In the US (and many other places around the world) they say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. For me, it’s absolutely true! My significant other and partner at World of Snacks initially won my heart with her exotic curry dishes from her home country of Myanmar, formerly Burma. Traveling through Europe as a kid, I came in contact with a variety of unique and delicious flavors, but nothing like what I was later introduced to. Our mutual love of food and culture ultimately brought us together and also helped us start our International Snack Company. For the thousands of followers we have made a connection with over the past 15 months or so, this is really an odd way to start our snack review and it’s not normally how we go about it. So how is this relevant to our review of Bret’s Indian Curry Chips? We absolutely love curry, in all forms, from all around the world. So we took the snack to our panel of testers to help get a fair review, or at least how Americans feels about this Indian Curry Chips.
Before we jump into the taste test, let’s take a closer look at the snack under review. Although the flavor of these chips are titled Indian, this snack is actually from Brittany, France. Founded in 1995, in under a decade Bret’s has grown to a total output of 20,000 tons of chips annually, and now produce nearly a 3rd of chips consumed in France. Brett’s has carved a niche offering bold flavors included Braised Chicken, Navy, and Salted Butter Caramel. As you already know, our review is for Bret’s Indian Curry. Let’s take a closer look.
We are sampling a full size bag weighing in at 4.4oz. It’s bright yellow with a purplish pink trim. The Bret’s logo is a red oval and uses a chip instead of an apostrophe. Of course it reads “Indian Curry” and just below is a pile of ingredients, most I cannot personally identify. So now we know what these French Chips look like, let’s get on with the taste test!
As I mentioned before, I am personally a fan of curry. However, this is my first encounter with a curry flavored potato chip. I enjoyed the snack, the curry flavor was pretty accurate, and the chips themselves was on par with an American Ruffled Chips. The cumin and curry flavor stole the show and overall it made for a memorable and enjoyable snack. So what did our typical American testers think of Bret’s Indian Curry Chips?
This snack from France received mixed reviews from our panel. Two of the testers actually spit the chip out, and one even mentioned it reminded him of a smelly armpit! Interestingly enough, they were both from the Southern part of the US, typically a region steeped in traditional flavors and a low influx of exotic items. The strongest concentration of testers rated this snack OK. They enjoyed it, thought it was unique, but didn’t really think they’d actively seek it out. Lastly, one of the testers loved Bret’s Indian Curry Chips. This tester frequents Asia and is too a fan of curry in general.
Will World of Snacks offer Bret’s Indian Curry Chips for sale in our international snack store? Maybe, we have yet to find a selection of loved French snacks, so we are not sure which items will make the cut. Currently our online snack store features British Snacks and American Snacks for Export. In just a few days we will add our full line up of German Snacks and each month this year we will add another country. If you’d like to stay up to date with our progress be sure to leave your details to the right. Keep on snacking world!
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