Taste test: It was very hard to get this bag open, as if General Tso (or as he's sometimes known, General Gao) had fortified the bag.
I pulled and pulled and pulled and pulled and couldn't get the top open. Eventually, I noticed a notch in the top and ripped it open from there, but that was really a last resort, since that is not the right way to open a bag of chips. When I got inside the bag, I found that the bag was only filled up about halfway with chips. Once eating commenced, the situation improved considerably. The chips were dark, wiggly and fairly large. They had a great crispness and nice crunch. And the flavor was great, a very nice spicy taste that didn't precisely remind me of General Gao's chicken, but nonetheless was quite delicious. It got quite hot when eating multiple chips in succession. Our tasters loved these and crunched through the whole bag very quickly.
Smell test: Very mild Chinese food-like smell, but not specifically like spicy chicken.
From the package: “New chef-inspired flavors” ... ” 'Generally' speaking, these kettle chips will call your taste buds to attention. For those who like it spicy, General Tso chips will not disappoint. A powerful alliance of balsamic vinegar, tamari, garlic, onion, honey and toasted sesame makes these kettle cooked chips a culinary force to be reckoned with!”
Online store: Buy Terra Chips on Amazon
Company: Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Whole Foods Market (formerly Bread & Circus). Review published .