Deep River New York Spicy Dill Pickle Kettle Chips

Last updated date: March 20, 2020

DWYM Score

9.1

Deep River New York Spicy Dill Pickle Kettle Chips

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We looked at the top Pickle Chips and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Pickle Chip you should buy.

Editor's Note March 20, 2020:
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Overall Take

Need to watch the trans fats? Deep River New York Spicy Dill Pickle Kettle Chips are cooked in sunflower oil and all ingredients are free of GMOs. True to the bag's promise, the flavor balances the vinegar bite of traditional pickles with a touch of spice, garlic and dill.


In our analysis of 16 expert reviews, the Deep River Deep River New York Spicy Dill Pickle Kettle Chips placed 6th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

We’re not joking. Deep River Snacks kettle chips are made with only the best all-natural ingredients – never anything artificial. Thickly sliced potatoes, sea salt, and sunflower oil set the stage for our clean line of deliciously bold flavored kettle chips. With 17 addicting flavors, which will be your favorite?!

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

10.0
2 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.6
970 user reviews

What experts liked

The addition of spicy heat really adds a nice touch and depth to the dill pickle flavor. We’re not quite sure what combination of spices, or ingredients ,were used to add the heat, but whatever it may be, it really does the trick because our entire mouths were feeling it.
- Chip Review

What experts didn't like

They almost seemed a little dry (if that’s possible?), or lacking that creamy, rich, fatty mouth feel that the really great chips have.
- Chip Review

An Overview On Pickle Chips

As technology marches on and tastes evolve, we’ve seen a staggering number of flavors added on to the reliable, crunchy potato chip. There’s been grilled cheese and ketchup chips, wasabi ginger chips and even margarita-flavored chips — and that’s just counting the flavors that have shown up on store shelves in the United States. But for fans of its signature salty-sour kick, there’s nothing like pickle-flavored chips.

The combo is a natural one, since both snacks are crunchy and salty. In the case of those “bread and butter” sandwich pickle slices, they can even look the same. But there’s actually quite a bit of variety out there, and the flavor of a particular pickle chip might not match the taste of the pickles you’re used to. With that in mind, it helps to know your pickle-making methods.

The most common pickle (and pickle flavor) is the classic dill pickle. It’s generally made by soaking cucumbers in a vinegar/saltwater mixture that includes a generous amount of dill. The ideal result is a good balance of salty and sour, with a discernible taste of dill.

Another common flavor is the “New York” style dill pickle. The authentic recipe for making these can vary wildly depending on which deli is making them, but you can expect a bit of garlic in the mix, along with possibly a peppery kick.

A more adventurous flavor (especially for chips) is sweet pickles. As you might expect, these pickles are made in a brine that contains plenty of sugar. Well made ones can have a great balance of sweetness and saltiness, and that can translate well to the right chip.

What’s your favorite? You’ll never know until you try them all, so start snacking!

The Pickle Chip Buying Guide

Need to watch those trans fats? Whether you’re eating pickle chips or any other kind of flavor, seek out varieties made with sunflower oil. They contain no trans fats, which takes one cause of guilt out of your snacking pleasure.