My mom found these (and a bunch of other strange Deep River flavors) and picked me up a couple of the weirdest ones! Thanks, mom! These aged cheddar and horseradish definitely make my list of 'strange chips'. The bag is a bright orange and I was actually pretty sure they were sweet potato chips at first glance.
I'm not much of a fan of horseradish, but I do love cheddar so let's see how this goes. I've also never seen it as a chip combo before, though I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing. They don't smell like much of anything - I was expecting a really potent smell so that's a surprise right there.
But what do they taste like?
Oh! These... these taste like horseradish. There's a powerful 'horseradish' taste right off the bat and hardly any cheddar. It's a very strange sensation - the horseradish flavor overpowers everything with a taste that is distinctly 'horseradish-y' and a spicy burn to match, but then it kind of goes away completely and I'm left with some mouth burn and nothing much else. It's strange because the chips themselves feel like they're covered in cheddar flavor, but none of it comes out in the bite. I think the horseradish completely over powers the cheddar; if it's there I've no hope of tasting it.
These chips are definitely a kick in the mouth. Geez! Happily, the spiciness doesn't last too long so my mouth has stopped burning which is a plus. I'm also not sure why aged cheddar and horseradish is a flavor of chips. Cheddar by itself, sure, but combined with horseradish? Why?
Hopefully the rest of the Deep River chips are more delightful than this! I won't be finishing this bag - they just aren't appealing at all. If you like horseradish, though, give them a shot. You'll certainly be tasting it every mouthful and may well enjoy them.