I never experienced that with those chips, only the opposite. What I noticed was that they're far less likely to be bent into retarded shapes or molded to each other, so the flavor is much more consistent from chip to chip. Excellent thickness too.
finally had some of these too. I'm going to partially -1 with otc ... I think they're the ideal flavor/spice for a standard chip. What I'd really like is an Xtreme horseradish version, one that would blow your sinuses up.