Category: Snack Review

#3 Kim’s Dobbelt Krydret – Margherita with Tomato & Cheese + Basil oil

This bag of potato chips was bought in Netto for 21.95 DKK. They are ridge cut with a double infused flavor of tomato and cheese, with basil oil.

The bag weighs 165g with a very glossy design. The “dobbelt krydret” (double spiced) technique is a new one from Kim’s, where they infuse the chips first with a flavored oil, then with spices as regular chips, meaning they achieve a fuller flavor.


The chips look like they’re ready to party with a heavy coating of colorful spicing in red and green. Probably to signify the basil and tomato ingredients. There are even a few specs of white powder, which may represent the final flavoring, the cheese. The chips look fun and stand out with their spice coating. 


When I opened the bag I was greeted by a smell of oregano or possibly basil (not 100% sure how basil smells), at least some type of herby smell. Definitely a reminiscent smell of a pizza with a few herbs on it. The chips themselves have a similar smell, but faint.
• Intensity of smell – 3/5


The chips feel heavy in the mouth and take longer to chew than the previous chips I have reviewed. Other than that they have a predictably delicious crunch as with other Kim’s chips.


The first few chips were somewhat mild in flavor intensity, but as you eat a dozen or two chips the flavor starts to accumulate. You start to sense a cheesy flavor with a basil/organo spiced twist. The cheese is not like a cheesy dorito or other traditional cheese chips, but a more pizza-like denser cheese. The tomato aspect doesn’t taste like actual tomatoes, however the tomato flavor present on these chips is somewhat reminiscent of other tomato flavored chips I’ve tasted before, albeit in a mild form.

As you stop eating the chips, the cheese flavor fades but the spices stay for a little while longer. The flavor does remind me of a margherita pizza somewhat, which I think is what the goal with this bag is.

I would not say that the flavor is intense, but it is strong. What I mean is that they are not like a powerful flavor that overwhelms you, rather it is a deep flavor. So these chips are neither mild nor overwhelming, but they pack a prominent flavor which doesn’t get tiring.

On an interesting note, these chips do not taste salty. Neither I nor my dad who helped me with this review would describe the salt as noticeable in any way. That being said they don’t taste like they weren’t salted at all. Looking at the nutrition label however, we see these chips are not salted any less than other chips.
• Intensity of taste – 3/5 – See notes on “intensity” above
• Salt level – 2/5

Overall experience & Final thoughts

These chips leave no particular strong impression on me. I wouldn’t say I love them, but I certainly don’t dislike them. They fall somewhere in between where I would eat them, were they in a selection of different chips, but I would probably skew towards other chips more.

The flavor inside the bag matches really well with what I expected from the design and flavoring written on the outside of the bag. The chips pack a basil-oregano spicing flavor with some pizza cheese flavoring and a rather mild hint of “tomato”.

If you’re looking for chips with a pronounced flavor of the sort of profile I’ve described above, these chips are definitely for you. Well suited for a party or movie night. Thankfully the bag isn’t so big that taking a risk on this flavor leaves you with a lot of leftovers, should you be 2-3+ people eating them among other chips.

All that being said, while they may not be my favorite, I do applaud Kim’s for making a flavor which I haven’t had in other bags before. I like the variety and it brings more choice to a chips market which is typically dominated by the traditional flavors.

Final Rating – 3/5

Dip Recommendation

For this chip I feel like most dips would go. A nice BBQ or a Sour Cream and Onion, a dill or a ranch. Whichever you pick you can’t go wrong. That being said, due to the deep flavor this chip has, a dip is not a must to enjoy them.

#2 Lay’s Sensations® – Mexican Peppers & Cream Review

This particular Lay’s bag was bought in Kvickly for 22.95 DKK. These potato chips are plain cut with “mexican peppers and cream” flavoring

The bag comes in at 150g and features a matte black design


The plain cut chips look nice, no noticeable tint to indicate flavor however. Interestingly, they are almost all uniformly round with a very flat surface. Generally, the chips are nice to look at and came whole in the bag.


When opening the bag, I was surprisingly met with a vinegary smell as though I was opening a bag of vinegar chips. The smell was however not overwhelming and fairly subtle. Each individual chip also has a faint smell of vinegar.
• Intensity of smell – 2/5


The chips are fairly thin but strong and brittle. They break apart nicely with small, firm cracks in the mouth.


