The Best Potato Chips

By Lindsay Funston

Crunch time! Our testers dug into 233 bags of chips and found 21 worth their salt.





Best Original

Lay's Kettle Cooked Original
Thick-cut and extra crunchy, these picnic must-haves are basic but not boring.

To buy: $3.30 for 8.5 ounces.


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Best Crinkle-Cut
Ruffles Original

It's no surprise that this iconic, dip-gripping favorite has been the life of the party since 1958.

To buy: $4 for 10 ounces.


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Best Barbecue
Lay's Kettle Cooked Mesquite BBQ

Not too smoky, not too sweet, this winner comes alive with paprika, garlic, and sugar.

To buy: $3.30 for 8.5 ounces.


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Best Salt and Vinegar
Dirty Sea Salt & Vinegar
Pucker up: These intensely tangy snacks pack a powerful kick that lingers.

To buy: $2.50 for 5.5 ounces.



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Best Salt and Pepper
Dirty Cracked Pepper & Sea Sal
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A crisp texture and a piquant flavor make these rounds a hit.

To buy: $2.50 for 5.5 ounces.



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Best Jalapeño
Deep River Zesty Jalapeño

Not for the faint of heart, this fiery winner demands to be paired with a frosty margarita.

To buy: $3 for 5 ounces.











Best Cheese Kettle New York Cheddar With Herbs

Cheddar, Romano, Parmesan, and butter all in one bold blend? Yes, please.

To buy: $2.90 for 5 ounces.



Best Sour Cream and Onion

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