Taste test: These are regular potato chips that taste a little bit like kettle chips, it must be because of the lard that it is cooked in.
It's definitely an acquired taste, one that my brother loved when we were children. I remember them as being a little less greasy, but that's OK, because these are still tasty. A good overall potato chip.
Smell test: No particular aroma.
From the package: “Did you know? When George Crum, a Native American chef, served the first potato chips to Commordore Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1853, he used the animal fats available in his day to produce his new product. Today, with all the various oils on the market, Gibble's still uses lard - an animal fat - to make their potato chips. Why? Because we believe that simple and natural is best. Do you realize that, commonly, to produce vegetable oil, seeds must be roasted, steel rolled and flooded with hexane solvent to extract the oil, which is then treated with lye, neutralized with hydrochloric acid, filtered through diatomaceous earth, and deodorized under high temperature? Lard is a rich, naturally stable fat, rendered from pork that provides the true home style flavor most people prefer. Pure energy. Simple and delicious. We at Gibble's are proud to use the same fine ingredients that made us a hit many years ago at our farmers market stand - chips so wonderfully good they're 'Nibble Gibble-icious' We want to be your potato chip!”
Online store: Buy potato chips on Amazon
Company: Martin's Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc.
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This snack was discovered by Keith and Melissa at Weis Market in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Review published .