Dirty clearly say, "We Kettle Cook In A Premium Peanut Oil For A Crunchier, Tastier Potato Chip", and they plaster it all over the front of their bag. Brilliant. It takes some real marketing courage to go for an original approach like this, and we applaud them for it. The Bags are flavor color coded, which is also the modern and correct way of differentiating the Chips flavors. We really like the yellow and green combination for this bag, which also fairly sums up the flavor within.
Although well seasoned and thicker than regular Chips, these Kettle Cooked Chips maintained a rigid and sturdy crunch. Two in the mouth at once and the sound reverberates.
The 'Dirty' unwashed potatoes, also remained unpeeled, so the Chips had natural blemishes, plenty of skin on the edges and lots of seasoning soaked into the oil. There were not so many oil bubbles as often seen on Kettle Cooked Chips and the Peanut Oil blend used gave them a rich and robust yellow tinge upon which little green flecks appeared sporadically.
The natural starchy salt left behind by the unwashed Chips not only brought out the potato flavor but helped along the sour cream, which was more noticeable with these than with many other Chips. The Sweet Onion flavor rode over the creamy flavor a little, but not so much that it adversely affected a good, if a little average, taste.