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TGI Friday’s Potato Skins Snack Chips Face Off

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I don’t know if I should be ashamed or proud. I feel guilty – like I”m letting you down. But, at the same time I’m conducting thorough research and furthering my knowledge of the gas station’s offerings.

As I walk into the gas station, I have no clue what I want today. I get stuck in the salty snack aisle and cave completely. The red-and-white-striped TGI Friday’s bags stimulate my oculars like never before. I check out the options and go for the two cheesy potato skin varieties. Never mind that I tried out Ruffles Max Loaded Bacon & Cheddar Potato Skins less than a month ago.

Jalepeño Cheddar

There is definite zest at first bite. Cheddar and jalapeño toppings alone are rare for a potato skin, especially at TGI Friday’s, so I’m guessing you pay for the fun bag and the potato texture. The more you eat, the greater the zest builds up. It’s flavorful.

Cheddar & Bacon

This flavor is muted and smokey. Cheddar hits hard and the bacon immediately follows. With the texture of the thick chip, flavoring and even the shape these chips are in (reminiscent of the shape of the beloved appetizer) the Cheddar & Bacon flavor does a great job of imitating the inspirational dish.

Both chips are very filling  Cheddar & Bacon is better at imitating and, it’s even heavy tasting and hearty.  The Jalpeño Cheddar is lighter and I prefer the zest of it. However, TGI Friday’s Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins chips win, if only for the $10 coupon to TGI Friday’s on the back!

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It’s like free money! Free, bacon & cheddar-flavored money!

Jalapeño Cheddar Nutrition Info (per bag)

Calories 420
Total Fat 24g, 38% DV
Sodium 510mg, 21% DV

Cheddar & Bacon Nutrition Info (per bag)

Calories 420
Total Fat 24g, 38% DV
Sodium 930mg, 39% DV

*These calculations are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, which is indulgent and wholly unrealistic.

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3 comments on “TGI Friday’s Potato Skins Snack Chips Face Off

  1. Cheddar! Bacon! and a Coupon! You just can’t go wrong with that…

  2. We love Potato Skins (in chip form)!! If we were forced to choose one, we’re pretty sure we’d have to go with the Jalapeno Cheddar! Great face off!

  3. TGI Friday’s Cheddar & Bacon are one of my favorite chip varieties. I have never tried Jalapeno Cheddar.

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