The little cartoon chef adds some historical reference to this bag. As does the original Angelo Grippo autograph. The barbecue image and the colored area dimensions and writing on the bag, add little to the design.
These Chips were much thicker than the regular version Grippo's provides. The seasoning was so heavy that each chip was like eating a meal rather than a snack. The crunch was meaty and thick.
These really dark reddish brown colored Chips are arguably the most heavily coated Chips we have seen. The oil had soaked loads up and there was just as much seasoning layered on top of that. There were some flakes and grease on the bag's interior, but most of the residue stayed on the Chip. There were very few oil bubbles, just lots and lots of seasoning. So much so that the food was almost unrecognisable as a Chip; mostly flat like crackers.
A quick Nose Plunge Test revealed a sturdy barbecue aroma. This was followed by an interesting run of tongue taste hits. They started off a little sweet, then a little salt kicked in before finally a nice warm and a mildly hot barbecue flavor emerged. Certainly among the better Chips of this flavor available to the US market. The downside is these Chips are really bad in all the areas that Chips manufacturers have improved on the Nutrition Label - Most Chips companies have removed Trans Fats from their product range. It is time Grippo's did the same. It is not needed and will affect sales more than flavor.