Vianai Austin’s Go-To Trader Joe’s Snack

Welcome to Mythical Kitchen Picks, the series in which the culinary experts from Mythical Kitchen tell you all about their favorite foods and ingredients. This week, the team is letting you in on their picks for a final summer hurrah. Today, Vianai Austin is talking about one of her favorite Trader Joe’s snacks.

Vianai’s Pick: Trader Joe’s Chili & Lime Flavored Corn Chips

Trader Joe's Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips
Credit: Liv Averett / Trader Joe’s

I have this friend; his name is Zimozu, but we like to call him Zim. Zim is not only one of the most soulful, loud laughing, kind-hearted people I know, but he also happens to be the biggest snacker I have ever seen in my life. He also stands at 6’4’’ and needs a lot of snacks to fuel his body. One summer evening, Zim and I are sitting on the couch, enjoying a lovely conversation over wine and rap music videos when his munchie brain starts to kick in. He gets up, walks into the kitchen, and brings back this vibrant pinkish-red bag. At first I thought he was trying to give me something basic. But ooooooh boy, these chips are ANYTHING but that!

Ever heard of Takis? Well, yeah, forget those! Let me introduce you to Trader Joe’s Chili & Lime Flavored Corn Chips. Yes, the essence of these are very similar to Takis, BUT there’s something about not having so much MSG flavoring on your hot chips that makes your experience ten times better. I’m not a huge fan of many off-brand products, but Trader Joe’s got that special touch, baby. These spicy, irresistible, chips are a zesty wonderland. Gluten free, crispy, and dusted with a tangy chili and lime seasoning, they satisfy your cravings without getting too silly with it. Bring them to your next function and don’t be scared to dip them into something fun like beans or even queso. So now this is your sign. Grab you a Zim and hit the nearest Trader Joe’s because these chips are 1,000 percent worth getting your fingertips red!

Check them out at Trader Joe’s

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The Sporked Staff tastes everything and anything. They are obsessive about groceries and finding the best of any type of food or drink, from frozen fried shrimp to Dijon mustard to gummy candy. And they're always on a hunt for the best new products. When they aren't eating professionally, they're eating recreationally. And often they're browsing grocery store aisles, just for fun.

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