A kind of gourmet potato chip.
Kettle chips are distinguished from their more prosaic brethren by their:
- higher price
- increased thickness
- increased hardness
- and usually darkened hue
Theoretically, this is due to the fact that kettle chips are hand cut and cooked in a large kettle, though the same effect can be had by adjusting the settings on automatic potato cutters and leaving them in the artificial grease longer then normal.
Some prefer the taste of kettle chips, but since most people use potato chips as vehicles for salt and artificial flavorings, they'll never take over the junk food market.
Sideshow Bob has called Kettle Chips the perfect food to go with revenge.