New fun fact about me: I used to work at a TGI Friday’s. We don’t have to talk about Jack Daniel’s steak or the infamous drinks, but let’s talk potato skins. Everybody’s favorite, cheese-and-bacon-topped indulgence.
Fellow bloggers Snort Ramen have sampled this newfangled snack, and it’s quite a rousing tale. Bacon makes everything better, sour cream makes everything better and, although I’m not a fan myself, I hear cheese makes everything better. So, a warm, cozy baked potato is the rule and most certainly not the exception. Wow, foodporn much?
All in all, Ruffles Max Loaded Bacon & Cheddar Potato Skins taste pretty good. While the texture is a complete 180 from the soft, gooey, crunchy, creamy texture of a loaded potato skin, there are hints of the original. A little smoky bacon aura here, a little muted sour cream and cheddar there. It pretty much tastes just like an amped us Sour Cream and Cheddar flavor. Oh boy, wish I had compared these two now, because off the top of my head I remember the SC&C flavor packing a much more powerful punch.
Something about this flavor is addictive. I need somebody to tell me to stop. I’m even reading this Guardian article about fast food, and it’s not doing the trick.
On the upside, a bag of these bad boys has 27% of your daily potassium. Yum!
Nutrition Info (per bag)
|Calories||450, 23% DV|
|Total Fat||29g, 44% DV|
|Sodium||500mg, 21% DV|
*These calculations are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, which is indulgent and wholly unrealistic.