Today’s unusual snack food (again courtesy my building’s vending machines) is the “Guacachip”, which according to the bag is the “Original Guacamole Chip(TM)”. They are allegedly flavored with real avocados, and yes, the chips are green. I don’t mean dusted with a green powder. I mean they are green, through and through.

They actually taste pretty good. The flavor isn’t too strong, not too salty. No metallic aftertaste. The first ingredient listed is “ground corn with a trace of lime”. It is, indeed, a trace. Rather yummy.

This, at least, is truthful in comparison to Doritos “hint of lime” chips, which are so intensely flavored that they must be using a Bill Clinton definition of “hint”.

I hadn’t heard of this brand of chips before (El Sabroso), so I figure they must be local. The bag indicates Los Angeles. Manufactured and distributed by “Snak King(R)” whose motto is “King of Snacks”. I guess that stands to reason, what with the name of the company being Snak King. As it happens, that abbreviates on the internet to “snakking”, which if unplanned, was quite fortuitous.

But overall, a much better experience than the Coney Island Hot Dog With Mustard flavored potato chips.

3 Responses to “Guacamole Flavored Tortilla Chips”
  1. Joanne says:

    Where can we buy the chips, which Sam’s Club no longer gets?

  2. Judy says:

    I bought some “Real Avacado chips” as described, at BJ’s Wholesale warehouse. I cannot recall the brand but, they are so good I want to drive back the 1 1/2 hrs to get more because I can’t find any either, elsewhere. BJ’s in Sarasota, Fl.
    and Hollywood, FL. They were superb and the others on the market should be so ashamed for their product. J

  3. Chris Shean says:

    your comments about the tortilla chips reinforces a theory I have about how lime flavor (as in the fruit) ever made it into a corn tortilla chip. The “trace of lime” on the ingredient lable of corn chips is not lime, the fruit. It is , rather, lime, as in calcium carbonate, which is used in the processing of corn for the tortilla chips. I’ve often wondered if some marketing person, misunderstanding what lime is, thought it would be good to add “a hint of lime,” as in the fruit, to a tortilla chip!!!

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