Chips and salsa vs nachos

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What's your favorite?

Chips and salsa
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Nachos
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Otter/Duck/Whatever
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Chips and salsa vs nachos

Postby nyeguy » Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:13 am UTC

I for one have to say I love chips with salsa, as they are delicious. However, nachos are good too.

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Postby Phi » Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:15 am UTC

Melted Cheese gives me a headache after awhile. Which leaves me with just the chips and salsa.

Which I prefer to be very spicy, thankyouverymuch.

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Postby BVD » Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:21 am UTC

I went with nachos...what does everyone put on theirs? I like melted cheese, spicy peppers, ground beef, and guacamole/sour cream/salsa to dip in....so my nachos are super-chips-and-salsa 8)

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Postby malarkie » Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:39 am UTC

Nachos, they come with beef, chicken, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, chees, shredded lettuce, beans, and olives.
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Postby Solt » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:32 am UTC

THERE IS NO COMPARISON BOTH ARE SUPERIOR ARRANGEMENTS.

So I chose otter/duck.

Also, does anyone else notice an alarming shortage of "hot" or "spicy" salsa in stores?
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Postby Rey » Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:01 am UTC

Solt wrote:Also, does anyone else notice an alarming shortage of "hot" or "spicy" salsa in stores?


Yes, yes I have. In the area I used to live in the grocery store only had hot in one brand and it wasn't even hot. It sucked
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Postby Silverfish » Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:14 am UTC

Rey wrote:
Solt wrote:Also, does anyone else notice an alarming shortage of "hot" or "spicy" salsa in stores?


Yes, yes I have. In the area I used to live in the grocery store only had hot in one brand and it wasn't even hot. It sucked


I don't seem to have trouble finding good hot salsa. I usually go for the "Hot" variety of Pace salsa. It's pretty spicy, and yet still maintains a palatable flavor. A substitute for Pace is the Tostitos brand salsa. Maybe they're only popular in the States and/or the eastern seaboard though?

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Postby reishka » Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:21 am UTC

Nachos, queso. I don't like salsa for some reason, although I like pico just fine...

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Postby Rey » Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:44 am UTC

Silverfish wrote:
I don't seem to have trouble finding good hot salsa. I usually go for the "Hot" variety of Pace salsa. It's pretty spicy, and yet still maintains a palatable flavor. A substitute for Pace is the Tostitos brand salsa. Maybe they're only popular in the States and/or the eastern seaboard though?


They had both Pace and Tostitos just not the Hot. This is even in a college town.
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Postby bookishbunny » Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:49 pm UTC

Nachos. I must have a healthy dose of dairy fat with almost every meal.

BTW, One must try the chocolate nachos at Cheeseburger in Paradise. Not cheese. Chocolate fudge sauce. On sugary chips (some are chocolate). With dices strawberries, sprinkles, & 3 kinds of B&J ice cream.
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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:02 pm UTC

I prefer the nachos. Whenever I go to a Mexican restaurant (not Taco Bell...that's not even Mexican), I almost always ask for the cheese dip, but without jalapenos. Sometimes what I will do is mix a bit of the salsa in with the cheese. Could almost make a meal of just that. Just need a couple of soft tacos to help fill me up.
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Postby Tractor » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:13 pm UTC

If your nachos don't have salsa, something is wrong with you. So nachos is the only real option here.
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Postby hendusoone » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:37 pm UTC

Nachos. They're chips with salsa, but with a whole lot of extra awesomesauce.

RE: Hot Salsa - There is never a shortage of this at my local supermarket. I'm a pretty big fan of Newman's Own salsa. Not because it's "all natural"/"organic" or anything ideological like that, but because it's so freaking delicious!
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Postby Amicitia » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:42 pm UTC

I really like hot chocolate, but I am loth to buy anything but brand-name. Also marshmallows.

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Postby MFHodge » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:58 pm UTC

Chip and salsa are a great snack, but nachos with chicken and peppers - now that's a meal! The problem comes when the nacho chips get too soggy. I like to have a basket of chips on the side to scoop the goodness with.
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Postby lorenith » Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:33 pm UTC

All that cheese on nachos irritates my stomach to no end.

