Rating: ©© chips (tolerable)
Yippee, another rolled (taquito riff) tortilla chip on the market! We are so pleased…If you sensed a certain level of sarcasm in the air (or, on the screen), you would not be mistaken. At the risk of sounding like a broken record – we here at Chip Review retain our stance towards this style of chips, and we are not huge fans.
What more can we say regarding the texture of the rolled tortilla chips (El Sabroso’s version turns out to be no different)? Always too dense, and the crunch is simply too hard, or rigid. We would love a much lighter and crispier chip – something not so volatile on our mouths. And their shape really makes them hard to lick (that’s right, we often like to lick the seasoning from our chips). We also like to eat one chip at a time, and these are really built for mass consumption. The chips themselves have an extremely unnatural green color, which is not only from the seasoning, but appears to have been blended with the tortilla dough during the process.
To make these chips even worse, the guacamole seasoning bears no resemblance to the taste of real thing at all. Of course there is the inclusion of some of the standard guacamole ingredients (we’re talking about you – garlic and onion), but this does not say much when these two ingredients are also used on the vast majority of all flavored chips. We were surprised to see that the ingredients’ list did include avocado powder, but we were even more surprised to see that the ingredients’ list included cheese, sour cream, and buttermilk!! What?!? We are huge fans of guacamole, and we’re not sure about you, but we’ve never tasted any guacamole that had cheese in it, and the thought of it actually sounds pretty bad. Maybe El Sabroso was trying to add some of the salty, fatty, richness that guacamole provides, but the cheese flavor was too apparent and the whole thing just did not work for us.
Lastly, can we just ask…What is a Taco-Lito?? Taquito, we’re pretty sure translates to: little taco. Is Taco-Lito some type of riff on taco + rolled + little? Is it just supposed to sound like taquito, but we are not supposed to pay any attention to what it actually means? Or, maybe these are Lito’s tacos? Regardless of what it is supposed to be, we do not appreciate having to think so hard while trying to enjoy a chip!!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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