I started up a potato chip exchange on a message board I frequent just because of these chips. I felt the need to spread the wealth across the globe. In return I got some really dope chips from all over the place (durian ones are on their way from Thailand).
Wondering what makes these so damn good? They are fucking hot and have a sweet and smokeyness to them. I don’t know what else to say. I shouldn’t even be writing about food because I’m horrible at reviewing shit. All I know is that these are pretty hard to find outside of St. Louis and Old Vienna only makes this one kind of chip… or so I thought.
I found these bitches at Global Foods Market. Sure half of the bags on the shelves were past their expiration date but I got these and they had a few weeks left on’em. So far I’ve opened the cheesy ones and they are alright but I’ve never really been a fan of chips with cheese powder on them. The few that I had didn’t seem to have the same heat as regular Red Hot Riplets so I was kinda pissed.
Going through the shelves I also found this beauty:
Seriously. I have no idea how I ever missed a hot sauce from the best potato chips on the planet. They must only make 4 or 5 bottles a year because I have never seen these in any of the supermarkets. Next time I smoke a pork shoulder rest assured that I will be liberally applying some of this shit on it.
So holler if you want to send me some of your local potato chips. The only thing I’ve had that can hang with these dudes, so far, is from Tim’s Cascade. Tim gets a lifetime pass for his amazing Maui Sweet Onion and Alder Smoke joints, both of which you can order on their site so make sure you pick up a few bags.
EDIT: I just checked Tim’s site and sadly the alder hookups were no where to be found.