REVIEW: Tostitos Sweet Lime and Sea Salt Tortilla Chips

Tostitos Sweet Lime and Sea Salt Chips Bag

What are Tostitos Sweet Lime and Sea Salt Tortilla Chips?

After years of simply giving us a “hint,” Frito Lay has decided to kick the lime flavor up a notch.

How are they?

Tostitos’ Hint of Lime are my favorite mass-produced tortilla chip. I eat them plain. I eat them with dips. I love em. They’re borderline perfection to me.

Guess what? Sweet Lime and Sea Salt Tostitos might actually be slightly better!?

Have you ever gotten a Hint of Lime chip that accumulated too much flavor dust? There are usually a few per bag, and it’s a nice surprise every time I get one. These are essentially that chip for an entire bag.

That might sound extreme, but don’t get too scared off by the word “sweet.” These aren’t cookies.

Tostitos Sweet Lime and Sea Salt Chips Closeup

There’s a nice balance between the sweet and salty, but they’re definitely fruitier than Hint. I honestly think they could have gotten away with just calling these “Lime and Sea Salt,” but it’s probably better that they gave everyone a heads-up.

If Hint of Lime taste like 3/4 salt and 1/4 lime, these are just that recipe flipped. You might lose a bit of that overall “salt” flavor, if that makes sense, but they’re still equally great.

Anything else you need to know?

Tostitos Sweet Lime and Sea Salt Chips Single

One of the key reasons these might have a leg up is the shape. Bite Size rounds are better chips than normal Tostitos. If I’m eating chips, I wanna be able to eat them in one bite. I’m not nibbling or breaking it beforehand. I take it as a challenge, and I feel like there’s always a risk of turning my lips into Heath Ledger Joker’s when I cram a giant triangle Tostito into my mouth.

I also find Bite Size better for dipping. Despite being smaller, they seem more structurally sound. These chips don’t even need a dip, but I tried them with salsa, and no shock, they work great.

Conclusion:

Tostitos Sweet Lime and Sea Salt Chips

All told, Sweet Lime and Sea Salt aren’t super different from Hint of Lime, so I’m curious what Frito Lay’s long-term plans are. They seem a bit redundant, but Frito has never been afraid of redundancies. How much different is a Classic Lay’s chip and Lightly Salted?

I hope these are a mainstay, and I look forward to switching between them and Hint of Lime all summer.

Purchased Price: $3.50
Size: 11 oz bag
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, 190 milligrams of sodium, 18 grams of total carbohydrates, 1 gram of total sugars, 1 gram of fiber, and 2 grams of protein.

8 thoughts to “REVIEW: Tostitos Sweet Lime and Sea Salt Tortilla Chips”

  1. I love anything lime and these have replaced the Hint of Lime chips for me. I prefer the round chips and these had a lot more seasoning than the HOL. I agree, the sweetness is not strong.

    1. Good to know! I think I might have to give these a go. I’ve been sprinkling my tortilla chips with lime juice and salt even before lime seasoned chips were on the shelf!

  2. I hate the size of these. I’ve always melted cheddar cheese on top of the hint of lime chips, and the smaller size will make it much harder to keep the cheese on the chip. Still, if they have more lime seasoning, they’re a must try for me.

    1. I too prefer the traditional triangle shaped chips; that being said, if these have more seasoning, I think I could learn to deal with it!

  3. In the past, I’ve tried a store’s brand of lime tortilla chips and the lime flavor was sometimes so strong it made my mouth numb. But I’d be up to try these should they show up in my local grocery.

    1. We have a chain around here called Meijer and I actually prefer their brand of lime tortilla chips because there is an overabundance of seasoning! 🙂

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