Laidback Gourmet: Wise Salsa Verde Topitos Rounds

The holidays are over and the Laidback Gourmet has returned. What can I say,, here in Edmerica we know how to throw a New Years Eve party that takes weeks to recover from. However, everyone has fully recovered, the furniture has been replaced, the damage has been repaired, and it’s time to get back down to business. In a world where nacho chips are typical triangle, one chip has dared to step up and say, its time to cut corners and make chips in a round about way. This brave chip is the one I will be looking at today: Wise’s Salsa Verde Topitos Rounds.

Why yes, that was the first of many “round” related puns I’ll be doing, thank you for asking!

Since there clearly aren’t enough nacho chips on the market I’m glad to see Wise has rounded up a brand new one for us to try. Interesting flavor “Salsa Verde”. Im pretty sure that translates to Caution: Hot Plate, so that does leave me confused as to what flavor these chips will be. I also don’t know why there’s a picture of a cup of green sauce on this bag of Salsa Verde chips, must be some kind of new mascot. Well let’s open these up.

I guess that one SORT Of looks like a plate…

First off, no points deducted for the broken chips. I bought them at the supermarket and the bagger put them in with canned goods. This folks is why I prefer to bag my own stuff. Broken chips not withstanding I have to say the aroma of these chips are quite intriguing. They smell fairly spicy and yet smell nothing like typical nacho cheese chips nor do they even smell like hot plates. Curiouser and curiouser.

Hey I found one that wasn’t broken… sort of…

As you can see, despite having a picture of green sauce on the cover these are clearly slightly orange in color. Other than the shape I really can’t say they look different than most other nachos on the market. Let’s give them a try.

Om Nom Nom

Wow, circle this day on the calender folks because I have found a chip that is actually spicy as opposed to just simply hot. There’s heat here for sure, but with that heat is a really intense deliciously spicy flavor that’s accented with a tangy, lime like, finish. They don’t taste like a plate at all, unless it was a place filled with awesomeness! These are chips that should be passed around because they are fantastic. Top marks for flavor though not much to be said in terms of wackiness. If they were green maybe… final score:

Well that concludes his edition of the Laidback Gourmet. I know I say this so often I feel like my head is spinning in circles, but it’s still true, thank you as always for reading it’s always appreciated. Please send all feedback to my email at Until next time, Im Ed DiFolco, your Laidback Gourmet, wondering if this whole review wasn’t just an exercise in circular logic. (Yea, I’m going out on that weak pun.)

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