REVIEW: Tostitos Hint of Guacamole Tortilla Chips

Tostitos Hint of Guacamole Tortilla Chips Bag

What are Tostitos Hint of Guacamole Tortilla Chips?

The next evolution of Frito-Lay’s “Hint of” Tostitos is good ol’ guac.

How are they?

Tostitos Hint of Guacamole pack a big flavor for a chip that only promises a little. They’re essentially “Hint of Doritos,” and for that reason, I loved them.

There’s a fresh avocado taste despite no avocado in the ingredient list, which was a bit weird. I guess that’s an expense thing? Either way, the taste came through.

Tostitos Hint of Guacamole Tortilla Chips Bowl

There’s a nice “hint of” heat that I was able to decipher, and then confirm, as jalapeno. The flavor reminded me a bit of Jalapeno Fritos, which I can absolutely demolish in one or two sittings.

I also noticed a – I guess the name really fits – a “hint of” cheese, which the ingredients confirmed as cheddar and Swiss. I wasn’t expecting that, but it definitely enhanced the overall flavor.

These have all the elements of a great guacamole. Except for peas, which everyone knows is the key ingredient to a great guacamole dip. (Relax internet, I’m just kidding… although I would try that with zero remorse.)

Anything else you need to know?

Tostitos Hint of Guacamole Tortilla Chips Closeup

Tostitos Hint of Lime might be my favorite tortilla chip, but the size and shape are annoying. You can easily break them into pieces, but let’s be real, we all try to shove the entire massive triangle into our mouths in one bite.

Hint of Guac are the ideal size. I don’t dip flavored chips, so I want them to be snackable, and I gotta give Frito-Lay credit for opting to make these “bite sized rounds.”

As I mentioned above, some chips are so caked in flavor, they might as well be guacamole-flavored Doritos – a variety I know exists, but has somehow eluded me my entire life. Maybe if enough people like these, Frito-Lay will take the hint and make those a year-round release.


Tostitos Hint of Guacamole Tortilla Chips Bag Bowl

Despite the mild spice and an overload of sodium, I found these deliciously snackable.

I think I’ve had most of the “Hint of” line, and would probably slot these just under Lime. I’d actually really like to try mixing these, Queso, and Lime together for a big “Hint of” Mexican dinner flavored mix. Someone test that out and get back to me.

Purchased Price: $4.29
Size: 12 oz
Purchased at: Acme
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (20 Chips) 150 calories, 8 grams of fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 150 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of total carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of total sugars, 1 gram of fiber, and 2 grams of protein.

10 thoughts to “REVIEW: Tostitos Hint of Guacamole Tortilla Chips”

  1. BIte-size snacks are the best as you don’t end up taking a bite and then holding the other large piece in your hands till you finish what you just bit into. Strange that you mention it tastes like Avocado but not a single actual Avocado ingredient inside.

  2. I did not see Cilantro on the ingredient list, but you’d be safer checking the bag when you see it in your store.

    I don’t have a refined palette, but these tasted like Sun Chips to me. Not bad, but not quite as guac-y as I was expecting, even for “a hint of”. There was a “hint” of heat as well, at least on some of the chips; I don’t remember but assume they were on the greener ones.

    If you like actual guacamole with your normal Tostitos but are trying to save a few bucks, I’m not sure these are going to fully satisfy you. I’d be closer to a 7 than a 9.

    1. Thanks for letting me know. I ended up finding them at the store two days ago and cilantro was not listed.

    2. To solve it all…
      Bring backed the the Black Bean and Garlic Tostito flavor. Problem solved for me.

  3. Guacamole doritos. It’s been years and years but I still think of them when perusing the chip aisle. They were heavily powered with flavor and I miss them.

  4. dont get the triangle love affair.. they r hard to eat and no thanxx to a bruised roof of mouth… they should change all the cshapes to rounds.. u dont need to get the tiny ones but they r easier to eat. as for dipping it works.. ive made buffalo nachos with theses chips.. im a chef so kudos for the creatiity… get any brand of tenders and chope em up.. bam u have instan nachos…not the guacamole though biased or not thess rounds r good for starters and i hate guacamole but irnically i would like theses easier..

  5. I wist they would bring back the Artisan Recipe flavors, fire roasted chipotle and the roasted garlic and black bean flavors were awesome.

  6. To solve it all…
    Bring backed the Black Bean and Garlic Tostito flavor.
    Problem solved for me.
    Thanks for the Guac review.

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