3 if you're Canadian 4 if you are not.
scores out of 5
wasn't until recently that I discovered that All Dressed potato
chips were a Canadian thing. I'd always assumed that they were
a standard flavour, in North America at least. Then I came across
a list of strange Canadian snacks on the Internet, and All Dressed
chips were on it. I don't blame the writers of this list for
considering them to be a strange snack; I was just surprised
that it was something unknown to the rest of the world. Canada
is well known for creating strange flavours of chips, but All
Dressed is strange for a very specific reason.
The biggest mystery
is exactly what flavour these are supposed to be. Some people
assume that they're a combination of all of the popular chip
flavours, such as salt and vinegar, ketchup, BBQ, and sour cream
and onion. The package implies that there is a range of flavours,
however they appear to be vinegar, onion, and some kind of red
pepper (or paprika). The one thing that's unmistakable in each
bite is that there is a strange mix of flavours. It starts off
with a sour vinegar flavour, then it tastes a little like BBQ,
and it finishes with something kind of onion like. I could easily
see the flavour of paprika and BBQ getting confused, particularly
since they may use a smoked paprika.
I've never considered
All Dressed chips to be my favourite flavour of chips, and my
opinion hasn't changed. I'm guessing since it's considered a
standard flavour of chips here in Canada that many people do
like them. I don't hate them, but I've never craved them either.
It's not that the flavours are bad; they're just too many flavours
competing with each bite.