Taki’s has been my favorite when it comes to spicy lime rolled-up nacho chips but Pueblo Lindo’s Taquitos is actually a pretty good alternative at a cheaper price. While it doesn’t have that classic super tangy lime mixed with spicy pepper taste like Taki’s, it’s almost a dollar cheaper and the size of the bag is a little bigger as well. The flavor is certainly a tangy lime and spicy pepper taste though, just more mild, relatively speaking.
The crunch is a bit different than Taki’s though. It’s, for lack of a better way of explaining it, a bit harder to chew on, at least for the one’s that are rolled up. The one’s that didn’t make the cut and were only partially rolled up or even still a flat round chip? Those are unusually soft but those were the one’s that were packed with the most flavor and they come pretty close to Taki’s at that.
These were priced at $1.89 at Aldi’s and the size of the bag is 9.9 ounces. There was a point in time when Taki’s was that same price and hell, even cheaper than that but every year, it seems like the prices just jump $0.25 here and there that now it’s at the current price of $2.89 for a slightly smaller bag of 8.8 ounces. But at that price range, I may as well just spend an additional $0.10 to get a bigger bag of regular potato chips at my local Smart & Final. Nevertheless, now that Aldi is carrying the Taki’s alternative, I think I may just switch over just because it’s cheaper and the taste, while not entirely the same, is close enough and the bag size is a bit bigger.
All in all, the Taki’s alternative is a sure bet in my books if you want Taki’s but don’t want to pay the hefty price tag nowadays that for the same price could get you a bigger bag of potato chips.