REVIEW: Ruffles All Dressed Potato Chips

What the hell is “All Dressed?” All Dressed (sometimes “All Dressed Up”) is a wildly popular flavor of potato chip in Canada. According to our friends at UrbanDictionary.com, All Dressed chips are:

“Chips topped with a bunch of flavorful ingredients that no one can really distinguish. We know for sure that there is definitely some vinegar and a pepper in there, because it has a picture of it on the bag.”

More reliable sources tell me that All Dressed chips are often a mixture of ketchup, barbecue sauce, sour cream & onion, salt, & vinegar. If true, I feel like I can really relate to this flavor. When I get “all dressed up” for fancy social events, I am usually covered in all of those things by the end of the night.

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I was excited to try Ruffles All Dressed chips because I had heard about their success in Canada, the kind of information only someone who co-founded a junk food blog would know. Ruffles recently announced that All Dressed chips would be migrating to the States from Canada for a limited time only. Nobody cared but me. Though they were a bitch to track down, I made it a priority. I really, really, really need to reconsider all of my life priorities, as this blog generates no revenue, consumes a ton of my energy and money, and is sure to make me fat.

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Ruffles All Dressed chips are a real mind trip. Let’s start with what’s certain. Definite potato flavor to these chips. The ingredient list confirms that “potatoes” are the primary ingredient. Everything else after that is up for debate. These chips lead with a tangy and savory flavor more often than not. Mostly vinegar and tomatoes, so ketchup makes sense. Barbecue too. What the hell am I eating?

There’s a creamy, garlicky element underlying all of this. The ratios seems to change with each chip. I’m so confused, but these chips sure go down easy. The flavors, whatever they are, work well together and I guess I really enjoy them because I haven’t stopped eating them. They’re just so difficult to review because all the flavors blend together. I’m supposed to be better than this…

Oh well, joke’s on you, Ruffles. Nobody reads this blog anyway.

How Many Chips I Ate Trying to Identify the Flavors Rating: The Whole Bag out of 10
Odds I Would Have Eaten the Whole Bag Anyway Rating: 10 out of 10
Overall Rating: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ out of 10*

*8.5 out of 10

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9 Responses

  1. Jan Michael Sauer says:

    You have an ULTRA-SUPERB food blog. Impressive to know you are so dedicated. I am sure it will turn into a revenue generator for you. If you have not already, try Orval Trappist Ale. Thanks again.

  2. Hayley says:

    I opened the bag last night just to take a whiff of the chips….it took everything not to grab a handful! Ugh, I think I’m the one who needs to reconsider my priorities. I’m buying bags of chips just to smell them-who does that?!! In all fairness, the bag is smaller than normal; is it a Canadian sized bag too?

  3. Wendy says:

    Got a bag of these this morning while at Target. I ate them for breakfast. I don’t regret it at all. They are beyond delicious.

    • Junk Male says:

      Agreed! The seasoning was so good that I couldn’t help but want more of it. That said, the entire bag was crushed in minutes.

  4. Sarah says:

    What’s generally your favorite potato chip flavor? The acidic salt and vinegar? Creamy sour cream and onion? Cheese? Or BBQ? This chip sounds like there is a huge amount going on. I guess the good thing is you probably don’t need a dip to go with it. Have you seen the new Pringles that are out? Chili cheese?

  5. Sarah says:

    Oh and fabulous review as always!!! 🙂

  6. Melanie Jones says:

    Excellent review, gosh you really plugged the flavors well. This chip is amazing, tastes great, been looking for a bigger bag so I can stop paying my $1.49 for one and $2.00 for 2 for a 2 5/8oz bag at 7-Eleven. Thanks for the review!

    • Junk Male says:

      Thanks Melanie! I had a lot of fun with this review… it was actually nice to review something that wasn’t pumpkin spice for a change, as much as I love it. I agree with you; I’d like them to sell these permanently in larger bags! They’re also really hard to find… I’ve only found at one 7-11 so far and nowhere else. Sadly, these are only available for a limited time.

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