Best Queso? We Rank the House Brands

07/03/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Cinco de Mayo's right around the corner kids, so round up the dorm mates, buy some margarita mix, snatch a bag of salty tortilla chips, and of course, get some ... queso.

Ah queso: that magical, cheesy concoction that makes the chip eating experience all the more exquisite -- that is unless you get a terrible store brand in an attempt to save some cheddar, er, cash. There's one private label pseudo-queso Store Brand Scorecard strongly suggests you avoid, despite its comparatively low price point. But there's good news: Store Brand Scorecard found two store brands that actually top Tostitos' queso in price and in taste.

View WalletPop's writer, Piet Levy's top house brand picks with a Mexican spin to make your Cinco de Mayo delicious. The rankings are based on nutritional facts, taste, and of course greatest value. Find out the top picks at