Taste test: These tortilla chips had the same smaller-than-Doritos shapes as Al Chipino's BBQ Tikka Masala flavor, with a similar light orange color, but there was also a smattering of darker orange powder in this case. We hoped that the corn was a sign of the heat to come, as Peri Peri is supposed to be a fairly hot pepper, in the same range as habanero.
We crunched in to find a light crunch and very tasty, tangy hot pepper taste. The heat was pretty mild at first, but it snuck back up a bit in the aftertaste.
The only other Peri Peri-flavored snack that we've reviewed happened to also be tortilla chips from India, and that kind did deliver a stronger heat than this one.
Smell test: Nice tangy pepper smell.
From the package: “From the jungles of Africa, Peri Peri arrived to the land of spices. India couldn't tame it but added its spice, fire and heat. Let the taste buds run fiery wild!” ... “Ideally paired with a pale-hued, fizzy beverage that rhymes with deer.”
Online store: Buy tortilla chips on Amazon
Company: Yellow Iris Foods, Inc.
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