Saturday, July 19, 2014

Garlic Hummus Tortilla Chips - Aldi: Cherry Hill, NJ

Garlic Hummus Tortilla Chips - Aldi: Cherry Hill, NJ
Time for another specialty buy item from my favorite grocery store ever, Aldi! This time it's a fancy flavored tortilla chip from their Specially Selected line. Admittedly, I had this sitting in my food review stash for a while, so I am not sure if it's still available in stores (first world food hoarder problems), but I thought this item was still worthy of reviewing. Who knows, maybe it'll reappear on the shelves next year, you never know with Aldi.

The packaging follows the same black-heavy design as the rest of the Specially Selected line, but this time there is a bold splash of purple at the top. Usually the colored accents make sense because they have some kind of relation to the flavoring, but I can't think of any reason why purple is being used with garlic and hummus, then again garlic and hummus are usually a beige-y off-white color, so I guess they just went with something at random that would stand out. While the bag functions well, I think this is one of the least appealing packaging designs for a Special Selected item I have ever seen, but hopefully the chips inside taste good.



I opened the bag, and the chips smelled sweet and garlic-y. At first I found the sweetness a bit off putting, since I definitely wasn't expecting it, but after my initial reaction I noticed the the sweetness was similar to caramelized onions or garlic.

Do they tastes as sweet as they smell? Yes. These are really sweet and intensely flavored. I can taste garlic, sugar, corn and some kind of seed, in that order. These weren't at all what I was expecting, and they certainly don't taste like hummus, but I kinda like them.

The sweet and garlic-y flavoring is nice, but these were so strongly flavored that I can't imagine wanting to dip them in anything. They may not be accurately flavored, and they might overpower any dip you serve them with, but I really did like these odd little chips. I might not rebuy these in the future, but I won't have any issues finishing off this bag.

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4 comments:

  1. Please bring them back to brndon fl so many people fell in love with these chips and then poor they dissappeared...please help us TheDubsons

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  2. Please bring them back to brndon fl so many people fell in love with these chips and then poor they dissappeared...please help us TheDubsons

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  3. Please bring them back. These were great! Many people that I served them too loved them and we're surprised when I told them what they were and where I bought them. Rockford,Il

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  4. Loved the taste of these garlic & hummus chips and couldn't resist buying them every time I shopped in Aldi's. The chips disappeared from their stock some time ago and haven't surfaced again although I keep looking for them. Sure would like to see them on the shelf again in WV.

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