All Things Foodie

The Salt and Vinegar Chip Off

I love salt and vinegar chips, which actually was an acquired taste over the years as the flavor is quite bold. I find myself craving the tangy zing that these potato crisps pack with a punch in every bag.

We decided to have a taste test to decide which brand would win. I did the test blind so I wouldn’t be swayed by brand preference. Three white bowls were filled with the different brands and I tried one at a time and over and over again to choose my favorite. The unscientific results are below.

The Cape Cod chips were lightly fried with an even distribution of salt and vinegar which tickled my tongue with each and every bite. These chips are perfect for summer. The Kettle Brand Krinkle cut chips were very intriguing as they had ruffles which made for great texture that added to the light and airy crunch of each bite. Tim’s chips were the most satisfying in regard to the crunch factor. They were the thickest of the three and the boldest in flavor, which was applied with a bit of a heavy hand that made our tastebuds jump. The heaviness of these make them better suited for fall. The solid winner was Cape Cod. It was the perfect balance of flavor to crunch and would pair beautifully with most sandwiches without over powering it.

This was a fun little taste test experiment and I sipped the Fever-Tree ginger beer in between bites to cleanse my palate and it worked so well together. Ok, ok, the ginger beer was also spiked with Vodka, which made the test even more exciting. Choose your three favorite brands and conduct an experiment of your own for a fun night in.

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Fever-Tree Ginger Beer

Fever-Tree has created the perfect mixer for a light and refreshing cocktail. Their Ginger Beer is non-alcoholic and has a wonderfully crisp flavor of fresh ginger root to awaken your taste buds and refresh your palate.

The company brews three types of ginger originating from Nigeria, Cochin and the Ivory Coast that blend beautifully together with champagne-style carbonation to create their award-winning flavor and effervescence. The light bubbles and flavor are the perfect pairing for a Moscow Mule, Dark and Stormy, or simple cocktail of your choice. You can enjoy the beverage on its own as well. The ginger will even help settle your stomach if you indulged in one too many holiday treats at the party. Do not let the title of “beer” mislead you, but rather give it a try and you will be as pleasantly surprised as I was. Normally I would not be into a beer beverage, but this one is alcohol free and I have learned to not judge a book by its cover and in this case that adage has rung true.

Pick some up at Sur la Table for your holiday parties or just to keep on hand. A case of four retails for $8.

Visit http://www.fever-tree.com for more information on the product.

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