Rating: ©©-3/4 chips (tolerable)
What you aren’t seeing is that prior to taking the picture to the left we removed a large, white, hand-printed label from the front of this bag that was 1) just plain old ugly, and 2) stated that these Fritos were salt and LEMON flavored.
It would seem fairly apparent to us that the green piece of citrus fruit, next to the salt shaker, on the front of the bag is in fact what we call a lime… But, in the translator’s defense limón does accurately translate to both lemon and lime geographically speaking (in fact, this is a very widely discussed topic in Latin America). However, in this case, we feel like it should be pretty darn apparent that limón is referring to lime. We’re talking about Fritos from Mexico where they use limes predominantly over lemons, especially when paired with corn.
Once again we found these particular Fritos on a small end cap at a local 7eleven that just so happens to offer a variety of Frito Lay Mexico snacks. These salt & lime mark the third new Fritos’ flavor that we have found on this end cap, along with being our least favorite of the trio. Fritos Chorizo y Chipotle are far and away the best from the brand that we have ever tasted, and their Chile y Limón version was simple and así así. But, these Sal y Limón are just unenthusiastic. They pretty much taste like plain old original Fritos, except without the usually delicious amount of salt! In other words, they should really just be called Fritos without salt & lime. The only reason we didn’t rate them lower was because even unseasoned Fritos corn chips are still pretty great to crunch on. So full of greasy corn flavor.
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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