Rating: ©©©© chips (lip-smacking)
First of all, Off The Cob’s unique and colorful packaging is worth a good deal of recognition. We are stumped as to whether the picture of the corn field with the bright red barn that graces the chip bag “cover”, is actually an enhanced photo, or a vibrant painting. Either way it is refreshingly colorful and most definitely attention grabbing!
Off The Cob’s Sweet Corn Tortilla Chips have a sweet aura to them! A rich, sweet corn essence! The sweet corn flavor addition is easily identifiable, and certainly differentiates them from traditional corn tortilla chips. Compared to the only other sweet corn tortilla chips that we have ever tasted, Off The Cob actually used real sweet corn to flavor and sweeten their chips, and in turn, they actually taste like it! Also, it is probably worth noting that regardless of whether or not Off The Cob had decided not to use real sweet corn, they would still taste better than these unbearably, horrific sweet corn potato chips.
So, in one sense, Off The Cob’s Sweet Corn Tortilla Chips are executed perfectly. They deliver on the premise they are built upon. However, all that being said, how do the tortilla chips work overall when compared to all other tortilla chips? The tortilla chips are lighter, crispy, with a softer crunch. Their texture is fairly simple and smooth, not delivering very much complexity for our mouths to enjoy. We would have appreciated a bit more salt to help counterbalance the chips’ natural sweetness.
All in all, the chips work, and are a notable addition to the tortilla chip game.
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 by Off The Cob for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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