The flavor is mild, which I believe is because this chip is a more up-market type of chips, which I will get to in a later section. The initial flavor is more of the Cream than it is the Mexican Peppers. However a mild spicy flavor follows a few seconds after. 

The chips are all so lightly flavored that if you happen to eat a chip that is more sparsely flavored than the rest, it tastes almost of nothing. Some chips also taste more creamy and some taste more spicy. Considering the flavor is fairly mild, you will not have a problem with these being too hot and spicy, for even the most sensitive, despite the name and imagery on the bag.
• Intensity of taste – 3/5
• Salt level – 3/5

Overall experience & Final thoughts

With a sophisticated matte black bag and the name “Sensations”, I believe these chips are trying to appeal to a more discerning audience. Generally, I would not say that these chips are meant for a party or even a movie-night. I honestly would not feel that these chips were out of place on a cheeseboard or a tapas plate with some wine as the mild flavor goes well with other food items.

Alternatively, these chips are for anyone who would normally find regular chips too overwhelming in flavor, which chips can be to some people. Despite the mild flavor, the chips are still salty and therefore would not win over anybody who does not like the saltiness of chips.

These thoughts lead me to the idea that these chips are more for people who wouldn’t generally indulge in chips. The design, name, price, and size of the bag would also indicate that they appeal outside the chips-lover audience.

While these chips are not bad, they are not for me. I believe they are for people who wouldn’t normally eat chips, but at the same time I don’t think people who normally don’t buy chips would go for a bag with the flavor “Mexican Peppers & Cream”. However as part of a meal, perhaps if you enjoy a cheeseboard, wine, or tapas, then look for these as they are a nice complement.

• Final Rating – 2/5

Dip Recommendation

There are two ways to look at this, if you’re eating them as I think they were meant to be, you wouldn’t use any dip with these, perhaps a very mild one if you had to.

The other way is to think of the very mild and perhaps underwhelming taste. Then you might go for a strong dip just to have some flavoring. Which route you go is up to you.

#1 Chips Review

If you read my last post you saw that I have been thinking about doing reviews of chips, so here’s the first one.

Lidl Barbecue

Crinkle Cut

These potato chips were bought from Lidl with their own brand name “Snack Day”. They are barbecue (BBQ) flavor with a deep crinkle cut.


The chips look great, with an orange tint to highlight the barbecue flavor. The chips are ridge cut with deep grooves, perhaps to remind you of the grill marks on a nicely seared steak, as suggested by the bag.


When the bag is opened there is a strong gust of smokiness out of the bag. The chips themselves also have a noticeable and pleasant smoky fragrance.
• Intensity of smell – 5/5


The chips are brittle and easily breaks apart in the mouth. Chips are properly crunchy and enjoyable to chew.


Flavor is that of a sweet barbecue and umami with a medium-high intensity. I have had a few chips that are stronger in flavor, but these are up there. There is also a smoky aftertaste which lingers for a little bit. I would have a hard time going through the whole bag without getting somewhat tired of the flavor, but 100-200g would probably be the most I could eat.
• Intensity of taste – 4/5
• Salt level – 4/5

Overall experience

The chips are all well-preserved and whole with a visually pleasing orange tint to signify the barbecue flavor. A smoky smell rushes out the bag when opened and smelling the chips the smokiness really comes through. Flavor wise it’s a sweet barbecue umami flavor with a smoky aftertaste. I thoroughly enjoyed these chips and they are one of my go-to bags if I’m in the mood for a barbecue chip.
Final rating – 5/5

Dip recommendation

A dip is not necessary to enjoy this chip due to the already strong flavor. However should you go for a dip, I would recommend a lighter dip such as dill, Sour Cream & Onion, ranch, or holiday. An onion or garlic dip would go particularly well with the smoky, barbecue flavor

Final thoughts

Considering these chips are discount chips, it is an excellent bag. Typically quantity over quality takes first place with these types of bags, but not only do you get a large quantity (300g), they are also of above average quality for the price range. The chips are neither too oily or fatty tasting, which can happen at this price-point. A bag of these will be a popular pick for parties, movie nights and other gatherings where a decent quantity of good chips are important.