Trader Joe’s Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips, made from white corn and sweet potatoes, are an interesting twist on a classic chip.
The chips contain about 18% sweet potato along with some honey and a touch of lime. The packaging looks pretty sharp and I can see why the chips are appealing.
Let’s take a closer look at these tortillas to see if they need to go into your shopping cart.
Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips Nutrition and Ingredients
Let’s take a closer look at what comes in this 8 ounce bag.
One ounce is a single serving of these chips (about 9 chips) and you get about 8 servings per bag. The nutrition facts for a single serving are:
- Calories: 150
- Fat: 8g (10% DV)
- Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV)
- Sodium: 105mg (5% DV)
- Carbohydrates: 18g (7% DV)
- Protein: 2g
These chips have a few more calories and a little more fat than Trader Joe’s Organic Blue Corn Tortilla Chips.
The Sweet Potato Chips have the following ingredients:
- Corn flour
- Vegetable oil
- Sweet potato flour (dehydrated sweet potatoes, sugar)
- Honey granules
- Sweet potatoes
The labelling indicates that this product is Gluten Free.
How Do Trader Joe’s Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips Taste?
These tortilla chips taste like regular corn tortilla chips that have just a little bit of something different.
When I first tried these chips I could taste a subtle sweet difference from a regular tortilla chip but my brain didn’t scream “Sweet Potatoes!!!” However, in the following days when I was finishing off the bag it seemed like the sweet potato flavor got more and more amplified. By the time I was down to the last chip I was craving the extra sweetness and enjoying the potato flavor quite a bit!
The packaging says that the manufacturer could only include 18% sweet potato in the recipe as using any more caused the chips to fall apart. Hey, at least they were pushing boundaries!
I really enjoyed the appearance of the chips. The sugars from the sweet potato flour and honey create a little char when the chips are cooked giving the tortillas a rustic, earthy look.
The chips are delicious by themselves and were also great with some Kirkland Organic Salsa. The shelf label at Trader Joe’s suggested hat these chips would go great with their Muhammara dip (a hummus like dip made from walnuts) but I wasn’t able to find the dip in the store.
The chips have a great crunch and are thicker enough to use as a dipper for something like Trader Joe’s Chipotle Bean Dip.
This bag of chips cost me $2.29 for an 8 ounce bag and it was worth the money. I would buy these again but would not make a special trip to Trader Joe’s just for this item.