Having visited Hawaii a few months ago, I had the opportunity to try some of their local cuisine, and let me tell you that they throw DOWN. While I couldn’t bring myself to try the poi, there were some foods in Hawaii that I wanted to smuggle back to the mainland with me. So when I learned about Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips, I jumped at the chance to try them. They’re cooked Hawaiian style, and you don’t even need to hop on a plane to enjoy them.
About Hawaiian™ Kettle Style Potato Chips
Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips come in four flavors – Original, Sweet Maui Onion, Luau BBQ, and Wasabi. When I first got the chips, I had to ponder for a moment to decide which of the flavors I would try first. The colorful purple bag of the Sweet Maui Onion caught my eye; I popped the bag open and started munching. And munching. And munching. The probably with the Sweet Maui Onion Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips is that they are totally addicting. You cannot eat just one chip or even just 10 chips. The flavor is the perfect blend of mild onion flavor with a hint of sweetness. I finished half the bag in one sitting, and the other half the next day. *sheepish grin*
While I was taking a chip-eating break, my fellow testers broke out the Luau BBQ flavor. I grabbed a couple of chips for testing purposes (of course) and was just as impressed by them as well. The Luau BBQ is definitely on the spicier side, but wasn’t too strong and left you with just enough flavor and heat to keep you wanting more.
For those of you who like living on the edge, you can try the Wasabi flavor. It has a combination of wasabi and horseradish that will leave you going, “Wow.” I could taste the horseradish a little more than the wasabi flavor, but it is definitely not for those looking for a light flavor.
Finally, we wrapped up our tasting session with the good ‘ole Original flavor. Don’t confuse original with plain, because while it might only be potato and salt flavored, the Original Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips still taste delicious.
With all of the chips, I loved that there wasn’t a taste of oil or grease. Each flavor was there just the right amount so you could taste the extra goodness while still enjoying the crispy potato. The chips had a great texture as well and weren’t too thin or too thick, and had a great crunch to them. The Sweet Maui Onion Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips was my favorite of the four, and I’ll definitely be buying it the next chance I get.
Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips are now avialbe for purchase nationwide for $4.79-$5.29 MSRP for a 16oz bag. They are also available for purchase in bulk online at www.hawaiianbrandsnacks.com.
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Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.