Before I go any further, I want to make it very clear that I'm only talking about POTATO chips. I'm not comparing my favorite potato chip to tortilla based snacks like Doritos or fried corn snacks like Funyuns or Cheetos. This is strictly potato based, not just anything you might find in the chip aisle at the grocery store. I'm sure if I did a top 10 chip aisle snacks list that this would be on there, but it may not be the top spot. When it comes to potato chips though, this one reigns supreme. Without any further ado, I give you:
If you know me or have read my top 10 favorite sandwiches list, you'll know that I love foods with horseradish. It's a sharp, zesty flavor that can really clear the nostrils. Combining that with cheddar and salt makes for a pairing that has yet to be topped. But there is another element to these chips that makes huge difference and it's that they are kettle cooked. Kettle cooked chips have a far superior texture to that of regular chips. They're crunchier and not at all wispy like those that are traditionally fried. If you dip a kettle cooked chip, there's almost not chance it's going to break.
As I've gotten older, I much rather prefer bold flavors and textures. There are other bold chip flavors like jalapeno and different versions of BBQ that I very much enjoy, just not nearly as much as cheddar horseradish. It's the only chip that I will impulse buy. In fact, I did just that on National Pie Day last month when I was there to pick up a pie to celebrate one of the best days of the year and saw the chips on display. The fact that they were on sale swept away any hesitation I would have had because of unnecessary calories or cost.
What is your favorite kind of potato chips? Is it a common flavor or maybe one off the beaten path like mine? Please share in the comments below.