Monday, April 16, 2007

Review: Tostitos Flour Tortilla Chips

One day last week I was running through Walmart and saw these on an endcap. I had heard about them and was interested in trying them so I picked up a bag. I believe they were $3, which I did find to be on the high side, since the bag is rather small.

The chips are also on the small side compared to what I consider regular tortilla chips. They are also considerably thicker. On the first bite I was certain that I had just wasted $3. Something didn't seem right. However, I couldn't resist eating another chip. Still, something seemed off. After finishing off a handful of chips I figured it out. These are not your regular tortilla chips.

They are alright on their own as a snack but I think these would be best used as a dipping chip. They are on the thick side and would not break under heavy dips. They are different and take some getting used to; but all and all they are pretty good.

Another thing that surprised me is that they are nearly identical to the Restaurant Style Tostitos in terms of nutritional stats. They have the same serving size, calories, fat, carbs, and protein which is odd since the Flour Tortilla Chips have a whole lot more ingredients.

Unless you want a chip thats significantly different than the standard tortilla chip, I would pass on these. Sorry Tostitos, they're alright, but not up my alley.