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Favorite flavored potato chips? Probably not Coney Island Hot Dog with Mustard

Lays Jalapeño Kettle Chips are good. There is only an initial hit of powder flavoring on the first bite, but after that there’s a nice jalepeno flavor. They actually use real jalepenos in it. They are spicy, but not so much that the burn takes over. The potato flavor is there. The chips are a thick chip. Here’s a good description and pictures.


I thought they might work nicely with a ranch dip ... didn’t try that, but had some with cottage cheese (MY diet plate), and the dairy tones down the spiciness too much. They are ok with a squeeze of lime, but GREAT with vinegar. I had a Cuban vinegar-based hot sauce I’ve been trying to use up. The jalepeno chips got even better with this.

My google for the chips, turned up other flavored chips like the Coney Island Hot Dog with Mustard flavored potato chips. Actually I looked at that link because I thought it was going to talk about a real hot dog topped with mustard-flavored potato chips which seems appealing. Nope, hot dog flavored chips.


You gotta love the marketing guy who wrote this description on the bag ...

"Welcome to Coney Island. Take a stroll and enjoy the most mouth watering taste of hot dogs with mustard flavor in this premium potato chip. It's a taste so authentic , you'll almost be able to feel the ocean breeze and hear the sounds of the boardwalk. "

Also found this MAJOR snack review site.

No kidding are they “serious about snacks”. I applaud them for not dying after trying, what, hundreds of snacks.

So, what is your flavored chip? Is it good right out of the bag or better paired with something ... hmmm ... chip/dip parings.

Oh, if you want to make your own home-made flavored chips ...

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  1. My favorite chip flavor is green onion, but they are not available here any more. In the absence of those, I like the salsa Pringles.

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    1. re: ClairfiedButter

      Thanks. My guilty pleasure is that I like Pringles. It is not bad enough to like potato chips, I like canned potato-chip formed products. Thanks for the tip. I'll give them a try.

      1. re: rworange

        I like Pringles too. Goes hand in hand with my cravings for Funny Bones. Two guilty pleasures.

    2. Not really chowish, but I like Lay's Sour Cream N' Onion and Ruffle's Cheddar and Sour Cream! And Boulder Chips are really good too... I don't normally like salt and vinegar chips, but there's is really tasty!

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      1. re: Katie Nell

        Even as a nutritionist, I'll have to admit I'm addicted to Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream as well!

      2. lays salt & pepper. mmm.

          1. re: chefdom

            Any habanero flavored potato chip they sell throughout Mexico.

          2. kettle chips is a yummy brand with interesting flavours.....
            I used to love Cape Cod Chips when I travelled to the states as a child. . . .

            1. Wasabi flavored shrimp chips.

              1. I love the Kettle Honey Mustard chips at Trader Joes. Or spicy bbq. Salt n Vinegar. Anything with an abundance of flavor. Chips are my weakness.

                1. I am a Kettle person. The Spicy Thai is good, I just picked up the NY state Cheddar and the lightly salted. I've got to stop eating those things!

                  1. Dirty's Jalapeno Heat.

                    1. Krunchers - Jalepeno or Parmesean

                      Super crunchy like Kettle Chips, but seem less greasy, but probably aren't

                      1. http://www.zapps.com/

                        a louisiana staple, once in a while you catch them up north, you could always mailorder. the jalapenos definetly get your attention.

                        1. I used to get my Zapps fix when I visited my family in New Orleans but now we can get them here in Virginia at Wegmans. What I can't get is my hometown favorite...Mike-Sells green onion potato chips.

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                          1. re: rHairing

                            I grew up in Ohio, and I think Mike-Sells are delicious. I haven't been to Ohio and had any in ages.

                            1. re: Anne H

                              Hey Anne H, I live in Dayton,Ohio and not too far from the Mike-Sells chips facility. I am in my 40's and when I was 17yrs old I worked at Mike-Sells as a chip sorter.Myself and another girl worked a vibrating belt that took the chips from the fryer. Our job was to pick the brown,green or discolored chips from the belt that was moving by.Sounds like an easy job,it was :-)but man was it hot & greasy !!

                          2. "ROUTE 11 - DILL PICKLE FLAVORED" chips - perfect with that can of King Oscar Sardines in Pesto Sauce and a REED'S GINGER BREW to wash it all down.

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                            1. re: Mike R.

