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BOSTON (CBS) – The Phantom Gourmet recently purchased four bags of cheese-flavored potato chips at a local supermarket.
The contenders were Kettle, Lay’s, Pringles, and Ruffles.
Ruffles cheddar and sour cream was Phantom’s least favorite. This brand is famous for its ridges, which make it the ideal chip for dipping, but when it comes to flavor, Phantom was underwhelmed. The bag boasts that these chips are made with real cheddar, but Phantom just wishes they used a little more of it.
Next up is Kettle cheddar and sour cream. These earthy krinkle cuts are extra thick, giving this chip the best crunch of the bunch. Unfortunately, the cheese is hard to see, and even harder to taste.
The runner-up is Pringles cheddar cheese. Packaged in that classic tube that Phantom can just barely fit his purple glove into, these ‘potato crisps’ are shockingly orange. Their parabolic shape is a favorite of nerds everywhere, but their processed flavor make Pringles the fast food of the snack world, not that that’s such a bad thing.
At the top of the food chain is Lay’s. This chip had everything Phantom was looking for. The cheddar, sour cream, and potato flavors were all well-represented, and the light and airy texture made him want to devour the entire bag.
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