Taste test: These potato chips had a yellow color with some areas of browning, plus lots of skin around their edges.
The chips looked to be cut fairly thick, and most of the chips were unbroken. They also ended up having lots of flavor powder on their surfaces. I didn't notice the powder at first glance because it had no bright colors and was basically camouflaged to the color of the chips. But I could feel lots of powder on my fingertips when I picked up my first chip, plus against my tongue upon crunching in. And I could definitely taste the flavoring, as there was a serious kick of heat delivered (after a slight delay) by the hot peppers, with not just heat, but also a mix of zesty spices. They weren't quite the hottest chips ever, but they were up there, and definitely hotter than most jalapeno chips (which makes sense, as Serrano is a stronger pepper). Beverages are highly recommended. Beyond the nice heat, these were very good potato chips underneath the seasoning, with a very, very strong crunch and a good crispness. The odd thing was that the bag promised Serrano pepper, which would have made these stand out from the 150+ jalapeno pepper chips we've reviewed, but Serrano pepper was actually absent from the ingredients — while jalapeno was present. But they were still excellent chips, so they're highly recommended for hot chip fans. One one negative here: It took a long time to pull the top of the bag open, so that delayed us from starting to enjoy these chips.
Smell test: Strong, strong kick of heat and a jalapeno-like smelll upon opening the bag.
From the package: “Originally found on the peaks of Puebla and Hidalgo, we bring you the spicy, yet tangy flavor of the Serrano chili, so you can enjoy its incredible taste.” ... “Product of the U.S.A.” ... “Ingredients: Select Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (Contains One or More of the following: Canola, Sunflower, Corn, Safflower, and Cottonseed Oil), Salt, Corn Flour, Maltodextrin, Citric Acid, Monosodium Glutamate, Dextrose, Spices, Jalapeno Chili Powder, Artificial Flavors, Acetic Acid, Natural Spice Extracts.”
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Company: RISI America
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