Rating: ©©©-1/2 chips (notable)
What’s the deal with Old Dutch’s Arriba line of
chips snacks? Anyone?? At first we assumed that they were Old Dutch’s Latino focused line of chips being that Arriba is Spanish for: UP (why ‘up’, don’t ask us)! But, then we realized that the most recent snack we tried from the Arriba line was bacon cheddar flavored, and that sure does not correlate with that theory.
According to anything we can find on the internet, the Arriba line is simply Old Dutch’s line of tortilla chips…or, at least was originally intended to be, but now they just use it for any corn based snacks.
You know what we just realized? These chips mark the first sriracha flavored ‘traditional’ corn tortilla chips that we have tried. Sure we have tasted a few other tortilla-like sriracha flavored chips but these are the first straight up sriracha flavored tortilla chips!
So, how are they? Well, some of us really liked them, while others thought they were just so so.
The combination of sriracha and corn tortilla chips works, just like it does with potato chips. You want to know why? Because sriracaha goes well with everything!
The seasoning tastes like a slightly sweetened rendition of Huy Fong’s classic green capped Sriracha Chili Sauce. Lots of garlic. Lots of red chili. And a good splash of sugar.
Arriba’s tortilla chips themselves are fairly text book. Maybe a tad bit thinner, and more dense than most. A touch crumbly, and dusty. Not the worst example of tortilla chips that we have tried, but certainly not the best either.
As always we would love to hear what you think. Let us know.
Discovered at Kwik Stop Gas Station; Plymouth, Minnesota
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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