In the spirit of cross border cooperation, my fellow So Good writer, Andy, and I have shipped a few items back and forth in order to sample some things that aren’t available in our respective countries. The other day, I was thrilled to receive my selection of four chip varieties that I felt would give me a good sampling of different flavors. My choices: Moroccan Spice Canadian Burger Smokin Stampede BBQ Jalapeno Popper I popped open the Moroccan spice first and the smell was exceptional: strong smells of Moroccan food– very encouraging. But the flavor was unfortunately a bit underwhelming compared to the smell. Not bad, just not the punch of flavor I was expecting. I was able to clearly discern cardamom among the salt and potato flavors you expect from a chip, so that was quite impressive. After the first few chips I forgot the smell from the bag and really enjoyed the chip by itself. Next up was the Canadian burger flavor. I don’t know what makes a Canadian burgers so different. I assume it is the beef itself, but who knows? Any time I get to Canada I try to track down a Harvey’s– for research purposes, of course. I opened the bag and the smell was mostly cheese. The taste, on the other hand, was all burger. It really had it all: smoke, grease, beef, cheese, mustard, and ketchup. I didn’t get Canadian bacon flavor at all, but I didn’t miss it. I have no idea what flavorings they use in these things but it is pure magic. Or perhaps pure cancer. Who cares? It is awesomely delicious. I went to the Smokin Stampede BBQ next. I have had many many BBQ chips over the years, so I didn’t have huge expectations of these. I felt they would be a good baseline chip to compare US and Canadian varieties. The smell and flavor were just what you would expect: good solid BBQ. A little sweeter than I might like, but it finished with a good heat level so it was redeemed. Lastly it was on to the Jalapeno Popper. I had to get Jalapeno chips as a tribute to Ricky. (NSFW language, it’s the Trailer Park Boys, what do you expect?) The smell was spot-on. It was a very clear jalapeno smell with a hint of cheese, just like you would hope for if someone put a plate of poppers down in front of you. The flavor was not quite as perfect. It was mostly cheese, though it had the ideal heat level to simulate a jalapeno pepper. All of the grassy jalapeno notes from the scent were missing in the flavor. Kind of disappointing, but still a good chip. All in all, I was very pleased with my haul of Canadian chips. The Canadian Burger was, hands-down, my favorite. I’m going to be really sad when they are gone. The Moroccan spice was fun as well. The BBQ and Jalapeno were good, quality chips, but nothing I need to try to import again. Many thanks to Andy for sending these my way. The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts mark Latest posts by mark (see all) Pizzeria Bianco Review: Is it really the best pizza in America? - December 10, 2013 Truffle Fries Review - December 5, 2013 Breaking News! Jack In The Box to Release Fajita Ranch Melt Sourdough Sandwich - December 3, 2013 2 Responses Seth June 4th, 2013 +1,000,000 for TPB reference. Reply Cw June 8th, 2013 You should try the PC General Tao Chicken Chips, they are really good! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.