We Texas girls tend to approach foreign (aka “outside the Lone Star State”) barbecue with some suspicion. With all due respect, what can a bunch of Yankees possibly know about mesquite ‘que? When it comes to chowder and all tastes fishy, we’ll grant their superior skills. But BBQ? Hmmmmm. So it was with some trepidation that we popped open this bag of chips for tasting.
They’re good. The company describes them as having a “robust barbecue flavor” but we found them to be on the mild side. Perhaps “robust” is a little less “robust” north of the Mason-Dixon line? These are not the chips to give you a tongue-tingling barbecue experience, but they are tasty. The sweetness and mesquite flavor are nicely balanced. You could eat them with a mild (turkey, maybe?) sandwich and not overpower the rest of the meal. Not my favorite, but not bad at all.
Our final flavor was Parmesan & Roasted Garlic. Excellent pairing of flavors! These would be good out of hand or with pretty much anything. The sweetness of roasted garlic added to the subtle flavor of parmesan cheese…yummy. I’ll buy these again someday.
We didn’t make it to the Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno flavor (it was a small bag, but we just couldn’t eat any more) and ended up using some of the small bags of chips to pad various glass pieces for the trip home. (Which doesn’t mean those crumbs won’t end up as coating for a nice piece of baked fish in the near future.)
Of all the chips we tried, none were bad, some were outstanding, and my favorite was the Robust Russet…unless I have a juicy burger at hand, then it would be Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper. But honestly, I don’t think I need to eat potato chips any time soon.