Rating: ©©©©-1/2 chips (lip-smacking)
Sorry Fritos, but compared to your fantastically delicious, and plain old amazing brethren, that we just recently reviewed, these Chile y Limón flavored corn chips are just sort of así así.
Really, it just comes down to these chile and limón not having nearly the depth of flavor, or the originality, or the funk of the delectable chorizo and chipotle.
Short funny story about finding these Fritos at our local tollway oasis 7-eleven. This particular gas station likes to relabel their Frito Lay Mexico snacks with the English flavor translation. Most of the time they are usually accurate with these translations, but with this particular bag they had labeled them with Chili and Lemon…..WRONG! Now, in their 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, and we’re talking about a practically classic chip flavor combination used throughout the United States. Not to mention that there is a green piece of citrus fruit in the bottom right hand corner of the bag……
Getting back to the corn chips themselves, they were, again, just so so. We did get a pretty decent splash of citrus-y lime sour, but only the slightest dash chile pepper flavor. Even less impressive was their complete lack of any chile heat.
All that being said, the corn chips are perfectly edible and crunchable, but we will be sticking with the impeccable chorizo and chipotles.
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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