This Ruffles flavor is suppose to be Queso Cheese, and when you open the bag it totally smells like a bowl of queso. But the problem is that is really doesn’t taste like queso. Instead you get a triad of flavors on your tongue: buttery, citric acid(yeah I know, again!),and cheesy. But the the cheesy flavor isn’t a queso cheesy flavor but instead its more of a blue cheese/cheddar flavor.
And then it hit me, these Queso Ruffles are more or less Cheddar & Sour Cream Ruffles that had some blue cheese flavoring added in to make in more “queso” like, heck they even look like Cheddar & Sour Cream Ruffles. Come on Frito-Lay, how dumb do you think I am? If they would have labeled these chips as Blue Cheese Ruffles, it would have been a more accurate description than queso. Once again another let down courtesy of the men and women of Frito-Lay.
12 comments on “Potato Chip Review – Sabritas – Ruffles – Queso Cheese”
I bought a bag of these Ruffles at my local Walgreens store. I wanted to know what was Queso Cheese? I asked Google and oddly enough, this review came up.
Your review is correct and I will add, the only difference between these chips and the American version is the thickness of the potatoes and a distinct taste that leaves my pallet begging the question will they change Cheetos and other flavored snacks with this kind of cheese as well?
I’d probably buy this again if I see it.
to be honest they do taste a bit similar but not the same, it’s a bit spicier IMO… the sour cream are a bit more on the sour taste….
have some of these with some cheese and jalapeno and you are set
These are seriously the best chips I have ever eaten. I first tasted them where I live in Louisiana about a year ago and now I can’t find them on the shelves anywhere. Made a trip to Texas and low and behold found them in a convenience store. I bought all of them. Please tell me where I can buy them in Lafayette La.
By the way, I’m glad this flavor is back in America. I still long for the thicker chips, though. They were THE BOMB.
These seriously taste like ‘O’Grady’s Au Gratin’ which was a potato chip that Frito-Lay manufactured for American Consumption in the early to mid-80’s. The seasoning seems almost the same even though it’s been years since I’ve tasted the discontinued O’Grady’s chips. The difference is that the O’Grady’s were at least 2 to 3 times thicker than Ruffles, but the flavor is very very similar. No kidding. I know that after all these years.
Mark…..Since I live nowhere close to Mexico. I guess I’ll have to do some digging locally to find the Mexican version of these chips, because you’ve piqued my interest to find the “real thing.” Thanks for the tip.
To whoever wrote this blog and said this is a let down. You should know that this chips have been sold in Mexico since way before I was born and I’m 35. They were invented in Mexico. I have tried the US version and there’s something missing I don’t know what it is but they left something out. I think the Mexican version is smelliest haha but they have that original Ruffles con Queso distinctive smell and flavor. I live right on the border so we have the three versions, cheddar and sour cream, and the US and Mexican version of Ruffles con Queso. In fact, I just had a small bag of the Mexican version! They’re a bit more expensive since they’re imported but I’d rather have the real thing.
Frito Lay didnt call them Blue Cheese or whatever else you think they taste like for 1 reason I know of. They are called Queso flavor for the fact that they are the same flavor of cheese ruffles that have been sold in Mexico for decades now. These are the norm in where they do not sell Chedar and sour cream ruffles.
I LOVE these chips!!! I had no idea why they were called queso and could care less, they should be called Ruffles Crack, dayum they are good.
These chips are awesome even though they smell really bad.
Because I can, that’s why I write potato chip reviews. As far as ‘weirdo’ goes, you’re a little bit of the pot calling the kettle black on that one.
These chips, are seriously soo delicious. They’re the best chips I’ve ever had. <3 And weirdo, why are you writing potato chip reviews?