Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Food and drink  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 29.08.2011, 11:07
Textoch's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Texas, USA (formerly Vaud, CH)
Posts: 1,201
Groaned at 25 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 3,058 Times in 937 Posts
Textoch has a reputation beyond reputeTextoch has a reputation beyond reputeTextoch has a reputation beyond reputeTextoch has a reputation beyond reputeTextoch has a reputation beyond reputeTextoch has a reputation beyond repute
Tortilla chips with no powdery flavoring?

After arriving just a few weeks ago, I was able to successfully indulge the longings of my Texas-born and bred husband and offspring with some authentic-tasting chicken and beef fajitas (found a good marinade at http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/beef...0000000222256/) including the requisite grilled peppers and onions, as well as guacamole. The only part of our meal that was lacking was the tortilla chips. I had purchased two types of corn tortilla chips (Old El Paso brand from Manor as well as a Carrefour store brand), however they both had powdery flavoring coating them.

There seems to be no shortage of chips at the grocery with myriads of powdery flavoring agents (and lots of it, too ). Can anyone suggest a store that offers plain corn tortilla chips?

Many thanks!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Textoch for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 29.08.2011, 11:12
TheWolverine's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Zürich
Posts: 1,490
Groaned at 13 Times in 11 Posts
Thanked 1,378 Times in 688 Posts
TheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Tortilla chips with no powdery flavoring?

I have seen the plain ones in Migros.
They are from the same company that does tortillas.
The picture is for the chilli ones, but I have seen the plain ones too.

http://api.migipedia.ch/de/image/pro...8567500000.jpg
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank TheWolverine for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 29.08.2011, 11:22
Textoch's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Texas, USA (formerly Vaud, CH)
Posts: 1,201
Groaned at 25 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 3,058 Times in 937 Posts
Textoch has a reputation beyond reputeTextoch has a reputation beyond reputeTextoch has a reputation beyond reputeTextoch has a reputation beyond reputeTextoch has a reputation beyond reputeTextoch has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Tortilla chips with no powdery flavoring?

Quote:
View Post
I have seen the plain ones in Migros.
They are from the same company that does tortillas.
The picture is for the chilli ones, but I have seen the plain ones too.

http://api.migipedia.ch/de/image/pro...8567500000.jpg
Oh, no, if the answer is as simple as Migros, one of the largest stores around, then I might as well have asked where to buy cheese or chocolate!

Maybe the plain ones you mention are not found in every Migros, meaning I am only a medium-size nitwit, not a huge one.

Sincerely, though, thanks for the tip, Ashishah!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 29.08.2011, 11:24
nic80's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 801
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 1,292 Times in 422 Posts
nic80 has a reputation beyond reputenic80 has a reputation beyond reputenic80 has a reputation beyond reputenic80 has a reputation beyond reputenic80 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Tortilla chips with no powdery flavoring?

I know that they sell the non flavoured ones at Globus. You're paying a Globus premium but if you can't find them anywhere else it's good as a last resort They stock corn tortillas too (sometimes) that are fabulously gluten free
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank nic80 for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 29.08.2011, 11:25
TheWolverine's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Zürich
Posts: 1,490
Groaned at 13 Times in 11 Posts
Thanked 1,378 Times in 688 Posts
TheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Tortilla chips with no powdery flavoring?

Quote:
View Post
Oh, no, if the answer is as simple as Migros, one of the largest stores around, then I might as well have asked where to buy cheese or chocolate!

Maybe the plain ones you mention are not found in every Migros, meaning I am only a medium-size nitwit, not a huge one.

Sincerely, though, thanks for the tip, Ashishah!
You are welcome. Maybe you just missed them.
Of course, it could also be that they are not stocked everywhere.
Not many people would prefer the plain ones.

Good Luck.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank TheWolverine for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 29.08.2011, 11:30
Peg A's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 4,422
Groaned at 158 Times in 125 Posts
Thanked 5,428 Times in 2,510 Posts
Peg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond reputePeg A has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Tortilla chips with no powdery flavoring?

At first I was tricked by the Zweifel ones that are labeled as being "Original" flavor - these taste similar to "cool ranch" flavor if I remember correctly.

Finding "Natural" flavor is indeed a bit trickier than finding ones that have flavoring on them if you're looking for brands you know (Old El Paso) or have come to know here (like Zweifel).

I think the brand Migros carries that is similar in range to Ole El Paso is "Pancho Villa" but I'm not sure and they do have some tortilla chips among the assorted Mex / Tex-Mex stuff, I've not tried them though, perhaps they are "plain" / natural.

