For a spicy snack, we went straight to the source. Whole jalapenos are sliced thin, fried and sprinkled with sea salt. Don’t be fooled by its mild beginnings, it takes a few seconds after the first crunch and then bam, you’re hit with the heat.
Learn more about Deano’s Jalapeños on their website.
With these HOT snacks, I recommend iced tea … a LOT of it! I recommend an iced white tea with these, because white tea tends to have cooling properties, something that definitely benefits the mouth and body after popping a few of these in your mouth! Try a Silver Needle tea, like this Organic Silver Needle from Teavivre. It is light, crisp, and very refreshing!
What I Think:
WOWZA! These Jalapeño Chips take the idea of jalapeño flavored potato chips one spicy, and possibly one healthier, step further. Eliminating the potato all together, Deano’s thinly slices the peppers themselves and fries them up until they’re crisp and then lightly salts them with sea salt.
And they are indeed spicy. But they also have some sweetness to them too … I can taste the fruity element to the pepper. This delicate sweetness is often overpowered by the sheer heat of the pepper, but, I like that every once in a while, my palate takes notice of the sweet notes.
I love the texture of these. They have been sliced so thin – making them light and crisp – but yet they pack such a wallop of INTENSE heat and flavor.
My Final Thoughts:
These are so addicting! Yeah, the spiciness of the pepper has me breaking out into a sweat, my eyes continuing to well up as tears are running down my face and my mouth is ON FIRE, but, I am still finding myself reaching for the bag for MORE.
I absolutely love these!