Around 6.55 million people ate potato sticks or chips several times a week last year. The popular snack comes in a wide variety of flavors, shapes and colors. Stiftung Warentest examined a total of 25 corresponding products in the 11/2022 issue. In addition to the classic potato chips, the experts also tested stacked chips and other potato snacks. In addition to the sensory properties such as appearance, smell and taste, the evaluation also focuses on the ingredients. For example, the products were also examined for harmful substances in the laboratory.
And the experts had a lot to criticize: well-known brands and organic products were particularly disappointing in the test. The testers not only rated the taste of some chips negatively. There are also point deductions for critical ingredients.
Not a single product scores “very good”. Eight out of 25 are “good” after all, another six are still “satisfactory”. Six more chips packs only cut off “sufficient”. Five potato snacks fail with the rating “poor”.