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"Dirty" Potato Chips
"Dirty" Potato Chips was founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1987 and potato chips were supplied to the tri-state area of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Today, if you were to ask, "Where Can I buy Dirty Potato Chips?" Well, those flavorful potato chips are sold in the lower 48 states, Hawaii, Canada and the Caribbean, and can be found at the finest delis, groceries and restaurants for customers who demand nothing less than a great-tasting, high-quality kettle cooked potato chip.
Dirty Chips are all-natural, cholesterol-free. There is no MSG, there are no preservatives and no hydrogenated oils. We are not talking about the latest health food craze... We're talking about "Dirty" Potato Chips, naturally!
Dirty Chips are delicious but without all the "usual" ingredients that make most chips a favorite - but not-so-healthy snack. Plus our chips are Kosher certified, contain no wheat gluten, and are kettle cooked in a peanut oil blend for that deep, delicious potato chip taste.
"Dirty" Potato Chips' original flavors were Sea Salted, Mesquite Barbecue, Sour Cream & Onion, Salt & Vinegar, Jalapeño Heat, and Unsalted. Those originally manufactured potato chips are still in big demand, but to further please the palates of customers, Dirty's Potato Chips flavours now include Cracked Pepper & Sea Salt, Smokey Chipotle, Funky Fusion, and Pesto & Parmesan. And yes...they're still all natural, and of course, great tasting, delivering that delicate taste and crispy crunch in every bag.
When asked why are they called "Dirty", the potato chip manufacturer explains, "The name "Dirty" comes from the process we used to prepare our chips. The potato slices are not washed, leaving more of the natural potato flavor... and they are crafted one batch at a time – it's a difference our customers say they can taste in every bite. When it has to be the best, it has to be "Dirty" Potato Chips."
Dirty's is part of the Utz family of brands.
Dirty Potato Chips Sour Cream & Onion
The natural starchy salt left behind by the unwashed chips not only brought out the natural potato flavouring but helped the sour cream, which was more noticeable with these than with many other chips. The sweet onion taste rode over the creamy flavour a little, but not so much that it adversely affected a solid, if somewhat average, taste.
Dirty Potato Chips Sea Salted
'Natural Chips with a touch of salt' is how Dirty's describe them, and to be honest that was reasonably accurate. There was relatively low sodium content. It is often difficult to review a natural, or plain chip, but if you like regular chips you won't go too far wrong with these.
Dirty Potato Chips Jalapeno Heat
To explain 'Dirty' it means the potatoes are not washed, which in turn means some of the starch taste stays within. This leads to some natural salt flavouring, to which Dirty's have added additional salt - This overwhelmed the pepper seasoning. There was heat, and at times the random seasoning ensured there was significant sweet jalapeno heat, but the balance veered slightly towards a little too salty.
Dirty Potato Chips Maui Onion
A Nose Plunge Test revealed very little. Maybe a touch of onion, but not very much. The taste was sweet. A bit onion-like, but mainly a mild taste brought out by the potato and mixed with the peanut oil blend. A nicely balanced chip.
Dirty Potato Chips Funky Fusion
Intrigued by what sort of exciting flavour lay ahead I eagerly opened the bag. A Nose Plunge Test revealed a slight potato, pepper, sweet smell. If that contradiction matches the flavour, then it is supposed to. According to the reverse of the bag, the ingredients included: Salt, vinegar, paprika, and turmeric. As I cannot describe the flavour by allocating a similarity for reference, I would just say they were nice.
Dirty Potato Chips Mesquite BBQ
Mesquite barbecue is an awkward flavour for a chips manufacturer to master. Massively popular in the country, it can come in various sweetness, smokiness, and barbecue-ness (sic) strength and values, and none can ever be adjudged the correct one. A mesquite barbecue flavour can therefore only possibly be as good as the taster's preferences. This was a mild, sweet flavour that was pleasant and completely inoffensive to any palate. It is, therefore, a little safe or even mundane, for some. However, they wouldn't call it Mild 'n Sweet BBQ, so . . .
Dirty Potato Chips Sea Salt & Vinegar
A Nose Plunge Test absorbed a real vinegar hit. So much so that I had to withdraw my nose quickly. These had a good balance of salt and vinegar going on but at a high level. They tasted very salty and very vinegary.
Dirty Chips Cracked Pepper & Sea Salt
The natural starch left behind by the 'Dirty' unwashed potatoes, added to a firm and well-mixed pepper aroma, was followed by pretty much the same when consumption began. The fact that there was so much pepper seasoning visible did not mean there was overkill. Indeed, with this flavour variety, it is vital to get the balance right between salt and pepper, and these pretty much nailed it.