Chocolate potato chips?

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Sweet, salty, crispy goodness. And yeah, you probably can't eat just one.

By Amy Brozio-Andrews

Chocolate-dipped potato chips -- I know, it sounds risky, doesn't it?

Would they be greasy? Soggy? Too sweet? Too salty?

Well, my kids and I took one for the AOA team and stopped in at Isn't it Sweet to give them a try.

Here's the low down.

Turns out, chocolate-dipped potato chips are pretty good! We picked up a small bag for $2 at Isn't It Sweet? on New Scotland Ave. in Albany.

The kids were all over the idea but I was pretty skeptical. Then I started thinking about it. I mean, chocolate-dipped pretzels are okay, so why not?

The reviews from my "team" were overwhelmingly positive. The flavor is salty-sweet, making this an interesting alternative to the before-mentioned pretzels. The chips do retain their crunchiness and they're definitely not stingy on the milk chocolate.

Still, if not everyone in your entourage is ready to combine their sweet and savory treats, there's plenty of other stuff to try. Some of our favorites are the homemade chocolates, fudge and barks (you don't have to wait until after Thanksgiving for your peppermint bark anymore).

Here's a helpful hint -- bring some extra quarters with you when you visit. All the parking on that end of New Scotland Ave. is metered. Or, you know, park far away and walk. The more calories you burn, the more chocolate potato chips you can eat.

Find It

Isn't it Sweet
575 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

M-W 10AM-6PM, TH & F 10AM-8PM


When I was little, my great-grandmother used to make these really delicious potato chip cookies. I think they were basically a sugar cookie recipe with crumbled chips added to the batter.

I've been looking for ways to make my junk food binges more productive. Eating chocolate-covered potato chips seems like a pretty effective multitasking method.

True story, I was in here just a few days ago thinking, "this is the kind of place AOA should know about!." That's why I love you, AOA,...

Also, their vanilla soft-serve is super-good, creamy and vanillay, not "plain" white ice cream.

The only downside is they have strange hours, they close at 6 during the week, I think?

There is a new candy store in Ballston Spa and they have wonderful chocolate-dipped pretzels rolled in M&M's or reese's pieces or "item of the day", etc. for $1.25 each. Bet you can't finish one ! They are so large and rich. Located on Low Street next to the public library. Mmmmm

~ Store Hours ~
Monday ~ Wednesday 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
Thursday ~ Friday 10:00a.m. to 8:00p.m.
Saturday 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
Closed Sunday
June ~ September:
Weeknights Until 8:00p.m.

They make the BEST ice cream cakes in the summer - the vanilla with raspberry and peaches is light and not overly sweet!

Actually, they make their full line of ice cream cakes all year long. I also love their carrot cake:)

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