Zapp's Voodoo Potato Chip Flavor Was Created By Accident

When you need to snack something crispy and satisfying, it's really hard to go wrong with a crunchy bag of chips. A hot favorite that has been around for a long time? Zapp's potato chips, of course. As per its website, Zapp's prides itself on being unique. "Daringly different flavors with a unique New Orleans style. Kettle cooked, one batch at a time since 1985. Zapp's brings the party to you," the brand describes.

Zapp's delights fans by offering lots of flavors such as the Spicy Cajun Crawtator, a Salt & Vinegar version, the Cajun Dill Gator-tator, and Zapp's Kettle Potato Chips' special Voodoo flavor. Here's something intriguing: Someone enjoyed the voodoo flavor's spicy version so much that they sang its praises on Reddit. "I would like to personally thank everyone in New Orleans for Zapp's voodoo heat potato chips. I have eaten 4 bags with no sign of stopping," they wrote. They further wrote that the spice levels are exactly right and the chips are always delicious.

Voodoo potato chip flavor was a surprise

So, here's the deal: Zapp's Voodoo potato chips were discovered accidentally. According to Thrillist, the flavor was created after a staff member "dropped a pallet of spices." When everything was being cleaned, an adventurous person threw caution to the wind and tried the spice mix and called it absolutely yummy. And that's how the team found inspiration for the Voodoo flavor. Hey, if it works for them, it works, right?

The accident was a good one, if reviews are to be believed. As outlined by Serious Eats, the Voodoo chips first remind you of a salt and vinegar flavor before you are introduced to "the smoky sweetness of sweet barbecue sauce." There's also a bit of a "sharp, fresh, jalapeño-like finish" in there somewhere. Basically, your taste buds will be blessed with an eclectic mix of flavors, and you'll probably be tempted to eat some more. Sounds like perfection!