If I am going to review a bag of potato chips on this blog you know it's got to be something special. This is more than all that a bag of chips. In this case it definitely is. It's not everyday you have a red potato chips created from a potato that is red inside and out. Big thanks to Terra for creating these beautiful and tasty chips.
A Little About Terra
Terra is know for their unique styles of chips made from all sorts of vegetables. They have chips made from potatoes, sweet potatoes, Taro root, carrots, Kabocha squash, Chioggia Beets, Parsnips, Batata (also called Boniato, a tropical sweet potato), Yuca, Coconut, Celery Root and Plantains. They can pretty much make a chip out of any root vegetable. There chips contain nothing but the veggies, some salt, and oil.
My favorite thing about this company and what really got my attention their support for the Seed Savers Exchange. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to saving heirloom varieties of seeds. They have an amazing selection of seeds to buy, even more so if you become a member. I buy seeds from them every single year for my garden. They have varieties that are hard or impossible to find elsewhere.
Review of Terra Adirondack Reds Potato Chips
About a month ago or so I noticed a new variety of Terra chips show up at Whole Foods Market. I was surprised to see that the chips were made from Adirondack Red potatoes.
I have seen the Adirondack Red variety of potato in several seed catalogs over the year. I have fascinated by it's unique color. Red on the inside as well as on the outside. I have grown the Adirondack Blue before, which actually I would call purple. Never expect to the Adirondack Red name on a bag of potato chips. Varietal potato chips. Does it get any better for a foodie like me?
The color of the chip is so unique and so beautiful. The color seems to be more vivid than when the potato is raw. The color of the potato means it contains anthocyanin which is an antioxdiant. There is more health benefits to this potato chip, not that I am ready to call a potato chip a health food, I can at least be more comfortable with eating these ones.
Flavor wise - it doesn't have any kind of crazy flavor to it, just tastes like a high quality potato. The size of the chips were on the smaller size, not the best option for dipping but these are so good by themselves it would be a shame to smear them with some fattening goo. My son was a huge fan of them. Who wouldn't be. They are so fun! He couldn't wait for daddy to go get more.
Interested in growing these potato yourself. Visit the Maine Potato Lady's website for ordering information.