Taste test: These potato chips had a nice yellow color plus many green bits on the surfaces, with wiggly shapes and lots of skin on the edges. Based on a reading of the Ingredients, we're pretty sure that the green stuff was actually Parsley, not Shamrock. But still, with a flavor name that promised Shamrock, we were eager to taste them.
We crunched in to find a very nice crisp, crunchy texture, with excellent rich potato flavor enhanced a very tasty seasoning that seemed a lot like sour cream & onion. Great texture, and delicious!
A look at the ingredients indicated that they weren't all that different from other sour cream & onion chips, but they did indeed include some Shamrock — as the very last ingredient. Shamrock isn't something that many of us have eaten, but we lucked out in this case and happened to be sharing some of this bag with a Vermont native who used to pick and eat clovers. She liked the chips as much as everyone else who tried, but she said that she couldn't notice any actual clover/shamrock taste.
Smell test: A lot like sour cream & onion, very sweet.
From the package: “Ingredients: Keogh's Potatoes (60%), Sunflower Oil, Salt, Dry Milk Powder (Milk), Lactose Powder (Milk), Sugar, Dried Whey Powder (Milk), Drive Garlic Powder, Dried Cheddar Cheese (Milk), Parsley, Lactic Acid (Milk), Calcium Lactate (Milk), Acidity Regulators: Citric Acid & Malic Acid, Yeast Extract, Flavouring, Rapeseed Oil, Shamrock Extract” ... “The Keogh family believes that good things come from Mother Nature and that is why we have been working the land growing delicious Irish potatoes for over 200 years. We are now hand cooking Ireland's finest crisps in small batches on our farm, 'from crop to crisp™', grown and cooked with love in Ireland.” ... “Our Shamrock is grown in Ballinskelligs Co. Kerry by Livingshamrock. This area has produced fresh Irish Shamrock for the American President on St Patrick's Day since 1952” ... “Produced in Ireland”
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Kiki's Kwik-Mart, Brighton, Massachusetts. Review published .