Hot, Hot, Hot!
If these were labeled gourmet or craft chips, we’d easily be paying 3 times their current price. But they’re not. So get them while they’re hot, hot, hot.
August 4, 2015
If you love heat, these will be
almost additive. Old Vienna of St. Louis, the maker of Red Hot Riplets, is an oddity. It’s not owned by a world conglomerate. Therefore it’s not managed to make a product that appeals to the “average” consumer.
The problem may be that these are not available nationally. I’m not sure about that. I was surprised to find them at my local ALDI within the past two years. Or at least that’s when I first noticed them on the shelf. Prior to that I used to get my hot fix from vending machines. Hopefully they’ll be available where you shop?
In general I’m not a big fan of ripple cut chips. The proportion of ripple cut potato to seasoning (even if it’s only salt) seems wrong to me. These are an exception. Because of the more than adequate amount of seasoning used for each bag, the extra surface area of the ripple cut is effectively used to capture the seasoning, creating a mouth filling taste.
The best part of the bag is the bottom. That’s where all the small chip pieces and extra seasoning fall. After the small chip fragments are slowly consumed (you’ll want the experience to linger), the next thing to do is use the wet finger dipping method to get every last bit of seasoning out of the bag and into your mouth. As I said at the beginning, if you love heat . . .