart from the competition.” The different cut of the chip was a good idea and the flavour stands up against most. There was also a creamy cheese taste. The balance was fine and while there was nothing was amazing about them, they were a great addition to their range.
Deep River Snacks New York Spicy Dill
Pickle Kettle Chips
I administered a Nose Plunge Test and can reveal there was a sweet pickle aroma. The flavour was a little salty, and they were spicier than mere dill pickle could provide, but there was a mild pickle taste, nevertheless. The copious seasoning on the chips made them a bit of a slow burner. The flavouring wasn't particularly strong, but then the taste-buds took over, and even after the chip had gone, the peppery taste emerged. Not much pickle going on, but plenty of spice.
Deep River Snacks Zesty Jalapeno Chips
Firstly, I would like to question the phrase ‘Zesty.’ How does that apply to jalapeno? Is there grapefruit peel included or something? Maybe it means enthusiasm - An enthusiastic pepper perhaps. ‘Just’ (in big letters) Jalapeno, may have had a bigger impact because the ingredients include: Potatoes, sunflower oil, jalapeno chilli pepper, salt. Nothing else. There was no aroma when the bag was opened, and the taste was mild. Then it got hotter. Not much hotter, certainly not as much as a real pepper would, but in chips parlance, probably about right for those that like the flavour of jalapeno, but don't want to eat them.
Deep River Snacks Salt & Cracked Pepper
Potatoes, sunflower oil, black pepper, salt. That's it - Plus the ridges of course. So, it's all about the balance - Too much pepper or too much salt and a variety automatically becomes wrongly named. The seasoning on these chips was random, which added a more natural feel, so the best test is to see how you are getting on after a few chips. Yep, well balanced, rather lightly seasoned and thoroughly enjoyable.
Deep River Snacks Rosemary & Olive Oil
A Nose Plunge Test revealed little. The taste was considerably different. Although olive oil was one of the two main constituents, these were not overly greasy because of oil. It was just the cooking oil, which is rarely mentioned on the front of the bag. The rosemary taste made for a unique variety of kettle chip that oozed herby warmth.
Deep River Snacks Original Salted Chips
Most chips manufacturers with a wide range of chips, 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 - Consumers often call them Ready Boring. I concur - Apart from an accompaniment for a great sandwich, I don't relish a snack that has got nothing but oil and potato to its flavour. Having said all that, salt was at a minimum, and although it brought out the potato flavour, there wasn't much to it.
Deep River Snacks Mesquite BBQ Chips
These chips had a pleasant mesquite piquancy mixed with a generally warm barbecue taste. The flavour was not nearly as strong as some chips, or indeed as strong as it should have been. A relatively mild, sweet and tangy experience.