Clancy’s Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips

If there’s nothing specific on the menu for dinner, my first move is checking the pantry for tortilla chips. If there are, you can expect a large plate of nachos on the table that night. I’ve had my fair share of nachos, from nacho bars at home, to elaborate nacho plates at Mexican restaurants, to plastic containers of chips and cheese that school sporting events call “nachos.”

Chips are different wherever you go, and this includes at Aldi, where we recently picked up several different types of chips under the Clancy’s and Pueblo Lindo brands. Here, I’m taking a look at one of those bags.

Clancy's Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips

The Clancy’s Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips are $1.99 for a 13-ounce bag, making them the second cheapest of the four bags, but only by 5 cents. They come out to about 15 cents per ounce. They are a Regular Buy, so they’re in stores year round.

There are 13 servings per package, with each serving being around 7 chips. In each serving, there are 140 calories, 7g of total fat, 1g of saturated fat, 115mg of sodium, and 16g of total carbohydrates. There are no allergens listed.

Clancy's Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips (2)

Nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

While these are called Restaurant Style Chips, they are not restaurant quality. They don’t have the same taste as the chips that get set on your table at a Mexican restaurant. They taste like regular grocery store tortilla chips such as Tostitos. They’re salty and crispy. We like to use these chips on taco salad and taco soup, to name a few things.

Clancy's Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips

These have always been my favorite of all the tortilla chips at Aldi. Name-brand On the Border chips are my preferred store-bought tortilla chips, but these Aldi chips don’t taste exactly like On the Border chips. Still, the Aldi chips are great for nachos and other dishes. They aren’t the strongest chips, so sometimes they can get a bit crumbly if too much is piled on top of them, but that’s not a major complaint.

The Verdict:

Clancy’s Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips are my personal favorite tortilla chip at Aldi, and they’re on the cheaper side. Are these restaurant quality? Not exactly. Are they chips that I’ll keep purchasing to use for dishes at home? Absolutely.

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