REVIEW: chipz Happen – Cinnful Sweet Heat Gourmet Tortilla Chipz

Rating: ©©©©-1/4 chips  (lip-smacking)

chipz Happen - Cinnful Sweet TreatCinnful Sweet Heat?  What the heck is Cinnful Sweet Heat?!?  Are these chips naughty or nice?  Is it getting hot in here, or is it just us?

It is no secret that we are fans of the sweet and salty snacks!  We love the classic interplay between the two polar opposites, and how the salt and sugar dance all over our taste buds.  But, what happens when a third element is added to that combination?  Is the perfect balance lost, or is it enhanced?  Well, the time has come to find out!

A little while ago we reviewed chipz Happen’s Spice-Z Parmesan Garlic Gourmet Tortilla Chipz, and we quite enjoyed them (again, a spicy twist on a classic seasoning combination!).  Rather than try and rewrite our thoughts on the tortilla chipz again, we figure why not just re-use those elegant words that we described them with previously:

First and foremost, is that these gourmet tortilla chips taste real.  They taste homemade.  In fact, they trigger tasty memories of those delicious, freshly fried, mom and pop’s Mexican restaurant tortilla chips that find their way to the table as soon as you are seated.  You know the ones that we are talking about, sturdy and rustic, and designed for scooping up as much of that delicious house made salsa as you can.  The chipz Happen appear to be made from quartered corn tortilla chips.  They are fairly dense and extra crunchy.  If you have a preference for light and crispy chips, then these may not be for you.  But if you like chips with a big crunch, then these would be right up your alley!

As for the Cinnful Sweet Heat seasoning, well, we are happy to report that it is crazy-weird, spicy, and cinnamon-ful, just like they say.  Truly a unique flavor combination unlike any other we have tried before!  And for that chipz Happen we say BRAVO!  Great job!!  But…when it comes down to it, we honestly can’t say that we love eating very many of the chips.  The chips are just too…sweet, too fragrant, and despite the invigorating cayenne throat burn that they deliver, are sort of lacking in flavor.  Or, should we just say SALT!  Where’s the salt?!?  Don’t they know that salt enhances everything?!  So much for our little speech about the classic sweet and salty combination above.  These chipz are simply sweet and heat!  Not a bad combo, and with the addition of cinnamon, really unique, but in our honest opinion, they would be so much better with salt!

So, in the end, we can say that were very impressed by these chipz.  We appreciate what chipz Happen has created, but we feel like these chipz had more potential.  Even just a little bit of salt added to the equation could really enhance, and compliment, those sweet, heat and cinnamon notes!  With these chipz the way they are, maybe it is just best to embrace those flavors, and take chipz Happen’s suggestion from the back of the packaging to “crunch over vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert.”  But, we like to eat our chips, and we like those chips salty!  To each their own.

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 chipz Happen for review

chipz Happen Official Website

Chip Ratings Scale:

(1/4 increments)

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