Welcome to the 2011 edition of the Nacho Report. Last year, the Nacho Report visited Nationals Park, Citizens Bank Park and Yankee Stadium. This year the Nacho Report starts in Allentown, home of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. Even though they are a minor league club, they still qualify for the Nacho Power Rankings.
Onto the nacho breakdown. Coca-Cola Park uses chips that are Tostito-like (but I don’t want to assume that’s what they use). Apparently, I got the batch of chips from the bottom of whatever bag they came from. Too many crumblike pieces. John also got the nachos and his were okay, so I figured mine were the exception, and not the rule.
The nachos I purchased were “Nacho Supreme”, and while the original premise was to grade “basic nachos”, the stomach is in charge. The “supreme” part of the nachos was the side of chili, instead of just chips and cheese. Also, the price (of the supreme) was right in line with the basic nachos of the MLB.
The cheese was your normal run of the mill cheese, but the chili was amazing. Okay, so it wasn’t the best chili I’ve ever had, but I’m a sucker for chili nachos. The chili vaulted the nachos over top of the IronPigs’ parent club in Philadelphia.
So, without further ado, here are the updated Nacho Power Rankings:
Nacho Power Rankings
1. New York-AL
2. Lehigh Valley (AAA)
Note to Citizens Bank Park: Step your game up, I’m rejudging you this summer!