Top chippies: we round up the 4 fanciest (and most delicious) crisps on the market

The days of the humble potato crisp are over. Now it’s all about who can out-chip who. Yet choosing from the panoply of fancy brands coming to the party can truly put you in a pickle. So if you’re partial to a good potato chip, leave it to us. We’ve rustled our way through thousands of delicious bags to bring you the best on the shelves right now. 

1. Torres
We were recently introduced to this premium Spanish brand by way of its perfectly crunchy potato chips which are available in three very gourmet flavours: caviar, Iberian ham and black truffle. And let us tell you that they are every part as luxurious as they appear to be. Buy them here

2. McClure’s
Our ears pricked up when we heard that the brand, best known for its Al Brown-approved premium gherkins, was doing potato chips. Sensationally crisp and crinkle cut, they may just be the finest chips in town. We love the Bloody Mary flavour. Buy them here

3. Proper
Nelson’s Proper hand cooked crisps are rescued from over-processing and artificial flavours. Using locally sourced potatoes, they are delicately cooked in the finest sunflower oil and lightly sprinkled with Marlborough Sea Salt. They’ll surely become your go-to. Buy them here.

4. Culley’s 
Departing from the classic spud crisps, if corn chips are your chosen delight, try Culley’s Jalapeño variety. Made with maize grown in Gisborne, they’re one of the most gratifying salsa companions we’ve ever met. Buy them here

Special mention: Tio Pablo
Old uncle Pablo Totopitos’ crisps are almost too good to scoff like regular corn chips. Supremely flavoursome — they are made from fresh, gluten-free corn tortillas — and ultra crunchy, they are arguably the chips that trump all. Buy them here

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