Kettle are masters of minimalism. Their standard Crisps have plain but loud colours. This departure to the Baked low fat arena sees a similar approach, with a unique, if a little uninspiring ceramic dish with a smattering of content ingredients within. There is still a broad background colour, although it hints more towards pastel colours.
Although all Kettle Cooked Chips enjoy an advantage over their Regular Crisp rivals when it comes to crunch, these were not as crunchy as some. The degradation to mush was still reasonably paced though.
Kettle Chips rarely let us down with the look and feel of their Crisps, and these were no different. There were lots of oil blisters and they seemed to have a rugged oil hardened look. The colour was a distinct dark and moody orange.
There was definitely a smoky Mesquite aroma when the bag was opened. A sweet Mesquite flavouring followed. Salsa is a bit of an ambiguous addition to the flavour description, but we will run with it and suggest the overall impression was of a smoky Barbecue dip with a plentiful supply of Mesquite mixed up with a Tomato based Salsa.