There are certain foods that are forever linked with my best friend’s beach house: oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter kiss cookies, pasta, and Tostitos with a Hint of Lime.
So many summers were spent snacking on those delicious foods. For me, Tostitos with a Hint of Lime are the ultimate beach memory.
They are salty, sweet, tangy, bitter all at once. A carnival for my taste buds.
I bought a bag and risked ruining the memories by eating them inland.
And it happened. They weren’t unputdownable. They tasted okay but nothing like how they taste at the beach house.
So I tried to figure out what was wrong.
It couldn’t just be the magic of Ant’s beach house. Or could it?
Actually, it was a trick of the taste buds.
We always eat something sweet–like Ant’s mom’s cookies before we dive into the Tostitos with a Hint of Lime.
So I experimented by eating chocolate chips and then eating the Tostitos with a Hint of Lime Chips.
For some reason my taste buds have to have a hit of sweet first in order to appreciate the limey goodness of the Tostitos.
Still, I think I might keep them for beach time. It’s such a perfect beach food. And I don’t want to be gorging on them when inland since I spend most of my time inland. 🙂