Students launch 'hangi flavoured' chips

A group of enterprising high school students have come up with a new uniquely Kiwi flavour of potato chip - hangi chips.

The chips are the brainchild of a group of Lincoln High School students, who came up with the idea as part of a Young Enterprise Scheme in 2016.

Once they had the idea they partnered with chip maker Heartland Potato Chips and the hangi-flavoured chips were born.

While the chips aren't individually hangied, one of the creators, Sarah Freeman said it was a long road to get the perfect smoky, earthy and sweet hangi flavour.

"We just went back and forth with Heartlands on what we thought would taste good and we had a few trial runs and then just decided on one," she told Three's The Project.

As part of the project the students did market research for the chips, including talking to local iwi about using the word "hangi".

Ms Freeman hopes the chips will take off internationally, saying she hopes tourists visiting the country see it as something authentically Kiwi.

Watch the video for the full The Project interview.