Review (x4): Boulder Canyon’s Thanksgiving Feast Kettle Cooked Potato Chips (Turkey & Gravy, Stuffing, Cranberry, Pumpkin Pie), The Nosh Show Ep. 43, & HEARTBORN!

Junk Food Nation, it’s THANKSGIVING WEEK, and there’s LOTS to get to. This week is all about GLUTTONY, FAMILY, and FOOTBALL.  Thank you, Seattle Seahawks, for helping me beatdown the BQB this week. And thank you, Odell Beckham Jr., for helping my fantasy football team not suck like they ALWAYS DO.

1) HEARTBORN PLUG! HEARTBORN PLUG! SHAMELESS PLUG!

Actor Sis has released her first book of short stories entitled HEARTBORN, and I am SO stoked for her. Buy it for just 99 cents at http://bit.ly/heartborn OR join her mailing list to hear dates for her FREE book download promo plus other news from her life & career: http://eepurl.com/Ly8Qj …Special shout out to Haley Keim who designed the awesome book cover for HEARTBORN.

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It’s full of Actor Sis’s early writing, and she would love your feedback. Even better, 100% percent of the profits from the sale of this first collection will be donated to Break the Cycle, a national nonprofit working to provide comprehensive dating abuse prevention programs exclusively to young people. So if you decide to purchase the ebook instead of waiting for her free promotional period, know that your 99 cents is helping to support a great cause! Buy it HERE, readers!

2) SHAMELESS PLUG #2! EPISODE 43 OF THE NOSH SHOW IS HERE!

For the uninitiated, The Nosh Show is a podcast started by Marvo from The Impulsive Buy, featuring Ryan from GrubGrade, Dubba from On Second Scoop, and, of course, me, your friendly neighborhood Junk Food Guy.  And today marks the release of The Nosh Show, Episode 43: Doritos Locos Mountain Dew …WITH A BRAND NEW HOST (sort of):

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This week, “in this episode, find out who would drink Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew. We also talk about Oreo Churros, Milk Chocolate Pringles, turkey and stuffing-flavored donuts, Coca-Cola Orange, something called a ramnut, and much more.”  Listen embedded here:

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3) Today’s junk food: Boulder Canyon’s Thanksgiving Feast Kettle Cooked Potato Chips!

Boulder Canyon's Thanksgiving Feast Potato Chips

Boulder Canyon’s Thanksgiving Feast Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: The Money Shot

It was only a matter of time, wasn’t it? After the Lay’s Do Us A Flavor contest, and Pringles making flavors like Milk Chocolate, someone was BOUND to come up with a whole slate of Thanksgiving flavors.  And here it is: Boulder Canyon’s Thanksgiving Feast Kettle Cooked Potato Chips!

Boulder Canyon's Thanksgiving Feast Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Boulder Canyon’s Thanksgiving Feast Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: FOUR FLAVORS IN ONE!

Boulder Canyon’s Thanksgiving Feast Kettle Cooked Potato Chips contain four small bags of chips – 2.5 oz a piece.  Four flavors: Turkey & Gravy, Cranberry, Stuffing and Pumpkin Pie!!  Holy hell, what have you done, Boulder Canyon??

Boulder Canyon's Thanksgiving Feast Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Boulder Canyon’s Thanksgiving Feast Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: Another Money Shot

From their websiteInspired by the irresistible flavors enjoyed on Thanksgiving Day, we bring you a unique spin on the classic meal with our Thanksgiving Feast in a bag! Our seasoned flavors include savory turkey & gravy, delicious stuffing, delectable cranberry and, of course, we couldn’t leave out pumpkin pie! So grab a bag and dig in, you’ll be thankful for this one.  Available exclusively at Target.

FIRST UP: Boulder Canyon’s Turkey & Gravy Kettle Cooked Potato Chips!

Boulder Canyon's Turkey & Gravy Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Boulder Canyon’s Turkey & Gravy Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: The Money Shot

Boulder Canyon's Turkey & Gravy Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Boulder Canyon’s Turkey & Gravy Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: What flavor…sage?

Boulder Canyon's Turkey & Gravy Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Boulder Canyon’s Turkey & Gravy Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: 140 per serving

Boulder Canyon's Turkey & Gravy Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Boulder Canyon’s Turkey & Gravy Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: “Natural flavors”

Boulder Canyon's Turkey & Gravy Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Boulder Canyon’s Turkey & Gravy Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: Specks of herbs?

These Boulder Canyon’s Turkey & Gravy Kettle Cooked Potato Chips didn’t smell like much. When I popped them into my mouth, the flavors I got were onion powder and sage.  There was a meaty quality to the flavor, especially in the aftertaste.  I’m not sure if I’d pinpoint these as EXACTLY turkey and gravy…I could see these just being “gravy” flavored.  Meaty, onion-y, sage-y. Tasted good, for sure, and the kettle chip was nice, light and crispy.  Was it spot-on? No. But I’d definitely eat these again. I’d give these a 7/10.

SECOND UP: Boulder Canyon’s Stuffing Kettle Cooked Potato Chips!

Boulder Canyon's Stuffing Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Boulder Canyon’s Stuffing Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: The Money Shot

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Boulder Canyon’s Stuffing Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: STUFFING!

