Friday, May 17, 2013
Archer Farms Sweet Potato Tortilla Chip Rounds
Although I was no longer so enthused about trying them, I decided to buy them anyway, since I like to try interesting new things. I had always been a fan of sweet potato French fries, but I'm appalled that anyone would eat them with non-sweet condiments. At a central Pennsylvania county fair growing up, I remember eating those fries with maple syrup and brown sugar, the way they were meant to be eaten—like a dessert. People in California butchered them with tartar sauce. Tartar sauce? On sweet potato fries?
But anyway, these chips are a completely different animal. They're basically just regular tortilla chips with a tiny hint of sweet potato flavor. I don't particularly enjoy eating plain tortilla chips without any salsa, and likewise, I found these to be rather dull without some fixins. I didn't think hot salsa was a good pairing with them at all, though.
My wife and I took Target's suggestion of guacamole to heart, and Sonia mashed up some avocados and tomatoes. It went pretty well with these chips, I must admit. And Sonia absolutely raved about these things even before she had them with guac.
I don't think I would have given them more than a 6 if it hadn't been for Sonia and her homemade guacamole. But I could see how anyone might be a fan of these chips, as long as they're not expecting something particularly sweet.
I give this product 7 out of 10 stars.