January 3, 2013

Tostitos Cantina Thin & Crispy

tostitoscantina.jpgTortilla chip makers have been forever trying to produce chips that are as good as they ones you get in some Mexican food restaurants. You know - the chips that you canít stop eating because they are so utterly delicious. The ones you eat so many of that when your meal finally comes, you arenít very hungry. I donít think any store-bought chips reach this level of tastiness, but Iím hoping someday they do. Tostitos gives it their best shot with their new Cantina Thin & Crispy chips. I suspect that Tostitosí goal for the chips was for them to be similar to the chips served at Chevyís, and they come pretty close. The chips are thin, but not so thin that they fall apart easily. They also have a very nice crispiness and feel great in the mouth. But, thereís one very important thing missing: flavor. I found the chips to be bland and boring, with very little corn flavor. I suppose that if you are using the chips to eat salsa or some other type of dip, the flavor of the chip isnít as important. But, I think every chip should taste good when eaten by itself, without any accompaniment. Perhaps the lack of flavor is because the chips are so thin. I canít explain why the chips are so lacking in flavor, but I know that I wonít be buying them in the future.

Phoood rating: So-so

Posted by Jim on January 3, 2013

I have to disagree. Although light in flavor, they still have a taste. Unlike many tortilla chips they aren't overly salty. Other than being too thin and crispy, they do come close to matching restaurant chips.

Posted by: Rebecca at May 1, 2013 3:54 PM
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