Inspired combo: Cheddar and horseradish in a chip

5 Jun

I’m pushing outside my safe zone today. Chips and me, we’re joined at the hip. In my case, both hips. If I’m choosing between a plate of dessert and a bowl of salted, crunchy tortillas, the salt always wins.

That places the favored evil in the danger zone. Lately, I’ve only indulged in healthier options. So, to pick up a bag of flavor-coated, not-baked, not-popped chips sends the red lights flashing. “Warning, Will Robinson” blasts from my internal speakers.

But the will of this bag of taste-filled wrong was too strong:

not on the list of things that are healthy

Beware: Bewitching

I’m a spice wimp, too. But I like a little zing, so I often brave the heat to sample something with a little bite.

Loved these. At the check out, checker Matt said the reviews he’d heard included adoration as well as people saying they couldn’t taste the horseradish.

My take: The horseradish blazes on the tastebuds. Oh, yes. It’s definitely there! The life of the party in your mouth. The cheddar is its subdued chaperone; the straight man to horseradish’s zingers.

So, the bag was finished in three restrained sittings. I don’t know when I can buy them again because I won’t be able to stop eating them. If only I didn’t like them so much, I could have them around all the time!

*Sigh* The price of love.


5 Responses to “Inspired combo: Cheddar and horseradish in a chip”

  1. Amy June 9, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

    Best chips ever.

  2. Nat Hayes June 18, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    These chips are so salty that salt is listed twice in the ingredients (I’m not kidding). Doesn’t anyone at Trader Joe’s taste-test their products before they put them on the store shelf? I like most of their products, but there have been a few doozies in the past (not surprisingly, many are no longer available).

    If you enjoy the overwhelming flavor of salt (which overpowers both the cheddar and the horseradish), then you’ll like these chips. I am amazed as to how they managed to put 8 ounces of salt into a 7 ounce bag of chips.

    • Procurrent June 18, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by and for your comment!

      The salt didn’t jump out at me as much, but I’m a saltaholic, so take it with a grain of, well, you know… : )

      What are your favorite salty snacks at TJ’s? Any recommendations for people who don’t like the horseradish cheddar chips?



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