No, they’re not really dirty. Those are cracked pepper on the chips. Filipinos love junk food and one of the most loved is potato chips.
There are several local and imported brands of potato chips in the Philippines and they are all selling well. I think the market is big enough for even more brands potato chips.
My friend Blong is the new distributor of Dirty potato chips in the Philippines. She sent me a few bags to try them out.
I tried all the flavors she sent. The salt and vinegar was not as sour as other brands. It had just a light hint of vinegar and a nice balance of sea salt.
The sour cream & onion was pretty mild too. It seems their flavors are on the mild side. The emphasis is on the taste of the potato chip which I really like.
In their web site they proclaim : At “Dirty’s” we don’t wash out the natural potato flavor, so our chips are crunchier and tastier.
My favorite flavor was the cracked pepper & sea salt. The basic spices enhanced the potato flavor of the chip. The chips were very thick and crunchy just the way I like it.
cracked pepper & sea salt potato chips
Dirty potato chips are now sold in Unimart, Landmark and other supermarkets in Manila. I took a picture of the chips in Unimart and they were selling the big bags for P128.50.