BOSTON (CBS) — As football season gets underway, the Phantom Gourmet tasted potato chips with a sweet twist.
Phantom recently purchased four bags of sweet potato chips at a local supermarket. The salty sweet contenders were Bachman, Food Should Taste Good, Terra, and Utz.
Bachman finished in last place.
Despite the bold pronouncement of “Sweet Potato” on the front of the bag, what’s inside are actually corn tortillas with a little sweet potato added in. And when Phantom says “a little” he means a little. These chips had barely any hint of sweet potato whatsoever, save for a slight bit more earthliness than your typical tortilla chip.
A big step up from there were Utz.
Thin cut like a standard chip, these orange beauties had the salty crunch hard-core snackers are looking for. While these chips start sweet, the flavor quickly dissipates, leaving a bland, oily aftertaste.The runner-up is Terra.This sexy black bag delivers extra thick krinkle cut chips that pack some serious crunch with a nice balance of salty and sweet.On the downside, the taste was a bit too oily and there were way to many small, broken pieces in the bag. Plus, Terra has more fat and calories than any of the other competitors.At the top of the food chain is Food Should Taste Good.Simple packaging on the outside reveals a simply great chip on the inside.Kettle cooked and seasoned with sea salt, these big chips actually taste like real sweet potatoes. With a natural sweetness, earthy undertones and just enough salt, these chips are absolutely addictive.That’s why Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato Chips are at the top of the food chain.
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