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Misa "Mustard and Ketchup Chips"


Taste: 2.5

Texture: 4

Novelty: 3

All scores out of 5

These chips offer something pretty interesting. Not only do they offer two different flavours of chips in one bag, but each flavour also comes in both ruffled and regular form. While I can't say that this is the perfect snack, it is the perfect opportunity to find out which flavour mustard or ketchup and which style ruffled or regular of chip is best.

What I was hoping for was a difficult choice. I wanted to taste each chip, each being the best representation of its flavour. Unfortunately one particular aspect of these chips fell very short, the ketchup chips were far less tasty than the mustard. Even worse, these ketchup chips fell very short of every other ketchup chip I've ever tried before. Instantly there was an imbalance. The great surprise was how much I really liked the mustard chips. The mustard chips had a slightly hot mustard flavour, but without the overly spicy kick. I'm wondering if they chose to cut back on the ketchup flavour to balance with the mustard flavour? If they did, frankly I don't think it worked.

The other peculiar thing was the difference between the regular and ruffled chips. I've been lead to believe that ruffled chips could hold more flavour in their ridges. But in this case the regular chips were much more flavourful, particularly with the mustard chips.

These chips are fine if you're looking for a flavour experiment, however the disappointing flavour of the ketchup chips makes it a fairly unbalanced experiment. I would have been much happier with a bag of mustard chips instead.