We are well into the season I like to call the annual "Your Best Life Now" reset. Y'know. New year, new you. Something along those lines. I'm not a big believer in resolutions. Goals though with specific, time-sensitive intervention with measurable outcomes? I'll listen.
My best life now or not...who am I to turn down a new salty and crunchy Trader Joe's snack?
The kettle cooked texture here is spot on as expected. I know that I've previously said that the lattice cut is the best cut for a potato chip, but I've been leaning toward the kettle variety as of late. Maybe because it tastes double fried, has an excellent crunch, and provides better seasoning distribution.
Flavor wise - it tastes like ham. A says it's because we're conditioned to associate smoke flavor with ham. Sure maybe. I'll even wager to say it tastes like a honey glazed ham, maybe. There's definitely some smoke but for me it's a little too salty and sweet. Then again, I like ham in omelets and other things but not as a main dish. So perhaps if you like ham, you might like this. I kind of prefer the Thanskgiving stuffing chips over this since this is a bit more pungent.
TL;DR: Trader Joe's Smoky Honey Seasoned Kettle Chips. Crunchy but a little too hammed for me. 5.5 out of 10.