Friday, February 24, 2017
Well, it worked. Because goodness knows, I can't resist trying weird and unusual flavors and reviewing them for the blog. So here goes:
Beer & Brats
I tried this one first because it sounded the most intriguing. They definitely have a smokey flavor and aroma, but the taste is very subtle, and there's certainly no discernible flavor notes of beer present. They weren't bad, but they weren't "to die for," and I don't think I'd buy these again. Still, it was fun to try them out, and they do get bonus points for being thin-style chips, which are my favorite.
Garden Tomato & Asiago
First of all, they're "kettle cooked", which is heinous. I don't like chips that are small and loud and too crunchy, which is an apt description of the kettle cooked variety. Still, I tried to give these a chance, but they were just....not...good.
Yes, there were subtle flavors of tomato and cheese present, but overall, it tasted more like pizza chips than potato chips--and definitely not in a good way. I think the real problem here is that the kind of person who enjoys the flavor of fresh garden tomatoes and fresh-shaved asiago cheese would much prefer to have it as a salad, not in a fat-laden chip form. So who is the target audience for this chip? When you figure it out, let me know. In the meantime, these are a "No, never again" for me.
I inadvertantly saved the best for last. Wow, these were SO good. They're the traditional thin-chip variety, but laden with lots of cheese flavoring--the chips actually look orange because of all the cheese.
Yes, that's a good thing.
They also have a pleasant saltiness that makes them addictive, and a spicy kick at the end which packs a lot of flavor into each chip. I would definitely buy these again--the best way to describe them is: Cheetos in potato chip form, with attitude. Definitely the best of the bunch.
Posted by Lisa Yak at 11:07 PM
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Earlier this evening, I wished a friend's 16-year-old son a Happy Birthday, and as I tried to hark back to myself at that stage, I suddenly realized that I am already more than three times his age.
I was feeling really old, until President Trump announced his nominee for the Supreme Court: Neil Gorsuch, who also happens to be 49. Now, everyone is saying how long-lasting his legacy on the bench could be if he's confirmed, because he's "so young."
And just like that, I'm back to buying green bananas again.
Posted by Lisa Yak at 8:51 PM