Back in October, Trader Joe's came out with a seasonal snack called Ghost Pepper Chili Potato Chips. As you can see, I really liked those, especially because of the lattice cutting. So imagine my joy when I came across their new offering, Sriracha Potato Chips, and found that they were also lattice cut.
The chips are described on the site as: "Our Sriracha Lattice Cut Kettle Cooked Potato Chips are fiery with a chili-derived heat and just the right amount of sweetness—a flavor profile heavily inspired by our own Sriracha Sauce. Aside from the unique, spicy-sweet heat, these chips also have a texture that makes them incredible to crunch."
It's true. There's something about kettle cooked, lattice cut potato chips that just hits home with regards to texture and crunch. M isn't a huge fan of "traditional" potato chips, and she found herself wishing aloud that all chips came made in lattice cut style. While I liked these chips, I still think the ghost pepper versions were better. There was just something about the spicy, salty, and sweet flavors that were in that version. However, that's not to say these aren't good. They are indeed quite good. The have the spice and mild sourness that comes from sriracha, and TJ's was really able to capture that distinct flavor while not being overpowering on the heat.
Buy Again? Yes, and we have... twice.