Friday, March 6, 2009

Snack #76- Zambos Plantain Chips with Spicy Chili, Lime and Salt

Zambos Plantain Chips with Spicy Chili, Lime and Salt

These are the first real plantain chips I’ve found to test, and they were a bust. The chip itself was pretty crispy, although not quite as crispy as a normal potato chip. They are very thin cut though which created a nice texture without being greasy at all. The flavor overall was pretty bland though. They need more lime and more chili. The lime flavor is very subtle although it certainly can be tasted. The chili flavor, however, is basically nonexistent. The chips themselves have some red speckles which are misleading because it takes about five chips before the chili can be discerned at all. The label might as well just say lime and salt flavor. When the chili can be tasted it has the potential for a tasty spicy snack but in true Costa Rican form there is no heat.

Rating on the Spice-O-Meter: 0.5/10
Bottom Line: Crispy but somewhat bland.

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