Sabritas – Adobadas Potato Chips
Rating: ©©©-1/2 chips (notable)
Adobadas means: in Adobo sauce.
Adobo: is fundamentally a sauce consisting of dried and pureed chiles, with oil and vinegar (sort of similar to a hot sauce), but like so many other sauces, there are countless versions of Adobo throughout the world, with even countless more ingredient options.
And, Sabritas: are Lay’s south of the border Mexican potato chip counterpart. Think Lay’s with a sombrero.
These particular Adobadas Sabritas were brought back from Mexico, and graciously given to Chip Review by some of our very good friends. We can only assume that this flavor attempts to demonstrate a Mexican version of Adobo sauce, and as far as we know, that means a version using chipotle chiles. The photo on the potato chip bag seems to be showing us a red jalapeno chile pepper (chipotle perhaps?), along with a tomato. And that pretty much sums up the flavor on these chips. We tasted smoky chiles, but with none of the spicy heat we expected. They were mixed with lots of sweet and tangy tomato flavor, and everything was rounded out with a little bit of citrus-y lime flavor in the background. The flavor was fine, but nothing exceptional.
The potato chips themselves weren’t anything more than the standard basic Lay’s potato chips. Meaning: thinner, all of them approximately the same size, with not very much potato flavor. We always appreciate when people bring us back chips from other countries, but as far we’re concerned, these chips could have remained in Mexico.
As always we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree. Let us know.
Chips provided to Chip Review by our good friends K & S
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©© - tolerable
©©© - notable
©©©© - lip-smacking
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