Review: Chorizo Y Chipotle Frit-os & Plane Spotting & Plane Sleeping
Junk Food Nation, for those of you who follow my Twitter/Instagram feeds, you might’ve seen this photo before, but let me tell you the whole story. When I was flying to Mexico, it was a really REALLY early cross country flight which had a layover in Phoenix. That first leg, however, was wheels up at like 7:00am…and people boarding the flight (like me) had probably been up since 3:00am.
Personally, my record for sleeping on planes is dicey. Sometimes, if I have a window seat, I can wedge myself in a certain position and doze off for a few hours. This time, I was in the middle seat, but I still wasn’t too bad…I did the neck tradeoff, where you basically acknowledge you’re going to have a crick in your neck from leaning to one side in exchange for going unconscious.
This old man across the row from me, however, was in the aisle and was having the WORST time of it. It was like he was in his own bed at home – he was tossing and turning in his aisle seat with abandon. At various points, he was curled up in his seat, then he had his tray table down and he was leaning on it, he would stand up, look at his seat, and then sit back down to attack the cushions again. Finally, he resorted to this:
Yep. And there he snoozed for the remainder of the trip. I’ve never done a complete turtle, but this guy was a pioneer. I guess maybe the light deprivation along with inhaling your own sensibilities makes for a comfortable sleep experience? Who knows. I applaud this man for breaking new ground in airflight comfort. Way to go, Yertle.
Today’s junk food: Chorizo Y Chipotle Frit-os!
Chorizo Y Chipotle Frit-os were found, duh, in Mexico, and I was drawn to them because, well, it’s been a long time since I’ve had a straight up corn chip. Besides the Wild Ranch Fritos I reviewed last year, I haven’t reviewed corn chips ONE OTHER TIME on this blog. Which seems absurd, since I LOVE corn chips. With chili? No better.
Plus, these claimed to be chorizo sausage and chipotle pepper flavored! With “MORE PRODUCT NOW!” How could I resist?
Chorizo Y Chipotle Fritos…sorry, Frit-os…only exist for distribution in Mexico. With more and more companies coming out with “meat flavored” chips, like hot dog chips and rib chips, it’ll only be a short time before chorizo gains popularity in the US, I feel. But will this be a good flavor?
Chorizo Y Chipotle Frit-os are “hecho con maiz natural” – made with natural corn. Well, that’s a relief. Although when I eat corn chips, my first thought is not how natural they taste.
I opened the bag of Chorizo Y Chipotle Frit-os and I have to admit…smelled weird. I got a smoky smell with a tinge of …something sour? I dunno. All of a sudden, I wasn’t looking forward to these…
I ate some of these Chorizo Y Chipotle Frit-os and…yikes. What did I put into my mouth?? If these smelled weird, they tasted even weirder. When I first put the chips into my mouth, the first flavor I got was a quasi-meat flavor that was not quite distinguishable. Honestly, it sort of reminded me of the haggis chips I reviewed from Ireland.
The problem is that the flavor all of a sudden has this really extreme sourness to it. I’m not sure where the tang comes in…the chipotle, or the chorizo? Is this supposed to be like lime on the chorizo? Whatever it was, it was REALLY strange.
The more I chewed, there were moments when a distinct sausage-y chorizo taste came through – VERY quickly, though, and disappeared immediately. The chipotle pepper taste? Didn’t get it…the chips didn’t really have a slow burn at all. Maybe there was pepper flavor somewhere? Wasn’t in the chip.
All in all…these were really bad. Maybe my taste buds were off. I had to stop eating these after like for chips. Borderline gross and inedible, to me.
PURCHASED AT: OXXO store in Mexico
COST: about $1.50
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