Rating: ©©-1/2 chips (tolerable)
Sweet Chili flavor, as far as chip flavors go, has forever been one of those flavors we do not get excited for. If we were picking our own flavor team, we’re more than certain that sweet chili would be one of the last picked, if picked at all. Sorry Sweet Chili, you and Sweet BBQ are going to have to try again next year!
Another thing we noticed regarding sweet chili flavored chips is that here at Chip Review we tend to enjoy the sweet chili seasoning much more on a potato chip, than we do on a corn tortilla, or some other style chip. We’re not going to try and determine why that is, we just wanted to let you know.
All that being said, here we have Simply Balanced (Target) Sweet Chile Organic Rolled Tortilla Chips with brown rice, sesame seeds and flaxseeds, and wouldn’t you know it, we don’t really like them for any reason.
The best part of these chips by a long side is the inclusion of the seeds strewn throughout. The seeds add just enough textural difference to entice the pallet but not quite enough to distract us from the seasoning like we wish they would.
The sweet chili seasoning is exactly like so many others we have tried before. Of course sweet, very sweet in fact, followed by a strong presence of garlic, and finished with a touch of flavorless heat.
The rolled tortilla chips are fine. We could certainly crunch on them if someone had set them out at a party or something, but nothing about them has us screaming for more.
Well, there you have it. Anyone else out there tried them yet? Thoughts? As always we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree. Let us know.
Chips discovered at Target; Hillside, Illinois
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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