Corn Stars

Maine is not exactly known for stellar Mexican food, so we were a little hesitant when we saw Montecito Roadhouse tortilla chips at Hannaford. Sure, the packaging was cool — the brown paper bag resembles our favorite brand, Xochitl, which the Rosengarten Report named best in the U.S. a few years back. But corn chips? From Maine? We'd have to eat it to believe it.

And eat it we did. If you like your tortillas paper thin, you should probably skip these. But they're tasty. And in nachos, the thicker chips stay crisp in even the cheesiest situations, which is more than we can say for Xochitl (we'll save those for salsa and guac).

The Portland-based company makes its chips in small batches — Montecito Roadhouse even offers customized logo chips, which would be a nice touch at your next fiesta. We're sticking to the plain old corn chips, piled high with cheese, onions, peppers and salsa and baked till they're golden brown. As for thoe pesky limp chips? Nacho problem.

Montecito Roadhouse tortilla chips are available at Hannaford  supermarkets in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Massachusetts. For more information, click here.


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