It wasn't long ago that I reviewed Trader Joe's Patio Potato Chips. If anything, I learned that I did actually like the ketchup flavor that was found in that bag. Now they've transformed the powdered flavoring and put it on a slightly different shaped spud. Enter Trader Joe's Ketchup Flavored Spud Crunchies.
My husband and I both loved the Spud Crunchies when they were first released in 2017. However, given the recent release of the Patio Potato Chips, this flavor pairing makes a whole lot more sense.
So, if you haven't had a Spud Crunchie, allow me to explain: it's like a french fry that has the texture of a potato chip. Now, I don't know about you, but when I have french fries, there is always ketchup right next to it.
Now, I want you to imagine what ketchup would taste like in powdered form without any hydration. So it's vinegary and tangy and mildly tomatoey.
But this bag is unbelievably 4 servings. And in typical fashion, if you are trying to have some form of self control, you'll need a clip to keep this bag closed.
Unfortunately, in my household this bag lasted less than 24 with 2 people.
So much for portion control.
But alas, it is a good tasting snack and a good flavor pairing overall. There is nothing weird about this combination at all, but it seems like these two flavors belong together.
For $1.99 it's an inexpensive snack that you probably don't need in your life, but it might just end up in your cart in the same way that it did end up in mind. But on a positive note, this is also labeled gluten free.
Would I buy this again? While I don't need another snack in my life, if my husband wanted a bag of Trader Joe's Ketchup Flavored Spud Crunchies I'm sure it would end up in my cart again. And I'm pretty sure he'd have to share.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The bag of Trader Joe's Ketchup Flavored Spud Crunchies:
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Trader Joe's Ketchup Flavored Spud Crunchies
Product Name: Trader Joe's Ketchup Flavored Spud Crunchies
Product Description: Trader Joe's Ketchup Flavored Spud Crunchies are the same as the original spud crunchies, but this time with the addition of a powdered ketchup flavoring
Trader Joe's Ketchup Flavored Spud Crunchies is yet another addition to the snack aisle.
- Flavorful pairing
- Ketchup flavor is extra tangy
- This is a pretty normal, but well done flavor pairing
- If you can't wrap your mind around what dehydrated ketchup tastes like, this might not be for you.
- Bag can't be resealed