Rating: ©©©-1/2 chips (notable)
Just in case you are among that miniscule percentage of Americans who, for one stubborn reason or another, refuse to learn any Spanish (or foreign language for that matter), then we probably need to tell you that the Spanish word queso means cheese in English. We also must say that “es muy importante que amplies tus horizontes!”
These crisps taste like……wait for it………….cheese. Not necessarily like cheddar, and certainly not like nacho, but simply C – H – double-E – S – E: cheese. These Queso flavored crisps are the third rendition from the “highly debatable” Lay’s Stax QUE RICO series. We say “highly debatable” because, like we told you in our Que Rico Limon review, we are almost certain that “rico” is the most popular adjective in the Spanish language for describing food. It just doesn’t seem to matter, the food may be savory or sweet, it may be good or bad. Any way you swallow it, the food will be described as “rico”. So, that being said, anytime we hear or see the word “rico” used to describe food, we simply don’t know what to think. All we can do is smile and hope for the best.
These Queso flavor chips fall somewhere in the middle between the other two Que Rico Stax. They are not quite as bad as the Que Rico Limon crisps, but nowhere near as good as the Adobadas. The cheese seasoning is very cheesy, and there is also the most miniscule amount of tangy heat if you really pay attention (and especially if you lick the seasoning, like we do). As always, Lay’s Stax are perfectly suitable compressed potato boats for delivery crunchy saltiness into our mouths, but like we always say, we still do prefer Pringles in the battle of the canisters. There is just something about the Stax thickness that we don’t like as much as the Pringles light and crispy, potato crisps. They are simply more rico.
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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