The Stacy’s Pita Chips Challenge
There are a flood of flavored chips on the market–potato chips, pita chips, even puffed rice and corn thingies. But do they always taste like the advertised ingredients? In this periodic feature, we'll put the chips to the test. This time we challenge Stacy's Parmesan Garlic and Herb Pita Chips. Here's what the City Paper panel thought they tasted like:
Housing Complex reporter Ruth Samuelson: "Garlic...sorry, that's what it tasted like to me. Maybe 'pizza' flavored?"
Loose Lips Mike DeBonis: "Onion powder and Parmesan. Maybe not even Parmesan."
Senior Writer Jason Cherkis: "Sea salt, sandpaper, tahini or sour cream, boredom."
Staff Photographer Darrow Montgomery: "Minnesotan Italian restaurant's idea of garlic and bread."
Editor Erik Wemple: "All I can taste is garlic."
Managing Editor Andrew Beaujon: "Garlic, onion, and pepper."
Me (yes, I knew the flavors going in, but I still tried to taste them on the palate): "Garlic, salt, and toasted cardboard."
Actual ingredient list: Enriched flour, sunflower oil, Parmesan cheese, sea salt, whole wheat flour, sugar, ground garlic, active yeast, oat fiber, compressed yeast, malted barley flour, inactive yeast, and parsley flakes.