Jay’s Kettle Cooked Dill Chips

Last updated date: February 28, 2020

DWYM Score

7.7

Jay’s Kettle Cooked Dill 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.

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Overall Take


In our analysis of 16 expert reviews, the Jay's Jay's Kettle Cooked Dill Chips placed 8th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

These are the famous Jay's chips from Chicago. Now also featuring a delicious dill pickle flavor! You will get 3-8 oz Bags of these wonderful chips!

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

8.0
1 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

7.0
3 user reviews

What experts liked

A "kosher" dill pickle is not necessarily kosher because it has been prepared under religious dietary laws. Instead, it is a pickled cucumber that has been made in the traditional style of Jewish New York City pickle makers. It will include a generous helping of garlic and dill to a salty brine. Perhaps Krunchers! were trying to regionalize their Chips. Anyway, does it taste like Dill Pickle? Yes. And the great thing about Dill Pickle flavored Chips is you can include the flavoring to varying degrees and there are sufficiently few comparisons to say one is less tasty than another. To us, these tasted of salty Dill Pickle and they were very enjoyable.
- Chips & Crisps

What experts didn't like

There were some brownish parts.
- Chips & Crisps

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.