Old Vienna of St Louis Red Hot Riplets Hot Barbecue Potato Chips Review
Bag Calories Fat Saturated Salt Sugars
28g 140 8g 1g 670mg 3g
While the logo is a really good and memorable design, it has too much going on and is too colorful for the modern sleekly designed marketing images seen throughout a supermarket - which is where all packaging has its best hope of competing. The rest is just some overly large and old fashioned font words. What are Riplets? Show us on the bag detail Old Vienna...
These were not thick Chips, by they did have a sturdy and rigid feel to them. The 'Riplets' and the hollow areas between the higher peaks provided a great mix of textures for the tongue and mouth roof to crunch into. A loud brittle snappy noise ensued.
These Chips enjoyed even and wide Ripples. Although there were too many broken Chips and others with edges chipped away. There was a little browning on some Chips, but not to the detriment of the bag's contents. There was darkish red seasoning that had been spread liberally, presumably by hand because there were a few with loads on.
While these lacked any hint of barbecue aroma on the Nose Plunge Test, which revealed a somewhat cheesy potato smell, with a definite hint of hot sauce, the fact that they were hot gave them a sort of barbecue feel. It was an interesting flavor in that while the impression was of a hot and spicy cheese, it was more like a combo - The hot sauce and the cheese had individual identities. The Cheese was mild but creamy. The hot sauce was peppery and salty. And as for that salt - we are not here to judge, but 28% of a person's recommended daily value in just an ounce (about 13) Chips...