Our barbeque judge friend Lori asked me the question; have you seen the Kettle Brand Chile Verde flavored potato chips? No I had not but I went right out and bought a bag. Lori knows I am on a quest to find the best Chile Verde ever and Kettle Chips are fair game. You know I do not do a lot of shopping except for meat products, so I got a little sticker shock when I paid 4 bucks for this 8.5 ounce bag. In the name of research for Mad Meat Genius readers no expense is spared. Let’s give them a try.
I will spare you the whole ingredient list but a couple of standouts are green bell pepper powder, chili powder, jalapeno powder and the usual suspects for a Kettle style ship. The aroma of the opened bag is familiar of potato chips of a fried oily aroma. I grab a couple of chips and chomp away hoping to experience green chile bliss. I am not going to lie, I was disappointed. If I had done a blind taste test I would not be able to identify any chile flavor. Was there any heat to speak off? There was a mild and I mean mild warming sensation that was disappointing. Dissapointing seems to be the theme of this review. This is good Kettle Style Potato chip and they are addicting but the Chile Verde flavor must have been left back at the marketing department.