A definitive ranking of every flavour of chips, from inhaling the whole bag to a hard pass.


It’s a truth universally acknowledged that chips are the greatest snack food ever created.

From the crinkle of the plastic to the visible flavour granules and the satisfying oily smell of a freshly opened bag of chips, the fried discs of potato goodness are without a doubt the MVP of the snack world.

But not every flavour is created equal. There are the top ‘Meryl Streep tier’ of chips (universally beloved crowd pleasers) and the ones you’ll eat because they’re… there.

So in honour of the greatest creation to ever come from potatoes, we rank the best chips flavours in existence.

Scientists have apparently found the perfect portion of chips and we disagree passionately. Post continues below.

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7. Light and tangy.

I have a conspiracy theory about ‘light and tangy’ chips. They were invented in the darkness of night when a rogue chip factory worker accidentally mixed the BBQ flavouring, salt, vinegar powder and other additives etc resulting in this abomination.

Look it’s time we all admit that ‘Light and Tangy’ is really the chip equivalent of crunchy vomit.

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Hard pass.

6. BBQ.

What defines the 'BBQ' chip flavour, exactly? It's good (because it's a deep-fried potato) but that's about it.

We'll eat them when they're passed around at a movie night, or when they're just sitting there on a work snack table but that's about it.

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We can confirm that the chips of your youth do indeed still exist.

5. Sour cream and chives.

It's a favourite of many but according to Mamamia's resident Kiwi, Chelsea McLaughlin, sour cream and chive chips in New Zealand just don't compare to those in our supermarkets.

"I could write a thesis on how hard it is to find a good sour cream and chive chip in Australia," she says.

We'll have to take her word for it. But to be fair, our sour cream and onion chips have never let us down.

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A solid 6/10.

4. Cheese and Onion.

It's a feat of chemical engineering that they can infuse two of our favourite things in chip form.

Tbh, if we could, we'd buy that flavour sachet in bulk. Cheese and onion flavoured butter on toast? Yes, please.

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Excuse us as we launch a petition to make 'cheese and onion' flavouring available at the shops.

3. Chicken.

We can put a man on a moon, a lemon in a tomato and a chicken in a chip but I think we all know which achievement we're most proud of.

Not to play favourites (#notsponsoredjustgood) but Red Rock Deli's Honey Soy Chicken chips win this category.

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The superior chicken-flavoured option.


2. Salt and vinegar.

According to the 15-odd pool of colleagues I harassed, salt and vinegar chips was a close contender.

It's like a party on your tastebuds and everyone is in fancy dress. If you want to one-up your chip game, enjoy these squished into a supermarket bread roll, with a generous smear of butter.

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The best flavour for a chip sandwich.

1. Plain salted.

Scoffing down an entire bag of plain-salted chips may be one of the most addictive things on earth. It might even be a potato in its finest form.

While all brands deliver, bonus points if they're from Red Rock Deli for their unparalleled crunch. Maybe Tyrrells if it's the week after payday.

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Original and the best.

What is your favourite chip flavour? Tell us in a comment below.