Sunday NFL Taste Test: Tortilla Chip Face-Off

We’re pitting the biggest brands of tortilla chips against each other to see which one will crack under pressure!

Sure, you’ve got the 116″ flat screen that hasn’t even been released yet, the speakers that have already caused your elderly neighbors to call the police, and the oversized couch made from the skin of only the cutest of baby seals, but have you thought about what’s really important: What snacks are you going to put on the table? We hit the supermarket and put our editors through a rigorous blind taste test of snack foods to help you decide what to bring home for the big game on Sunday. Check back every Friday throughout football season for a new snack-food face-off.

Brand: UTZ

Price: $1.69

Score: 6.33

Verdict: The discount brand seemed to have a discounted taste along with them. They were stale-tasting, despite being fresh and very thin. On the whole, people were not pleased.

Comments: “The saltiest. Too salty actually.”

“Are these baked? What are you trying to tell me?”


Brand: Tostitos

Price: $6.88

Score: 6.37

Verdict: The classic brand had a bad day out, getting comments of over-saltiness and not enough crunch. 

Comments: “Salty. Like eating chips at the ocean.”

“Nice and big.”


And the winner is…

Brand: Snyder’s

Price: $3.66

Score: 6.75

Verdict: The brand best-known for its pretzels took the tortilla chip crown, mostly due to a solid crunch and corny (in a good way) flavor. 

Comments: “CORN! IOWA!”

“Good crunch, thickness, saltiness.”

“Corniest. Most Mexican restaurant-esque.”