Let me know if so, pretty please!
__________________
The Joys of Opticianry
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Peg A for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 29.08.2011, 11:37
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 117
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 199 Times in 57 Posts
ShaysLou has earned the respect of manyShaysLou has earned the respect of manyShaysLou has earned the respect of many
Re: Tortilla chips with no powdery flavoring?

Coop do their own brand of tortilla chips which are slightly salted. I quite like them. Don't look in the 'exotic food' section where the rest of the Old El Paso stuff is placed, look in the standard crisps section.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank ShaysLou for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 29.08.2011, 11:37
TheWolverine's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Zürich
Posts: 1,490
Groaned at 13 Times in 11 Posts
Thanked 1,378 Times in 688 Posts
TheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Tortilla chips with no powdery flavoring?

The coop ones.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank TheWolverine for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 29.08.2011, 11:39
Textoch's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Texas, USA (formerly Vaud, CH)
Posts: 1,201
Groaned at 25 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 3,058 Times in 937 Posts
Textoch has a reputation beyond reputeTextoch has a reputation beyond reputeTextoch has a reputation beyond reputeTextoch has a reputation beyond reputeTextoch has a reputation beyond reputeTextoch has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Tortilla chips with no powdery flavoring?

Quote:
View Post
At first I was tricked by the Zweifel ones that are labeled as being "Original" flavor - these taste similar to "cool ranch" flavor if I remember correctly.

Finding "Natural" flavor is indeed a bit trickier than finding ones that have flavoring on them if you're looking for brands you know (Old El Paso) or have come to know here (like Zweifel).

I think the brand Migros carries that is similar in range to Ole El Paso is "Pancho Villa" but I'm not sure and they do have some tortilla chips among the assorted Mex / Tex-Mex stuff, I've not tried them though, perhaps they are "plain" / natural.

Let me know if so, pretty please!
The Old El Paso brand chips that I bought were labeled "Fajita Tortilla Chips" and they tasted sort of like a combination of Taco and Cool Ranch Doritos. The Carrefour chips were labeled "Tex Mex Taste/Mexican Recipe" so I should have known better on those!

I will certainly let you know if/when I find the plain kind!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Textoch for this useful post:
  #10  
Old 29.08.2011, 11:59
AbFab's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Zürich
Posts: 8,523
Groaned at 364 Times in 251 Posts
Thanked 12,737 Times in 4,345 Posts
AbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Tortilla chips with no powdery flavoring?

Quote:
View Post
I know that they sell the non flavoured ones at Globus. You're paying a Globus premium but if you can't find them anywhere else it's good as a last resort They stock corn tortillas too (sometimes) that are fabulously gluten free
They are the ones! The are not actually that expensive and have remained the same price for 15 years. They are made in Wädenswil (ZH). There was a grocery store in Wädenswil that sold this brand too, but the were more than Jelmoli.

"Mi Adelita" is the brand. They come in clear plastic bags with a yellow label. Available in plain salted, chilli and, oddly, black...
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank AbFab for this useful post:
  #11  
Old 29.08.2011, 12:03
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Tortilla chips with no powdery flavoring?

I know that across the border they sell DIPAS which are like doritos but with no flavour added and only salt. Otherwise you could try elmaiz or the amerrican market (both on line stores) and get the original totopos (Mexican tortilla chips)...not cheap though
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank for this useful post:
  #12  
Old 29.08.2011, 12:29
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: zh
Posts: 251
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 304 Times in 122 Posts
TheCatintheHat has an excellent reputationTheCatintheHat has an excellent reputationTheCatintheHat has an excellent reputationTheCatintheHat has an excellent reputation
Re: Tortilla chips with no powdery flavoring?

Aldi has tortilla chips, 2 sfr for a big bag. The green bag is the plain salted one, and they are pretty good!
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank TheCatintheHat for this useful post:
  #13  
Old 29.08.2011, 12:39
Pancakes's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Zurich-ish
Posts: 5,053
Groaned at 286 Times in 204 Posts
Thanked 10,659 Times in 4,001 Posts
Pancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Tortilla chips with no powdery flavoring?

I really like Coop's naturaplan "bio tortilla chips" (in the green bag). Not too salty -- just right.

But the best ones I've been able to find here are in the Jelmoli grocery store (in the basement of Jelmoli). They come in a clear bag.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Pancakes for this useful post:
  #14  
Old 29.08.2011, 13:56
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Tortilla chips with no powdery flavoring?

