Have You Tried Cape Cod Infused Fresh Jalapeno Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Yet?

Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Potato Chip - Fresh Jalapeno

The Cape Cod Infused Fresh Jalapeno kettle chips do not have that salty, stick-to-your-fingers flavor grit that you typically find on flavored chips. Instead, the jalapeno flavor is cooked within the chip itself using naturally flavored infused oils. The chips do not taste greasy, and the heat that you detect has a way of creeping up on you.

I really like the flavor and texture of the chips…and have bought four bags, to date. As a side note, the company currently offers a peel-off coupon on the chip bags to take 75 cents off of the newly launched infused Cape Cod chips and Cape Cod chip thins.

The Cape Cod Infused Fresh Jalapeno chips are packaged in a predominately black bag, and have this old photograph negative look to it. I think this is a pretty unique approach…you definitely don’t see this color scheme used often, and the bags stand out on the shelf.

Other highlights of the chips include:

  • The chips are a made in the U.S.A. product.
  • The chips are certified gluten free.
  • This is a non-GMO product.
  • Only 0.5% saturated fat per serving (about 19 chips).
  • You satisfy 20% of your daily recommended value for vitamin C.
  • The chips contain no preservatives, no hydrogenated oils, and no artificial colors or flavors.

Another flavor in the infused line of Cape Cod chips is Mediterranean which is flavored with herbs (like rosemary), spices, and vegetables– I haven’t had an interest in trying this particular flavor, but if you do, let me know how it tastes in the comment’s section below.

Do you like jalapeno-flavored chips?

Cape Cod Jalapeno Infused Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

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9 thoughts on “Have You Tried Cape Cod Infused Fresh Jalapeno Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Yet?”

  1. Brenton says:

    They taste like a Christmas tree smells.

  2. Billy Dawg says:

    I would call this flavor “Foo Foo Jalapeño”.
    Actually KP nails the taste … Tanqueray Gin, with a touch of heat at he end.

    I’m with the Jalapeño Kid, the Wise “kettle-cooked jalapeño” are the only nationally distributed brand that have real Jalapeño taste. I’ve found them occasionally in the Phoenix area at Big Lots just before they’re about to expire. Every other brand of chip is loaded with cheese & various other spices with virtually no or little Jalapeño flavor. There is a locally distributed chip called De-lish-us, ingredients; potatoes, oil, salt, jalapeño oil … that’s it … a virtual explosion of potato & Jalapeño flavor. These are by far the best, of the best, of the best, found only in small bags at bars though-out the state of Wisconsin. (Their regular chips will also give the Cape Cod regular’s a run for their money.)

    What is it with Jalapeño flavors chips loaded with every flavor but … Jalapeño?

    This same trend holds true with my other favorite junk food … Chicken Wings.
    If you’re lucky enough to have Native Grill & Wings in your state, stop by and check out their Jalapeño flavored Wings … Green & Delicious!
    Sadly only one location east of the Mississippi, you guessed it’s Massachusett, home of the Cape Cod chip.

    Happy Hunting!

  3. Kp says:

    These chips dnt taste like jalepenos to me. More like gin. Tanqueray to be exact.

  4. B Dun says:

    Hello I was about to write to the cape cod chip company. The chips taste fine but thats because they contain vegetable oil which is horrible for you. Canola, safflower and sunflower are unhealthy refined oils. The last ingredient is “natural flavors”. I thought that was a sneaky way for the food industry to cheat and use other unhealthy type additives.

    They advertise that the chips contain infused fresh Jalapeno oil but apparently that is not listed in the ingredients. What is natural flavor? Its false advertising to me.

    1. Yona Williams says:

      Depending on the company, I agree, “natural flavors” can be used in a sneaky way. While you can never be too sure, I assume that the natural flavor comes from the jalapenos in extract form. Maybe it was added to the oil during the cooking process of the chips. Saying ‘natural’ means that at some point, it did come from a jalapeno pepper. The jalapeno was the original source, BUT it doesn’t mean that it wasn’t tweaked in some way in a lab before it was used to make chips. Artificial flavors just plain means that it came from a man-made source with no real jalapeno pepper involved. I’d be curious to see how the company responds to you.

