Trader Joe's® Dark Russet Kettle-Cooked Potato Chips

The typography certainly pops on the bag, although I can't be the only person to detect a "blaxploitation" vibe, which, if intentional, is both pretty funny and very troublesome. Then again, I am the kind of person who judges snacks (and people) by the color of their skin, so this entire line of thinking may well just be within my own mind. Ehhh, who the fuck cares?

I rarely brave actually going into a Trader Joe's – again, this is mostly based on the skin color of its customers – and indeed the only time I find myself there is if I've heard about a specific Trader Joe's®-brand item, or, on very infrequent occasions, to experience for myself what "dumb money" smells like.

As to the specific Trader Joe's®-brand item that brought me there recently, it was these Dark Russet potato chips since I'm on a newfound kick to try as many different dark russet potato chips as I can. So far, it's just these and Cape Cod Dark Russets which you can get in some grocery stores that allow more than one race. Compared to those delicious Cape Coddin' crunchers, these are significantly less thick, less crunchy, and less dark … like, octoroon-dark maybe. If anything they feel kind of on-the-fence, like maybe they were just the remnants of slight overcooking on batches of TJ's normal kettle chips.

Flavor-wise though, I can't complain. Just can't see getting these when I could get the Codders without having to be near so many goddamn white people.

Review by Bailiff Effalee Bayleaf