Trader Joe's Shoppers Found The Perfect Chip For Cowboy Caviar

One of life's greatest food struggles is finding the perfect chip for your dip. Not only that, but some dipping strategies are better than others. In an interview with NPR, Dan Pashman of the podcast The Sporkful revealed the secret to dipping without breaking your chip: You should hold one point while dipping the other two. Alternatively, you can hold the straight side while dipping one point. Of course, this method will only work with a 3-pointed chip, such as a tortilla chip. 

Who doesn't love making chips and salsa at home or enjoying some at their favorite Mexican restaurant? For those of us who prefer to bring the chips and salsa home, Trader Joe's has us covered with plenty of unique options. One new item that fans are raving about is the store's Salsa Verde Flavored Corn Tortilla Chips.

Fans are particularly excited about pairing this chip with cowboy caviar. Cowboy caviar is a bean and corn salsa mashup that is especially popular in the Southern United States. According to the New York Post, the original version was made with black-eyed peas, garlic, and onion and served cold. Over time, black beans and corn were added. The moniker "cowboy caviar" came from the resemblance the black-eyed peas had to fish eggs, aka caviar. The dip is extremely versatile, with people adding in fresh summer veggies, like corn and tomatoes. Pretty much anything goes for this salsa dip!

A sturdy chip with big flavor

Trader Joe's has an almost endless stream of new products, and people on social media are quick to discuss the store's latest offerings. As a post by Instagram user @traderjoeslist reveals, the internet is currently buzzing about salsa verde flavored corn tortilla chips. Fans fawned over the chips, noting it was sturdy enough to hold up to even the toughest dips. Instagram user @notkally commented, "this! with cowboy caviar, omg imma need to tryyyy." 

Let's take a closer look at the proper chips for cowboy caviar. This dip is chunky and loaded with veggies and beans, so a sturdy chip is a must. The food bloggers at Love and Lemons and Spend with Pennies agree that a tortilla chip is the way to go. Unlike a plain tortilla chip, the salsa verde chips at Trader Joe's have a unique tang from tomatillo and lime flavors. The tart flavor pairs perfectly with the lime-vinegar dressing that tops cowboy caviar. As the blog What's Good at Trader Joe's wrote, "These chips pack a snack punch that I haven't had in quite some time. It's almost transcendent."

If you're hesitant to try the salsa verde chips, don't be. Trader Joe's has an excellent return policy, even if you toss the receipt. You can return any item, even if it's been opened, for store credit, or a full cash refund if you do have a receipt (via RatherBeShopping).