O - North America - Salty

Old Dutch "Dill Pickle"

Old Dutch

Taste: 4.5

Texture: 3.5

Novelty: 2

All scores out of 5

July 6 2008

These things are kind of legendary here in Canada. I first heard of their appeal when an article I wrote about Cherry Blossoms had an article by the Prime Ministers wife was bellow mine all about how much she loved these things. I started to ask around and I found that the folks on the West Coast really love these things and it's one of the great hidden treats of Western Canada. So the question, is it worth all the hype?

It's not that I've never had Dill Pickle chips in my life before, in fact I've had several different kinds but I can say that these may in fact be the best I've had. First of all the flavour isn't too strong but it's also not too weak. I often find dill pickle chips are super sour just because it creates the effect of a sour pickle, but I often find the sour isn't the same and it just ruins the flavour. These although powerful enough still have a great flavour.

On that note, the flavour of these is great. I'm not sure if it tastes anything like a real pickle (I don't have one with me to compare) but that unmistakable pickle chip flavour is ok. I guess my only complaint is that the chips could be a little higher quality. They're not bad and not the worst I've had by a long shot, but I've had better.