It’s unfortunate that the closest Aldi to my home is 100 miles away, because one of these days they’ll come out with a product that looks so great, I will legally have to make the drive. Do I want to fill my car up in this economy just for a grocery store run? No. But this week’s bit of Aldi news almost made me do it.
Here’s the news: Aldi just started carrying a limited edition product called Casa Mamita’s Organic Mexican-Style Street Corn Flavored Big Dipper Corn Chips. Yes, the product name is 12 words long. No, that doesn’t bother me. As I’ve made pretty clear, I want these chips badly. What are they exactly? They seem to be corn chips flavored like two popular corn-centric Mexican street foods: elotes (corn on the cob with mayonnaise, chili powder, lime juice, Cotija cheese, and cilantro) and esquites (cob-less corn, similar toppings).
According to Mashed, “The shape of the chips is akin to Fritos scoops, and they’re dusted with a Mexican street corn flavoring.” As far as “street corn flavoring,” I can only imagine that these chips have a hint of chili powder, a zing of lime, and a tangy, cheesy, sour cream-like powder of some kind that complements the taste of the corn chips. Have I mentioned I want to try these?
Scoopability-wise, the reviews are in—and they’re positive. Instagram commenters have been saying that these thiccc chips can stand up to anything from guacamole to sour cream to salsa. These esquites-flavored chips can even be used to scoop actual esquites (Siri, play “Circle of Life”). The product is available only for a limited time, and that time is the summer. So if you want these chips, get them now before I finally make it to an Aldi store and buy all of them out from under you.