Taste test: With all the elaborate art on this bag — which didn't include anything close to a picture of the potato chips inside — I didn't think much about what the chips looked like, and it never occurred to me that the chips would look anything like they did. But when I opened the bag, the look was quite striking. The chips had some of the most intensely colored red seasoning that I've ever seen on a potato chip, though it was unevenly distributed, so there were areas just packed with it and others covered much more lightly. In addition to the large amounts of red stuff, the chips also had some scattered green bits on their wiggly, bubbly surfaces.
The back of the bag indicated that the chips would be very high on flavor but just moderately hot. I crunched in to find a loud, fairly solid crunch, with tasty spices including a bit of lime that delivered a lot of intensity of flavor, including some heat, but as they said, it wasn't a killer heat. The level of flavor did seem to vary in proportion to how much of the red stuff there was, and it was like a very tasty hot sauce. Very good chips. (I ended up with a lot of red stuff on my lips, so a napkin may be in order.)
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Smell test: Some strong spices to go with the potato.
From the package: “Beware of the Evil Eye! The famous New Orleans Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau, was rumored to have one. In this spirit, Zapp's Evil Eye Kettle Style Potato Chips are subtle with mild heat, yet bursting with flavor. Experience the essence of New Orleans with Zapp's Evil Eye. Try if you dare!”
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Publix. Review published .