The pros: Trader Joe's Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips are sturdy and flavorful chips that are well priced.
The cons: While they may say restaurant style, they will still never match the just out of the deep fryer variety that is served in most restaurants.
The verdict: I love chips as much as the next person. But let's be honest for a second. If you've ever had tortilla chips at a good Mexican restaurant you know those are will run laps around anything you can ever buy in a bag.
In fact, I've been known to fry my own if I know I'm having a get together. They just taste better than anything that comes out of a bag. Maybe it's the warmth of the chip or the freshly fried flavor.
Maybe its the fact that they just don't taste as processed. In either case, while these say restaurant style, they're good, but they're not that good.
These are flavorful. They are salted just enough, but most importantly are sturdy. These can stand up to a thick guacamole without breaking. I've tried this with everything from the very thin and runny Queso Dip all the way to the Reduced Guilt Guacamole. These hold up for every swipe and pass of these chips.
So while, they aren't restaurant taste they'll stand up to whatever you pair them well. For $1.99 they are inexpensive and worthwhile for snacking or having a BBQ or company over.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The bag of Trader Joe's Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips:
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How Trader Joe's describes this product:
Out of the package and served with Trader Joe's Queso Dip:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips again. These were sturdy and tasty chips. Not quite as fresh as true restaurant fried ones, but for a bagged chip they were pretty good.
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