Kettle Brand Krinkle Cut Potato Chips - Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper

These chips are good.  But it used to be the case that, about half the time I bought them, the bag would be full of dark chips -- and those chips were great.  Lately though, for the past 6-12 months I’d say, it’s extremely rare to get a bag of the dark ones.

The problem is it’s the same bag and the same variety and everything; sometimes they’re regular, and sometimes they’re dark.  And for some reason the people at the store frown upon customers opening all the bags in the middle of the store.  Or so I’ve heard.

Yesterday Kim went to Redner’s and got 4 bags: 2 of this kind and 2 of the same brand in the "Sea Salt and Vinegar" variety, which also exhibit this inconsistent character.  I opened them all right away, and the first 3 were plain old chips.  But the 4th bag was dark!  I was so excited; naturally I ate half the bag right then and there.

Anyway, I decided to document this irregularity with the hopes that I can bring it to the attention of the company (Kettle Foods, Inc.) and convince them to simply release a second line of dark chips in the same varieties.

These 2 bags of chips came from the same store on the same day, but they do have very different production codes.


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Light production code:

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Dark production code:

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The bags themselves including the SKU/UPC are identical:

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Posted by Anthony on 2 replies


01. Jun 22, 2009 at 08:18pm by Tasha:

What did you do with the 3 opened bags of plain old chips?

02. Jun 22, 2009 at 09:15pm by Anthony:

I just sadly put them into the snack cabinet.  I’ll eat them but I won’t be happy about it.

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