Rating: ©©©-3/4 chips (notable)
Well, hello El Sabroso! If we had to guess we would say that this particular bag of chips is bilingual! On the top Spanish half of the bag we’ve got El Sabroso – Papas Fritas – Sabor a Sal y Limón. On the bottom English half of the bag we’ve got Salt & Lime Flavored – Potato Chips. But, what about the English translation for the brand name – El Sabroso? We don’t think that we have ever looked up what the name means, and apparently it would translate to – The Tasty or The Delicious! Sounds like a great name to us!!
It has been quite a long time since we have tasted or reviewed any strictly LIME flavored chips. In fact, looking back through the database we discovered that there aren’t very many solely lime flavored chips. Tons of lime plus chile flavored chips, and plenty of lime plus some other ingredient flavored chips, but when it comes to strictly lime flavored chips we have not tried very many.
While these chips are not very significant in any texture, flavor, or form, it is their refreshing simplicity that just sat very well with us. And, while these potato chips taste very similar to so many other artificially lime flavored chips, (translation: they taste very much like salt & vinegar seasoning, or in other words, like potato chips that have been thoroughly coated with tongue zinging, ultra-sour, citric acid), we were more than prepared, and satisfied by them. Mingling with the heavy dose of citric acid, was a dash of real lime juice, giving us just enough of that tingling lime flavor perception. On the tail end of the flavor, our tongues also noticed a slight hint of sweetness that was a welcome addition to help counter the citrus sour. Although we are not typically huge fans of very thin potato chips, these papas fritas were pretty good this time. Very thin, no real potato flavor detectable, only a slight, soft, crunch, and what we would consider a medium size chip.
Overall, these chips were really nothing special, but sometimes that is more than enough, and expectations do not need to be exceeded, but only met!
These are our thoughts, agree or disagree, make sure to let us know!
Chips discovered at Shell Gas Station; Hillside, Illinois
El Sabroso Official Website
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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