Just bought a pack of these (Kettle Chunky Chips range himalayan pink salt) for the 1st time being half price. It will also be the last time I buy these. For starters, how does the ACCC continue to allow food manufactures like Kettle get away with misleading images on their packaging that influence you to buy their product? The image on the packet shows chips that are twice the thickness of the chips that are inside and they also look very different colour/texture wise to what you find inside. They were very greasy and the cooking process was n...ot even and there was a big variation of crunch, salt and oil in the chips. Save your money and buy the Coles variety which is only a bit thinner but has a more even cooking process and a nicer flavour too.
Kettle has changed for the worse.
What has happened to the glassy, thick crunch of kettle chips? If I wanted budget, Thins style chips, then I would pay the cheaper price for substandard chips. Who is the idiot, bean counting, executive who came up with this cost cutting decision? Its Tyrells chips for me from now on. Kettles name is trash now.
Super crunchy, great tasting but needs heavier seasoning (CAMEMBERT & FIG)
Camembert & Fig chips feel very satisfying to bite into, the crunch is strong and fresh (whereas Smith's is stale and greasy). Flavour tastes different and better than the standard salted, chicken, and bbq. They really need to spray the chips twice over with the seasoning though, a lot of the chips weren't even flavoured unfortunately. If they were adequately seasoned, they would be a perfect bag of chips!
Too may stale chips
I have been purchasing the individual "5 bag" packet kettle plain chips for years now but unfortunately more often than not, i get at least one to two bags stale and recently the whole 5 bags were stale. Exp dates 12th Feb 19 & 13th March 19 > Not good enough! The bags are obviously not sealing properly. I am a big fan of Kettle chips but if this continues, I'm out! Stale chips are the worst, and they're not cheap!
Camembert & Fig
Just bought a bag today, not knowing what to expect. I liked Camembert so I bought them. Eating them they had a unique taste. More fig than camembert, you cant taste it unless you focus. The chips have a unique sweetness to them but are still savoury. I find the more you eat the more you like them, currently eating some while writing.
BEST CHIPS EVER!!
Kettle chips are awesome!! My favourite is sweet chilli and sour cream, although I do like sea salt and salt and vinegar! the chilli ones are way too hot for me but my partner loves the spicy ness so keep the spice comming! I do miss the old honey baked ham unfortunately they have a different taste! However I am addicted to the sweet chilli and sour cream they are a little spicy but I love it!! Can’t keep my eyes away from them! Keep up the fab work but don’t make them more expensive please :)
Possible change to manufacturing process
The texture of the crisps seems to have changed.
They don't have the same crunch as before - now crunchy like a prawn cracker but it doesn't work because a crisp is so much thinner than a prawn cracker.
The look of the crisps reflects the bubbly texture of a prawn cracker too.
Kettle have managed to make the thinnest slice of a potato go so far that they have lost the potato from the crisp.
Can there ever be a bad potato chip? Rosemary and sea salt
Was looking for healthier???and new offerings for potato chips. Sorry to say, but these tasted awful, only flavours I could taste were rosemary (quite pungent) and salt, no potato flavour. After sampling a few before serving to guests ( with a very nice platter IMO) I had to take them away. Sadly had to dispose, maybe other flavours are more palatable?
Questions & Answers
Liked hunter valley chicken favoured chips, made by your company a few years ago but suddenly dissapeared from shops shelves,only to be upset not find them anymore. Are you thinking to make and to return them for sale in the future? If sale so I'll be very happy once again to buy your product.
Hello - why can't I buy the lime kettle chips anywhere??? None of the Woolworths Stores have them nor do the IGS's here in WA. Can you please post us some? We are of course, happy to pay whatever it costs!!! My husband is fanging for some!!!
Hi Colleen, like yourselves I too am hanging for them but unfortunately they are discontinued :( I emailed the company that supplies them, Snackfoods & they replied by letting me know that, that flavor will not be made anymore as it was a poor selling line.
I even suggested that perhaps they should do sampling in supermarkets as I work in one, I know it could help increase sales or even suggested giving out sample packs to customers.
But it's a no win situation, they are simply not continuing with that flavor. So our last hope is to get a heap of us & keep complaining until they bring that flavor back like they did the Chilli flavor.
Have you tried the Smiths Grainwave in that chilli lime flavor by any chance?
I don't think I've seen them around lately, unless Coles or franklins have them, they might have been deleted & no longer avalable. Maybe contact kettle chips themselves ,details should be on the pack. Maybe they can help. Good luck
Hi D - thanks for your answer. My husband does not like the grain waves.....he is fussy!!! I can get the lime ones in another brand at out local Woolies (safeway for you Easterners!) but he doesn't like those either!!! I guess he will have to change his taste!! If I happen to come across some 'left over' stock I will be sure & grab the lot!!!!
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