National Tortilla Chip Day: The Top Picks in a Blind Tasting
These Costco house-brand tortilla chips have an unusual rectangular shape, but the 11-person tasting panel gave them props for having just the right texture and thickness for holding salsa. Panelists declared the chips crispy and salty in just the right measure, although some found their samples to be a bit too salty. Another plus: The price is right. Kirkland Signature Tortilla Strips come in 48-ounce bags that sell for about $4, the cheapest price per ounce of any brand in the tasting.
The Cheapism taste testers gave this variety a runner-up spot in the tortilla chips competition. They found the taste to be light and crunchy, without overdoing it on the salt. But the light texture makes for a more fragile chip; these are better suited for straight-out-of-the-bag snacking than scooping into hearty dips. Calidad White Corn Tortilla Chips sell for about $2 for a 12-ounce bag.