On the last day of our annual Las Vegas trip, my husband and I went to a cute little restaurant called Island Style for some Hawaiian/Korean brunch. After some tasty Loco Moco (and great service, I might add), we had some time to kill, so we walked over to a nearby CVS drugstore.
While traveling, I love checking out grocery stores and drugstores for local releases, and one such product in this Las Vegas CVS was Salsa Verde Doritos (and some Chile Limon Lays that got consumed on the plane home). These aren't available in the Midwest, so I'm guessing they're limited to the Southwest. There were many more curiosities at this particular CVS, including slot machines, video poker, and a full liquor store, but that's Las Vegas for you.
The chips smelled a little like lime. Right away, I could taste tart lime, along with cilantro, then onion and garlic. Finally, there was a bit of jalapeno heat at the end. All in all, these Doritos did taste like salsa.
The best part about the Salsa Verde Doritos was the slow-building heat. After a couple chips, my mouth was a little warm! It never got too spicy, but these were certainly spicier than most varieties of Doritos. I hope these make their way to my neck of the woods in the future!
The Doritos website has a neat little search feature that you can use to check if a certain product is available in your area. Sadly, no Salsa Verde Doritos are sold within 50 miles of my zip code.