ALDI – Clancy’s Tortilla Chips – Food Review

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Look no further.

For price, quantity, quality; there’s no point looking beyond ALDI for tortilla chips.  These chips come in both “restaurant” and round styles.  They taste good.  They come in a 13 ounce bag.  They’re $1.19.   They taste slightly salty.  They hold up to salsa.

They’re there every time I go.  That’s the most important thing for me.  I used to buy “tortilla” chips at Trader Joe’s.  Trader Joe has a large variety of chips, some a little unusual.  However, once I found a chip I liked, there was a high probability on my next visit to Trader Joe’s, the chip was no longer on the shelf.  So now, at ALDI, the same chip is there (in the same location also) all the time.  I may miss out on the variety, but it’s really nice to be able to repeatedly find something I can buy without going on a search and rescue mission.

The price is right also.  With the price of branded tortilla chips seemingly tied to spot crude oil prices, it’s nice to find some realistic prices for things as simple as chips.  After all with a bag of branded chips sometimes going for between $3 and $4, they are as expensive (or more) than a pound of beef.  That’s not right especially when you start thinking that to produce that pound of beef, the cow eats at least 10 times the amount of corn that’s in the chips.

While you’re picking up the chips, check out the salsa next to it.  It’s not the best, but does double duty as both salsa and pasta sauce (huh?).

Calories about 145/1 ounce   Price  $1.19, per 13 ounce bag

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16 Responses to “ALDI – Clancy’s Tortilla Chips – Food Review”

  1. Sherri Says:

    I like these chips but would like to know where they are made. Anyone know?

  2. Bob Layman Says:

    Totally agree on how good the blue corn chips are.

    I also agree – way too much salt.

    I would also like to know if they use GMO corn.

    I am going to look at Walmart for a lower sodium chip.

  3. Jack Says:

    Just bought 4 bags of clancys guacamole flavored tortilla chips. Although the expiration date listed is 11/06/2013 they taste old and stale. Won’t buy these again.

  4. Doug Says:

    Was wondering if the corn in these chips are GMO?
    It is not labeled one way or the other.

  5. Sandy Wireman Says:

    we prefer ALL of Clancey’s tortilla chip flavors over name brand–nacho is our favorite. Recently my husband found a bag of spicy salsa chips (only one bag) and bought them. We REALLY like these chips but we have not found any more. We live in northern Indiana…are these chips only marketed in certain areas? PLEASE bring them to the Warsaw Indiana Aldi !!!!

  6. Richard Says:

    Did you change the recipe and?or the preparation? They taste like a competitor that we didn’t like. The White Rounds were delicious and the they changed- textured, harder.

  7. Marcia Says:

    My husband and both love Clancy tortilla chips from our ALDI’s I would however like to find an unsalted version to buy since I am on a sodium restricted diet…I love chips and salsa..also ALDI brand Casa Mamisita (sp?) Who would I contact about the possibility of such a treasure…???

    • steveo Says:

      Try a web search for ‘unsalted tortilla chips’ or ‘low salt tortilla chips’. Trader Joe’s lists one. I haven’t tried them and don’t know if the listing is current.

  8. Penny Sue Says:

    I don’t care about GMO stuff.

    What I don’t like about their chips is all the salt! It’s insane! We’ve thrown out bags before because they were WAY too salty. This is from someone who loves salt; I add salt to quite a bit of my food.

    Their pretzels are the same. My wife just made some chocolate dipped pretzels with them. They are not edible; WAY too salty!

    I’m not talking about “too much sodium”. I mean raw, granular, salt directly on the surface of these products. Look at the bottom of the bag; it’s white with salt. I’m glad this stuff is so cheap but it would cost even less to make it if they didn’t use crazy amounts of salt.

    The fake Funyuns onion ring things are gross too. I liked the taste but they make me sick! No, I’m not eating too much of them. Just a couple hand fulls and I feel sick. Tried two different bags in a month; same result.

    We’re going to stop buying this crap; it’s just gross! Let alone how unhealthy this amount of salt is.

  9. Sammy Says:

    What I understand that 90% corn in the food chain is genetically modified (GMO). So real questions should be of important concern, apart from taste, if the Clancy’s Tortilla chip Bag says “organic” does it mean non-Gmo or not. GMO is under lot of criticism lately. So be aware!

    • steveo Says:

      I don’t believe there’s any claim on the bag that these chips are organic. If anyone is looking for an organic chip and/or a non-GMO chip, assume these are neither. But read the bag, I may have missed something.

  10. Paul Bennefield Says:

    Does Clancys use GMO corn for there chips

  11. Sherman Says:

    These are one of my favorite tortilla chips! Especially for the price. However last time I went they didn’t have the round style and only the restaurant style. I also believe the restaurant style taste more salty.

  12. aides luciano Says:

    i love clancys corn chips but i cant eat them so much cause of the salt piease lower the salt to 40 or 80 % thank-u so much !

  13. H zukow Says:

    Not a bad chip. It would be a lot better without soooo much salt.

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