We were at the store the other day and decided to get some more chips for the occasional chips & salsa snack. We spied something that neither of us had seen before: Tostitos with Hint of Lime.

tostitos with hint of lime

There's nothing wrong with a bit of lime, we figured. So we picked up a bag.

Kathleen had some the other night and really liked 'em. I had one during lunch yesterday and found myself needing to hit the bag myself to grab a handful. They're really good. Almost addictively good.

The lime flavoring is clear but not over-powering. They're sweet and salty at the same time. And, best of all, they're so good that you can chow on a pile without even bothering to get out the salsa (not that it'd hurt to add some).

If you're a fan of tortilla chips, I highly recommend picking up a bag. You might be surprised.

Update: A few people have pointed out that they get some of that flavor from MSG. That unfortunately explains the minor headache I got last night after eating a few more of them. *sigh* :-(

Posted by jzawodn at November 01, 2007 07:55 AM

Reader Comments
# Marc said:

Even better are (were) the Roasted Red Pepper Tostitos, but I don't think those have been made for about 8 or 9 years...

on November 1, 2007 08:10 AM
# Scott Clark said:

Yes, my favorite by far. No dip needed. In fact, they taste pretty bad with some dips. Man Jeremy, you've got me hungry now.

on November 1, 2007 08:52 AM
# Justin Watt said:

Turn the bag around and read the ingredients. Yep, monosodium glutamate (aka MSG). So tasty indeed.

on November 1, 2007 09:48 AM
# Logan 5 said:

How long did it take to arrange all those bell peppers?

on November 1, 2007 09:48 AM
# Tom Printy said:

OH MAN! These are the absolutely worst chips ever made. Try the real deal from someplace like Chipotle then try these again. Disgusting! The flovoring is accomplished by the green powder they spread on the chips. BLECH!

Z have your taste buds checked out...


on November 1, 2007 09:54 AM
# Matt said:

Those things are fantastic and absurdly addictive. Seems like there has been a growing trend recently of adding lime to things; I'm still trying to decide how I feel about that Miller Chill beer. Either way thanks for reminding me about the chips, it looks like I need to make a pit stop on the way home tonight.

on November 1, 2007 09:58 AM
# Martin Plante said:

Hi Jeremy. Even though I believe blogs are a great way to spread the word about things you think deserve our attention, I have a weird feeling about you giving such exposure to a product like this.

Maybe it's because I know this flavor contains sodium glutamate, and I've long banned it from my diet. Maybe it's because these are chips, not geek gadgets. Maybe it's because you included a picture. I can't explain...

on November 1, 2007 10:30 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:


Well, that explains the headache... :-(

on November 1, 2007 10:49 AM
# Tracy said:

I, too, find them pretty addictive. I wish they could get rid of the MSG, because for party food, they are great, particularly if the dip runs out. As nice as some of the alternative chips are, they unfortunately don't always please the majority of people.

on November 2, 2007 04:57 AM
# Casey said:

I love "lime-ies"!! They've been in Massachusetts since at least 2002... and despite the MSG, I love them.

on November 6, 2007 10:41 AM
# Pete Prodoehl said:

I'd suggest organic chips, which will be much healthier than eating whatever chemicals they might attach to most chips nowadays...

on November 6, 2007 11:23 AM
# Andrew S said:

Try adding Tajin to plain chips. Tajin is simply chile and lime in a powdered form. It's intended to be a fruit spice, but it's also great on chips!

You can buy it at most Mexican markets.

on November 7, 2007 07:32 PM
# Kat from Chicago said:

After (at least 2) very nasty migraines about 1 month apart, I turned over the bag of lime flavored Tostitos I had eaten prior to getting the headache and saw MSG listed :-( I LOVE these yummy lime Tostitos, too, and organic chips taste like vomit compared to these... Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

on March 29, 2008 08:42 PM
# Becky said:

Yes, addictive, probably because MSG has addictive qualities

on June 24, 2010 10:45 AM
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