Thursday, April 3, 2014

From the Snack Aisle: Buenos Tortilla Chips

Product: Buenos Tortilla Chips
Company: Nabisco
Years: 1981-1983

Wow, I actually remember these. Which is weird, because they didn't last very long. I don't remember the taste, I just remember the package.
Made from real stoneground corn, these chips came in 2 shapes, round and triangle. Seriously, it was the same freaking chips, just in 2 different shapes. So all the equipment that was used to make and package these chips had to be doubled, one set for the rounds, and one set for the triangles. Which is probably why they were discontinued. It was expensive to produce the same basic product in 2 shapes.
I'm guessing old people bought the round chips because they were sharp edges, very friendly looking. Almost like a smiley face, minus the face. The triangles were what the kids ate....3 sharp points, almost like a knife, not so safe for those kids who loved to live on the wild side and roll the dice while eating their chips. Will I stab my mouth or not? Who cares, I'm young! *Crunch*

If you hurry you can rush out and get yourself a bag with the attached coupon, assuming you have a time machine. Expires 9-30-83.

They came in traditional and Nacho cheese flavors only. Back in simpler times, when 2 or 3 flavors were perfectly ok. Not like now when to be a successful chip company you need to have at least 87 flavors.

Ah, the 80's. Simpler times.


  1. Can anyone post the old commercial?
    " . . . more tasty more chewy more fun to eat, the wonderful taste of Buenos."

    1. couldn't find the commercial either
      but remember the jingle
      ayiiii the mexican taste of buenos

  2. I, I, I, like, the Mexican taste of Buenos. They're crispy, they're tasty, they're fun to eat. Burnish tortilla chips.

  3. It went " Ay' Yi' Yi' Yi', the Mexican Taste of Buenos.. they're crispy, they're crunchy, they're fun to eat... The wonderful Taste of Bue--nos.." from what I anyway. LOL. were pretty good too. Probably just couldn't compete with the King, Doritos. Which had already been around for 15 years too. Someone find the commercial :)