Guinness Potato Chips

 Burt’s Hand Cooked Potato Chips with Guinness flavor

Guiness profile_edited-1We bask in the world of unique chip flavors.  And so we have these Burt’s Hand Cooked Potato Chips with Guinness flavor.   Interestingly, this is not the first booze/snack hybrid we have reviewed here at Hungry Dads.  We have had a beer flavored like a s’more.  And we’ve had a chip flavored like a bloody mary.

So was eating Guinness flavored potato chips like crunching into a frothy pint?  Yeah.  It sorta was…

Our reviews of such “identity confused” snacks tend to yield a finding of something like, “…tasty and fun,” but we seldom find an impressive doppelgänger in the flavor department.  So was eating Guinness flavored potato chips like crunching into a frothy pint? Yeah.  It sorta was…

A visual assessment led us to believe that they would have tasted like a burnt kettle flavor (which is darn tasty).  But at first bite, it was clear that the  Guinness flavored potato chips offered something unique, satisfying and surprisingly loyal to its namesake flavor.

Malt.  Yeah. Malt.  What is malt? Malt is germinated cereal grains with enzymes and sugars sort of like yeast, used to make beer, whisky, malted shakes, vinegar, and candy.    (Thanks Wikipedia!)

P1170243Guinness has malt.  These chips have malt (it’s right there on the ingredients).

And the flavor. It works!  Unique. But not off-putting (as were some other attempts at chip flavor replication). Quite tasty.

We actually found ourselves comparing  these Guinness flavored potato chips to another unique flavor featured here on Hungry Dads, Trader Joe’s South African Potato Chips – not because they taste the same.  But because they have the same lack of “addictability,” found in chips created by modern day opium peddlers, such as Lays and Doritos.

The difference? Sweetness. Sugar.   Guinness flavored potato chips, while very tasty, are not sweet.

Lays BBQ chips talk to you from the kitchen. Through the cabinet door.  Beckoning you from your work desk, bed.  Making you want to leave your kid in the middle of story time, just one guiness chip broad_edited-1more crunch.  But Guinness flavored potato chips were not for binging. They were more satisfying in small doses.  The bag actually lasted over a week here at the HD studio.  Not because they were bad, but because they didn’t offer a cocaine-like rush.  The difference? Sweetness. Sugar.   Guinness flavored potato chips, while very tasty, are not sweet.  And as we have seen, this can result in a snack that while officially less tasty, is still successful in its own right.