My first experience with Route 11 potato chips was a good one, so I was optimistic about trying other varieties. Because I wanted to build up my list of dill / pickle flavored chips, I jumped at the chance to try the variety from the Virginia-based company.

Even if the bag these chips came in contained no indication of the snack therein’s flavor, it’s undeniable what type of chips these are from the moment you open the bag… in a good way. The dill essence rises up from the bag, though it doesn’t blast you backwards with over-powering aroma like other chips I’ve had.

The chips definitely give you the idea that you’re biting into a crunchy pickle, though that’s not to say these chips are soggy or lack crispiness, because that’s not the case at all.

I will say that the flavor of these chips is a bit stronger than expected, and while it’s not something I would consider “too dill-y”, the herb is used  is slightly more abundant than what I would consider to be the “perfect mix”, but it didn’t keep me from nearly eating the entire bag before writing up this review.

While I’m usually good at deciphering different tastes in a snack, there was something in these chips which I’m just going to refer to as the “mystery flavor”. It was almost a mix of vinegar and a slightly sour taste, reminiscent of how some of the pickles used to taste that my grandmother made, but it was so subtle that it was hard to figure out in these chips. Even now, I’m not sure if I would say that the chips benefited from the “mystery flavor”, but it certainly didn’t distract from it. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s addicting, but I do find myself wanting more of it… if for no other reason than to figure out what it is.

Health-conscious folks, the calories-to-“from fat” ratio is at 50% (140 to 70), a bit lower than other items reviewed recently.

If there are other dill / pickle flavored snacks you think should get reviewed at GuysNation, let us know!