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Posted: 11:32 Mon 13-Mar-2006. Price: 60p. Location: The 5 Bells, Chelsfield, Kent. Sub-flavours: Hickory Smoked Ribs; Nacho Cheese and Sour Cream; Red Chilli and Lime (untested - not forgetting Sizzling Steak and Onion Fajita as well?). Nutritional unusualness: 9.7g fat per bag (ribs), 10.1g fat (cheese) - both contain milk, and are "produced on a line handling soya, gluten".
"EzChile" reports: I had the pleasure of finding both the Hickory Ribs and Nacho Cheese variants of these in my local pub. The Hickory Smoked ones were my favourite, with a surprisingly convincing smokey flavour, and a superb almost sweet and sour tang to the sauce. The Nacho Cheese and Sour Cream combo also didn't fail to please, with its rich buttery flavour. Both flavours still left enough tortilla flavour to remind you that was what you were eating. Both packs didn't really display many ridges per tortilla, though, but they did seem to be folded over instead of flat, allowing for them to come out in pleasing chunks of tortilla. Will definitely be buying again, possibly to mix the two flavours.

...First-time spotter "EzChile" here confirms previous murmurings - I wasn't too impressed with the Red Chilli and Lime variety, but agree that the Hickory Ribs' almost-Burger-King "flame grilled" hints make them a potential Doritos-killer. KP are also increasing the available flavour-area of Hula Hoops Ridges (in Sour Cream and Chive, BBQ Chicken, Totally Cheesey, or Steak and Onion), though those seeking something more substantial now have the alternative of SK Chilled Foods' I Love Nachos Movie Meal Kit, letting you "enjoy movie-style nachos, complete with melted cheese and jalapenos, in just 20 seconds from the microwave".


Posted: 12:35 Mon 13-Mar-2006 by "EzChile" # permalink comment
Comment: Neither of the packets I tried made any mention of the steak and onion variety, surprisingly. Ribs quoted nacho and red chilli as other flavours to try, and nacho quoted ribs and red chilli.
Posted: 12:32 Tue 14-Mar-2006 by "Apples is Apples" # permalink comment
Comment: There is a Steak and Onion Fajita variety - spotted in BP garage Corby along with the others in the range.
Posted: 14:12 Tue 14-Mar-2006 by "Flameproof" # permalink comment
Comment: So far only tried the ribs flavour - I'm a little unsure about the ridges, but I do prefer them to doritos! Question is, will they come in some sort of novelty packaging; let's face it, I doubt people buy pringles for the taste...
Posted: 11:51 Wed 15-Mar-2006 by "Kuzzer" # permalink comment
Comment: I was quite literally pipped to the post on this sighting, as only yesterday morning I had purchased all four sub-flavours - two in LARGE packs :o)

Anyhoo, I found the smoke flavour of the Hickory Ribs variety eerily disturbing - smelling like the aftermath of a house fire / damped-down bonfire. Ick. I will report back on other flavours soonest.


Posted: 15:49 Wed 15-Mar-2006 by "EzChile" # permalink comment
Comment: Pipped to the post by two days? :) I submitted the sighting on Sunday. Still, you've beaten me by a flavour anyway (I now have the chilli and lime ones waiting to be munched.. but I have a sore throat at the moment, so they'll have to wait)

I look forward to hearing what you thought of the others as well!

Posted: 16:30 Thu 16-Mar-2006 by "Kuzzer" # permalink comment
Comment: OK - so the Steak & Onion Fajita variant has now been munched. Undoubtedly a hint of burnt onion in there, but the "steak" element is - to my palate at least - conspicuous by its absence. On the whole, a not unpleasant experience, but any loading of salsa / dip would probably wipe out what flavour there is.

Green-based packaging may lure some unwary vegetarians into purchase, which woud be amusing :o)

Hats off to McCoys in any case, for having the chutzpah to launch four all-new tortilla chips in one go. Bravo, or indeed, Ay Caramba!


Posted: 19:33 Thu 16-Mar-2006 by "mosschops" # permalink comment
Comment: I tried the steak and onion ones last weekend and was left feeling none plussed. As usual there was next to no flavour other than the tortilla itself and the flavour certainly didnt stand up to any dipping.

whatever happened to phileas fog extra hot chilli tortillas?

Posted: 22:56 Thu 16-Mar-2006 by "sh.adi"
(apparently posting from leic-cache-5.server.ntli.net) # permalink comment
Comment: I tried the smoked ones the other day but the distribution of flavour from chip to chip was disappointing, some were really bland, managed half the pack and gave the leftovers to the missus. My conclusion? still prefer Doritos Extreme Chilli heatwave, consistantly yummy!. That maybe down to MSG content though im not entirely sure. sigh i'm a msg whore.... curse you tastebuds!
Posted: 03:57 Sat 01-Apr-2006 by "http://www.iceblitz.com" # permalink comment
Comment: i tried the nacho cheese and sour cream ones, there good, not very ridged but still, credit to mccoys for the originality of the ridged tortilla chip, will be buying with every shop from now, if you havent already tried them, go try!
Posted: 06:41 Sat 01-Apr-2006 by "http://www.iceblitz.com" # permalink comment
Comment: i tried the nacho cheese and sour cream ones, there good, not very ridged but still, credit to mccoys for the originality of the ridged tortilla chip, will be buying with every shop from now, if you havent already tried them, go try!
Posted: 11:52 Wed 19-Apr-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: these are superb tortilla chips
Posted: 09:28 Mon 08-May-2006 by "hugh baker"
(apparently posting from 88-109-37-199.dynamic.dsl.as9105.com) # permalink comment
Comment: Where can you ger the phileas fog extra hot tortilla chips, in a black bag as i remember
Posted: 09:39 Mon 08-May-2006 by "Mr Oregano" # permalink comment
Comment: they were discontinued in the time honored british tradition of discontinuing really good products and sustaining really sh**e ones
Posted: 11:54 Mon 08-May-2006 by "Edie101" # permalink comment
Comment: Anybody know what the rock sounding song is that's used on the actual TV advertisement?
Posted: 13:42 Mon 08-May-2006 by "Edie101" # permalink comment
Comment: i think it's called ballad of the cornchips
Posted: 18:04 Sun 14-May-2006 by "Craig" # permalink comment
Comment: The song was actually in the Karate Kid Film as well, its Your the Best Around by Joe Esposito, altough not sure if its the same version in the ad!
Posted: 16:45 Sat 10-Jun-2006 by "Graham Goring"
(apparently posting from duketastrophy.demon.co.uk) # permalink comment
Comment: If anyone remembers the excellent Walker's Maple Cured Ham 3Ds snack from about 10 years ago, then try the "Hickory Smoked Rib" flavour tortilla's, the flavour is almost identical. :) 74260 9
Posted: 00:49 Tue 20-Nov-2007 by "plucker" # permalink comment
Comment: The whole range of McCoy's Tortillas are disgusting. Doritos are far superior. These just taste like unseasoned cardboard. Shame cause I love their regular and Specials crisps lines. This tortillas line is just disappointing.
Posted: 08:55 Wed 23-Jul-2008 by "A Thomson" # permalink comment
Comment: I have been unable to buy the hickory smoked rib variety in my area - Moray what has happened to them?
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