I am always looking for the best hot snacks. It’s been a life long thing. My dad was the same way. I’m nearly always disappointed by what I find at the supermarket. I realize that a snack food company needs to try and please everyone, but why bother to market a Hot and Spicy snack if you don’t plan on making it hot and spicy? The wife brought home a bag of Uncle Rays Hot! potato chips a while back and for the first time in years I got to bask in the chili head glory that is the perfect hot and spicy potato chip.
Previously Jays Red Hot Chips were my only real favorite. Over the years chips come and go but I had Jays in the 70′s and I can if I look hard enough find a bag today. Jays makes an excellent Hot and Spicy chip. Just the right balance of salt and heat and a tiny sweet BBQ to set it off. they have been good for over thirty years.
Uncle Ray’s Hot! Potato Chips however, are off the hook. They have thrown balance out the window for pure hedonistic rabid heat. I like their relatively less salty flavor and like the Jays they use a tiny sweet bbq canvas which turns the spicy on. It is truly an outstanding hot and spicy snack and they don’t cost an arm and a leg.
I’m a four bag a week man now. I like the little bags because they keep fresher overall and if you keep them in a cool temperature the case lasts a month before any kind of product spoilage. Uncle Ray’s is an interesting company and I believe the founders biography can be found in installments on the sides of the bags. Decent reading at lunch… or not.
Got a favorite hot food?