Rating: ©©©©-3/4 chips (lip-smacking)
These are, far and away, without a shred of a doubt, the best Fritos we have ever, ever-ever-ever, tried! Where have you suckers been all of our life?!?
THANK YOU – Hinsdale Tollway Oasis 7-eleven gas station! If it was not for you and your little rack of Frito Lay Mexico snacks then we may have never found these fantastic corn chips! Which brings us to ask one simple question – why is this flavor not made or produced in the U.S.? Why?!? Here’s a suggestion – make these available everywhere in the U.S. And heck, while you are at it, bring back Frito Bandito – he would pair perfectly with these!
Wow, these have some real Mexican chorizo bite – an unmistakable funk, a tang, a rich & zesty sausage flavor! It’s almost as if these Fritos have been sprinkled with actual Mexican chorizo in seasoning form!
Right from the get go you can tell that these dark Fritos are bringing another level to their corn chip game. Besides the spicy aroma that permeates from the bag, grab a handful of these corn chips and they are heavy, and almost wet, or sort of greasy….kind of like chorizo.
Fritos hearty corn chips go very, very, very well with this chorizo and chipotle seasoning blend! And, come to think of it, why wouldn’t they? Corn is a major staple in Mexican cuisine, and of course it pairs perfectly with other staples like chorizo sausage and chipotle chilies!
Speaking of that other flavor component – chipotle, we don’t really taste any of this chili’s usual smokey notes. Sure there is plenty of zesty heat present, but we can neither confirm, nor deny, that it is coming from the addition of chipotles. What we can confirm is that we DO NOT CARE, because whatever this seasoning is made up of is delicious just the way it is!
Come’on Fritos! Do us a solid and put these on our U.S. shelves everywhere regular Fritos already are. And to you Fritos lovers out there, if you cross paths with these delicious chips, do not hesitate to buy every bag you see on the shelf!!
Junk Food Guy reviewed these about three years ago, and his opinion is quite different than our own. Our best guess is that his taste buds were off from too many delicious vacation margaritas!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Discovered at 7-eleven; Hwy. 294, Hinsdale Oasis, Illinois
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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