                              Thanks for the Route 11 Dill recommendation. I ate an entire bad this weekend....LOL. They were great!

                              1. re: Mike R.

                                just had my first bag of dill pickle flavored chips from Wegmans last weekend. They were sooo good, and I was sooo bad! Suffice to say, the bag lasted one day. Who knew that this flavor could be any good at all, much less so addictive. can't wait to try them on a tuna salad sandwich.

                                1. re: mshpook

                                  Don't know what brand it was, but we picked up a bag of dill pickle flavored chips at a duty free shop driving back from Montreal.

                                  I was munching on them as the customs guy asked me questions and he asked me, "Shall I wait for you while you finish your chips?" Couldn't tell if he was craving the chips and was jealous, or if he thought I was just being disrespectful.

                              2. TJ's Salt-and-Cracked-Pepper have displaced (only by a minor crumb) Lay's Salt-and-Vinegar. (And they're all mine because no one else in the house'll eat 'em!)

                                1. I love Kettle Chips. The Thai Spice is their best new flavor, but all the old staples others have mentioned are great.

                                  Their only huge disappointment was beer and cheddar chips. WOW those were terrible...I have no words to describe them. I actually threw out the whole bag after giving the chips a chance, taking a ten minute break, and then giving them another chance.

                                  1. There used to be a Charles Chips truck that went around delivering potato chips in big cans...they sold a flavor called dill pickle or it was just dill...it was tremendous. I'm guessing they've gone out of business...anyone know?

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                                    1. re: Val

                                      Charles Chips are still around and you can order them on line at CharlesChips.com. I didn't see the dill...it may be a flavor of the month during certain months.

                                        1. re: Janet from Richmond

                                          Warning! The original Charles Chips were fried in lard and tasted almost like Grandma Utz Kettle Chips. What's being sold as Charles Chips tastes basically like a regular Lays potato chip. Not bad, just not the real deal.

                                          We used to get Charles Chips delivered back in the 1970s, along with our milk and yogurt. Just leave the tin out on the porch, and you'd come home to a can of fresh chips.

                                          Try that nowdays and someone would try and rape the can.

                                          I'd nominate those curry flavored chips I had in Japan. Tasty.

                                        2. re: Val

                                          Ah yes, Charles Chips. Delivered to the front porch each week as if they were a staple as in milk delivery. We got a (mega) can o' chips (regular flavor -- lard??!!), can of pretzels and sometimes cookies (chocolate chips?) So 60's!

                                          1. re: Val

                                            yes they are still around here in ohio

                                          2. Curry Pringles. Totally worth the yellow fingers.

                                            1. They're greasy and probably not all too popular among hounds, but I really like Sun Chips, particularly Sour Cream and Onion, Ruffles Cheddar and S.C., Pizza Pringles, and Trader Joe's Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips (regular are good too).. and the odd thing is I don't eat chips very often at all...

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                                              1. re: Emme

                                                I absolutely love French Onion Sun Chips.

                                              2. Salt and pepper chips, Kettle is what I've had.

                                                Or any good plain chip with onion dip.

                                                1. When I lived in London I developed a taste for "Heinz Tomato Ketchup" flavored chips from Walkers. Sounds so boring, but they're addictive, and hard to find here (I've only seen them in Canada, never the US.) The smokey bacon flavor was yummy too. Also surprisingly good, "prawn cocktail" chips. Roast beef and mustard tasted like neither, and they weren't very good.

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                                                  1. re: writergirl

                                                    I remember the "weird" Walkers flavours - prawn cocktail, roast lamb & mint, and some other meat dish I forget.
                                                    Ketchup chips are standard in Canada, but you can find them in states near the border. When I was in high school (in Canada), there was a run of odd flavours like poutine or grape.

                                                    1. re: piccola

                                                      What's weired about lamb & mint? The two go together perfectly.


                                                      1. re: TexasToast

                                                        It's not that the combination is weird, it's that the combination is applied to chips. I mean, "lamb and mint" isn't a flavour - it's a meal.

                                                        1. re: TexasToast

                                                          I love Walkers Crisps! The ketchup, cheese and onion, and my favorite, prawn cocktail! So good, I make my family ship them over to the states for me.

                                                          Also, Cape Cod makes a great jalapeno and cheddar kettle chip.

