Tortilla chips are so common that they’ve basically become a staple in all American homes. The creation of the tortilla chips is commonly credited to Rebecca Webb Carranza who reportedly invented the snack in the mid-1940s in Los Angeles. However, the Tamalina Milling Company claims its family’s tortilla company is the originator. Though its origin story is unclear, there’s no denying its a beloved snack because of its versatility and multi-use. From dipping it in guacamole or salsa to chilaquiles to just snacking on them as is, tortilla chips are a go-to snack. Latinx-owned brands have been creating new varieties like churro strips, bean chips, and pico de gallo flavors to give us a better chip-eating experience. You can always pair them with your favorite dip but the following eight Latinx-inspired bags of chips can be enjoyed all on their own.
Churro Strips – Siete Foods
You haven’t lived until you’ve tried these Churro Strips from Siete Foods. They’re only 130 calories, non-GMO, gluten-free, and come in a pack of six. Inspired by this common street food treat in Mexico, Siete Foods created this grain free snack to give you a taste in bite-size pieces. They’re made with cassava flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla bean powder and we recommend pairing them with cajeta or hot chocolate.
Churro Strips (6 pack), $33, available at sietefoods.com
Fiery Hot Beans Chips – Beanfields Snacks
Fiery Hot Bean Chips will satisfy all your cravings, and since each serving has six grams of protein and fiber you can enjoy the tastes and the nutrients. These chips are light and crispy but pack a fiery hot punch so if you like a little heat with your snacks, these are for you.
Fiery Hot Bean Chips (24 pack), $30, available at beanfields.com
Salsa Verde Flavored Tortilla Chips – Tia Lupita Foods
Salsa Verde flavored chips are made with an ingredient you don’t often see in tortilla chips — cactus. Aside from having a superfood ingredient this snack has tomatillos, jalapeño peppers, and the seasoning from their salsa verde sauce. The brand is family-owned and is inspired by the founder’s mom affectionately known as Tia Lupita who hailed from Monterrey, Mexico.
Salsa Verde Flavored Tortilla Chips, $5.99, available at tialupitafoods.com
Chile Lime Kettle Papitas – Sabor Mexicano
These are the best alternative to papitas that you get in Mexico. Chile Lime Kettle Papitas are delicious, non-GMO, and taste just like Mexican street style potato chips. Plus Sabor Mexicano uses whole skin potatoes to maximize the flavor and give each chip a little more crisp.
Chile Lime Kettle Papitas, pricing may vary, available at wholefoodsmarket.com
Chile Toreado Taqueritos – Zocalo Foods
Zocalo Foods in another company you need to stock your kitchen with – especially since they have these Chile Toreado Taqueritos. Snack time is about to get lit with these rolled corn spicy tortilla chips. What’s great about Zocalo Foods is that they import foods from Latin America so these chips are coming straight from Honduras.
Chile Toreado Taqueritos, $3.89, available at zocalofoods.com
Pico de Gallo Tortilla Chips – Mi Niña
Sure, you could buy all the ingredients needed to make pico de gallo. You could also just buy a bag of Pico de Gallo Tortilla Chips from Mi Niña. Unlike your typical tortilla chip, they are flavored and made with 100 percent white corn, tomato powder, agave, lime juice, dried cilantro, and sea salt. Good ingredients and great flavor – we are here for it.
Pico de Gallo Tortilla Chips (9 pack), $48, available at mininatortilla.com
Picositos con Limon Corn Chips – Xochitl Chips and Salsa
Need a spicy, lemon-flavored snack? Xochitl’s Picositos con Limon Corn Chips are exactly what you’re looking for. They’re thin and crispy and have just the right amount of spice and citrus. They’re made with lime, sea salt, black pepper, red pepper, citric acid, and garlic, so it’s flavorful enough to snack on but you can also pair it with one of their salsas.
Picositos con Limon Corn Chips (4 pack), $16.36, available at xochitlsnacks.com
Sweet Potato Chips – Zambos
If you prefer an alternative to tortillas but that still function like tortillas, we suggest Zambos’ Sweet Potato Chips. They’re made with three simple ingredients: sweet potato, salt, and palm oil. Zambos has been Honduras and Central America’s most popular brand for over 40 years.
Sweet Potato Chips, pricing may vary, available at zambos.com