Rating: ©©-1/2 chips (tolerable)
When you are popular, you’re popular….and right now, popped chips are POPULAR! Every where we look we see popped this and popped that, and more often than not, we associate this style/technique with two things: 1) a healthier alternative to traditionally fried chips, and 2) (therefore) usually producing a less tasty and desirable product.
Chip Review has tried both of Poptillas other flavors. Yellow Corn, which we appreciated more than we enjoyed. And Nacho Cheese, which we thought were pretty tasty popped tortilla chips. Well, similar to these first two flavors these Salsa Verde chips exude a natural masa flavor, and slightly remind us of eating corn tortillas. The Poptillas chips are shaped very similarly to traditional Mexican sopes (or very tiny Frisbee discs), and the shape would work well for scooping some salsa up into your mouth. The texture reminds us of a cross between rice cakes and corn flakes.
We had really high hopes for these chips – in fact, Chip Review’s all-time favorite chips happen to be Salsa Verde flavored – but, we are sorry to say that these are not them, and not even close.
While we appreciate the strong masa-corn flavor these chips have, we actually expect some seasoning when the bag indicates that these chips are supposed to be flavored. Point being, the seasoning on these chips were very, very subtle. To top it off, there wasn’t much depth to the flavoring that these chips did have. No heat, no salt, no tang, just some “Mexican” generic taco seasoning smell….We are not fans.
Although Poptillas definitely rank higher than most popped chips in our books, this flavor just did not work for us.
As always we would love to hear what you think. Let us know.
Chips provided to Chip Review from Classic Foods, Inc. for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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