Taste test: The chips in this bag had a golden yellow color overall, with some dark bits of seasoning distributed fairly evenly on the surfaces, plus some scattered dark bits of skin on the edges. Most of the chips were quite wiggly and fairly small, with some folded-over chips in the mix.
We crunched in to find kind of a hard crunch and a tasty mix of crab spice seasoning and potato. As with the other "limited batch" flavor that Cape Cod released alongside this one, Asiago Cheese & Italian Herbs, the texture wasn't as good as we've come to expect from Cape Cod. It was crunchy but not brittle, with just a bit of a hard edge that brought it away from the ideal kettle chips texture. It was also not as strong of a taste as some of the other Old Bay chips, but it was still tasty. There was also a slightly hot aftertaste.
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Smell test: Smells like Old Bay, but somewhat mild.
From the package: “We took your favorite crab seasoning and gave it Cape Cod crunch. We start with select potatoes, sliced them thick, and kettle cook them in small batches to a golden amber hue. Then we take an all-star list of spices including paprika, onion and salt, as well as a dash of sugar free touch of sweetness.”
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Star Market (formerly Shaws, and Star Market again before that), Porter Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Review published .