Taste test: Turkey-flavored potato chips are quite the rarity, as we hadn't seen't found anything flavored with Thanksgiving's favorite meat since almost 13 years ago, when one of our chip hunters brought a bag of Lay's Turkey flavor back from China.
We opened the bag to find that the chips looked really nice, with wiggly shapes and bubbles typical of kettle-cooked chips, and surfaces ranging from pale yellow to bright yellow, a light smattering of seasoning, most of it green, plus some golden brown skin on the edges. We crunched in to find that the chips really did taste like Thanksgiving dinner — turkey and gravy and some mild spices — and it was quite good. Some of our snackers were very reluctant to try these, fearing the worst, but even those folks acknowledged that the flavor was impressive.
On the weird side of things, we noticed that after years of having the words "Boulder Canyon Natural Foods" on their potato chip bags, this one said "Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods" for some reason. Probably the change was related to whether this product met the somewhat nebulous definition of "Natural," but considering that the turkey-flavored chips didn't contain any actual turkey, the word "Authentic" seemed like a strange choice.
Smell test: Wow, definitely smells like gravy, and maybe even a hint of turkey too.
From the package: “Our savory turkey and gravy kettle cooked potato chips are the staple of this feast. We've taken our finest kettle cooked potato chips and seasoned perfectly with all the flavors reminiscent of Thanksgiving's main attraction. Gobble, gobble them up.”
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This snack was discovered by Daisy Chow at Shaw's at Boston University. Review published .