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Taste Test: Chips And Salsa

Posted: 05/02/2012 10:28 am

In honor of the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo on Saturday, Food & Wine editors tasted over 25 kinds of tortilla chips and just as many varieties of jarred salsa to create this buying guide. While there are many fantastic chips on the market, processed salsas didn't fare as well, with tasting notes like "Stale spice flavor" and "Wish it had salt and tomatoes didn't taste rotten." Fresh salsa is easy to make, but in case you do prefer to shop for it, we've included a few brands to look for below.

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Best Tortilla Chips -- White Corn
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*Top Pick: Trader Joe's Restaurant-Style White Corn Tortilla Chips, $1.79/ 8.5oz
"Great crunch." "I'd buy these!" "Nice corn flavor." "These are my new favorite tortilla chip--perfect thickness and crunch."

Xochitl Totopos de Maiz, $5.99/16 oz
"Love these. So thin, taste homemade and are salted nicely." "Light, crisp, mild but good flavor. Too thin for dipping, though."

Tostitos Restaurant-Style White Corn, $3.99/13 oz
"The chip many of us grew up with." "Thin and crispy! Good saltiness." "Little greasy aftertaste, but nice sweetness."

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