Boulder Canyon's Stuffing Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Boulder Canyon’s Stuffing Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: 140 per serving

Boulder Canyon's Stuffing Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Boulder Canyon’s Stuffing Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: more natural flavor

Boulder Canyon's Stuffing Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Boulder Canyon’s Stuffing Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: golden and specked with something

These Boulder Canyon’s Stuffing Kettle Cooked Potato Chips definitely smelled sort of like stuffing – I got that distinct Stove Top herb blend.  When I popped these chips into my mouth, I DEFINITELY got stuffing flavor. These were really good – that perfect stuffing herb blend came through nicely, and the flavor even had that hint of celery that I love from stuffing/dressing. SUPER tasty. Rosemary. Onion. Celery. YUMMERS. Definitely eat these again; they should sell these as a stand alone flavor. 8.75/10.

THIRD UP: Boulder Canyon’s Cranberry Kettle Cooked Potato Chips!

Boulder Canyon's Cranberry Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Boulder Canyon’s Cranberry Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: The Money Shot

Boulder Canyon's Cranberry Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Boulder Canyon’s Cranberry Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: Mildly tart?

Boulder Canyon's Cranberry Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Boulder Canyon’s Cranberry Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: 140 cal per serving also

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Boulder Canyon’s Cranberry Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: CANE JUICE

Boulder Canyon's Cranberry Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Boulder Canyon’s Cranberry Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: SO RED

Again, these Boulder Canyon’s Cranberry Kettle Cooked Potato Chips didn’t smell like much, but when I put some in my mouth, I was definitely confused. I’ll start with this: they were NOT horrible.  Like the other chips, the texture was nice and light and crispy.  The flavor was different – it was a sweet flavor, but not super fake fruity like I was worried about.  Instead, it tasted to me almost like one of those Asian sweet and sour duck sauces that is neon red-orange.  I.e., it was sweet in that sort of hint-o-BBQ sort of way. Like I was dipping a chip in sweet and sour sauce. The result?  A chip I didn’t hate, but it didn’t REALLY remind me of cranberry sauce.  I’d say…5/10.

FINALLY UP: Boulder Canyon’s Pumpkin Pie Kettle Cooked Potato Chips!

Boulder Canyon's Pumpkin Pie Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Boulder Canyon’s Pumpkin Pie Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: The Money Shot

Boulder Canyon's Pumpkin Pie Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Boulder Canyon’s Pumpkin Pie Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: PUMPKIN??

Boulder Canyon's Pumpkin Pie Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Boulder Canyon’s Pumpkin Pie Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: 140 per serving

Boulder Canyon's Pumpkin Pie Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Boulder Canyon’s Pumpkin Pie Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: Pumpkin is an ingredient. OK

Boulder Canyon's Pumpkin Pie Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Boulder Canyon’s Pumpkin Pie Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: SO GOLDEN

Finally, I ate these Boulder Canyon’s Pumpkin Pie Kettle Cooked Potato Chips. When I opened the bag, I could SMELL the pumpkin pie – it was distinct and clear. Pumpkin aroma with a bit of cinnamon.

Placing some of these chips in my mouth, the flavor was unmistakable – pumpkin pie. It was sort of uncanny how much these tasted like the flavor profile of pumpkin pie. LOTS of pumpkin flavor, and a good amount of the cinnamon spice profile my brain expected.

But did they actually TASTE – good or bad? Again, like the cranberry, NOT HORRIBLE. Let me explain – the pumpkin pie flavor was there, but dissipated quickly into the potato chip flavor. There was NO overwhelming saltiness to these chips – they were clearly PUSHING the pumpkin flavor – so the resultant flavor ended up sort of like a sweet potato!  Honestly. After a while, it tasted like I was eating sweet potato chips, with a hint of cinnamon – which…wasn’t a bad thing!  I’d also give these a 5/10. Not bad, honestly.

So my final rating:

Stuffing: 8.75/10

Turkey/Gravy: 7/10

Cranberry: 5/10

Pumpkin Pie: 5/10

These are firmly entrenched in the “would eat again” category for me. Your gamble paid off, Boulder Canyon. Good work!

PURCHASED AT: Target, Germantown, MD

COST: $4.99 for the four pack

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Sincerely,

Junk Food Guy

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Discuss - 11 Comments

  1. Marc P says:

    Well done, these look interesting and worth a try.

    Total separate note as a non-Giant fan but that Odell catch was flat out sick.

  2. Thanks for the Heartborn shout out! The book is FREE for download through Black Friday!

    These chips look yummy. Though I think they should have done one more savory flavor instead of the cranberry one. Maybe green bean casserole? Or scalloped potatoes?

    And have you seen the one-handed catch memes? http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2014/11/23/watch-giants-wide-receiver-odell-beckham-make-an-insane-one-handed-catch/

  3. Indigo says:

    I think it’s hilarious that in theory one could do one’s entire Thanksgiving day dinner in the form of chips. I just know there’s some gamer out there who is going to do just that.

  4. Chip Review says:

    WOW! We have got to get our mitts on these ASAP!

    Stuffing by far intrigued us the most, and your review only has us more excited!! Good stuff(ing)!!

  5. Jimmy James says:

    Even though I work at Target I haven’t found them yet and no one I work with has even heard of them. Maybe they’re just now hitting shelves, but they were announced like two months ago. In any case, thanks for the review Eric! I was interested in trying them and am glad to hear that they’re good.

  6. Soraya says:

    Did you try eating both Turkey Gravy + Stuffing flavors together?

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