The Snackie Awards: 5 best potato chips, according to TODAY Food

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By Katie Jackson

It's hard to tell which has more options these days: the cereal aisle or the chip aisle. If it's the latter you're about to go down, we'll lead the way.

Our snack-crazy team at TODAY recently taste-tested and ranked so many chips, we could probably apply for the very important job of developing potato chip flavors. Like the Snackie recipients in the popcorn and spicy snacks categories, these chips are so good, that no one really wants to share them.

Zapp's Voodoo Potato Chips

Voodoo isn't a single flavor. It's the marriage of two bestselling chip flavors: barbecue mixed with salt and vinegar. According to Zapp's, creating them was a total accident. But since these chips have just the right level of smoke with a unique tang, they're a complete winner and we could munch on these all day (and night) long. A 1-ounce serving has 150 calories, 8 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein and 17 grams of carbs.

Herr's Old Bay Potato Chips

If you're from Maryland, Herr's Old Bay seasoned potato chips will taste like home. If you're not from Maryland, you need to learn about Old Bay. It's a mix of celery salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes and paprika. It tastes delicious on chips (and crab, of course). They're slightly spicy, so you may want to eat these with a side of sour cream. A 1-ounce serving — about 13 chips — has 150 calories, 10 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein and 14 grams of carbs.

Trader Joe's Organic White Truffle Potato Chips

Easily the poshest potato chip on this list, Trader Joe's Organic White Truffle Potato Chips can be intimidating (one reviewer goes so far as to say the flavor is "confronting"), but trust us when we say that you'll want to be confronted with the seasoning made from Italian white truffles and sea salt from France. A 1-ounce serving — about 12 chips — has 150 calories, 8 grams of fat, 2 grams and 16 grams of carbs.

Cape Cod Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Kettle Chips

If you find yourself doing a double-take when you see "sweet" and "jalapeño" in the same sentence, you're not alone. Lots of people have that reaction to Cape Cod's creation. But, more importantly, lots of people end up loving the unusual flavor pairing. These chips have just a hint of spice but they're dangerously addictive. A 1-ounce serving (about 18 chips) has 140 calories, 7 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein and 18 grams of carbs.

Deep River Snacks Rosemary and Olive Oil

We're not sure why Deep River Snacks is the only major potato chip brand on the rosemary and olive oil train. Not only do these chips taste amazing, the texture is as near perfect as any kettle-cooked chip can get. That's your warning that they're not the quietest of snacks (and they're also pretty fragrant). If you love comfort food, these chips will transport you to a magical place. A 1-ounce serving — about 18 chips — has 150 calories, 8 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein and 17 grams of carbs.