Thursday, May 30, 2013

So You Don't Have To

Kettle-style potato chips are all the rage and have been for some time. I am a bit late to the dance of trying these, I admit. I tried them when they first came out and, perhaps it was the ones we tried first, but I wasn't real excited by them. I think they had a sugar/salt flavor to them.

Well, Arby's has decided to add kettle chips to their offerings. Usually, I get their small 4 pack of mozzarella sticks, but I thought these might be less calories and certainly less fat.

Blarg. Perhaps it's me. I did not like these at all. Usually, I'll finish something I'm not real fond of because I shelled out the money for it, but I couldn't. They were served hot and were still warm by the time I got them back to the office. That was a plus for flavor to start. When they cooled off to room temperature, I thought they were downright nasty. Again, this might be me.

The smaller ones were crisp, but the larger ones were soggy in the middle. There was a very distinctive vinegar taste to them. Vinegar has its place. I don't care for the mayonnaise covered cole slaw but the sugar vinegar kind, yes please. (My mom has a great recipe for that style. It does take 24 hours to make, however.) On my chips, I was not at all sold. I think I would have preferred the chips plain, with no additional flavor adornment than what I felt was the overpowering taste of vinegar.

You do get a lot for the price, much more than a comparably priced container of fries. That is a plus. But I think you really have to like this style of chip to find these attractive. I also do have to commend Arby's for looking at something different on their menu. Choice, in the fast food world, is a good thing.

Beverage:  English Breakfast tea


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