Chips and salsa for me! I like it mildly spicy and not overpowering the taste of the chip. Why doesn't spicy irritate my stomach too? Hell if I know, probably cause it doesn't feel like a liquid lead weight in my stomach.

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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:43 pm UTC

Damn. All this talk about nachos is making me want to run to the store to get supplies for nachos. May do chili-cheese nachos.

1. Tortilla Chips
2. Mexican Melting Cheese
3. Hormel Chili
4. Salsa
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Postby bookishbunny » Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:45 pm UTC

I don't understand how spicy stuff can upset a stomach. It contains hydrochloric acid, for heaven's sake! I can see where it might irritate the esophagus, though. I have never been bothered by spicy foods, myself.
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Postby lorenith » Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:56 pm UTC

bookishbunny wrote:I don't understand how spicy stuff can upset a stomach. It contains hydrochloric acid, for heaven's sake! I can see where it might irritate the esophagus, though. I have never been bothered by spicy foods, myself.


I don't understand why [insert substance/food here] can upset a stomach. It contains hydrochloric acid, for heavens sake!


Think about what you said for a moment.

Then consider that cheese upsets my stomach, and spicy food does not, but some people will find spicy food irritating to their stomach. It's not like acid just destroys everything, sometimes the chemical reactions going on down there are not favorable.

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Postby eristic » Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:23 pm UTC

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Postby bookishbunny » Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:50 pm UTC

lorenith wrote:
bookishbunny wrote:I don't understand how spicy stuff can upset a stomach. It contains hydrochloric acid, for heaven's sake! I can see where it might irritate the esophagus, though. I have never been bothered by spicy foods, myself.


I don't understand why [insert substance/food here] can upset a stomach. It contains hydrochloric acid, for heavens sake!


Think about what you said for a moment.

Then consider that cheese upsets my stomach, and spicy food does not, but some people will find spicy food irritating to their stomach. It's not like acid just destroys everything, sometimes the chemical reactions going on down there are not favorable.


Wait! You mean it's a matter of chemistry?!? In the body?!? I better write that one down!

I didn't say it was a fallacy. I can't drink tea on an empty stomach, but coffee works just fine. I'm just saying the process is beyond my current knowledge. (The tea thing really confuses me.) Most people associate spicy foods with the acid they contain, and chase them with antacids. Cheese sensitivity usually has more to do with lactose intolerance (though not exclusively). Sometime what people call an 'upset stomach' is an upset intestine. I was speaking specifically of acid sensitivity to certain acids in stomachs containing an acid that will eat through your hand in no time. I was admitting ignorance. I find it a delightful mystery I have not been able to research yet today. But now that I know it has to do with 'chemical reactions', I feel much more enlightened! (just kidding, of course :wink: I think it was the "think about what you said" that got me saucy.)
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Postby Sprocket » Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:00 pm UTC

Like, loaded Nachos with real melted cheese and beans and salsa and guac and sour cream. Screw Nacho Cheese...it's nasty.
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Postby Bakemaster » Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:07 pm UTC

Tractor wrote:If your nachos don't have salsa, something is wrong with you. So nachos is the only real option here.

Agreed.

And until Cat posted (unless I missed someone) I thought I was the only person who liked refritos on my nachos.

I used to get this fantastic salsa at Whole Foods, but I can't remember what it was called. It was some kind of mix of something fruity and something peppery. It wasn't the peach one... it might have been pineapple... AH! Found it.
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Postby malarkie » Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:42 pm UTC

If the salsa doesn't make your eyes water it's not spicy enough.
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Postby Flying Betty » Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:02 pm UTC

Nachos. Cheese >> salsa.

I prefer plain tortilla chips to chips with salsa, but sometimes it's easier to eat a few since I don't mind them that much to avoid people exclaiming over how freakishly unAmerican I am. (I can only eat French fries when drowned in ketchup or cheese, and do this for much the same reasons as I would put salsa on my chips.)