  5. Jalapeno Kid says:

    I am an avid fan of jalapeno-flavored potato chips and have been since I first tried Wise’s kettle-cooked jalapeno chips back in about 2002. Wise’s variant, and the jalapeno variant from Snyder sub-brand “Krunchers” currently stand as my favorite potato chips ever, even 15 years later. The only issue with the two brands I mentioned is the overwhelming scarcity of them in my region. Wise’s jalapeno was never seen again in North Carolina after 2005, and Krunchers disappeared in 2006, popping in and out in 2008 and 2011 then never again. The 3rd favorite was Lay’s kettle-cooked Jalapeno, when their kettle-cooked line first launched in (if I recall correctly) 2006. However, I lost all real interest in Lay’s jalapeno when they reformulated the recipe in 2010 with “all-natural ingredients” that resulted in a LESS-accurate jalapeno flavor.

    Enter Cape Cod. I never really did pay much attention to the brand, as it was more well known for variants I personally didn’t like, such as salt & vinegar, and cheddar & sour cream. I spotted the sweet & spicy variant in about 2009, and while I did like the flavor… But it was just way too far off of what I expect. On the bright side, Cape Cod totally won my heart with their original chips, becoming my go-to for an excellent traditional potato chip.
    Fast forward to 2017, and for the past 5 years or so, my jalapeno chip of choice has been Kettle Brand’s kettle-cooked Jalapeno, but just yesterday, I find this “Fresh” Jalapeno-infused kettle-cooked chip from Cape Cod. To start things off, the aroma was very…. Green, as in, garden….y…. The flavor, at first, was almost nothing, as if a regular chip. Even after a handful of chips, the flavor only ever got to become every so slightly present. On one hand, I’m rather disappointed that the jalapeno flavor isn’t strong, but on the other hand, it doesn’t get in the way of potato chip’s own excellent flavor. It has one winning characteristic though, and that is in the heat. Out of all jalapeno chips I’ve ever tried, this is the one with the most noticeable, legitimate scoville impact by far.

    In short, Cape Cod’s new jalapeno chips haven’t slowed my search for Wise’s or Krunchers’ chips, swayed me from Kettle Brand’s offering, or swayed me from other ever-elusive brands’ offerings (such as Poore Brothers Jalapeno, and Zapp’s Hotter N’ Hot Jalapeno), but I most certainly will be grabbing more bags of Cape Cod Infused Fresh Jalapeno every now and then, as I’ve found them to be a satisfyingly spicy snack.

    1. Yona Williams says:

      Thank you for sharing such detailed thoughts.

      I agree with the initial impression that the jalapeno flavor in these chips wasn’t strong enough, but the chip really did surprise me in the end. I am embarrassed to admit just how many bags I have purchased since I first tried these. I think the chips are just a refreshing break from the greasiness and flavor mess of other brands.

      I see the Salt and Vinegar options from Poore Brothers and Zapp’s all of the time, but I am not familiar with the Poore Brothers Jalapeno or Zapp’s Hotter N’ Hot Jalapeno that you mention (where have I been?). You have me going down memory lane, but I have the fondest childhood memories of sharing New York Deli Jalapeno chips with my Dad on outings. I just had to look them up…they were made by Wise…had no idea.

      1. Diana Sunday says:

        They’re the only potato chips I eat. They’re.not coated with gunk like other flavored chips nor are they over salted like most. They’re getting hard to find, though. If Cape Cod has decided o stop making them, I guess I’ll have to go back to celery for a snack. 😿

  6. First Bag Reviewer says:

    Just tried these chips. Good crunch and nice heat. Not oily or overly salted. The only drawback is that they have a very noticeable taste of pine needles/gin. It adds a freshness but was too distracting for my palate. I had them with a burger and beer only. I had a burp a few hours later and it tasted like I had a gin and tonic. My wife had them with a burger and water and tasted the same. I like the brand and will continue to purchase other flavors…just not this one.

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