Friday, March 30, 2012

Ruffles Smokehouse Style BBQ

Note: This is a Presumptive Ephemeral Nom.

Obscure varieties of potato chips are my ultimate weakness.  It's to the point that it's almost by reflex and without thinking that I put said items into my shopping basket when I come across them.

When I saw it, Ruffles Smokehouse Style BBQ excited me a bit because smokey flavors are among my favorite.  This product is about what you would expect: its base is a sweet barbecue that you can find from any potato chip brand, but it goes further in issuing a smokier tone that sets it apart and, frankly, elevates it into something much more interesting and delicious.  My only qualm is that, despite the fact that the package indicates that the snack may taste like pork ribs, the ingredients contain no pork flavor (which I've seen and loved in other BBQ flavored chips)... in fact, the Ruffles website boasts that no pork was used in the product.  Lame!

I would ultimately compare these to the old Lays KC Masterpiece BBQ variety.

Ruffles Smokehouse Style BBQ: (Great)

Original Ruffles Authentic Barbecue(for comparison): (Good)

Acquired: Harris Teeter


  1. I realise it's just a bag of chips but it doesn't deserve such a poor photo. What did Ruffles ever do to you?

  2. Sorry. I agree this one is pretty bad. It was taken quickly as I was about to move my residence. Aside from that, I literally only have a Blackberry as a camera. That's it. All pics on are also of camera phone quality.

  3. Have you had the Humpty Dumpty All Dressed Up chips? They are a weakness of mine, it is so hard to say no to them.