Taste test: These chips came from the same company that makes Tim's Cascade Style Jalapeño Chips, which are one of our favorites, so we wondered whether they were actually the same. When we checked the ingredients and didn't find peanut oil, we figured this was indeed a different recipe.
The chips had a nice yellow color, somewhat wiggly shapes with lots of bubbles embedded inside, plus a light smattering of green seasoning bits and some occasional light skin on the edges. We crunched in to find a strong, loud crunch and lots of potato taste, but the level of jalapeño taste or heat was virtually none for the first few chips. Some minor flavoring and minimal heat did kick in after that, but it sure seemed a lot less than promised. The aftertaste had a very slight heat, nothing to write home about. This was indeed a completely different chip than the ones labeled Tim's, and it seemed hardly worthy of being labeled jalapeño, let alone Hulapeño.
Smell test: Some spice added to the potato smell, but it didn’t really kick me in the face like some jalapeño chips too.
From the package: “Jalapeño Fired” ... “Our new Hulapeño chips start with everything you love about our thick Hawaiian chips, and adds a Jalapeño kick. They are sure to start a fire in any occasion! These subtly spicy chips will make you break out in a dance, because they’re not just jalapeño, they're Hulapeño!”
Online store: Buy potato chips on Amazon
Company: Tim's Cascade Snacks
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy. Review published .