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Postby The Cosmic Fool » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:09 pm UTC

Nachos with cheese and salsa.
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Postby Shizo » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:16 pm UTC

I eat chips and salsa. Salsa is usually less filling, so I can eat more of it in one sitting.
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Postby TiberiusM » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:21 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Pachos.


Gazpacho?


I voted other...otter... Mainly cause I'll eat both!

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:25 pm UTC

Cripsy lattice fries covered in cheese and served with salsa, sour cream, and emerald sauce. It's like Nachos, but.... but better. Deluxe Pachos also comes with the beef and jalapenos on top.

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Postby TiberiusM » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:27 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Cripsy lattice fries covered in cheese and served with salsa, sour cream, and emerald sauce. It's like Nachos, but.... but better. Deluxe Pachos also comes with the beef and jalapenos on top.


That, good sir, is the magic word. Now I'm hungry.

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Postby Axman » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:35 pm UTC

I didn't say it was a fallacy. I can't drink tea on an empty stomach, but coffee works just fine.


Me too, isn't it weird? Like a pot of coffee goes down fine, but one cup of assam and I feel like puking.

I'm just saying the process is beyond my current knowledge. (The tea thing really confuses me.) Most people associate spicy foods with the acid they contain, and chase them with antacids.


It would seem to me that people often say "It upsets my stomach" when what they're not saying is "I don't want it to burn when I poop."

Another thing I've noticed is that people associate the wrong things with their, uh, processes. Like, sure, salsa is spicy. Maybe you can't digest tomatoes or onions or cilantro. Same thing goes for lattes. Ever notice that coffee shop restrooms get blown up regularly? The older you get, the lower your lactose tolerance is; people don't think things through.

That said, Pace is gross. I might be spoilt here in Denver, though. (Where, believe it or not, the food sucks, steak costs a fortune, and people drink Coors in the microbrew capital of the world. The redeeming thing is that the salsa is usually really good at Mexican restaurants, even if the rellenos are, with very little exception, terrible. Oh, yeah, and Takayama is Denver's sister city, so there's a good amount of real Japanese food here. We're also heavily affiliated with Okinawa, through the Botanical Society. Brest is another sister city, but French food here is non-existent, which sort of makes sense, because Brest is a port city.)

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Postby Axman » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:42 pm UTC

...emerald sauce...


Huh? Basil, lemon, and chives? That's for Steak, tossed with shallots. Game steak and horse, at that.

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:49 pm UTC

Emerald sauce... basically green honey mustard, with the secret ingredient... WIN.

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Postby space_raptor » Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:21 pm UTC

Tractor wrote:If your nachos don't have salsa, something is wrong with you. So nachos is the only real option here.


Exactly. Thank you. Who the hell has nachos with no salsa?

The poll should be salsa vs. no salsa.
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Postby clockworkmonk » Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:49 pm UTC

The Sauce makes all the difference. Without the proper sauce, nachos are just cheesy chips. Personally, I prefer Shotgun Willie's Hitter 'n Hell Haberneo Sauce

and what about chili con Queso? You forget the best of both? or are you just not familiar with good Tex-Mex?
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Postby nyeguy » Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:36 pm UTC

If your nachos don't have salsa, something is wrong with you. So nachos is the only real option here.


Damn, good point. I usually don't think of salsa when I think nachos, I only think cheese. Its also really in the air whether I have salsa or not with nachos, kind of whether I think of it or not. So I guess the poll is more with or without nacho cheese.
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Postby aisling » Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:59 pm UTC

I eat nachos like you don't even know.

I could just eat plates and plates of them.

Oh man.

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Postby sillybear25 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:01 pm UTC

Solt wrote:Also, does anyone else notice an alarming shortage of "hot" or "spicy" salsa in stores?


There's plenty of "hot" and "spicy" salsa in stores. There's an alarming shortage of hot or spicy salsa. Minus the quotes.
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Postby Shizo » Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:26 pm UTC

After reconsideration, I've decided on Salsa con Queso.
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