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Brand of tortilla chip that tastes close to homemade?

Carb Lover | Oct 6, 200503:03 PM     43

I don't know what it is lately, but I can't seem to find chips at the store, any type, that I like. They all taste over processed, over crunchy, over loaded w/ seasonings. Blech! The more "gourmet", the more disgusting...

I can live w/o most chips; however, I must have my tortilla chips to go w/ my homemade guacamole!! I've become really fussy after discovering the joys of homemade tortilla chips...basically, corn tortilla wedges that I fry in leftover oil from fried chicken and then sprinkle w/ kosher salt. I've only done this once, but I really loved how I could taste the pure corn flavor. It wasn't overpowered by a fake corn flavor, too much salt, funky seasonings, or an overly coarse texture. I prefer something plain, medium thickness, w/ a finer texture.

Since I'm not into frying my own chips every time I make guac or making a special trip to a taqueria, is there a commercial tortilla chip that mimics the home-fried kind that I described above? I know there's nothing like freshly-fried chips, but something approximating that would be nice. White or yellow corn is fine; just no blue corn of funky seasonings. Thanks for any leads!

PS. The most memorable store-bought tortilla chip I've had lately is, IIRC, a brand called Taco Works from San Luis Obispo, CA. It was pretty good but had MSG and a little bit of an "off" sweetish flavor to me (maybe from the MSG).

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