Voodoo Gumbo? What on earth is Voodoo Gumbo supposed to taste like? I bought a bag of Zapp’s Potato Chips’ new flavor, despite a less-than-promising name. According to the bag copy:
“No, Zapp’s isn’t getting into the “Black Arts”, it’s just our new, mystery “Limited Edition” flavor. Voodoo Gumbo flavor is a result of an accident. An employee was moving a pallet of spices off the top shelf and dropped it. While cleaning up, someone stuck their finger into the mixture of about 5 flavors and pronounced it geat. We recreated it in our lab, and like gumbo, it’s an “everything in the kitchen” flavor. Just for fun, we had a name the new flavor contest at Zapp’s Annual International Beer Fest in Baton Rouge……”
Despite being a mixture of 5 flavors, the chips don’t taste like much at all. A hint of sugar, a whiff of salt & vinegar, very little heat, fairly pronounced onion/garlic overtones…sort of a mish-mash flavor that’s not distinctly anything. Ingredients include (among others) torula yeast, MSG, autolyzed yeast extract, garlic powder, and natural smoke flavor. I’ll stick to the cajun crawtator and dill flavors.