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potato chips-is Consumer Reports out to lunch?


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potato chips-is Consumer Reports out to lunch?

yvonne johnson | Apr 1, 2001 08:01 PM

i know it's only pot chips and I don't eat chips that often, but i'm starting to question consumer reports' testers' taste.

summary: may 2001 ed. Test around 30 brands of potato chips. Top of list is Utz ripples. Bottom of list is Munchos (never heard of these poor sods, "fabricated chips"!). What i don't understand is that Lay's and Wise chips are deemed better than Cape Cod kettle chips (10th on list). I think Cape Cod chips and maybe the "NYDeli" (jalapeno esp) are far superior to other chips. not listed are route 11 chips. I quite like the dill pickle ones.

Not in the formal CR test, but mentioned, are those trendy 'terra' (terracotta more like, stale weird vegetables and fruits) chips. they are truly...well horrible imo.

(intersting aside tho. bec chips are so delicate, makers like to ship no farther than 300 miles so there may be regional variations.)

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