Watch How Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips Are Made

We usually don’t give much thought about how our chips are made, but it’s pretty interesting to to see how the little tortillas get their shape and seasoning.

The Science Channel show “How It’s Made” always has fascinating inside looks at the making of everyday things, including food.

In one of their past episodes, they showed the tortilla chip-making process, in great detail using Tom’s Snacks, which are pretty similar to Doritos.

The chips start off as raw yellow corn, before they kernels are cleaned and shipped off to the chip factory.

At the factory, the cooking process begins, as the corn gets hydrated, ground into masa, and shaped with a triangular mold roller.

The chips then move into an oven for 16 seconds, and get dumped into a fryer for 55 seconds so the chip is finally formed.

The chips then travel into a seasoning machine consisting of powdered cheddar, Parmesan, Romano cheese, and other spices, before getting bagged up and shipped out.

It’s a pretty fun video to watch, as we learn exactly how one of our gameday guilty pleasures is made.

Packaged Food

Pringles Unleashes Nacho Cheese and Ranch Tortilla Chips

Pringles Tortilla Chips

When someone sets a can of Pringles in front of you, you can’t help but start trying one, or two, or ten. If you’re looking to kick that Pringle-munching habit, it looks like there’s a few more chips heading your way that could make things difficult. Inspired by classic tortilla chips, Pringles is releasing three new flavors for their new Pringles Tortillas brand.

The Pringles Tortillas will be available in three different flavors: Original, Nacho Cheese and Zesty Ranch. The cans will hit shelves across the country starting January for a retail price of $1.50 each. Jumping into a new direction, it looks like Pringles is going into a whole new branch of chip.


Husband Turns Wife’s Drunken Story About Tortilla Chips Into a Hilarious Short Film [VIDEO]


The best stories are usually preceded by an impressive amount of booze. Well, at least this one was.

After polishing off an entire bottle of wine, an animator’s wife began to share the unfortunate yet adorable tale of two tortilla chips. Luckily, her husband was there to record it and later bring the story to life via a hilarious short film, using her drunken dialogue as the narrative.

The animated clip if rife with just the right amount of “I’m nacho friend” jokes and if it doesn’t make you cry from laughter, then it’s probably because you have no soul.

Also, spoiler alert: The chip on your left gets shanked and left for dead. It’s a tough world out there, kids.

Packaged Food

Snap, Crackle and Dip? Popchips Releases New Popped Tortilla Chips Line

Sugar-free candy, fat-free potato chips, alcohol-free vodka. Frankly, there are some junk foods that should just stay junk. But if you’re still fiending for a healthier side to salvage your thousand-calorie, cheese-drenched, re-re-re-refried bean-filled combo, look no further than new Popchips Popped Tortilla Chips.

For the unfamiliar, Popchips are “never fried, never baked,” have half the fat and fewer calories than regular chips and are pressure-cooked to popped perfection, resulting in the chips’ revolutionarily “airy” texture. But guac and salsa fans need not fear. Ivy Stark, corporate executive chef of NYC chain Dos Caminos, gives the line her glowing approval: “They nailed it,” she told Fast Company. “Nice crispness and crunch, and it doesn’t break when dipped. I tested it in our guacamole to be sure.”

New Popchips Tortilla Chips come in four flavors: nacho cheese, ranch, salsa and chili limon, both in the 1 oz. single and 3.5 oz. share bags.

[Via Brandeating]


Chocolate-covered Hint of Lime Tortilla Chips

It’s about that time of the week where our friend Becky covers something in chocolate bark. This week, she jumped the fence and got herself some Hint of Lime Tortilla Chips and drowned them in chocolate. So with this in mind, add Chocolate-covered Hint of Lime Tortilla Chips to the growing list of chocolate-covered concoctions we’ve seen over the past couple months — Chocolate-covered Pickled Jalapeños, Chocolate-covered Cheez-It Crackers, Chocolate-covered Wasabi Peas, Chocolate-covered Slim Jims, and Chocolate-covered Pork Rinds.