This bag of Ruffles Loaded Chili & Cheese potato chips made its way to NEAROF! HQ in Canada from its native habitat in the United States of America.
The Look: The image on the bag looks both delicious and disgusting. It depicts potato chips covered in chili and cheese, a combination that I suddenly want to try.
The Pitch: Proof that nobody really reads what’s on the back of a potato chip bag: “You know that dream where all your favourite food is piled high and ready to go? It’s not a dream. It’s Ruffles Loaded Chili & Cheese flavour. Chili? Check. Cheese? Heck yeah. Onions and peppers. Bingo. Now put all that on a chip. Pinch yourself, you’re really awake. Okay, now hit yourself. Oh well, it was worth a shot.”
The Taste: Standard chili/taco seasoning mix, with some cheesy flavouring that’s more Cheetos than cheddar, but still tastes OK. The chips are good, with the right mix of oil/potato. The seasoning is lightly spicy. Does it taste like chili? Sort of, in that it has the same spice notes you’d find in chili. The cheese taste isn’t strong, but it’s there. Not bad.
RATINGS AND DETAILS
Cost: $1.29 for a 2.5 oz. (71 grams) “Hunger Grab” bag at a shop in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, U.S.A.
Value for cash money: Good.
Availability: United States of America.
Nutrition?: Go easy, fella. Per 2.5 oz. (71 grams) package: 390 calories, 25 grams of fat, 440 mg of sodium, 3 grams of fibre, 5 grams of protein. Also, a reasonable range of vitamins and minerals.
The verdict: Worth trying if you like chili-cheese flavoured snacks.