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Guacamole flavored tortilla chips?

Chimayo Joe May 17, 2007 02:09 AM

Has anyone tried those? I think the brand I've seen was El Sabroso. I almost bought some, but I was just too skeered to do it.

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    msbo78 RE: Chimayo Joe May 17, 2007 05:52 AM

    I'm not sure that's the brand that I had, but I loved the guac-flavored chips I had.

    1. pamalamb RE: Chimayo Joe May 17, 2007 06:13 AM

      I love guac flavored chips! Sometimes I'm just too lazy to actually make guacamole, so they'll fill my need. Doritos makes (or made?) a version that wasn't as good as the others I've tried... I'm sure El Sabroso would be good. Definitely give them a try!

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        julesrules RE: pamalamb May 17, 2007 07:11 AM

        The doritos ones are the only ones I've tried. They had more of a cilantro flavour than anything else. I thought they were okay, for Doritos (I'm not a fan).

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        swsidejim RE: Chimayo Joe May 17, 2007 07:20 AM

        I wouldnt waste my time on them, just make your own guacamole.

        I would be concerned with how many chemicals, preservatives, and other junk would be used in making them taste like "guacamole"

        1. marmite RE: Chimayo Joe May 17, 2007 08:55 AM

          I've tried 3 different brands and haven't liked any of them.

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            redchile RE: marmite May 17, 2007 09:00 AM

            I don't like any flavored chips, tortilla, potato, or other.

            I would rather have the plain chips and if I want a dip, I'll make it, or buy it separately. I've found that flavored chips have artificially harsh flavors and too much salt.

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            wayne keyser RE: Chimayo Joe May 17, 2007 06:50 PM

            Doritos makes some - and I was utterly unable to detect any guacamole flavor.

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              juster RE: wayne keyser May 18, 2007 11:53 AM

              Likewise, for all the brands I've tried, tortilla _and_ potato. They taste fine, but nothing like guacamole at all. I'd say you're good to have skipped them.

            2. ceejoi RE: Chimayo Joe May 17, 2007 07:08 PM

              i like these chips. the el sabroso brand. however i never crave them.
              the chip itself is alot like the doritos chip.

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                mojoeater RE: Chimayo Joe May 18, 2007 11:55 AM

                They don't taste like actual guacamole, any more than regular Doritos taste like cheese. I've tried at least two different brands and none have been good.

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                  gloriousfood RE: Chimayo Joe May 18, 2007 01:13 PM

                  Had Doritos. Bleh.

                  1. Veggo RE: Chimayo Joe May 18, 2007 01:25 PM

                    What may be heralded as another triumph for food chemists, I wouldn't use for fertilizer.

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                      rosecottagelane RE: Chimayo Joe May 21, 2007 09:17 PM

                      Chemicals or not, they are pretty tasty!

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                        stolenchange RE: Chimayo Joe May 21, 2007 10:18 PM

                        Trader Joes sells some and while they are tasty, they just don't remind me of guac.

                        I think there's a earthy fatty mouth feel to real guac that doesn't come across in seasoning.

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                          Seldomsated RE: stolenchange May 22, 2007 10:27 AM

                          I agree - TJ's guac chips were very disappointing in flavor. However, the mole-flavored tortilla chips are not bad at all - sort of a BBQ corn chip.

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