I enjoy a chocolate covered potato chip now and again. They're tasty, crunchy and a great example of how sweet and savory can work wonderful magic together. I can remember the first time I'd ever had a chocolate covered chip; I saw them in a window of a fancy candy store on my way home from school. and thought I would try one out. I didn't have enough money to get this fancy new treat, but the lady at the store just charged me what I had for a couple of chocolate covered potato chips. It was a formative day for this Candy Critic, it was a day I learned about how friendly people in the candy world can be, and the day I learned about sweet and salty.
This bar is an attempt to take this great treat idea and make it... well honestly, I can't really figure out what they're trying to do. The problems you have with chocolate covered chips, and selling them on a larger scale, is that they would most likely break apart during shipping or stick together. These guys figured that if they broke them for you, then stuck them together in a big bar, that would be better for you. It's not that the flavour is lost or anything, although a little more salt would be nice. It's just that the big crunch one gets from the potato chip in the center of the chocolate coating is gone. Instead Bourbon breaks the chips down into little rice crisp type treats. I guess these are OK, but I really don't think this is a solution to the problem of chips sticking together or breaking apart. It’s also not the way you should try chocolate covered potato chips for the first time.
I think we have to look to packaging companies to make a chocolate covered potato chip that works. I'm thinking the people at Pringle's might have a few ideas. This bar isn’t the worst thing in the world, but it’s not a great representation of chocolate covered potato chips.