Even though I am a junk food connoisseur, sometimes legendary foods can fly under even my radar. Boulder Canyon Natural Foods recently released Thanksgiving flavored kettle cooked potato chips and I was none the wiser. Luckily Sean from The Sean And Bo Show was kind enough to tip me off about these glorious flavors and sent me bags of each flavor. As you guys know, I have gone on the Sean And Bo Show a couple of times to talk about sports and the such. They are definitely worth a listen if you want to get a funny take about what is going on in the sports world. Check out their podcast over the Thanksgiving break by clicking here.
Anyway, I am going to review these chips as I have done with all my other reviews. You will see that I am wearing a Barry Sanders jersey, as is my Thanksgiving tradition. In related news, if you don’t wear a Barry Sanders Lions jersey on Thanksgiving, you are a communist. Anyway, on to the reviews, you communist bastard.
Rating: 6.2/10. In full disclosure, I do not like cranberries. I don’t like them as a berry, as a sauce, or as a juice (what are you, on your period?). Anyway, the chips didn’t really have a strong cranberry taste. Just kind of a subtle, sweet flavor. However, the band The Cranberries are incredible. I wanted to go with “Zombie” for this review, but that seemed more Halloween-ish than Thanksgiving-ish. “Dreams” is my 2nd favorite Cranberries song, but I didn’t think it had enough appeal. Okay, I’m rambling.
Rating: 9.2/10. A quick rant here. Stuffing is the best side dish on Thanksgiving. Mashed potatoes are great, but that’s more of an all-year-round side. Yams, corn, sweet potatoes, etc. cannot even DREAM of being on the same level as stuffing. <End of rant>. They nailed the multifaceted taste of stuffing in these chips and I am now fiending the living daylights for homemade stuffing. Fantastic work, Boulder Canyon.
Turkey & Gravy
Rating: 8.4/10. Turkey and gravy is like the quarterback and head coach for an NFL team. If they are bad, your team/meal cannot be anything better than average. But if they are good-to-great, all the other pieces fall into place perfectly. This chip flavor falls in the good range.
Rating: 6.7/10. <Rant #2> I dislike pumpkin flavored items. If pumpkins tasted so good, we would eat pumpkins. We wouldn’t process it and load it up with sugar/seasoning/etc. This latest pumpkin trend is out of control. It is a disgrace to America that apple is not the official and unofficial flavor of fall <End of rant #2>. Anyway, this “pumpkin” pie chip was pretty good. Better than the cranberry chip, but still pretty weak. To this day, I will ask for a slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream, eat the whipped cream, and throw the piece of pie away untouched. I have that much disrespect for pumpkin flavoring.
Again, I’d like to thank the Sean And Bo Show for sending along these tasty treats. Make sure to follow them on Twitter by clicking the button below.