As I continued to enjoy the smokey flavoured chips I thought, yup, in that way it is a winner. But that is where my interest in the chips came to an abrupt stop.
They were too… normal. Like I had had them before. They definitely were not bad. I could taste the bacon, the savoriness of the gravy flavour, but I was bored.
Reg’s perspective was that it had all sorts of elements from other chips combined that he had had before – from roasted chicken chips to bacon to barbecue – it would be hard to tell the difference between them.
I brought them over to a friend’s barbecue and Emily was pleasantly surprised. She was not expecting to like the chips but she did. Other people were so-so about them and I think overall, they are good but a little underwhelming.
I personally do not want traditional when it comes to the flavours of chips. Yes, poutine is distinctly French Canadian and intellectually and culturally I think this is a cool idea for a product. I would recommend them for a good solid chip but did it win my foodie heart? No.
They were not ruffled. They were not kettle cooked. They were just typical chips which added to the flatness for me. More “meh” than “awesome!”
Guillaume Lorrain’s idea for a chip was great and I think the execution was pretty good but not wow-ing when it comes to my foodie world.
I give this product three out of five wooden spoons.
Adequate but not exciting.