Tortilla chips and tostadas have fast become an American staple – and as you can grab a bag in a delicious flavor for a great price, it’s so easy to have them in your pantry when you want a savory snack.
Across the US we dip them in traditional condiments like salsa and guacamole, use them as a crunchy topping for taco salads and soups, and even simply pile them up, add sauce, cheese, and jalapenos and bake them for sharing (or just to eat alone!).
Fantastic tortilla chips and tostadas from top brands
As there are so many options out there, we wanted to take a look at the best, so we did some research on the texture, flavor, and affordability of a host of brands. With a food giant like El Rancho, the task was made even easier, so let’s take a look at what we found:
1. Xochitl Corn Tortilla Chips
These tortilla chips came out on top in terms of freshness. They are one of the lightest options on the market and are expertly fried for maximum crunch. The great news is that they are gluten-free, Non-GMO, contain no preservatives, and are certified organic, so you can both buy and eat them with a clear conscience. As they are so well made, they can break easily in the bag, but the flavor, texture, and great features make them a top choice.
You may already know and love Tostitos, but we couldn’t leave them off of a top tortilla/tostada list. They offer the traditional corn taste and crunch we know and love alongside some great flavor options, so you can enjoy them in almost any way.
3. Tostitos Scoops
For flavor balance and dip-ability, these are definitely the best in the brand. The tostadas are scoop-shaped, work well with chunkier salsas, and aren’t prone to breakage for maximum effect.
4. Mission Tortilla Rounds
One of the best tortilla brands for nachos, Mission Tortilla Rounds are crumbly yet hold up well when loaded with ingredients and baked. While they do have a little more salt and oiliness than other brands, this lends to a better nacho base overall.
5. Late July Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips
For those who prefer lightness and a little less flavor, Late July Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips can be a fantastic go-to chip, especially when added to dishes that are already strong in flavor. They have a great creamy flavor, are less grainy in texture than most brands, and aren’t too oily.
6. Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips
Tortillas should be available to everybody, so we just had to mention Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips on our list. Made with cassava flour, coconut flour, avocado oil, and Chia seed, they are gluten-free. You’ll find a soft, crumbly chip that holds its own with salsa and guacamole.
Make the right choice for you
Everybody has different opinions on what makes a great tortilla chip or tostada, so be sure to do your own taste testing to find your favorite. With a host of deals and discounts running weekly at El Rancho, you’re likely to find the best brand for you cheaply and with little fuss. Don’t forget that the fantastic prices extend to other ingredients, so you can make your taco soup or nachos without breaking your budget.