Taste test: These chips promised a flavor that I'd never heard of — Chipelada — and Googling around, it turned out not to be a real word, as all of the references we could find were referring to this very product. Michelada, shown as sort of a secondary name or description underneath Chipelada, turned out to be a real thing of the alcoholic beverage variety, so Chipelada was kind of a play on chips and Michelada.
The quarter-circle chips were large, pale and had a bit of seasoning on the surfaces. Most of the chips had some curl to them, and there were lots of little bumps on the surfaces. The chips had a soft crunch, with middling crispness, and taste was mildly lime-like initially, transitioning into a mild hot pepper taste in the end. Not a flavor that I'd go way out of my way to find, but good enough to add some interest to tortilla chips. Pretty good, especially with beer.
Smell test: Some nice spices on top of the salted tortilla smell.
From the package: “Made in the heart of Texas” ... “Go Texan.®” ... “From the Alamo city of San Antonio, Texas, Ricos has been in the heart of Tex-Mex cuisine for well over a century. Using our favorite family recipes and quality ingredients, Ricos is famous for creating authentic, unique and flavorful products that capture the taste of the Southwest.”
Online store: Buy tortilla chips on Amazon
Company: Ricos Products Co., Inc.
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Cost Plus World Market. Review published .