The pros: Trader Joe's Organic White Truffle Potato Chips are thin potato chips that are packed with flavor of truffle. Yes, truffle is actually on the ingredient list.
The cons: If you aren't into the earthy flavor that truffles bring then you should avoid this one. This bag is only 6 ounces.
If my husband and I go to some fancy steak restaurant, one of the first things I look for on the menu is Truffle fries. There is something intensely earthy that I adore in truffle flavor. However, these are not to be confused in anyway with the chocolate variety. These are an expensive mushroom we are talking about here. Sadly, many of us have to accept truffle oil as the next closest thing, except for the fact that it has a high price tag and no actual truffles and is pretty much all chemicals.
While Eater reported last year that truffles have gotten more affordable, they come at a major premium compared to pretty much every other food. However, when we are still talking about hundreds of dollars per ounce, this is out of reach for pretty much most people. So, I was pleasantly surprised to find this bag and even more surprised to see that truffles were actually on the ingredient list.
What you are getting in this six ounce bag are potato chips that look ordinary, but have that extraordinary flavor. Truffle pairs well with potatoes and pasta, but it can over run the flavor of anything easily. The balance of the thin cut chips and the truffles are on point. The earthiness hits you as soon as it hits your tongue. As long as it's a flavor you know you'll appreciate. If you've ever tried truffle, then this is probably the least expensive way to give it a whirl.
For $2.99 it's a pretty good deal even though the bag seems a bit small. If you've ever though about trying truffle, then let this be your introduction. If you already you are fond of the flavor, this is absolutely worthwhile to pick up. If you aren't fond of truffle, then steer clear. As for me, I would not hesitate to reach for another bag on my next trip.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The bag of Trader Joe's Organic White Truffle Potato Chips:
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Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Organic White Truffle Potato Chips again. I also secretly hope they could work this flavor into the frozen fries section. It's a potent flavor that they handled very well here.
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