March 15, 2006

Tostitos Sensations - Red Chile & Lime

POST #    2068

I stumbled upon these chips last night at the grocery store. I think it's a new line of products from Frito-Lay as I thought I saw a potato chip in the "Sensations" line of products as well. We chose the Red Chile & Lime over the Southwestern Ranch (that had a picture of some black pepper-like flakes on a chip). While the image on the packaging might make you think "hot," it's not that hot at all. You can certainly taste the lime though. I definitely like Frito-Lay's Spicy Nacho Doritos better.

Come to think of it, the potato chips actually sound a lot better: Kettle Cooked Four Cheese, Kettle Cooked Lime & Black Pepper, and Kettle Cooked Sweet Chili & Sour Cream.

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink at 8:05 AM

 

 

I came across the Kettle Cooked Lime and Black Pepper Kettle cooked ones last week, and they were great. I ate most of the bag before I lost feeling in my tongue from the lime and the pepper, but other than that they were excellent. Really nice strong lime taste with a hit of spice...good stuff.

Posted by: Jon at March 15, 2006 9:45 AM

They're the latest stateside experiment from the UK. In England, Walkers Crisps has had the Sensations line for a while, and they're marketed as gourmet potato chips [which they definitely are]. Tons of good flavours - Chinese Spare Rib w. Five Spice, Roast Beef and Horseradish, Thai Chili, Sea Salt and Black Pepper, etc etc.

Excellent stuff, glad to see them creeping over here.

Posted by: JT at March 15, 2006 4:22 PM

Are these in NYC stores?

Posted by: Jen at March 15, 2006 9:16 PM

The Walkers Crisps are in the Chelsea Market Baskets store. Thinking they just sold wicker baskets I hadn't gone into the store until a few days ago. They have a good selection of gourmet chips, condiments, cookies and chocolates.

Posted by: joe at March 16, 2006 10:54 AM

Got bad news!! I too am a fan of these chips but they have disappeared in my area (LA). Anyway, called Frito-Lay today & was told they are "being phased out". It was hard to find them in any of the stores they listed as having them. Maybe that's why they didn't sell! Anyone remember the original Tostitos Chili Lime chips that were around in the late 1990s? They were in a bag similar to the Touch of Lime that they still carry. In fact that replaced the original chili lime chips. Please contact Frito Lay & ask them to carry them again!

Posted by: benj at October 25, 2006 6:20 PM

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