Xochitl Premium Blue Corn Chips, 12 OZ
We are proud to bring you a product made with organically grown blue corn and some of the finest non-hydrogenated organic oils in the market. These chips are very thin and crispy with the delicious flavor that blue corn brings to your palate. This is the reason the Aztec Indians prayed and glorified the Goddess of the corn "Chicomecoatl" to thank her for providing such a delectable crop. Corn was so important to the Aztecs that she was also known as "the goddess of nourishment" and they depicted her carrying the Sun as a shield.
Blue corn has a coarser, sweeter and nuttier taste than other types of corns - Delicious! The preparation of Nixtamal dough was an important daily task that often occupied up to 6 hours of someone's day. The kernels were steeped in lime overnight to loosen the hull, then boiled and skinned and finally ground to dough by crushing the kernels between a grooved stone roller and a "Metate" (a lava rock stone slab). The Nixtamal was usually made into tortillas. Taste these blue corn chips and you will be transported to the Aztecs' world, and you too will pray to Chicomecoatl for more.