Rhett & Link Try Every Kettle Chip to Find Their Favorites

During this Gut Check segment, Rhett & Link tasted every flavor of Kettle Brand chips (let’s say a few prayers for their teeth). Here at Sporked, Kettle is one of our go-to potato chips. They’re thick, crunchy, and jam-packed with flavor. This is the taste test I was most jealous of while watching. Plus, they used Topo Chico as their palate cleanser? Come on, now. That’s just a great morning.

Kettle Brand Honey Dijon

“Ooh wee, that is nice,” said Link. Rhett chimed in, “It’s almost too much.” Later the boys decided that the Honey Dijon chip is a little too sweet and doesn’t necessarily carry the same obvious flavor punch as the top two. Still, it ranked above 23 other flavors to nail down the third spot.

Kettle Brand Pepperoncini

Rhett confessed that he puts pepperoncinis on his pizza sometimes, and I do the same thing. Pepperoncinis are vinegary, spicy, and delicious. Somehow, Kettle condensed that flavor down into their crunchy and thick potato chips. “It’s got a pepper kick, and then it’s got a pickle kick,” said Link. “Let’s call this the dark horse that almost made it.” Truly, these seemed neck and neck with Salt & Vinegar. There’s sort of a 1A and 1B scenario going on here.

Kettle Brand Sea Salt & Vinegar

“There’s no denying that this has the bigger flavor kick of the two,” said Link of Salt & Vinegar versus the Pepperoncini chips. “The flavor kick that starts strong, and ends stronger. And I am just in love with it,” added Rhett before they decided to put the chip on its first place throne. Kettle nails the tart piquancy of a salt and vinegar chip, and when you combine the flavor with the classic crunch of their brand, you end up with a knockout. It’s official. The number one Kettle chip, folks.

The Rest of the Kettle Chips the Guys Tried: Regular Unsalted, Sea Salt, Less Fat Sea Salt, Sour Cream & Onion, Farmstand Ranch, Bourbon BBQ, Backyard BBQ, Korean BBQ, New York Cheddar, Parmesan Garlic, Jalapeño, Pepperoncini, Krinkle Cut Dill Pickle, Krinkle Cut Habanero Lime, Krinkle Cut Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper, Krinkle Cut Truffle & Sea Salt, Krinkle Cut Himalayan Salt, Organic Country Style BBQ, Organic Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper, Organic Sea Salt, Organic Salt & Vinegar, Organic Jalapeño, Apple Cider Vinegar

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About the Author

Danny Palumbo

Danny is a comedian, cook, and food writer living in Los Angeles. He loves gas station eggs, canned sardines, and Easter candy. He also passionately believes that all the best chips come from Pennsylvania (Herr's!). If you can't understand Danny when he talks, it's because he's from Pittsburgh.

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