Tim’s Cascade Dill Pickle Kettle Chips

Last updated date: February 28, 2020

DWYM Score
9.1


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 19 expert reviews, the Tim’s Cascade Tim’s Cascade Dill Pickle Kettle Chips placed 5th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 20, 2020:
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Expert Summarized Score
0.0
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.8
5 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
These chips are also described as crunchy, thick, and tangy. Plus, a flavor partnership with Vlasic can't hurt.
- EATER
These potato chips had wiggly shapes with many bubbles embedded inside, with some darker areas of skin on the edges, plus a smattering of bits of green dill on the surfaces. We crunched in to find a very solid, loud crunch with pretty good crispness, plus a very nice pickle flavor.
- Taquitos
Theses chips have the signature “cascade crunch” of the Tim’s brand and are thick and crunchy. There is a “punch” from the tanginess of vinegar with slight undertones of salty and sweet. If you love dill, you’ll love this chip.
- Flavor Scientist
What experts didn't like
It wasn't the strongest of the pickle-flavored potato chips we've tried, not even close.
- Taquitos
This chip would be a bit tastier with a bit more umami flavor, a hint of monosodium glutamate, but not all consumers want this ingredient in their snack foods.
- Flavor Scientist

From The Manufacturer

Tim's Kettle Chips, Dill Pickle - 8 Ounce (Pack of 2)

Overall Product Rankings

1. Zapp’s New Orleans Kettle Cajun Dill Chips
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 3
2. Route 11 Dill Pickle Potato Chips
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 3
3. UTZ Ripples Fried Dill Pickle Potato Chips
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 2
4. Herr’s Creamy Dill Pickle Potato Chips
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 1
5. Tim’s Cascade Dill Pickle Kettle Chips
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 3
6. Deep River New York Spicy Dill Pickle Kettle Chips
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 2
7. Lay’s Dill Pickle Potato Chips
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 1
8. Jay’s Kettle Cooked Dill Chips
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 1

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!

DYWM Fun Fact

For many, the joy of opening a potato chip bag is muted by finding it halfway full. Reclaim your zen, chip eaters: Turns out there’s a very good reason for all that space, and it’s not (entirely) so snack manufacturers can make more money. Chip bags are slightly inflated with nitrogen so that the chips stay fresher and less prone to breakage.

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.