Taste test: Ever since I first ate Herr's chips more than 20 years ago, I've always associated the Herr's brand with wide-rippled potato chips, and they've always done a great job loading them with great taste and texture. Years ago when I was a student in Philadelphia, that meant their plain potato chips and sour cream & onion ones, and they've kept the same wide-rippled cut as they expanded over the years into all sorts of other flavors (including Stadium Dawg, Sweet Corn and Baby Back Ribs). So when I spotted this narrow-rippled version, it did seem like a big deal. The ripples were quite thin, and the chips had a light yellow color with some areas of browning and occasional bits of skin on the edges.
I crunched in to find a good crispness and somewhat soft crunch, with lots of intense salty potato flavor. The taste reminded me of potato sticks. It was definitely a change from Herr's wide ripples, but they did a nice job here as well — the potato taste was fresh, and they were pretty generous with the salt.
Smell test: Kind of an oily, salty potato smell.
From the package: “Satisfaction Guaranteed” ... “0g Trans Fat” ... “What gives our chips their exceptional great taste? It's the way they're made! We take special care to select only the finest potatoes. We cook them in vegetable oil so they turn out crisp and tasty, and then quickly seal them in Herr's® special foil-like packaging. Sunlight and moisture are locked out. Freshness is locked in. The result — you get more of the natural potato taste you crave.”
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Wal-Mart. Review published .