“ Type: Other Ready Meals „
Discovery Nachos Kits come in a nice, mostly red eye-catching box, with a picture that promises a great Mexican dish. Me and the kids have been buying this product for a few years now and they are ideal for a quick and easy meal, plus they are quite enjoyable too. I usually have them with a side dish of chips with lots of salt and vinegar... not the healthiest of dishes but quite nice to have every so often as part of a balanced diet. Took in with your fingers and thumbs and get munching away, leave the salad for another day. Or even replace the chips with salad.
The taste is quite authentic. Discovery were founded in the late 1980s by James Beaton, the business has been taken over by a bigger firm, but they still hold the company brand and appear to continue with values it set out to achieve when it was born. Discovery make other foodstuffs, mostly Mexican, such as Enchiladas and Taco tray kits.
What's in the Box?
A big bag of tortilla chips.
Two bags of salsa sauce.
One bag of cheese sauce.
What do you do?
Basically, this box serves three people as a main meal (with a side of chips/salad), or four as a snack. As a meal for three, spread half the tortillas evenly on the three plates. Spread one of the bags of salsa and half the bag of cheese sauce over the tortillas. Then spread the rest of the tortilla over the plates and spread the rest of the sauces on top. Microwave them for one minute (or put them in the oven for ten minutes at 200 degrees C).
Stick them on the table, call the kids, and then eat.
But what of the taste?
Those new to Nachos might think, Mexican food, oh no, too spicy! But that is not the case, not really, and most Mexican food can be as mild or as spicy as you want them to be. These nachos are just right. The tortilla is fresh and crispy and the sauces taste fine. The salsa and the cheese sauce complement each other nicely. The plates at home are usually spotless when finished, always a sign of good food.
As somebody who can't eat gluten I tend to miss out on Mexican food, I had looked at nachos before and all had contained gluten, I discovered these in Home Bargain's and when I saw the gluten-free label they were mine! I always have these now!
The box does contain around 600g of food so It's pretty big, I tend to stick mine in with the cereal as it wont fit anywhere else. I paid £1.99 for the box which serves two large plates and each plate is an equivalent to a meal, So two Mexican meals for the price of £1.99 is fantastic although if you get these at supermarkets I think they are a tad bit more expensive! The box is easily recognisable as it is bright red with the discovery logo on. The box unlike others contains everything you need to make it straight away.
All you do is tip the nachos out, Pour on the salsa, pour on the cheese sauce and anything else you may want on there and your ready to go.
You can cook in the microwave for one minute but I don't find the taste to be very nice this way, the best way is in a preheated oven for ten minutes or less, don't put them under the grill as this burns them (I have learnt from experience. I tend them on a plate and into the oven and then transfer to a cold plate!
I can say no more than amazing, the nacho crisps are nice, crunchy with a pinch of salt, the cheese is creamy, slightly spicy but can taste quite artificial (It reminds me of cheesy Doritoes) The salsa is a bit of a disappointment on its own because it simply isn't spicy enough for me and it tastes a Tad salty, despite these drawbacks I find mixing the two sauces together tastes a hell of a lot better than they do on there own.
I would obviously recommend these to everyone, It's a complete kit, It's gluten free, It takes 10 minutes to do and most of all everyone loves nachos!
I normally use the Old El Paso Nachos kit when I get the craving for some Mexican food but this week I couldn't find any in Sainsburys so I decided to try the Discovery Complete Nachos Kit.
Discovery foods was founded in 1997 and what I like about them is that in the beginning they imported tortillas and tortilla chips from Mexican companies in California. THis to me signifies that they know about real Mexican food and have a passion for bringing proper food to the masses. They now produce 8 different sauces, four dinner kits and more. Discovery label their food as having a more adventurous taste and their box has a map of the world on it so they play on the fact that they have discovered all these flavours from around the world.
Discovery describe their Nachos as , "a wonderfully tasty Tex-Mex dish that's simply too good to restrict to nights out. With our Discovery Complete Nachos Kit you can make restaurant style nachos in the time it takes to choose the movie and load the DVD player."
Nachos are basically just tortilla chips covered with a variety of topping, usually beans, tomatoes and melted cheese but you can really add a lot of your own ingredients and really go to town with your dish. Nachos are a really great snack to have in the house. I tend to keep a box or two spare so if people do drop round unexpectedly then I can whip these up really quickly. I also find they work great as a starter if you are planning to serve and entire Mexican meal for dinner. You can put these out on a table and people can just pick and help themselves whilst waiting for the main course. THis box however is rather big and bulky so you do have to have the room to store it.
These packs include Nacho chips, hot nachos cheese sauce and salsa. The cheese sauce is lovely and yellow and creamy and something a bit different than in other dinner kits as Old El Paso don't have this. The cheese does have a bit of a kick to it but I like the fact that it has a nice strong taste. The salsa is lovely and tomatoey and is medium hot so not too spicy but still has a lovely flavour about it. I also like the fact that with this kit you do not need to add anything else as you already have the cheese sauce. With other kits you have to add your own cheese but it's nice to now you can just open this pack and all the ingredients are there.
The Nachos are extremely quick and easy to make which is nice. You basically just put the chips on a large plate and cover them with the cheese sauce and the salsa and then cook. There are microwave instructions as well as oven instructions.
The box contains 590g. It says it serves 2 as a main meal or 4 as a snack which I would agree with. Each 1/4 pack contains 338 calories so if you do have it for 2 people you are eating 676 calories which for a main meal is not bad in my opinion.
These nachos are definitely a discovery you should make for yourself!!
A dinner kit containing tortilla chips, a tin of refreied bins and salsa sauce, to make the Mexican fajitas dish.