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.

20 Comments:

At 12:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree. These chips are really delicious.

For a long time, I craved the flour tortilla chips that I once enjoyed in an authentic Mexican restaurant. Here in small town USA, it's difficult to find anything much out of the ordinary in Mexican food. Corn tortillas were all that I could locate in the stores. Then, to my surprise, I recently found these flour chips.

They're great, and I'd highly recommend them!

 
At 1:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are great,not greasy and the flavor doesn't fight with any dip. Seemed less salty to all of my guests. I am having a hard time findin a store tht carries them in my area.

 
At 4:58 PM, Blogger yllwdaisies said...

Have you tried the Tostitos multigrain chips? I love those.

 
At 5:44 PM, Blogger Tmax said...

Yeah flour tortillas chips! I'm so tired of corn chips. I hope they taste decent... Hasn't been since Keebler's Chacho's, and they stopped making them shortly after...

 
At 9:37 AM, Anonymous Savings Assistant said...

I was just about to write about how I missed the Keebler Cinnamon Crispas flour tortilla chips on my blog! I tried these and they are not as good as the Keebler ones that were discontinued in 2006. It was a good try though. They are delicious with spinach dip!
http://www.savingspotpourri.blogspot.com/

 
At 2:16 PM, Blogger Randy Landis said...

After all the nice things said about Tostitos Flour Tortilla Chips, Frito-Lay has decided to quit manufacturing the product at their large midwest plant. The Dillon's (Kroger) grocery store manager said they were a good selling product. Here's another example of a poor decision by corporate management. Does anyone know whether they are still available anywhere else?

 
At 3:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is horrible news...corn chips make me very sick - i used to have to make my own flour chips at home but then they came out with these and it was great! They are the best thing out there for a dipping chip (seriously I can't say better than corn, but when you can still eat salsa and chili dip and nachos without having to make your own chips it is wonderful! I took them to every party and always had them in the house - I have half a bag left in a ziplock baggie for the game tonight... :( wonder if another company makes something similar?

 
At 2:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved these chips and have been looking for them for months... i cant believe they got rid of them. does anyone else make something simliar?

 
At 12:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These go great with a spicy hummus product from Dillons! And now I can't get them anymore. Can they still be ordered?

 
At 10:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact is Frito-Lays has discontinued production of this product in many parts of the country! If you want this product back on grocery shelves YOU MUST CONTACT FRITO-LAY headquarters in Dallas and request they start production again. This is a product that many people liked AND bought. Make Frito-Lay explain to you WHY they quit production of a product that was selling! Their decision makes no sense!!

 
At 7:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOR ALL WHO ARE INTERESTED IN TOSTITOS FLOUR TORTILLA CHIPS, HERE IS THE OFFICIAL RESPONSE FROM FRITO-LAY........

"Thank you for writing to us. We're sorry to report that Tostitos Flour have recently been discontinued. Please know your comments will be shared with our sales and marketing teams for any future consideration.

When you take into account the tremendous variety of preferences, not every product does equally well, and occasionally one is discontinued. The decision to discontinue a product is difficult and is made only after considerable research has shown that interest in the product is too low to keep it on the shelves.

Thanks again for sharing your comments with us. We hope that one of our other snacks will satisfy your taste buds."


Best regards,

Tina
Frito-Lay Consumer Affairs

 
At 5:35 PM, Blogger derek said...

well i have something to say about that to frito lay, im starting a petition to put the chips back in business! The site is http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/tostitosflour

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger derek said...

Screw frito lay, ill sue them if they dont continue to produce them! Cause im allergic to corn and the flour tortilla was the only thing left besides making my own!

 
At 3:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too loved the flour chips. They were better with cherry and peach salsa than the corn chips. It is maddening that you can choose between countless brands and types of corn chips, but stores can't find room for the flour chips.

 
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At 2:52 PM, Blogger Beverly said...

Please bring back these great flour tortilla chips! I have been searching for these chips for sometime now and wondered why they were not on the grocery shelves... only to discover that Frito Lay the manufacturer decide to discontinue making four tortilla chips...saying they were 'Poor Sellers'. How can Frito Lay make that statement when the stores could hardly keep them on their shelves..

 
At 1:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss them! I used them in Indian cooking as well!

 
At 1:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss them! I wish they would come back! I used them in Indian cooking all the time!

 
At 8:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They were sooooo good with buffalo dip. I can't believe they won't bring them back.

 
At 9:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those flour chips were soooooooooooooo awesome!!!!! I would munch those babys out with philly cream cheese yummy , yum yum. And avacodo dip........ My fav!!! Please bring them back somebody.

 

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