I had not been impressed with past purchases of Target’s “Archer Farms” brand potato chips in the past, despite their attempts at unique / bold flavors, but a friend of mine (and fellow GuysNation author) told me of a different experience he had with their products, so I wanted to give it another shot.

As a life-long fan of Macaroni & Cheese, I was excited when I saw that Archer Farms brand chips had come out with a product attempting to present that flavor in a crispy snack form, so I went after the single-serving bag (which cost less than a dollar).

I’ll admit, I was pleasantly surprised.

The crispness of the ruffled chips were exactly as I was expecting from Archer Farms, completely adequate.  The flavor is what I was looking for most in these chips, and they definitely scored well.

The cheesiness isn’t overbearing.  The chips aren’t overloaded with cheddar flavor like some snacks end up doing, and it’s not understated.  I had my wife try a few of these without showing her the bag and told her to guess the flavor, and the first thing she mentioned was that it had something to do with cheddar cheese.  If you’re a fan of the way well-cooked Kraft Macaroni & Cheese tastes, then you have a good idea for what you’re getting with these chips.

Unlike some snacks, the flavoring on these chips isn’t applied via powdery substance, which is good because you don’t end up having to wipe down your hands thoroughly after enjoying them like you would with Cheetos or some Pringles options.

All in all, this was certainly a positive experience, and the next time my family has a casual get together for a cookout, I might actually pick up a big bag – so long as my grandmother doesn’t get upset because it keeps people from eating her homemade Macaroni & Cheese.  Don’t worry, Grama, these chips are good, but they’re not good enough to keep people from eating one of your best side dishes.

If she made it out of a box like Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, people would have a tough decision to make.