Friday, June 20, 2008

New York Style Baked Bagel Chips Jalapeño Cheddar

Company Information: New York Style Brand, Dayton, NJ
Size: 5oz.
Purchased: convenience store
Cost: $2.89
Description (from container): The satisfying flavor of bagel chips is even more exciting with the taste of Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese. Arouse your appetite with New York Style Tender Bites - bite size bagel chips with a new Light, Airy Texture. Enjoy with soups, and sandwiches or as a Great snack anytime!

Aroma: Tex-mex, salsa smell.

Appearance: Small orange-colored rounds that are thin and flat with brownish red flecks.
: Crunchy, similar to melba toast.

: Sour
Jalapeño with BBQ/salsa spice. Not noticeably cheesy.

: None.

I'll save croutons for salad and get my jalapeño fix elsewhere.

Overall Rating: 1 out of 4 peppers

Friday, June 6, 2008

Trader Joe's Baked Jalapeño Cheese Crunchies

Company Information: Trader Joe's, Monrovia, CA
Size: 7 oz. (198g)
Purchased: Trader Joe's
Cost: $2
Description (from bag): none

Aroma: Sour cream and chive smell.
Appearance: Light yellow irregular twists heavily flecked with green.
Texture: Crunchy with a puffed inside.
Flavor: Strong parsley taste with underlying sour cream and chive flavor. Odd jalapeño end note.
HEAT: Mild growing heat.

"Baked" doesn't mean healthy. I'll save my calories for something more tasty. 

Overall Rating: 1 out of 4 peppers

Pringles Jalapeño Potato Crisps

Company Information: Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH
Size: 5 3/4 oz. (163g)
Purchased: convenience store
Cost: $1.50
Description (from container): none

Aroma: Sour vinegary smell with notes of jalapeño.
Appearance: Uniform light yellow ovals with an evenly bubbled surface with flecks of red and green. Chips are concave with a center streak of reddish orange flavoring sprayed on.
Texture: Thin and crisp.
Salty BBQ flavor with a jalapeño aftertaste.
HEAT: Mild building heat.

More BBQ than jalapeño, but pleasantly light and crisp.

Overall Rating: 2 out of 4 peppers

Monday, June 2, 2008

Shearer's Jalapeño Kettle Cooked Extra Crunchy Potato Chips

Company Information: Shearer's Foods, Inc., Brewster, OH
Size: 9 oz. (255.1g)
Purchased: discount store

Cost: $1.80
Description (from bag): Healthy lifestyles begin with healthy choices, and eating in moderation is the key to smart snacking. Staying energetic and active completes the recipe for a
happy, healthy lifestyle. Fuel your celebrations with the great taste of Shearer's Snack Foods! Our quality snacks are the perfect addition to any reunion or party. Bring a frisbee along, and get everyone in on the fun! When the snacking is over . . . Let the games begin!

Aroma: Jalapeño smell.
Appearance: Small, thin, golden yellow round chips
Texture: Extra crisp and crunchy - well cooked.
Flavor: Classic potato taste with a jalapeño afterburn.
HEAT: Mild to medium lingering heat.

Shearer's delivers the crunch with these extra crispy chips.

Overall Rating: 3 out of 4 peppers