Buffalo Wild Wing Inspired Chips that Satisfy but don’t Excite.
I’m always on the look out for new chips at the grocery store, at the gas station, or any other random end cap that might have a tasty bag-o-chips of my liking. I’m also a sucker for the word “New” and “Limited”. I’m like a damn moth to a flame. If the flavor sounds remotely delicious I’ll more than likely scoop up a bag. So when I was at the local Pick N Save and the shiny NEW bag of RUFFLES Deep Ridged Classic Hot Wings Flavored Potato Chips caught the corner of my eye, instinct kicked in and I had almost no choice.
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SOLD! I got home, unpacked the groceries, made my lunch, and poured a healthy mound of these NEW chips on my plate in anticipation of what could possibly be my new favorite chip. After all, even though we’re not huge fans of Buffalo Wind Wings since we have so many GREAT wings in the area, I’m still a big fan of their sauces. And in my opinion they make THE best bottled sauces you can buy. I’m always surprised at how close some chip flavors taste to what their flavor is (Taco Doritos) and how far off others are (looking at you Sriracha Lays….pssssht. Please). The RUFFLES Deep Ridged Classic Hot Wings Flavored Potato Chips are somewhere in between. Yes, they taste like hot sauce and soooooort of like a wing, but they are far enough off from the flavor that in a blind taste test I don’t think most people would recognize them as Hot Wings. This isn’t to say the RUFFLES Deep Ridged Classic Hot Wings Flavored Potato Chips are bad, they aren’t. They have a decent kick (not Flamin’ Hot level), are a little vinegary, and over-all just taste good. They satisfy. The chips with the deep ridges are super crunchy and add some extra surface area for the flavor to sit in, so they are very bold. It’s just that, they don’t taste like a Buffalo Wing. I admit I like them more than the Ruffles Molten Hot Wings from a few years ago. At the end of the day I’d say I’d buy another bag. Over-all I’d give RUFFLES Deep Ridged Classic Hot Wings Flavored Potato Chips a 3 out of 5.