I will start this article off, by stating that I have no affiliation with ALDI. So why write about the chips? I am all about the luxuries in life and sometimes it is the little pleasures that make life more interesting, the ‘what you know’ kind of thing and this is what I know. I know that over the last 8 years I have shopped at this store a lot as ALDI has evolved. This is my story of lavishly living a taste test out loud of DORITO’S VS. CLANCY’S ~ LET THE FACE OFF BEGIN!
Sometimes luxuries come in different forms, and sometimes it does not take a brand name to make a product good, rather it takes a good product to bring a brand to the front of the line. Such would be the case with Dorito’s vs. Clancy’s Ranch Chips. First please note, I don’t like all the Clancy Chip product line because the chips on a whole are flimsy, over-salted and while the bags may seem to be a good buy, the contents on the inside are less than delish. My disappointment in the Clancy BBQ Potato Chip was met the minute I opened the bag and saw the ‘lack of’ content and the taste is more like cardboard salted with BBQ. I am a straight-shooter, no coating the truth, who has time for that? So let’s get down to the facts of Dorito’s Vs. Clancy’s.
First it is Ranch to Ranch, and not their Nacho Cheese flavor because their Nacho flavored Clancy Tortilla Chips are downright awful. I am simply comparing the Dorito’s Ranch to the Clancy’s Ranch.
The pricing on this product is really great as compared to the National Brand that is much higher. I am consistently impressed by the different products and how well other manufacturers and brands offer optional products that can take a competitors’ product, match the flavor and sell it for less. The ALDI brand, CLANCY’S Tortilla Chips Ranch Flavor in this case, tastes AS GOOD AS and sometimes even better than the leading BRANDED competitor. What is even more impressive is that ALDI sells their brand for more than 50% less than you would pay for the BRAND!
The price is perfect, Under $2, yes, Under $2.I have to apologize for the 1/2 eaten bag. As soon as the bag comes home, it gets attacked because it’s QUITE GOOD.
Honestly, I think they are as good as, if not better than a DORITO in the RANCH flavor ONLY. The other point to be made: Dorito’s on average cost $3 a bag on sale or $4 when they are not, and the CLANCY brand is under $2. Everyday savings on quality items that match the competitor brands, ~ that’s when it becomes a truly lavish deal and that is what these are!
The salted flavor on both a Dorito and a Clancy in the Ranch flavor tastes similar to me.
The crunch on a Dorito is a little more solid, but again, their chip is a tad different in design, from what I can taste. The Aldi brand CLANCY’s is a bit ‘weaker’ of a chip when it comes to the dip test, it does not hold it’s own after a pass across a nice dip~whereas a Dorito no matter the flavor does.
Overall, the small disadvantage of dipping can be overlooked because the price on the CLANCY’S Chips is far better than that of the Dorito’s National Brand.
Next time you are in ALDI, snag a bag of these, they are right when you walk into the store, where the junk food reigns supreme. See what you think! I will not promote the store as I believe the brand itself has evolved into a more mainstream and less true to its grass roots, there are some good foods to be found there. Want to see other Products that you might not know about? Check out the one below!
Lavishly live food shopping out loud and taste test Dorito’s Vs. Clancy’s in your own home, to see what you think! Start your own face off with different foods and be surprised with the taste test results.
These are my opinions yours may differ.