The Best Dill Pickle Chips (We’re Talking the Potato Kind)

Dill pickles are perfect. They’re crisp, refreshing, tart, salty, herby, and delicious. I don’t know if any other single item in the culinary kingdom touches as many taste buds on your tongue as the dill pickle. I try to incorporate dill pickles into my life as much as possible, so obviously I’m a huge fan of the dill pickle-flavored potato chip.

We rounded up every bag of dill pickle chips we could get our hands on and tasted every single one here at the Sporked offices. Some were forgettable, some were overwhelming, but the ones that made the list below were just right.

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Best of the Best

Deep River Snacks New York Spicy Dill Pickle Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

These New York Spicy Dill Pickle Kettle Cooked Potato Chips from Deep River Snacks are so crunchy, greasy, and dilly. As someone who lived in New York for many years, I’m not sure what makes these “New York” pickle style, but I also don’t care. They taste great! We ordered a multi-pack for this taste test and now I eat a bag of these every single day. If you’re not a chip-by-itself kind of person, these are hearty enough to stay crunchy when placed on a sub and they definitely wouldn’t break when dunked into dip.

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Rating:

10/10

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Best Crunch

Kettle Brand Krinkle Cut Dill Pickle Potato Chips

If you’ve had any flavor of Kettle Brand chips, you know that the crunch is simply unparalleled. The Dill Pickle flavor is no exception to that. In addition to their sensational crunch, these chips have an almost salt-and-vinegar-like taste. One thing our team really appreciated about these  that the chip itself tastes like potato, which is something potato chips often lose when they’re seasoned. The combo of fresh herb flavor and big potato taste almost makes it feel like these chips are homemade.

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Rating:

10/10

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Best Strong Pickle Flavor

Pringles Dill Pickle Potato Chips

I understand that Pringles are technically potato chips, but I never think of them when someone says “potato chip.” They feel kind of like off-brand potato chip product. I don’t anticipate much from them when it comes to crunch or flavor. These Dill Pickle Pringles proved me so wrong. They are bursting with such strong, perfectly balanced dill pickle flavor. They were the most authentically “pickle” chips we had our entire taste test. I guess I’m a Pringles stan now?

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Rating:

9.5/10

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Best Mild Pickle Flavor

Zapp’s Cajun Dill Gator-Tator New Orleans Kettle-Style Potato Chips

These Zapp’s Cajun Dill Gator-Tators have no Cajun and no gator, but they hit you over the head with dill. They are wonderfully greasy and the pickle dust sticks to your fingers in my favorite way. The dill-forward flavor made Justine Sterling, Sporked editor-in-chief, think they would be “good on a tuna salad sandwich” and I couldn’t agree more. If you like pickle chips but aren’t a fan of a strong vinegar taste, these are a great option.

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Rating:

9/10

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Best for Pickle Haters

Utz Ripples Fried Dill Pickle Chips

If you’re looking for more than just pickle in your pickle chips, try these Utz Ripples Fried Dill Pickle Chips. Are you wondering exactly what it means to be fried pickle and not just regular pickle flavored? Same! I was so curious that I investigated and wrote a whole article about it. In short, fried pickle flavor packs less pickle punch than regular pickle flavor. If you’re a pickle liker and not a pickle lover, these are the chips for you.

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Rating:

8.5/10

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The rest of what we tasted: Wise Ridges Dill Pickle Flavor Potato Chips, Lay’s Dill Pickle Potato Chips, Sprouts Dill Pickle Kettle Chips, Herr’s Creamy Dill Pickle Potato Chips, Trader Joe’s Chips in a Pickle, Clancy’s Dill Pickle Potato Chips

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About the Author

Jordan Myrick

Jordan is an L.A.-based writer and comedian who believes all food should come with extra sauce. When they're not writing for Sporked, Jordan is at the movies or sharing an order of french fries with their elderly chihuahua.

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  • Old Dutch wasn’t even memtioned? I have a lot of feelings about this.

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  • Deep River is from my state of Connecticut!!! Hell yeah

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  • Well you were right in NOT thinking of Pringles as potato chips. They are some kind of processed abomination.

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