I did indeed chomp on Herr’s Kettle Cooked Mesquite BBQ Chips, but it’s all for the good of the people. This is not only a Taste Test. It’s a lesson in junk food portion control. At some point in the future (unless you’re non-human?) won’t we all give in to a split second of tasty junkie pleasure? You need to be prepared.
Herr’s Mesquite chips are damn good; one of the best barbecue chips to ever meet my taste buds. The mesquite is awesome with it’s smokey flair and perfect mix of paprika, garlic, and tomato spices, plus something called “grill flavor” (what the the hell is that?). These are quality chips. They’re thick, loaded with rich flavor, and pack an extra crunch.
But here’s the best part. I ate less than the serving size. Meaning, less than 13 chips. The power of the potato chip did not crush my ability to stay in control. My method was to NOT eat straight out the bag. The chips went onto my plate next to the sandwich. When they were gone, they were gone. I was offered more, but kindly declined.
I’m aware of the health food type chips that aren’t really potato chips, but if we’re talking real chips with real good flavor for the person who can really stay in control, go get yourself some Herr’s Kettle Cooked. It won’t kill you to indulge with control.
Mesquite BBQ Notes
- Price Paid: 99 cents for 2.1 ounce bag
- Servings Per Container: 2
- Serving Size: 1 ounce, about 13 chips
- Calories: 140
- Fat Calories: 70
- Total Fat: 8g
- Sat. Fat: 2g
- Sodium: 300mg
- Carbs: 16g
- Fiber: 1g
- Sugars: 3g
- Protein: 2g
Reactions from the Taste Test Crew
Health-hater Husband: Delicious. Love the smokey flavor and extra crisp.
Greedy Kid #3: Why did you guys eat it all? (he’ll get over it)
Yum UP! to: Portion control. If you don’t have it, get it.
Yuck Down to: People who eat entire bags of food.