Think of your standard potato chip flavors and you’ll come up with things like original, barbecue, sour cream and onion, and maybe even cheddar and sour cream or salt and vinegar. But have you heard of all-dressed potato chips?
If you are from Canada or have spent any time in Canada, you may be familiar with the all-dressed potato chip flavor. Snack maker Ruffles describes it as a “mix of ketchup, barbecue sauce, sour cream and onion and salt & vinegar.”
This flavor is popular in Canada, although the origins of this potato chip flavor are not clearly known. No one knows who or what company first created this unique chip flavor. Quebec-based Yum Yum did create a variety of all-dressed chips in 1978, and Frito-Lay has been selling Ruffles all-dressed chips for several years. A few other retailers sell all-dressed chips under their house brands, including Kwik Trip convenience stores and Hy-Vee grocery stores.
Aldi also sells its own version of all-dressed potato chips under its Clancy’s private label. Aldi describes these as “a mixture of barbecue, salt & vinegar, and ketchup … all in one bite!”
Clancy’s All Dressed Wavy Potato Chips cost $2.19 for a 9.5-ounce bag at the time of publication.
These are a Seasonal Item, which means Aldi stocks them for longer than an Aldi Find, but Aldi does not sell them all year. In the case of these chips, Aldi sells these during the spring and summer months, when people are more likely to buy potato chips to serve at cookouts, barbecues, and picnics.
These do contain some processed ingredients such as corn maltodextrin and natural flavor. They are gluten free. Seasonings include paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, natural smoke flavor, garlic extract, onion extract, and salt.
One bag has about ten 12-chip servings. One serving has 150 calories, 9 grams of total fat (12% DV), 1.5 grams of saturated fat (8% DV), 250 mg of sodium (11% DV), 16 grams of total carbohydrates (6% DV), 1 gram of dietary fiber (4% DV), 1 gram of total sugars, and 1 gram of added sugars (2% DV).
These are a unique chip, for sure. One family member said they taste mostly like a barbecue chip. I also notice the distinct tang of salt and vinegar chips, but it isn’t overwhelming if you aren’t a fan of salt and vinegar chips. There is also a bit of sweetness that might be the ketchup flavor coming through. These have that sweet and salty combo going on.
Clancy’s All Dressed Wavy Potato Chips are a summer item at Aldi. This chip flavor that’s especially popular in Canada features a combination of flavors, including barbecue, salt and vinegar, and ketchup. If you like savory and sweet together, these are a novel potato chip flavor.
We’re not from Canada, but my dad is a big fan of All Dressed chips. He was very happy the Aldi version.
For those that want to know what to expect, Zapp’s makes a kettle version that they sell in the U.S. under the name ‘Voodoo’.
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I haven’t seen these at my Aldi’s in New York but I wish they offered them because they sound delicious. My new favorite Clancy’s chip is the Pickle and Ranch ones. If you’re a dill pickle person like I am, they’re addictive and much better flavor than their pickle popcorn they sold a while agao.
Was so excited to see these on my Aldi FB group. I’m a huge Ruffles All Dressed fan. These are pretty darn close and good. Just wish they were a bit thinner like Ruffles. Would def buy again.
I bought a big of these and regretted it. Why? Because I ate the whole thing in two days! They’re delicious. I lived in Canada many years ago and visit frequently and I will say these taste like all dressed chips I’ve had there. I highly recommend them even though I’m going to try to avoid buying them!
I first heard of these many years ago, but this is the first time that I’ve tried them. I liked them a lot more than I thought I would. So much that I immediately grabbed more bags on the next trip to Aldi.