Taste test: These dark russet potato chips were indeed dark and had a great texture, with super crispness, a very nice light crunch, and that dry feeling that russet chips give you without actually drying out your mouth.
But when I first bit in, the flavor was on the bland side. After eating a few more of the chips, the flavor did ramp up to a more typical russet chip level of taste, and the taste was quite good. You might have to be a patient chip eater to maximize your enjoyment of these. There were some good-size chips in this bag, but unfortunately some of the smaller chips toward the bottom of the bag looked very oily.
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Smell test: Very nice russet chips smell.
From the package: “It's only natural that the finest, freshest all-natural potato chips carry the Utz name. We take the purest potatoes, slice them thin, and then hand-cook them in sunflower oil to a delicate golden crisp so that the natural potato flavor shines through. With 50% less fat than regular potato chips. And absolutely no trans fat or preservatives.”
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Dollar Tree. Review published .