Taste test: These tortilla chips had an appearance similar to Doritos, with a similar color and surface texture, but they were quarter-circle shaped and each chip was quite a bit bigger than your typical Doritos. There did seem to be a higher concentration of bubbles in the dough than Doritos.
We crunched in to find a nice crisp texture, very much like Doritos, and initially a zesty and cheesy flavor, but not much in the way of habanero heat. With a slight delay, the habanero heat arrived and gradually grew into a fairly serious burn. These weren't the hottest chips ever, but they were pretty hot. Definitely recommend a beverage or something cool to fight back the heat.
Smell test: Smells a lot like Doritos on first whiff, with also some sweet corn too on the second whiff.
From the package: “Homemade Happiness®” ... “Hey mouth, come get your whuppin'. You've found the holy grail of heat. So stop searching and start enjoying.” ... “Paqui [pah-kee] is the Aztec word that means 'happy'. Our happiness is found creating delicious tortillas and chips with original, mouth-watering flavors. We never add preservatives, and use only the best ingredients we can find. So open a bag of Paqui Tortilla Chips and make your day a little happier. Don't worry. Be Paqui.”
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Company: Paqui Tortillas
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