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Cadina Potato Chips

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Cadina Potato Chips

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Taste test: These potato chips looked like just regular potato chips and seemed to be labeled that way. But when we checked the ingredients, we found that there were several ingredients beyond the standard potatoes, oil and salt — these included Kelp and Cabbage ... and also MSG! The chips had a light yellow color, with some dark spots here and there, bubbles embedded inside and occasional bits of skin on the edges.

We crunched in to find a light feel, good crispness and soft crunch, and they were indeed flavored. They had far less flavor than your typical flavored potato chips, and yet they did not taste anything like plain potato chips. It's hard to describe the taste, but we did taste a hint of that cabbage, so it was kind of like veggie-flavored potato chips, with small amounts of veggie helped along by that flavor-enhancing MSG. Not bad, but frankly, if I wanted some actual plain potato chips, I'd just get some; why use flavor enhancers for pseudo-plain potato chips?

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Smell test: Mostly a mild potato flavor, but with a mild fruitiness to it too.

From the package: “Ingredients: Fresh Potato, Palm Oil, Maltodextrin, Salt, Sugar, Monosodium Glutamate, Kelp Powder, Cabbage Powder, Artificial Flavor, Vitamin E as an antioxidant.”

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Company: Lian Hwa Foods Corporation (Taiwan)

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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Super 88, Boston. Review published .

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