When dinner is served poolside on paper plates, who wants to go indoors to cook fries or bake potatoes? Kettle chips make the perfect side dish for summer barbecues. Because they are cooked a little longer than regular chips, kettle chips sometimes have different shapes and coloring. My family members routinely sift through the bags looking for the folded-over chips with extra crunch and flavor. Our panelists are fans, too. We bought six brands of kettle chips from local grocery stores to compare the tastes. Our panelists plan to stock up on a couple for summer picnics and snacking.
Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent