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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Product Review & Giveaway: Pajeda's Chips

Two things I try to do when shopping are to save as much money possible and/or to buy local. Lofty goals, I know! Recently, I discovered a way to save money AND buy local when shopping for snack chips.

I am embarrassed to say that after living here for six years, I only recently discovered that there’s a company that makes delicious and affordable snack chips right up the road from me in South Beloit, IL. That company is Pajeda’s (pronounced Pah-jee’-das). Pajeda’s are made by Axium Foods, which has been family owned since 1960.

The best thing about Pajeda’s is that they’re trans-fat free and are retail priced at just $1 per bag! Why pay more?

Locally, Pajeda’s are sold at Woodman’s and Sullivan's.  In the Chicagoland area, you can find Pajeda's at Fairplay Foods. If you can’t find them at your store, drop them a line and they’ll try to help you find them at a location near you. If Pajeda’s are not carried anywhere in your area, take just a second and fill out this form and give it to the manager of your local store.  The form lets him or her know that you'd love to see Pajeda's carried at your store.

Pajeda's was gracious enough to send me a box filled with all 11 varieties!  Here's how they describe each of their flavors:




White Corn Tortilla Chips: White round tortilla chips made from corn grown in the Midwest. Delicious, crunchy goodness all by themselves or paired up with your best salsa or guacamole recipe. These also come in a larger Family Size bag, which retails for $2.59.






In our house, we used these chips as a burger topping. Start with your favorite bun (we like pretzel buns, also found at Woodman's ), add your burger patty of choice, add some fresh guacamole, pepper jack cheese, and some Pajeda’s White Corn Tortilla Chips for a little CRUNCH. If you like your burgers on the spicy side, throw some Cholula (or your favorite hot sauce) on as well.



Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips: Classic yellow round tortilla chips, made from Midwestern corn. They’re the best chip for nachos, so grab a bag and impress your friends with your famous nachos supreme recipe. They’ll love you even more than they already do.





Nacho Tortilla Chips: Bold nacho cheese flavor that’s a hit with all our fans. Take some along to your next tailgating party and create some fans of your own.






Ranch Tortilla Chips: Zesty, cool, crunchy, satisfying. The deliciousness of ranch on a crispy tortilla chip is our idea of an easy snack recipe. We think it’ll become yours, too.




Lil’ Dipz Dipping Size Tortilla Chips: Pajeda’s Bite-Size White Corn Tortilla Chips. Easier to dip, easier to eat; Lil’ Dipz pack a whole lotta crunch into a bite-sized tortilla chip.





Crunchy Cheese: Real cheese, real crunch, and a really great taste, all at a really awesome price. Life doesn’t get much better than Pajeda’s Crunchy Cheese snacks.







Puffed Cheese: A whole lot of fun and a little bit of messy makes our Pajeda’s Puffed Cheese snacks an enjoyable snack for your entire family. Get plenty of puffs to go around, but please don’t forget the napkins.






Corn Chips: Super crunchy and super yummy, our Pajeda’s Corn Chips are more versatile than you might think. Sprinkle some onto your next bowl of chili; crumble some on top of your next casserole; whip up your favorite dip recipe and try them out together.




Party Mix: After-school snack? Last minute party appetizer? Easy snack mix recipe for family game night? Pajeda’s Party Mix is the snack that’s got all your occasions covered. Loaded with Multi-Grain Cheddar Crisps, Mini Nacho Tortilla Chips, Pretzel Twists and Crunchy Cheese Bites, it’s everything you need in one bag.





Onion Rings: Welcome the newest member of our Pajeda’s family! Our crispy, onion-flavored rings are loaded with fun and seasoned to perfection. If you’ve been in pursuit of a snack that’s a little different than the rest, your search is over.







The Verdict:  We loved all of the flavors of Pajeda's that we tried.  They definitely compare with any name brand chip that I have eaten over the years. With summer fast approaching, they make the perfect compliment to any summer picnic or backyard cookout.  My husband is known for his guacamole, and the White Corn Tortilla Chips will go perfectly with it.  Now that I know Pajeda's is a local company that can be found at my favorite local grocery store, I will definitely be purchasing them.   Did I mention that they're only $1 per bag?!?  You truly do not need to spend a lot of money to get a high quality snack chip!

Not only did Pajeda's send me a case of all 11 varieties of their chips, they want to send one lucky Roscoe Ramblings reader a case of chips as well!

So, have YOU heard of, or tried Pajeda's?  If so, what is your favorite flavor? If you have not heard of or tried them, what is your favorite type of snack chip?  Let me know in the comment section below.

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In the interest of full disclosure, Pajeda's  provided me with a case of assorted chips to taste and review. No payment was received, and all opinions are my own!

44 comments:

  1. have not heard of them but like tortilla chips

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  2. I haven't heard of this brand but they look yummy. I personally like fritos, so I would love to try out the corn chips and see how delicious they are.

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  3. Never had them before. I love party mix best :)

    cherriesjessilee at gmail dot com

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  4. never tried them..the onion rings have me intrigued

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  5. I have only heard of these chips from family members. I would love to try all 11 varieties but I know I will love them all.

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  6. I have heard of them, but never tried them. I would love to try the Onion Rings. They sound really good.

    frugalmommieof2 at gmail.com

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  7. I have not heard of Pajeda's, but my favorite is a basic tortilla without added cheese flavorings. The Lil Dipz look perfect.

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  8. I haven't heard of them but they look really yummy :O)


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  9. never tried or heard of these chips - but would like to try them out. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  10. i haven't tried these yet and i love corn chips thanks crystal allen

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  11. Been here 8.5 yrs and never heard of them. But will definitely be trying them :) Love to save money on chips!!

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  12. Nevver heard of them and would love to try them! Love Nacho Cheese chips!

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  13. I haven't heard of them, but I've never met a tortilla chip I didn't like ! Been eating Terra chips lately.

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  14. I have not heard of them, but I would be most intersted in trying the corn chips.

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  15. I have never heard of Pajedas chips before. My favorite style of chip is the kettle cooked chip. It looks like they have a good variety though and tortilla chips are very versatile.

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  16. Never heard of these but i do love kettle chips!! My kids would eat just about any of these!!

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  17. I didn't know about these until today. I like Ruffles chips dipped in artichoke dip, but I'd love to see how these chips taste. (:

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  18. Never heard of them until I came across this post. My current favorite chips are Flamin Hot Cheetos.

    Cristina Wyatt

    aguero.crissy at gmail.com

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  19. Edward P.

    Sorry, I've never herd of them, but i do like bbq chips.

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  20. I've never tried Pajedas, but i would love to try the tortilla chips and the corn chips.

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  21. Never heard of them but I love doritos lol :o)

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  22. I have not heard of these, but my favorite snack chip is Red Hot Blues by Garden of Eatin!

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  23. I have never heard of them. I like pretzels.

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  24. No, I've never tried this brand and have just recently heard of them. I love Lay's Hint of Jalepeno and Hint of Pepper Jack chips!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. I have never heard of them! They all look so good though! We love Pringles around here or Sour Cream & Onion Lay's..

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  26. I have never even heard of this brand, but I love any Sour Cream and Onion chip.

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  27. Never heard of them before but I would like to make some frito Pie with the corn chips.

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  28. Never heard of this brand but they do sound awfully good those Onion Rings are calling me
    sue14625@gmail.com

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  29. I have never heard of Pajeda's, but they look amazing!

    lanalbradstream(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. I have never heard of or tried Pajeda's but I love corn chips and tortillas so I'm sure I'd like them. :)

    tnshadylady at gmail.com

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  31. I haven't heard of these either, but I think I'd try the onion rings.

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  32. I've never tried them, but my favorite chips are tortilla! welchsarar at yahoo

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  33. This is the first time I've heard of Pajeda's products. They have a great assortment of flavors and products!

    My favorite kind of chip is a BBQ potato chip.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  34. I have never tried them, but I would love too! I am thinking the Onion Rings!

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  35. I have never heard of them, and at the moment my favorite snack chip would be BBQ potato chips

    sweetheart4171(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. i have not ever heard of them or tried them but my fav snack chip is any baked chips or tortilla chips
    crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

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  37. I've never heard of them before, but now I'm interested for sure! I love a good Kettle Chip! Yum!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  38. I have not heard of Pajeda's.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  39. I've never heard of this company. Normally we buy the store brand at Whole Foods.

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  40. This is the first time that I have heard of this brand. My preference is usually plain baked chips, but I also love tortilla chips.

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  41. I had never heard of them before this. But my favorite chip is a mesquite barbecue kettle-style chip. Ooh I love those too much!!
    mrsloisannjones@aol.com

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  42. Can't wait to try them. No, I have never heard of them but they sound good. They also make one of my favorites: Nacho cheese. I also like kettle style chips. They are all SOOO addictive. Thanks for the offer...

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  43. I haven't heard of Pajeda's before. My favorite kind of snack chip is potato chips.

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