Shearer's have undergone yet another re-packaging process. They have re-positioned a number of flavors under a 'Savory' banner. This design is just as striking as the broad black sided bags that are now under the Kettle Cooked section. Each of these flavors have a dark green top and bottom with a color coded flavor sitting broadly between. The name and flavor are given due prominence, there is a good graphic image of a Cheese Round and the Rippled Chips are also on display. Nothing to fault, everything to praise.
If considering Chips in general... You might say that Kettle Chips have a hard, brittle crunch, and Regular Chips have a crispy, light crunch. These Ridged Chips had a thicker potato slice break and crunch. It was more like eating food than thin slices of oil hardened potato.
The Rippled Chips inside were probably not quite as evenly coated and neutral colored as featured on the packaging, but they were not far off. There were a few brownish areas and the seasoning wasn't evenly spread, but this merely helped the character of the texture. The medium width and density Ripples were absolutely made for dipping.
A Nose Plunge Test revealed a very mild cheesy aroma. Obviously this wouldn't sound as nice if talking about a sock drawer, for example, but with these Chips it was as rewarding as the flavor. It was a mild, creamy, slightly salty flavoring that actually tasted pre-dipped. So, I guess the Sour Cream did its job.