I got these Ruffles Ultimate Sweet & Smokin' BBQ at the same time I got the Kickin' Jalapeno Ranch chips. Considering how crap those were my hopes aren't high for these. The bag doesn't fill me with confidence as it has what looks like a bowl of brown sugar and some jalapenos on it. Call me crazy, but that doesn't scream BBQ to me. Oh well - here goes nothin.
But what do they taste like?
Well, just like last time the chips are too big and the oversized ridges detract from my enjoyment of the chips. The taste, though? No horrible Jalapeno Ranch experience here! They taste pretty good for a few seconds - like your typical barbecue chips really, but the flavor is a little stronger which I like. But then there's this weird spicy kick that I'm not a fan of. Don't get me wrong - spiciness isn't out of place in BBQ sauce and I'm not surprised because there were jalapenos on the bag, but it's been at least ten minutes since I had one and I can still taste them, even after drinking water.
Lay's Honey BBQ I tried. There's something that both works and doesn't work about these chips. I think if this flavor was on different chips I'd like them better - as it is, I like how they taste, but don't like the chip itself.