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Best Tortilla Chips

CCSPRINGS Feb 22, 2011 02:18 PM

I love Garden of Eating 'Red Hot Blues.' They are a near perfect snack. When ever a bag gets opened it is emptied. They are good plain or with dip. I even thought about putting them in my week old food processor and coating chicken cutlets with the crumbs. Does anyone else rank these as highly as I do?

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    Big Bad Voodoo Lou Feb 23, 2011 02:49 PM

    Xochitl brand's Totopos de Maiz (tortilla chips) are the best storebought brand I've ever found. They have a perfect thin, light, crispy consistency that blow away all other bagged chips and most fresh ones I've had at Mexican restaurants.


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      mom22tots Feb 23, 2011 02:59 PM

      Totally agree!! +1 for Xochitl...thin and tasty and just right for dipping.

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        CCSPRINGS Feb 23, 2011 05:11 PM

        They are good but tough to dip because they are so thin.

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          gator28 Feb 24, 2011 10:47 AM

          Just discovered the Xochitl chips this past weekend. I agree, they are amazing! I love how crispy and light they are.

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            pamiam Feb 24, 2011 06:17 PM

            totally concur on Xochitl. AMAZING. (be sure to get the salted ones). has anyone tried the blue corn ones? i saw them today for the first time.

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              mom22tots Feb 25, 2011 11:54 AM

              I don't think I've seen them...let us know how they are!!

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                Big Bad Voodoo Lou Feb 25, 2011 03:36 PM

                Xochitl chips are hard to find here (Orlando, FL). I've only ever seen them at Cost Plus World Market (we only have one, and it's far) and Whole Foods. I have yet to see the blue corn ones, though.

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          swamp Feb 23, 2011 01:27 PM

          Here in Texas we have a brand, Julio's that I love. They are a seasoned chip, but not actually flavored. Very good.

          1. HillJ Feb 23, 2011 01:24 PM

            Food Should Taste Good chips come in a boatload of flavors but the lime is my favorite.

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              Isolda Feb 23, 2011 06:29 PM

              +1, but they need to lose the stupid name and come up with something better.

            2. mels Feb 23, 2011 12:12 PM

              I do love the Garden of Eatin chips. For dipping and nacho purposes, I am a huge Green Mountain Gringo tortilla strip fan.

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                woodleyparkhound Feb 24, 2011 02:59 PM

                i second Green Mountain Gringo.

              2. CCSPRINGS Feb 23, 2011 10:27 AM

                They are commercial but I still eat them.


                Never made my own tortillas, any advice?

                1. coney with everything Feb 23, 2011 05:02 AM

                  If I buy commercial chips, it's either Garden Fresh as they ARE fresh tasting, or for a junk food craving, Tostitos Lime. That salty limey thing gets me.

                  Most preferred chips are those made at the local Mexican market.

                  1. EWSflash Feb 22, 2011 05:53 PM

                    Chip snob here, they have to be fried locally by a restaurant or at home. And salted, they're no good without any salt at all.

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                      mrbigshotno.1 Feb 23, 2011 08:27 AM

                      +1, however I have found commercial bagged chip that are made in Oregon that are excellent- Juanitas $2/bag.


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