Friday, September 16, 2011

Kettle Classic Review & Giveaway -- Ends 10/1/11


My family is filled with self-proclaimed Chip connoisseurs! We all have our favourites: I like very crisp chips and the spicier the better. Lizz loves the Bar-B-Que, and Mike has developed a taste for the Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt!

Kettle Chips are a particular favourite of ours. We do love the crispy, crunchieness uhm... crunchy-ness of Kettle-cooked chips!

We have been buying Kettle Classics for quite a while. They have some of the most amazing flavours:

*Natural: “The Original Crunch” It doesn’t getting any simpler – our Natural chips have nothing but potatoes and sea salt.

*Mesquite Barbecue: “Backyard Crunch”: All the flavors you’d expect from a smoky barbecue – sweet brown sugar, tomato, onion, and garlic, paprika, annatto, tumeric and other spices.

*Spicy Jalapeno: “Fiery Crunch”: Yes, that’s a spicy chip. Made with pure jalapeno peppers, onion and garlic, natural flavors, paprika, and vinegar.

*Sea Salt and Vinegar: “The British Crunch”: Inspired by the Brits who favor these flavors over ketchup. These chips are made with sea salt, vinegar and natural flavors.

*Sundried Tomato Basil: “The Gourmet Crunch” Garden-fresh taste. Made with sundried tomatoes, basil, onion and garlic, parsley, paprika and natural flavors.

*Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt: “Perfect Combo Crunch” So zesty, so peppery. Coated with sea salt, black pepper, onion, garlic, and natural spices.

*Honey Dijon Mustard: “Sophisticated Sweet Crunch” This chip takes the sharp taste of Dijon mustard and the smooth, sweet taste of honey to create a one of a kind blend that really gets your taste buds dancing.

*African Red Devil Pepper™: “Exotic Crunch” This spicy-yet-citrusy chip was inspired by the Piri Piri pepper found in Africa and its heavenly taste is mouth-watering.

*Wasabi Ranch: “Cool Samurai Crunch” Wasabi is elegant spiciness that’s warm, not hot. Then, quickly fades to a slightly sweet, lingering finish. The perfect segway for ranch,a classic flavor that’s rich and smooth.


Those of you who've been reading here a while will know that my choice from this fantastic list is the African Red Devil Pepper™ !  How do I describe the taste? HHHmmm. It's warm -- the heat hits the back of your throat for a very pleasant momentary burn and then it's gone. Your mouth waters and you crave another chip. I love it. I finished the bag in very short order. Luckily, I didn't have to share! :D


My 2nd favourite was, surprisingly, the Sea Salt and Vinegar. It's very reminiscent of English Fish and Chips. Open the bag and the slightly pungent smell of vinegar wafts by but doesn't over-power. Same with the flavour. It's a lovely mild salty / vinegary taste. We actually shared these chips when we had a fried fish dinner. Perfection.
I can tell you -- I've tried brand after brand of the Salt and Vinegar chips -- generally, I can't eat much because the strong vinegar flavour wreaks havoc with my lips and my taste buds. Not these. Nothing about these chips is "too much" or overdone. Love them!

Mike, as I said earlier, just loved the Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt. That's rather unusual for Mike as he's not a big "pepper" guy. He says the dark sweetness of the black pepper is "killer".


He called a tie between the Mesquite Barbecue and Sundried Tomato Basil. I, too, really liked the smoky bite of the Mesquite Barbecue. That wee touch of brown sugar is an amazing touch of BBQ brilliance!

I'd love to tell you more about the Sundried Tomato Basil but after we opened it, I got a few chips, Mike got a few, and my Mom scampered away with the rest. Needless to say, they were a BIG hit with Mom! She tells me the tomato flavour was very mild and gently spiced -- I think that's why she really liked them.

We also received some samples of Baked Classics. We sampled both the
Vanilla Frosting and the Mesquite BBQ.


The Vanilla Frosting is so... sweet and melt-in-your mouth delicious. The heady scent of vanilla is so inviting... and so yummy. That bag went fast. LOL! The Mesquite BBQ was fabulous. Sweet, smoky, and crispy. I managed to steal a few from Mike as he scarfed them down.

