Tasty Subs Nachos

TastysubsFor the most part, I eat lunch at the company cafeteria. The food is good, it’s subsidized, and they serve nachos at least once a week. But occasionally my co-worker buddies and I will head off campus to the local sports bar Tasty Subs. They’ve got delicious subs, a good selection of beer on tap (I’ll usually get a Fat Tire) and their nachos are damn tasty as well.

Tasty Subs goes for the minimalist approach when building their nacho, which I appreciate. They start off with a good restaurant quality tortilla chip and pour on a generous portion or your traditional nacho cheese sauce. Then they layer on a handful of freshly cut jalapeno peppers and top it off with a ice-cream sized scoop of guacamole.

The vote is in, and my score is as follows:

Taste: 8/10
Presentation: 2/5
Total: 10/15

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Make Peace and Eat Nachos

AllaboutnachosMySpace is a cesspool for miscreant, pedophile, and musician profiles. But dig deep enough and you’ll find some profiles that are absolute gems. One such gem is “All About Nachos.” This profile is home to two girls (Saucee and Peppah) whose mission statement is simple:

“We are here to try out nachos in a variety of locations in Austin and surrounding cities here in Texas. We are looking for taste, sex appeal, aesthetics, and price. The chip is as important as the toppings. Must have excellent salsa and margaritas.”

Their reviews are informative and humerous. In fact, my only complaint is that they don’t include pictures of the nachos they review. If you’re a nacho lover that lives in the Austin area, “All About Nachos” is one MySpace profile worth checking out.

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David’s Nacho Cheese Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower_seedsWe’ve all spent time cracking open traditional salt-coated sunflower seeds, but have you tried nacho cheese sunflower seeds?

DAVID, the most well-known maker of sunflower seeds has a wide assortment of other flavors, including nacho cheese.  While I am not a fan of the Ranch and Bar-B-Q flavors, I applaud DAVID for taking the leap and serving a nacho cheese flavor as well.

The verdict?  I tried DAVID nacho cheese sunflower seeds and I like them.  One caveat…I have eaten a whole bag of them and I could see how the flavor could be over-powering if not complemented by a nice cold beverage.

A Chip in Nachos Clothing

ChilisTake a nice long look at the image to the left. It’s a picture of Chili’s Restaurant starter called "Classic Nachos." Now riddle me this? Does it look appetizing? See how the cheese is dripping off the chip while the single jalapeno clings on for dear life? If you said, "yes" I would have to agree with you. In fact, I can tell you first hand that these are delicious. Unfortunately, delicious or not, I question the validity of these nachos. Yes, they have all the correct ingredients of a solid nacho, but presentation is key. And last I checked, Iron Chef believes presentation is worth 5 out of a total 20 points.

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Campbell’s Nacho Cheese Dip / Soup

OK, after watching this advertisement from Campbell’s Soup, it’s arguably a bit lame and I think it was made in the 1980’s.  But, the ad clearly depicts many different ways that nacho cheese can be used to enhance the flavor or experience of meals.  It made my mouth water (except for the meat loaf).

While I’ve never tried this hybrid nacho cheese / soup, I’m certainly intrigued.  I’ll report back on my taste test when I can see if it’s still available somewhere.  If anyone out there has tried Campbell’s Nacho Cheese Dip / Soup, please leave a comment with your opinion.

[UPDATED Sept-2012]

While I haven’t been able to locate this exact product, Campbell’s does make something similar.  Here’s a link to Campbell’s Fiesta Nacho Cheese on Amazon.com.

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Nacho Cheese on Gourmet Sausages

Sausage
It’s not a new thing to try nacho cheese on hot dogs.  Cheese on hot dogs has been used for many years, though it usually takes a more solid, grated form.

Recently I tried a very basic nacho cheese (Frito’s version) with a gourmet sausage cooked on a bbq from a local meat store that specializes in sausages.  The sausage I chose was a spicy linguisa topped with nacho cheese in between a bun that resembled a sliced portion of french bread.

The result was an amazing mix of cheese and sausage, delicious down to the last bite!  Using nacho cheese on sausages is highly recommended.  I’m looking forward to trying this again and adding even more things like diced tomatoes and onions.

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