Monday, April 07, 2014

Ikea POTATISCHIPS SALTADE Chips Review

Chips, crisps, thin potato things. They have them at Ikea. A last minute grab item.

Configuration
Ikea POTATISCHIPS SALTADE soft wheat bread, frozen:  US$ 1.69 (CAD$ 2.49)
Ikea POTATISCHIPS SALTADE in a bag
 Overview
This was in the unrefrigerated section. The only other flavor I found was sour cream and onion. Putting this through Google without accents gave me, "potato chips salted". Labels noted that the chips had 130 calories for every 25g. This was a 150g bag for CAD$ 2.49 -- I can't remember how much a typical, regular sized bag of chips at the grocery store contains. It was a typical chips-style foil type bag.

Taste and Texture
My first impression was that they looked very similar to kettle chips. The kettle chips that I have had in the past, not Ikea brand, were usually a darker color, appeared to be less prone to breaking apart, and were slightly tougher than "normal" chips. They were still brittle, just slightly stronger and more cohesive. This appears to result in fewer crumbs or broken pieces at the bottom of the bag too.  POTATISCHIPS SALTADE chips matched this description pretty closely and tasted similar too.

Ikea POTATISCHIPS SALTADE in a bowl

The strongest flavor that usually comes out of salted chips for me is the salt. This was no exception, but being like kettle chips, they also tasted slightly oilier and felt less crispy than normal chips. By "normal" chips, I am thinking of Lays, Humpty Dumpty, and Pringles type chips. I didn't actually see a label on the package saying anything about them being kettle chips though -- not that I'm entirely sure what makes a kettle chip a "kettle chip".

Ikea POTATISCHIPS SALTADE Close-up
Yay or Nay
A yay. Good stuff, but I can usually score a bag of Lays for $2 on sale.


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