When it comes to snacking, most of us either like sweets or salty treats. I fall deeply into sweet territory, vastly preferring treats like frozen yogurt with mini-M&Ms over French fries.
But only a few days after we moved to Mexico City, I became slightly more in favor of the salty snacks when our friends Jeremy and Nancy invited us over to their splendid casa for a barbeque. Among the delicious offerings of meat and cerveza was also a big bowl of Sabritas Adobadas. They’re like Lays, but slightly less greasy and tons more tasty. I’m not sure what is coating them exactly, but it’s a little spicy, with a tomato-onion-lime flavor, and totally delicioso. Like the Mexican equivalent of BBQ flavored chips, I guess. Of all the hyperbolic sayings about how addictive potato chips can be (“Once you pop, you can’t stop…,” “Betcha can’t eat just one,” or in Mexico: “A que no puedes comer solo una!”) I finally found it to be true: Potato chips can be addicting.