Vitarroz Plantain Chips Chili Jalapeño
So Plaintains are like a starchy mix between a banana and a potato and therefore a nice alternative for frying into chips. They can be pretty crispy but do tend to do that thing where they gunk up in your teeth. They have to be cut a little on the thicker side so they are pretty dense. These chips are cut on the thinner side and do have a nice crunch. As for the flavor…I’m having a hard time discerning any chili jalapeño. It’s clear that there was an attempt at seasoning these but they are far from spicy and the flavor is really muted. I just looked at the back of these chips (purchased at Market Basket) and they are a product of
Rating on the Spice-O-Meter: 0.5/10
Bottom Line: Faintly jalapeño flavored plantain chips.
Trader Joe-San Wasabi Peas
Wasabi peas are pretty standard, and most of the brands taste pretty similar. The main variation is the level of spiciness of the wasabi. These are one of the less spicy wasabi peas I have tasted. They are nice because you can really taste the pea flavor before you get a little kick of wasabi burn at the end. But on the scale of wasabi pea heat they definitely rank pretty low. The heat dissipates quite quickly which is bad for a spice lover but good for someone who wants to rapidly eat many wasabi peas!
Rating on the Spice-O-Meter: 3/10
Bottom Line: Short-lived wasabi spice.