                                                      2. re: writergirl

                                                        Smokey bacon crisps are da bomb! I've brought back a suitcase-full from London and had them mailed to me as a holiday present. Had some issues with the roast beef one,too and wasn't there a roast chicken and sage flavor? I'll stick with smokey bacon.

                                                      3. Salt and Vinegar by Cape Cod or Lay's Kettle. I like my chip to be hearty and really crisp.

                                                        I remember Charles Chips. I believe they too were kettle style. I use to use the big brown tin as a chair or personal drum as a toddler.

                                                        1. Pickled-Onion flavored MONSTER MUNCH!


                                                          And what's funny is that most people can't stand the taste, but I love it!


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                                                          1. re: TexasToast

                                                            yes!!! i love that stuff.

                                                            walkers makes good pickled onion "crisps". the english are definitely the kings of wierd and wonderful chip flavors!

                                                          2. Salt and vinegar with an avo, cilantro and feta cheese dip. Delicious!

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                                                            1. re: ShelleyCT

                                                              I take it you mean "real" Salt 'n' Vinegar and not the American stuff?


                                                            2. utz crab chips with old bay seasoning...the only other thing that old bay is allowed on other than shrimp and crabs...oh, and red hot potato chips...

                                                              1. oh and stacy's pita chips texarkana hot..boy are they spicy!

                                                                1. This may be a way of finding a few more favorites!



                                                                  1. Lay's Smoky Bacon Flavour Chips from Canada. I buy them on eBay.

                                                                    I'd love to try the Poutine flavoured chips, but haven't seem them yet, except in tiny bags.

                                                                    Ketchup flavoured chips are pretty widespread in mainstream supermarkets here in No. VA.

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                                                                    1. re: MsDiPesto

                                                                      Yeah, but they're not Heniz Tomato Ketchup from Walkers! They taste different. In general, Walkers flavors are really tangy. The Lays (I think) ketchup ones taste too sweet to me, the Walkers ones are nice and vinegar-y. Smokey Bacon is yummy though.

                                                                    2. I've been ruined for "chips from the bag" after trying the jazzed Bistro Chips at The Gallery Bistro here in Tampa, Fl. (International Plaza)

                                                                      They are a crisp fried sweet potato chip covered in crumbled slightly melted gorgonzola cheese & balsamic vinegar. My mouth is watering just writing about them!

                                                                      Looks like they're setting up a website now http://www.thegallerybistro.com/, but until it's up, google them. 2223 N WEST SHORE BLVD TAMPA, FL 33607

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                                                                      1. re: debrolex

                                                                        I think I'll do sweet potato batons marinated in a little balsamic glaze and topped with some crumbled gorgonzola.

                                                                        Thanks, debrolex!


                                                                      2. Blair's Death Rain Habañero is my hands-down favorite chip but these suckers are HOT. Best paired with a cold brew to ease the "pain."

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                                                                        1. re: ubetty

                                                                          oh yeah....forgot about blairs death rain.....great brand....every flavour i've tried is delicious

                                                                          1. re: ubetty

                                                                            Oh yeah! My absolute fav potato chip. I usually get them straight from Blair's website:


                                                                            1. re: ubetty

                                                                              Blair's Habanero chips are a new found favourite of mine as well, thick and extra crunchy kettle cooked chips laced with Blair's Death Rain dry rub spice. I'd say that a single of those chips packs more punch than a spoonfull of tabasco and taste a whole lot better (you can actually taste the Habs).

                                                                            2. I can't help myself. Doritos....


                                                                              Oh c'mon, it's like once a year thing.. jeez.

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                                                                              1. re: andlulu

                                                                                yes, so true... normally I'll be munching on Kettle chips or Sun Chips, but every so often I get a craving for Doritos or flaming hot Crunchy Cheetos

                                                                              2. Cape Cod Firecracker Barbeque (great name, too!)m Trader Joe's Hawaiian BBQ, Cape Cod Salt/Vinegar. And those Sun Chips (original and French Onion) are really good, too. I just bought a bag of Snyder's Hot Buffalo Wing pretzels--haven't had the nerve to open the bag yet.

                                                                                1. Zapp's jalapeno chips. No other jalapeno chips come close.

                                                                                  1. Lay's Salt and Vinegar since I was a kid. My best friend and I both loved them. One day after school we didn't have any in the house so we took plain chips and dipped them in vinegar!

