UTZ Ripples Fried Dill Pickle Potato Chips

Last updated date: March 20, 2020

DWYM Score
9.3


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Overall Take

You can actually see the dill in these UTZ Ripples Fried Dill Pickle Potato Chips. That dill flavor is prominent, with a bit of sweetness to complement the salty tang. The light, crunchy texture and gluten-free processing make this a relatively healthy chip. In our analysis of 18 expert reviews, the UTZ UTZ Ripples Fried Dill Pickle Potato Chips placed 3rd when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 20, 2020:
Checkout The Best Pickle Chips for a detailed review of all the top pickle chips.

Expert Summarized Score
0.0
2 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.3
41 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
These potato chips had narrow ripples and a strong yellow color, with many bits of green dill stuck in the ripples. I crunched in to find a light crunch with very nice crispness and a very tasty pickle flavor. The flavor emphasized dill quite a bit, and it really tasted like a juicy dill pickle, if not specifically a fried one. The pickle juice wasn't so strong as to blot out the potato flavor, and the two tastes mixed together really well. Excellent!
- Taquitos
There’s an interesting sweetness to the overall snack that normally doesn’t come with pickles, but it compliments the chip as a whole.
- Philly Voice
What experts didn't like
No an everyday chip. Could have used about 12 more chips.
- Philly Voice

From The Manufacturer

Fresh whole potatoes ripple cut then cooked in 100% cottonseed oil Give your taste buds a kick, we know you won't be able to resist the mouthwatering flavor of juicy pickles combined with a straight from the fryer twist!

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.