25 Chips to Christmas – 2016….

On the fifth day of Chips to Christmas our true love gave to us……

#21

Brew Foods – Salsa Verde Corn Tortilla Chips


Brew Foods - Salsa Verde

Original Review Here

Do you drink beer?  We thought so.  Do you eat chips?  Of course you do!  Do the two go together like peanut butter goes with jelly?  Yes, yes they do!!  Brew Foods has decided to capitalize on this classic combination, and we all are definitely better for it.

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REVIEW: Brew Foods – Salsa Verde Corn Tortilla Chips

Rating: ©©©©-1/2 chips  (lip-smacking)

Brew Foods - Salsa VerdeA few weeks back we reviewed Brew Foods’ Chipotle BBQ Corn Tortilla Chips, and we thought that they were some very tasty chips.

We told you how Brew Foods is a new tortilla chip company focusing their efforts on the beer drinking masses, in other words, the vast majority of us!  We also told you how we paired those chipotle bbq tortilla chips chips with a Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin India Pale Ale, and how the combination of the two did in fact work quite well.

Well, this time around we are here to tell you to throw all of that other stuff out the window!  Brew Foods’ Salsa Verde Corn Tortilla Chips may in fact pair very well with an ice cold brew, but we cannot deny or confirm that with you because we tried one chip, and the rest was history.  We devoured the entire delicious chip bag before we even had a chance to crack open any bottle of beer!  Who needs beer with chips this fantastic!?!

First, lets get one thing out of the way before we do anything else.  These salsa verde tortilla chips are not quite as delicious as as our most favorite salsa verdes of all time – Doritos!  But, Brew Foods’ Salsa Verde Corn Tortilla Chips are fantastically delicious in their own different sort of salsa verde flavored way!

We say sort of salsa verde flavored because more than anything else these chips make us think of – ONION RINGS!!  Yep, that’s right, bar food staple, beer battered onion ring flavored corn tortilla chips.  Seriously, unanimous among all of the reviewers, these chips trigger thoughts of onion rings!  But, not just any onion rings, slightly spicy, very vegetal and tangy flavored onion rings….aka, our new favorite kind of onion rings!

The chips do have many of those typical salsa verde ingredients like tomato, cilantro, jalapeño, garlic, but we can’t help but notice that onion powder is the very first flavored ingredient on that list.  In other words, these chips exude sweet and fragrant onion-ness, and if you are not a fan we suggest you stay the heck away!  But, if you are like us, and love onion rings and corn tortilla chips, you will be in for a treat with these unique chips!

Brew Foods’ crunchy corn tortilla chips are thinner cut, small batch, with loads and loads of corn flavor.  The chips are light, and yet deliver a substantial toothsome chew.  Think more like fried tortillas, than tortilla chips with lots of air pockets.  Any which way we describe them, just think tasty and unique salsa verde corn tortilla chips.

As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think.  Agree or disagree, let us know.

Chips provided to Chip Review by Brew Foods for review

Brew Foods Official Website

Chip Ratings Scale:

(1/4 increments)

©© tolerable

©©© – notable

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REVIEW: Brew Foods – Chipotle BBQ Corn Tortilla Chips

Rating: ©©©©-1/4 chips  (lip-smacking)

Brew Foods - Chipotle BBQHey dudes!  Brew Foods!!

Probably needless to say, it is fairly easy to identify who the target audience for these chips are right?  Beer drinkers… in other words, just about everyone everywhere!

According to the back of the brewski colored bag, these tortilla chip are “best paired with hoppy, fruity Pale Ales or malty, crisp Pilsners.”  Now, you must remember that our field of self proclaimed expertise is chips, not brews (although we have, and do, consume our fair share of beer, we do not claim to know very much about it).  So, we took a look at what we had in the old Chip Review ice box and pulled out a bottle of Ballast Point’s Pineapple Sculpin (described as an India Pale Ale with natural pineapple flavor).  Sort of sounds like it falls perfectly into the “hoppy, fruity Pale Ale” category right?

We’ve said it before but we will mention it again, within the past decade or so, Chipotle has become a fairly common household name, and ingredient, among the majority of us here in the United States.  Many of you may automatically conjure up visions of a football sized burrito, but the chipotles we are talking about vine ripened jalapeño chiles, that have been smoked and dried.  In other words they deliver a decent amount of heat, along with a deep smoky flavor.  And, for one reason or another, there are still many people out there pronouncing these chilis as ch-pull-tee!  Come’on people!  Say it with us now Chee-pote-ley!!

Let’s get back to the chips themselves.  Well, these corn tortilla chips are pretty darn delightfully flavorful, especially for being brand-newcomers on the market.  We devoured this entire bag in no time flat.  We may have even had to crack open another Sculpin to quench our chip induced thirst.  The seasoning blend starts out by teasing you into believing that you are tasting some good old sweeter, tomato-ful bbq chips, but then……wowsers, layers of smoky, spicy chipotle chili peppers join the party! Seriously, we don’t usually taste this much spicy heat from chipotle flavored chips, but these most certainly do bring some substantially impressive heat.

The crunchy corn tortilla chips are thinner cut, small batch, with loads of corn flavor.  The chips are light, and yet deliver a substantial toothsome chew.  Think more like fried tortillas, than tortilla chips with lots of air pockets.  Any which way we describe them, just think tasty.

In the end we can confirm that the pairing of these two delicacies (chips and beer) was a fine choice.  And, we certainly can agree that the “select savory and sweet ingredients….compliment the hop….flavors in the beer” very well!  Well done Brew Foods!!

*Disclaimer: We can also concur that the chips do not go very well with red boxed wine…..but really, how could any food compete with boxed wine….we kid.

As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think.  Agree or disagree, let us know.

Chips provided to Chip Review by Brew Foods for review

Brew Foods Official Website

Chip Ratings Scale:

(1/4 increments)

©© tolerable

©©© – notable

©©©© – lip-smacking

©©©©©“A” list