                                                                                    I also love Lay's Sour Cream and Onion but they are breath killers for the day.

                                                                                    And lately I really like Reduced Fat Ruffles with Dean's French Onion dip. The chips are less greasy and a little harder.

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                                                                                    1. re: bookgirl234

                                                                                      My husband got me started on the Reduced Fat Ruffles and they are great with dips.

                                                                                    2. Kettle Salt & Vinegar and Old Dutch Dill Pickle. Those are really the only two potato chips that I eat without ketchup.

                                                                                      In Mexico you can get these weird red Cheetos that are kind of horrible, yet I couldn't stop eating them.

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                                                                                      1. re: Mill City Modern

                                                                                        Thumbs up on the Old Dutch. My mom used to buy the ripple chips in the box and the dill pickle ones are my absolute favorite.

                                                                                      2. Cape Cod has really great salt and vinegar chips as well. Just wish they sold them in a bigger bag! One lasts me about 7 innings!

                                                                                        1. once in awhile, i get a real craving for dill pickle flavoured chips (this might be one of those that are available in canada but harder to find in the US?)

                                                                                          1. I have no problem finding dill pickle chips in the states (I'm in Minneapolis, MN).

                                                                                            1. "ROUTE 11" Dill Pickle Chips - they're in NYC at Dean & DeLuca's and other fancy stores.

                                                                                              Wish I could get my hands on some KITCH'N KOOK'D MAUI CHIPS.

                                                                                              1. 60 replies and Tim's Cascade hasn't come up yet? Tim's makes a rather strong Jalapeno flavor (I have a pretty high tolerance for spicy stuff and I find them quite hot) on a slightly thicker than normal, very crunchy chip. The Sea Salt and Vinegar flavor is quite good too. I don't know if they can be found outside of Washignton and Oregon though.

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                                                                                                1. re: Vexorg

                                                                                                  Vexorg, I think they are only in the PNW. We indulge in Tim's when visiting family in WA. The jalapeno rocks!

                                                                                                2. Used to love Charles Chips. Lately my favorites ar Zapp's Crawfish flavor. I also enjoy Kettle's Cheddar Beer flavor, but once you have a few they start to taste like "the morning after."

                                                                                                  1. Lately I can't get enough of the chipotle lime Dutch Crunch chips - although I do love them all.
                                                                                                    President's Choice at Loblaws in Canada makes a great Sea Salt and Rosemary chip too - they're pretty expensive for a small bag, but they bring chips up to the next level. THey're like extra thick, extra browned kettle chips. Fantastic.

                                                                                                    1. Hands down...Jays BBQ potato chips. I think you can only get them in Chicago (every time I'm there I grab a bag). They remind me of my childhood. Some bags have more "bbq stuff" in them than others. If you are really lucky, you'll get a really red bag.

                                                                                                      1. Lay's Limon. They are soaked in lime juice and absolutely yummy!

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                                                                                                        1. re: Brioche For The Girl

                                                                                                          Ohhh the Chile Limon ones are my fave! And the Hawaiian Sweet and Spicy BBQ ones.

                                                                                                        2. Now that you've done the dill, head straight for the Route 11 BarBeQue bag. If packaging counted, Route 11's design hits the jackpot!

                                                                                                          Satisfaction guaranteed.

                                                                                                          1. Mesquite barbecue, hands down fave. Eat 'em plain, though generally w/ a sandwich.

                                                                                                            1. Frontera Yellow corn with Lime are best. I also like the Kettle Chips Salt and Pepper

                                                                                                              1. I can't remember specific brands or flavors, but I was fascinated and delighted with the range of potato chips/crisps flavors available nearly everywhere in England when I visited last spring. Much more imagination than the chip-makers here and even some of the weird-sounding combinations were outstandingly tasty!

                                                                                                                1. best chips are in Australia...red curry, wasabi, masala, lemongrass, other asian fusion flavors....someone shd import them.

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                                                                                                                  1. re: jahuey

                                                                                                                    They absolutely should. I'm so jealous.

                                                                                                                    1. re: jahuey

                                                                                                                      yup.. the Asian fusion ones are nice... but I have noticed the relatively recent occurance of other flavoured chipps... lamb and mint.. err,,, wrong.. so verr verr wrong...and also a recent meat pie and sauce flavoured chip...Umm.. where's the vomitting icon when you need it.

