Shearer's Original Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Review
Bag Calories Fat Saturated Salt Sugars
28g 150 9g 1.5g 85mg 1g
As with most large snack food corporations, Shearer's have taken a research and development approach to their new packaging. Black with a colour representing different flavors, with an enhanced photograph of some chips. It is very striking and easily spotted on the shelves, but it does lack a bit of character.
As crunchy as any Kettle Cooked should be. Standard, regular Chips are often thin and crispy. Kettle Cooked Chips can be over-cooked or left too long in oil and come out hard and brittle. Ridged Chips are often thicker cut so have a thicker crunch. These strike the balance between noise and firmness just right.
These Chips were a darkish golden brown color. There were lots of irregularly shaped Chips in the bag. They also looked a little greasy, although that did not transfer greatly to fingers.
To our flavor hungry palates, these tasted little different to the 40% Reduced Fat option in Shearer's range, which would beg the question about which one would be more sensible to purchase. To us, they tasted of oily, salty potato. There are many of this variety and perhaps because of its sandwich accompaniment properties, it remains the most popular [lack of] flavor - this was a very good version of a plain flavor free Chip.