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Taste test: These quarter circle-shaped tortilla chips had rough, bubbly surfaces with a good helping of seasoning visible, and the seasoning was distributed quite evenly across the various chips. I crunched in to find that the flavoring was kind of a mix of black pepper, garlic and ranch. It was tasty, but it didn't seem all that Southwestern to me. When the aftertaste came around, I did notice a good helping of heat, so I guess that made these Southwestern, maybe. A pretty good taste, but as for being some sort of gourmet "artisan recipe" ... I don't think so.
Aroma: A hint of black pepper, but other than that, not much.
Manufacturer: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
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From the package: "delicious 9 grain blend" ... "100% natural ingredients" ... "We start with 9 flavorful grains. Then we add a distinctive blend of garlic, cumin, red pepper, paprika and seasonings to create a delicious, one-of-a-kind snack."
This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Market Basket. Review published .