Monday, July 12, 2021

Aldi's at it again! - Queso Fundido Wavy Chips

Queso Fundido Wavy Chips
 - Aldi

"Oops, I did it again" (#freebritney). I bought junkfood I was really excited to eat, but then I wouldn't let myself eat it until I could sit down and review it, which I never did, so it piled up...and now the top of my fridge is nothing but novelty flavored potato chips.  

So, here is the first of many potato chip reviews coming your way.

Out of all the chips currently sitting atop my refrigerator (which is where I keep my savory snack foods), I think this is the only item from Aldi. 

Wacky Aldi chips were once a rarity, but now I am having a hard time keeping up. Thankfully a lot of them are repeats. This one in particular caught my eye. In spite of the chorizo addition, and honestly having no reason to think this what so ever, I kind of hoped that these would taste like a potato chip version of Tostito's Salsa con Queso. Again, that isn't what the bag promised, at all, but a girl can dream, right? 

Once opened, the chips inside smell bold and extra salty. I can smell sour cream, cheddar, onions, and an intensely savory salty aroma. I think that it's meant to mimic chorizo, but it more-so comes across as some kind of salt rub used to season meat than anything resembling actual sausage. Maybe you could argue it's Slim Jim-esque? 

They may smell strong, but they don't look seasoned. The chips range from looking vaguely like sour cream and cheddar chips, to plain wavy ones. 

Popping a few chips into my mouth, I immediately liked them, but they don't really taste like what I had hoped or what they promised.  

Saltiness is a major factor here. These are pretty darn salty, not as salty as the Taco-truck themed chips I got from Aldi a while back, but it'll definitely make you crave a glass of water. If you're the kind of person who drinks all the broth from their instant ramen noodles without flinching, this is for you.

Flavor-wise, this has a bit of that sweet sensation that sour cream and cheddar chips tend to have, mixed with generic Taco seasoning, and smoked salt. It's not a bad flavor at all, again I like it quite a bit, but it is overly salty and it doesn't really taste like queso, or chorizo.   

After a few handfuls to write this review, the saltiness builds up to almost being spicy? I wouldn't say the chips themselves are spicy at all, but it builds on the sides of your tongue to the point where my brain is confusing extreme saltiness and thirst for heat. Which is interesting...and I'm not sure if that is a good thing.    

These aren't bad chips, I like them enough that I think I can finish off the bog without problems, but they are a bold flavor. I don't think I would buy these ones again for personal consumption, but they would be a fun side for cookouts and BBQ's where can be eaten alongside blander fair, like macaroni salad or coleslaw.  

Fans of these would also like: Bacon Cheeseburger Queso, Lay's Southwestern Queso, Aldi Crispy Taco Chips, or DIY Chili's Queso
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