Rating: ©©©©-1/2 chips (lip-smacking)
Pan de Oro means “bread of gold” in Spanish. However, in this case, the “bread” appears to be made of precious sapphire colored blue corn, rather than precious metals.
Pan de Oro’s Blue Sesame Tortilla Chips, their entire line-up in fact, are among the minority of chips in the market today that without any indication on the packaging, we could have told with one bite that they were all natural. These chips proudly carry just about every healthy label that one chip can support, and yet taste as good, and crunchy, and “greasy”, as those unhealthy tortilla chips.
The tortilla chips are semi-thick, but not very dense, with a light and crispy crunch. One taster described the chips as being flaky. You can definitely taste the difference, and the additional dimension, that the addition of the sesame seeds adds. The chips encompass a wonderfully rich nuttiness that seems to pop with toasty baked flavor.
We love how the dark blue corn can impart such a rustic blue color to the chips, and yet is completely all natural, no coloring needed. Blue corn tortilla chips are our all-time favorite tortilla chips – due to appearance, flavor and texture. And we are about to make another big declaration here. Similar to Junk Food Guy’s declaration of Cabo Chips being the BEST tortilla chips he had ever eaten (we agree with his enthusiasm of those chips, they are some truly great tortilla chips), but for our money, and tummies, we have decided that Pan de Oro’s complete line-up of all-natural, organic, Non-HMO, whole grain, etc., etc….tortilla chips, are the BEST over-all “plain”, unseasoned, line-up that we’ve ever tasted. It is all about the chips, with these chips! We’ve had better individual bags, but each and everyone of their varieties, is exquisite. We only wish that they were sold in our region!!!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Chips provided to Chip Review from Pan de Oro for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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