It's a Fritos of a different stripe: new Texas Grill style corn chips. Each chip has "grill marks" on one side and the chips come in Honey Barbecue or Sizzlin' Fajita flavors. The 16-ounce bag retails for $2.25.
Edyth Jensen (married, frequent visits from kids and grandkids): "We had sizzlin' fajitas and we liked them. They're crispy, the taste is different, not real spicy but good. The kids all liked them, in fact they ate them all. We'll buy these again."Don Russell (married, five children at home, ages 6-16): "Our bag of fajita Fritos produced a cornucopia of comments. The discriminating mouths at our house said everything from `nice tangy zip' to `tastes like they were cooked on a dirty grill' to `bad aftertaste' to `they remind me of nachos.' If you're a little daring, try these chips, otherwise stay with your favorites."
Nihla Lake (married, two children at home): "We really enjoyed the honey barbecue Texas grill Fritos. They reminded us of sitting around the grill in the back yard. These chips are really unique. They're not too strong with a mild honey taste. They are really quite tasty."
Linda C. Tingey (single mother, two teenage boys at home): "Way to go Frito-Lay! This is a delicious blend of honey and barbecue. It's not too hot and not too spicy. It's nice to have a variety instead of just plain old Fritos. My kids liked them and we'll definitely buy honey barbecue again."
Rich Firmage (married, four children, oldest 10 years old): "Fritos are my favorite chip. So when I saw these Texas Grill honey barbecue I bought them even before we were given them to test. I like them although I can't eat as many at a time as regular Fritos because they are a bit strong. I'll keep buying them, I just won't be eating them so fast."
Bill Allred (single): "These actually taste better than regular Fritos in my humble estimation. I'm not sure they actually taste like fajitas (actually, I am sure - they taste nothing like fajitas) but they are good. I have but one quibble with this product from Frito-Lay. These chips are marked. Each one has a little criss-cross of dark lines on it. The back of the bag boasts that there are `grill marks' on every chip. This is really stupid. Who would ever grill Fritos in the first place? These marks only serve to remind me that what I'm eating may not be real food. I don't want to think about that, I just want my junk food."
Conclusion: You'll get Texas-size taste with Fritos new sizzlin' fajita and honey barbecue Texas Grill chips. Our testers say the chips didn't last long. The honey barbecue got unanimous huzzahs while the fajita flavor got 2 1/2 cheers.