I'm going to start by saying I love ranch flavored things and ranch dressing in general. I was tempted by the bag anyway since it's got rivets or something on it. If these chips are so ultimate that they can only be contained by metal then I need to try them clearly.
But what do they taste like?
They taste better than they smell, but not by much. The first bite is kind of a cucumber-y ranch flavor and then after a few seconds there's a punch of spice which I guess is the jalapeno. The spice actually hurts my mouth a little and it sticks around. The chips themselves are weirdly big and almost like styrofoam. It's like eating styrofoam that has a little ranch, was rubbed with a cucumber, and then someone put hot sauce on. It's about as terrible as it sounds.
Wow - I am just all levels of disappointed with these. I think they were at a disadvantage from the start since I always have high hopes for ranch flavored things, but these just completely missed the mark. They're pretty terrible actually. I definitely would not buy these again and, to be honest, I don't even think I'll finish the bag. Yeah - just tried another one and nope - these are going in the trash.
I still have a bag of Ruffles Ultimate Sweet and Smokin BBQ, but after this debacle I don't have high hopes for them.