I took a last minute trip to Portland Oregon last week to hang with friends and see the sites. I had been to Portland before on business but never really got a chance to see the amazing outdoors and awesome food this place had to offer. Lots of great restaurants and food carts all over the place. A lot of the things I tried I’ll have to save for other reviews because there’s a lot to cover. When I asked my friend who moved there a year ago what snacks from the area I should try, he quickly responded Tim’s Jalapeno chips. Now wait a minute, I think my friend should know better. We’ve been roommates for years, he’s lived in Houston, he knows that when we hear “jalapeno chips” it’s go Bob’s or go home. Before I can shout at him for the blasphemy that came out of his mouth, he quickly adds “These are strong contenders to Bob’s jalapeno chips”. I trust his judgement and grabbed a bag at Safeway. So now I’m facing off with my lifetime jalapeno chip companion, Bob. It’s just not fair. How in the world can Tim compete with Bob? Now, I will admit I haven’t had any Bob’s in a while so it was a little hard to compare. I think these two brand of chips were separated at birth. Bob is the older brother that likes to taunt and tease, Tim was the younger low key brother that packed up and moved to Portland to retire early. They taste so much alike. I was impressed with how crisp and how spicy every chip was. I recall some bags of Bob’s were less spicy than others, but since I only had 1 bag of Tim’s it was hard to check consistency. Nonetheless, Tim is an early first rounder and you will get what you pay for. I’ll have to revisit Bob’s while the Tim’s flavor is still fresh on my mind, but I’m sure it’s safe to say that Tim’s cascade style jalapeno chips are the real deal.