I - Asia - Salty

Inafcn "Salt & Sour"


Taste: 1.5

Texture: 4

Novelty: 1

All scores out of 5

I had great hopes for these chips, unfortunately my hopes were dashed and I was pretty disappointed instead. As you can see from the package, these chips claim to use salt and lemon as the flavours to make them salty and sour. That’s at least what the package on this bag of chips implies, the reality isn’t that at all.

I was really looking forward to a combination of lemon and salt since it’s a combination that works well, but isn’t that common in the snacking world. The only other snack I can think of that’s used this combination are Tostitos hint of lime tortilla chips, and they were great. What I expect from a bag of chips with the words “salt and sour” written on package are chips that are both salty and sour. Unfortunately these chips are neither, they’re sweet. As far as I know, when you combine salty and sour you don’t get sweet, you should have something bitter instead.

If I had to describe the flavour of these chips, I would say that they taste like really bland barbecue chips. Imagine a sweet barbecue chip with no heat and no acidity. These chips are so sweet that the salty flavour was completely overshadowed. While the flavour wasn’t horrible, it wasn’t that great either, and it certainly wasn’t any kind of lemon and salt combination.

It’s too bad that they didn’t go big on the lemon flavour since sour and salty really work well with potato chips. It’s common to use salt and vinegar with potato chips, so I was really excited to see how a lemon flavour would have worked instead. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be, and I ended up eating a bland sweet chip instead.