REVIEW: Herr’s Natural Kettle Cooked Sundried Tomato Pesto Potato Chips

The potato chip is the kingpin in the world of greasy, salty, and lip smacking-good snack foods that are currently on the FBI’s Most Wanted List since there’s a “War on Childhood Obesity.” Of course, our friends on Capitol Hill are trying to put an end to delicious snacks in schools, because the fat kid is now the morbidly obese kid who had a special about him on TLC, as well as a tear-jerking episode on Dr. Phil.

Herr’s (and some of the potato chip big boys) is trying to shed the stigma of the standard potato chip. The stereotypical scene of an overweight man, wearing a tight undershirt with several unidentified stains, sitting on an equally stained couch with one hand on the remote and the other in his jumbo-sized bag of potato chips comes to mind when thinking about the classic snack food, but slap the word “natural” on them, you’re speaking to an entirely different demographic.

Besides having a name longer than the line at the Cheesecake Factory, Herr’s Natural Kettle Cooked Sundried Tomato Pesto is a very crunchy, tasty snack. If you’re a fan of kettle cooked chips (being a native New Englander I was practically raised on Cape Cod Chips, and I didn’t turn into the fat kid, so you can suck it health food lobbyists), and live in an area where Herr’s is available I suggest you pick up a bag of any of their kettle chips, because they are all good, but the Sundried Tomato Pesto are exceptionally good; like slap your momma and say “Wham Bam Thank Ya Ma’am” good (I suggest you do NOT do that to your mother and I suggest you don’t “word” her either, because she will think you’re lame, especially if you’re still wearing Zubaz and have your eyebrows trimmed like Vanilla Ice circa 1991).

The chips are perfectly crunchy, but not like chomping on glass like how some brands of kettle chips are. There’s not really a sundried tomato taste to them, which I personally didn’t mind since I did buy them for the pesto aspect, and I was very pleased with the pesto flavor they provided.

Like all bags of snacks, half of the bag was pumped with air, which left me with less chips than desired, but the amount was perfect to pair alongside a nice sandwich on herb bread.

Herr’s Natural Kettle Cooked Sundried Tomato Pesto may not be as exotic as some of the flavors Kettle Chips pops out with, like Yogurt & Green Onion, but they hold their own, and since they are natural, they don’t have to hide from the feds.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 ounce (about 13 chips) – 140 calories, 8 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 300 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 2 grams of sugar, 2 grams of protein, 2% iron.)

Item: Herr’s Natural Kettle Cooked Sundried Tomato Pesto Potato Chips
Price: 99 cents
Size: 2.125 oz (60.2 g)
Purchased at: Wawa
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Kettle cooked, but doesn’t feel like chewing on glass. No preservatives. Nice herb taste. Low in saturated fat compared to other chips. A mother making fun of her 35-year-old son who still wears Zubaz. TLC shows that have nothing to do with Jon, Kate or the number eight.
Cons: Small size. The new generation not knowing the word moderation. Not available in all areas. People who still say “Word to your mother” in serious conversations. Can’t taste tomato in them. Vanilla Ice’s facial grooming habits in the early 90’s.

15 thoughts to “REVIEW: Herr’s Natural Kettle Cooked Sundried Tomato Pesto Potato Chips”

  1. @Ryan: Shit! I forgot to change the author’s name to Kayla. No, you’re not in an alternate universe.

    Sorry, Kayla.

  2. Hahahah @Marvo & @Ryan. …and hahahahahah @Marvo again.

    “…..because the fat kid is now the morbidly obese kid who had a special about him on TLC, as well as a tear-jerking episode on Dr. Phil.” So funny…but so true… funny….but so sad.

    I wish I could try these….I love pesto (it’s the “besto”) and I love sun-dried tomatoes!!!

  3. Herr’s chips are great…haven’t seen this flavor around though (I am partial to the Baby Back Ribs flavor anyway.)

  4. @Bear
    I was thinking it, too. Both of those, actually! We apparently can’t have nice things in the Midwest.

  5. The size thing is driving me nuts; we bought a bag of wise the other day for $1.59 (on sale to 99 cents) and it was already looking much smaller than usual bags- I opened it up and maybe 1/3 of the bag had chips in it. On the one hand it’s keeping me from fattying up, but on the other hand gimme my damn chips.

  6. @Marvo It’s no problem at all 🙂
    @Chris Coleman Oh damn! Baby Back Rib flavor?! I have yet to see or taste those.
    @The Educated Bumette I’m sure you can try these if you want to be a little bad on your new diet. They really aren’t all that bad for you.

  7. Herr’s potato chips that were purchased at WAWA?!?! WIN. It makes me a little homesick, though.

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