I've found in the past Doritos at the Aperto shop at the Zug train station. Not sure if it's a chain or not, but they had regular and cool ranch
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank for this useful post:
  #15  
Old 29.08.2011, 17:18
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: na
Posts: 11,248
Groaned at 37 Times in 33 Posts
Thanked 26,732 Times in 8,253 Posts
meloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Tortilla chips with no powdery flavoring?

I use Mi Adelita chips ( http://miadelita.ch/ ). Plain tortilla chips, nice and sturdy to stand up to my guacamole. They make blue corn chips too!

Mi Adelita chips can be found at the Bettio market in the Seedamm Center, for those out the Rappi/Ausserschwyz way. IIRC, you can also get them at most Marinello stores.

(Close your eyes and think calming thoughts when you see the price. But if one needs a nachos fix...)


Oops - I should have read AbFab's post before jumping in... Sorry.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank meloncollie for this useful post:
  #16  
Old 29.08.2011, 17:57
Textoch's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Texas, USA (formerly Vaud, CH)
Posts: 1,201
Groaned at 25 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 3,058 Times in 937 Posts
Textoch has a reputation beyond reputeTextoch has a reputation beyond reputeTextoch has a reputation beyond reputeTextoch has a reputation beyond reputeTextoch has a reputation beyond reputeTextoch has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Tortilla chips with no powdery flavoring?

Success on finding the Pancho Villa "Nacho Chips" (plain) at Migros. Tried them and they are actually very good! Also thick enough to hold up to guacamole or nacho toppings.

Additionally, picked up a couple of large bags at Globus for a somewhat shameful price. I have not tasted them yet as said price warranted hiding them from the kids as soon as I brought them in the house.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Textoch for this useful post:
  #17  
Old 29.08.2011, 18:05
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Tortilla chips with no powdery flavoring?

Quote:
View Post

There seems to be no shortage of chips at the grocery with myriads of powdery flavoring agents (and lots of it, too ). Can anyone suggest a store that offers plain corn tortilla chips?

Many thanks!
HAD THE SAME PROBLEM!!! Try Lidl and Aldi... It will be labeled properly.

Also, they offer "Fajita Kits" for CHF4.... Thats also a good source of TexMex.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 29.08.2011, 18:14
Principia Discordia's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Züri Unterland
Posts: 1,230
Groaned at 91 Times in 57 Posts
Thanked 2,518 Times in 807 Posts
Principia Discordia has a reputation beyond reputePrincipia Discordia has a reputation beyond reputePrincipia Discordia has a reputation beyond reputePrincipia Discordia has a reputation beyond reputePrincipia Discordia has a reputation beyond reputePrincipia Discordia has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Tortilla chips with no powdery flavoring?

In Coop, they're in a blue bag labeled "Tortilla Chips Nature". I've seen them in pretty much every coop, and they serve just fine for all of our Mexican and Tex-Mex needs.

Quote:
View Post
HAD THE SAME PROBLEM!!! Try Lidl and Aldi... It will be labeled properly.
How much more properly labeled can "Tortilla Chips Nature" be?
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 29.08.2011, 18:16
MusicChick's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: La Cote
Posts: 17,488
Groaned at 414 Times in 275 Posts
Thanked 20,428 Times in 10,577 Posts
MusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Tortilla chips with no powdery flavoring?

Lidl has them, and I saw them in Manor, too. Just don't get the ones that say Chili on'em.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 29.08.2011, 18:44
FCBarca's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: La Côte
Posts: 1,485
Groaned at 137 Times in 73 Posts
Thanked 1,690 Times in 772 Posts
FCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Tortilla chips with no powdery flavoring?

Quote:
View Post
Coop do their own brand of tortilla chips which are slightly salted. I quite like them. Don't look in the 'exotic food' section where the rest of the Old El Paso stuff is placed, look in the standard crisps section.
Yeah, they have them marked as bio...They're good
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
chips, mexican, tortilla chips




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tortilla press Nina123 Food and drink 10 03.05.2011 18:50
Powdery Swiss Snow nickatbasel Complaints corner 26 11.01.2010 19:00
Where can I find corn tortilla for fish tacos here in Switzerland? Tomohiko 1965 Food and drink 6 19.06.2009 20:44
potato chips with or without a sandwich? barryinc General off-topic 29 20.09.2007 16:12


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:08.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0