Saturday, January 22, 2011

Snack #145- Vitarroz Plantain Chips Chili Jalapeño

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 Costa Rica. If you’ve read this blog with any consistency, you’ll be aware that every ‘spicy’ snack from Costa Rica is NOT spicy (or look in the archives and see the 20+ reviews to support that statement). So I am not surprised that even exported snacks fail to impress.

Rating on the Spice-O-Meter: 0.5/10

Bottom Line: Faintly jalapeño flavored plantain chips.


Anonymous said...

Would love to see more reviews!

Kat said...

i would have to agree that these are not spicy whatsoever, but do, however have a faint chili-jalapeno taste. I enjoy these chips, though I wish they could be a more spicy. These are my favorite plantain chips!