                                                                                                                      Kettle Chip do a nice Lime and black pepper but anything BBQ/Smokey Ham and Honey/ Bacon flavour is just too sweet for my palate (does that make me a food wanker, using the word "palate" in a post about potato chips?? **insert quizzical look**)

                                                                                                                      Gimme a good salt and vinegar chippie any day... preferably the Real McCoy brand crinkle cut ones

                                                                                                                    2. I had chicken flavor in London, they weren't bad. Chips are very thin & light over there. Just tried Ikea "Sweden" style chips, they are great! Nice crunch, similar to kettle style but seemed to taste more potato-y & less greasy.

                                                                                                                      Man, I've got to go to Australia! Those flavors sound awesome!

                                                                                                                      1. Snyders used to make a steak and onion potato chip which was hands down my favorite.....sad to see them go..........

                                                                                                                        1. Trader Joe's Salt & Vinegar. Hands down.

                                                                                                                          1. Ms Vickie's Sour cream and Sweet Chili, or the Honey Garlic ones. YUM!

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                                                                                                                            1. re: starlady

                                                                                                                              Miss Vickie's anything really...best crunch ever.

                                                                                                                            2. Kettle brand salt and vinegar just love them even after a bag my lips and mouth seem scratched up. I also love Ripples dipped in Heinz Ketchup the same as my fries!

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                                                                                                                              1. re: foodseek

                                                                                                                                I'm with foodseek - my favorite is Kettle brand salt and vinegar chips.

                                                                                                                              2. No one has mentioned a Washington, DC area favorite: potato chips seasoned with crab boil spices. There are three brands: Herr's, Route 11, and Utz. In descending order, I like Utz, Herr's and Route 11.

                                                                                                                                The Utz brand spice mixture generates the most heat. The Herr's brand uses the proprietary mixture of Old Bay brand crab boil spices.

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                                                                                                                                1. re: Indy 67

                                                                                                                                  Route 11 brand rock!s! The crab and dill flavors are sublime, and their Mama Zuma's Revenge will make your cojones scream. When my son drove cross-country, whenever he felt drowsy, he munched on a few Mama Zumas and instantly felt revived for a few hundred more miles. And, I believe, another poster mentioned that Utz's Grandma's style of chips are cooked in lard. Kill me now.....

                                                                                                                                2. Oh, the olive flavored potato chips in France (Bret's brand) are just wonderful. They taste like an unsalty green olive spread on a plain potato chip. Just divine. Wish I could find them here.

                                                                                                                                  1. can someone tell me the name of tese chips ? who carrys them i love them coney island hot dog with mustard they used to come in a purple bag

                                                                                                                                    1. Rte 11 Yukon Gold. Was introduced on a factory tour and fell in love.


                                                                                                                                      1. First place: Herr's ketchup chips. Second place: Old Dutch ketchup chips. Third place: All-Dressed Ruffles.

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                                                                                                                                        1. Can't believe no ones mentioned the Archer Farms chips from Target. Some fun tasty flavors there...like the buffalo wing particularly.

                                                                                                                                          1. My brother Lurker W. recently brought me back from NOLA a bag of Zapp's limited edition Voodoo Gumbo chips. If you like a vinegary chip, these are great! Nice thick, crunchy chips too.

                                                                                                                                            Love the Zapp's.

                                                                                                                                            1. I think Hostess in Canada had a hotdog flavored chip in the 70's. They also had a pickled onion one at some point.

                                                                                                                                              My favorite flavored chips are pretty much ANY sour cream and onion, Blairs Death Rain Cheddar, Pringles Prawn Cocktail , and the sea salt and pepper in these: http://www.coveredbridgechips.com/ (the BBQ are also pretty good)

                                                                                                                                              1. Mmmm, I love chips. There is no way I can narrow it down, though. So here goes

                                                                                                                                                Lays Sour Cream and Onion
                                                                                                                                                Lays KC Masterpiece
                                                                                                                                                Plain Ruffles w/ onion dip
                                                                                                                                                Kettle S&P
                                                                                                                                                Kettle Honey Dijon
                                                                                                                                                Kettle Salt & Vinegar
                                                                                                                                                Cape Cod salted (Does ANYONE know where to find these in LA??? (Los Angeles, not Louisiana) I miss them DEARLY!!!!
                                                                                                                                                Kettle Buffalo Blue