Dealer Joe’s Carolina Gold Model BBQ Flavored Ridge Minimize Potato Chips

Trader Joe's Carolina Gold Style BBQ Flavored Ridge Cut Potato Chips

Oh BBQ chips. Such an excellent ol’ ‘merican staple…but so kinda stale. I imply, they’re good, do not get me flawed, however when’s the final time you had a really progressive, outdoors the field BBQ chip? Probably by no means? I assume possibly there is a tried-and-true mildew, a basic, that is it is laborious to innovate apart from maybe tweaking the mesquite or upping the spice a tad. 

However whereas most BBQ chippies go into kind of default Kansas Metropolis model, TJ’s dare goes in the direction of a special, scrumptious basic American BBQ style: the Carolinas! And so shall it’s with the the brand new Dealer Joe’s Carolina Gold Model BBQ Flavored Ridge Minimize Potato Chips. 

Carolina BBQ is much more mustard and vinegar based mostly. A contact candy, positively tangy, vaguely bitter, large acidic chew, with various levels of spices and warmth combined in…it isn’t my favourite, nevertheless it’s proper on up there for my beautiful bride. Give it to me on some smoked brisket anytime although. 

That is the expertise right here sans brisket. Besides…there’s one thing a couple of potato chip that does not assist the flavour translate as properly. Undecided if it is extra the mustard or the vinegar, as each are profitable on chips in different taste combos, however the taste builds solely very slowly, from not-that-perceptible to delicate to pretty good to this bizarre bitter aftertaste. 

It is a respectable chip, however there’s two issues right here that may make them higher IMHO: first, extra seasoning. Extra spice. Extra stuff. Having had the true deal, I might love one thing nearer to the whole Carolina expertise right here. Secondly, let’s rethink the chip kind. These huge crunchy ridge reduce are huge and chompy and kinda thick, and never terribly greasy….possibly that is holding them again to. I really like the large crunch however possibly let’s go kettle-cooked, hmm? Just a little added grease would make them way more snacky. 

Anyhow, for $3 and a change up from the norm, we’ll take them fortunately. Our kiddos hate them so there is a plus for us. Nonetheless…meh at finest for me, whereas the spouse is extra in love than I’m with them. Two from me, 4 from her.

Backside line: Dealer Joe’s Carolina Gold Model BBQ Flavored Ridge Minimize Potato Chips: 6 out of 10 Golden Spoons