As a fan of seafood, I was very excited to try the Spicy Cajun Crawtators chips. I’ve never eaten crawfish before, but I’m familiar with delicious crustaceans, so I was optimistic. Zapps didn’t let me down.

For anyone else who isn’t familiar with crawfish, if you are familiar with crab cakes or steamed shrimp, that’s all you really need to know about what sort of flavor to expect.

This isn’t the first time I’ve had a “crab chip”, but Zapps definitely surpassed the option available from the internationally recognized brand of Crab Chips, and it wasn’t just because the Zapps option was kettle cooked.

In terms of these chips being deemed “spicy”, Zapps did a good job of making it an acceptable level of heat for the snack eating mass public. It’s not the type of spiciness that hits and makes you stop what you’re doing because your tongue is on fire. It’s not even the type of hotness that makes your entire mouth tingle to the point that you forget the flavor of the chips. Zapps hits you with a subtle after-taste heat to nicely compliment the lingering Old Bay style after-taste.

Along with the nice kettle cooked taste from the chips, they also start off with a very nice smoky flavor that nicely leads the way to everything else to come.

Greasy hand residue? Not with Zapps.  Fat content? Less than 50% (150 calories, 70 from fat)

Anyone who’s having a craving for some seafood should track down a bag of Zapps Spicy Cajun Crawtators.