Last week, while reaching for a bag of potato chips at a Hartford, Connecticut area supermarket, I happened to notice a display of TGI Friday’s Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins Snack Chips. Previously, I had seen other TGI Friday’s products and had eaten at one of their restaurants, but that was the first time I had seen these snack chips.
I decided to purchase a package of these chips and I’m very glad that I did so. These chips have so impressed me, that I have decided to review them. Presented here, in an effort to assist the consumer, is one food writer’s product review of TGI Friday’s Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins Snack Chips.
The net weight of the package of TGI Friday’s Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins Snack Chips being reviewed here is 5.5 ounces. The package contains 5.5 one ounce servings of potato skins. The potato skins are roughly the same size as large potato chips, but they are shaped more like potato skins.
The sale price that I recently paid for one 5.5 ounce package of TGI Friday’s Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins Snack Chips at a Hartford, Connecticut supermarket was $0.99c. To say that I think this price is reasonable, would be an understatement.
On a regular basis, I purchase and eat many different brands and types of snack chips. More often than not, similar – sized packages of other types of snack chips cost more than these potato skins, but most do not offer the excellent taste and texture that that these potato skins possess.
If you’ve ever eaten real cheddar cheese and bacon potato skins, imagine the flavors and textures consolidated into smaller, crispy chips. I think that these chips are a little bit firmer and crispier than most varieties of potato chips, so I’ve been breaking them in half, before eating them, because of my extensive dental work.
As with most types of snack chips, TGI Friday’s Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins Snack Chips are wonderful accompaniments to any type of sandwich or wrap, but they are also great on their own and their texture stands up to dips admirably.
TGI Friday’s Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins Snack Chips contain 150 calories, with 72 calories from fat, per one ounce serving. These tasty snack chips also contain 1.0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 8.0 grams total fat, 0 mg of cholesterol, 170 mg of sodium, 19 grams total carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 1 gram of sugars and 1 gram of protein, per one ounce serving.
Taste / Flavor
These potato skins really do taste good. I don’t know if it’s because they’re a restaurant – based product, but TGI Friday’s Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins Snack Chips offer a flavor that seems more substantial than that offered by most varieties of potato chips.
These snack chips are made from real potatoes and potato skins and their taste reflects that. While TGI Friday’s Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins Snack Chips do not contain actual pieces of cheddar cheese and bacon, they almost taste like they do. The bacon and cheddar cheese flavors in these snack chips are well – pronounced, yet not over – powering. Actually, I enjoy the flavor of these chips so much, that I can’t wait to purchase another package of them.
TGI Friday’s Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins Snack Chips are packaged in a standard – type potato chip bag that is decorated with TGI Friday’s well – known red and white stripes. The front label on the bag shows a close – up illustration of the enclosed chips and the rear label lists all relevant ingredient and nutritional information. The bag opens easily and it also re – closes effectively.
All things considered, TGI Friday’s Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins Snack Chips are a great new addition to the already – crowded field of snack chips. These snack chips are quite flavorful and very reasonably – priced and they possess a unique texture. I think that their being a TGI Friday’s product adds a certain amount of pizzazz to the item and they are definitely a conversation – starter.
TGI Friday’s Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins Snack Chips are now stocked at supermarkets, pharmacies and other food retailers across America and are highly recommended by this food writer.
Personal experience with the product
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