I've never had any variety of vinegar chips before. But I liked these--definitely a change from the usual ol' chips.
However: Boy howdy, you'd better like vinegar! It is by far the dominant taste here. I thought it would probably be a little background flavor, a nice second fiddle to the potato. Nope. It's the star of the show, bold, bright, and right up front in the spotlight.
Somehow, this product escaped the ministerings of the Trader Joe's Blandification Committee.
Will I buy it again?
A niche product like this will never be my main go-to potato chip. But as an occasional change of pace, yes, I would definitely have them again.
This is what happened when Americans heard about British fish and chips, which are frequently served with malted vinegar to sprinkle on. Of course in Britain, "chips" are actually what we call "french fries." But someone clearly misunderstood and so we got these.
For what it's worth, I like them. I'm generally a fan of vinegary flavors and these are no exception.