SAVORY SNACKS WITHOUT AN OUNCE OF GUILT.
Baked Classics® popped potato and multigrain crisps are packed with flavor, not fat. These oh-so-satisfying crisps are made with all natural potatoes, whole grains and seasonings, then popped. The result? A snack that’s just what you’ve been craving and a healthy alternative that won’t leave your palate feeling the least bit deprived.


Classic Foods is always to eager to hear from their friends and fans and you can connect with them on their Social Media Pages:
Kettle Classics on Facebook and @ClassicFoodsInc on Twitter

Classic Foods has generously offered one of my readers the chance to win a sample case of their fabulous chips! Just follow the entry instructions below!

Open to USA only. One entry per household, please. Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. Saturday October 1, 2011. Prize will be mailed to the winner directly by the sponsor (Classic Foods). *All Entries WILL Be Confirmed*

DISCLOSURE: I received a case of Classic Foods Kettle Chips for the purpose of review. I was under no obligation to write this review. I received no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed herein are my own and are based on my own use of and experience with the item(s).



39 comments:

Paula L. said...

Ooooh these are our favorite chips! I have never seen of heard of the Vanilla Frosting so I would really love to try those!
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Elaine said...

BAKED CLASSICS® MULTIGRAIN CRISPS
Vanilla Frosting

Connie said...

I want to try the BBQ chips and the Vanilla frosting chips. Both sound great! :)
Thank you for the wonderful food giveaway!

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ann said...

What caught my eye the most was the vanilla frosting flavored chips
very unusual.
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LoveCharlesVintage said...

Salt a vinegar all the way!

Kristie said...

I'd like to try the Mesquite BBQ.

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Nancy said...

I would like to try the Sundried Tomato Basil.

JMyers666 said...

I can't wait to try the Cracked Pepper & Sea Salt!

wigget said...

i want to try the mesquite bbq

linda brooks said...

Mesquite BBQ

tlcrum06 said...

I would love to try the Kettle Classics African Red Devil Pepper! Sounds very interesting!!
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Sarah said...

I would love to try the African Red Devil Pepper or the Spicy Jalepeno.

Monica said...

I would love to try the Spinach, Artichoke and Cheese Stone Classic Chips.

Thanks!

carole said...

like to try the honey dijon mustard

Serenap95 said...

I'd love to try the Vanilla Frosting Chips.

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s8r8l33 said...

I want to try Wasabi Ranch

HomemadeBaby said...

The mesquite BBQ sounds awesome!
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katklaw777 said...

I'd like to try the BAKED CLASSICS® POTATO CRISPS in the Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper flavor, thanks!

lbellomy said...

I want to try cracked pepper and sea salt.

Janet said...

Would love to try the Honey Dijon Mustard.

Yummy Boy Mummy said...

I'd like to try the Sea Salt & Vinegar flavor.

laurie said...

I would like to try the cracked pepper and sea salt. Thank you!
Laurie Adams
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Missy L said...

The African Red Devil Pepper sounds interesting! I'd love to try that one

Patricia P. said...

I'd like to try the Sundried Tomato Basil chips.

smdrm said...

I'd choose the Mesquite Barbecue Baked Classics.

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Grandma Bonnie said...

I would love to try the Honey Dijon Mustard.

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CherylS22 said...

I'd like to try the Kettle Classics in the Mesquite Barbecue flavor.

Tabitha said...

i'd love to try the sea salt and cracked pepper
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Cheryl Free said...

I'm most eager to try Cracked Pepper & Sea Salt :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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dfraley3 said...

I'd love to try the Vanilla Frosting Chips. They sound very unique!
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Tabitha said...

Can't wait to try the mesquite bbq.
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ani hearts japan said...

I would like to try the kettle classics spicy jalapeno.

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Lana Bradstream said...

I want the Spicy Jalapeno Kettle Chips!

nightowl said...

I'd like to try the Mesquite BBQ.
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LAMusing said...

BBQ chips are my favorite, but I'd really like top try the Vanilla Frosting because they are so unusual!
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Matt Ferrell said...

Love Salt & Vinegar, so the Sea Salt & Vinegar chips sounds great!

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- Epic Fail said...

So would want to try the Africa red devil. Love love loveeee spicy