“ Brand: Asda / Type: Crisps „
Asda is currently the second largest UK chain and has its own brand of no frills products since the 1990s however it was first released as farm stores and had only a limited number of produce initially. Smart price will be the lowest price option available, although the difference may only be very small. The concept of no frills is that the item will also have cheaper packaging, for example a screw top rather than a flip top.
In my quest to save money I have tried most Smart price products. These Tortillas in the voice of simon cowell are a definite no from me, they lack taste and the do not feel anywhere near as crunchy as other tortilla products. My husband describes them as not dissimilar to eating cardboard and I have been banned from buying them ever again. I can't even con the kids into eating them. They are also surprising high in calories.
Made with maize, sunflower oil and salt, they are free from artificial colouring and flavouring.
They are suitable for vegetarians.
487Kcals for 100g
May contain traces of nuts or seeds.
46p for 200g
Very traditional SP packaging, these tortillas come in a clear bag with green writing
Sorry but its 1/5 for these SP Tortilla chips.
My family absolutely love salsa, and we have recently started to make our own, and of course if you have got salsa you need tortillas...What a perfect snack to have with your Saturday night family movie. I have always been drawn to the more expensive brands of tortillas, however I have decided that I am going to be more frugal and save a little more. Also I have found that the more expensive brands with the more famous names are now in the region of £2 for 225g which is astronomical compared to the 46p you pay for 200g of the smart price, so I thought I would give the smart price tortillas a try, You don't get any choice in flavour other than salted though, so it won`t be my choice every time as I do love the cheese flavoured ones, but for only 46p for 200g it was too good to not attempt to even try them. They are in a regular style crisp packet with the simple "smart price" green and white logo on the front, the front is transparent so before you buy them you can actually see the product through the packaging which is nice.
They have no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat and are suitable for vegetarians. The ingredients are Maize Flour, Sunflower Oil, Salt and it is recommended that you store them in a cool dry a place.
Nutritional values are:
Typical values per 100g
Of which sugars 1.2g
Of which saturates 2.6g
Equivalent as salt 0.9g
Overall I was very satisfied with the tortillas they were nice and crisp with a wonderfully pleasant salty flavour that was not too overpowering, I found them to be an ideal accompaniment to the salsa, but I can imagine they would be nice with any other type of dip. I have since tried to make cheesy nachos with them and they were okay, although they went a little stodgy and were not quite as good as I had anticipated, so I do prefer the more expensive brands for this purpose. Though for a dipping chip these are a great cheaper alternative to the exceeding expensive brands on the market. Definitely worth a try if you are made about chips and dips. This is definitely going on my Christmas food list for a great addition to the Christmas buffet.
I have not really got a sweet tooth and am forever spending a small fortune on snacks and nibbles to munch out on. Getting on peoples nerves by crunching on something watching a film im best at !.
Unless they are on a roll back doritos always hold their price and while are nice are a tad expensive , I came across these asda smartprice tortillas when i was hunting out my usual nuts and nibbles and i instantly thought to myself "remember the bread situation dont go there" lol, But when i see the price at just 50 pence i couldnt walk away and not give them a whirl !!!.
As with all asda smartprice items everything about it is basic and to the point , the typical green logo is there along with a hefty looking bag of tortillas which amazed me for the price.
So i got my fave salsa dip out in front of a film and thought i would try.
Well i cant big these up enough this is one of the best smartprice products i have come across, lovely crunch and texture that really didnt no different to doritos plain salted ones ! i couldnt believe it and what a saving when your talking doritos big bag £1.79 compaired to asda smartprice version for an amazing 50 pence. put it this way i would so recommend this and if you put them out at a party im convinced nobody would say "ewww cheapo " They defo past the test as value for money ,,,, GO ONNNNN try them !!!
Well I like to think of myself as a bit of a crisp connoisseur as I regularly sit down with a cravat and a velvet jacket comparing the flavours of those bits of potato goodness, ok so I'm getting a little carried away but it's safe to say I love crisps and tortilla chips too.
When shopping the other day I fancied some tortilla's but didn't have enough on me for a pack of Dorito's which are my favourite so I resigned myself to buying the smart price version instead, at 50p for a 200g pack I wasn't too bothered if I didn't like them as they are quite a bargain.
As with all smart price items the packaging is rather bland and boring but I guess that's the point of the brand, it comes in a see through plastic bag with a white and green square on the front that simply has Asda then underneath Light Salted Tortilla Chips. To be honest they aren't very eye catching and normally I wouldn't look twice at them. I also thought as well with them not being in a foil bag they weren't going to be up to much at all. The bag itself is surprisingly sturdy and didn't tear easily when I opened them which was a bonus because I wouldn't of been happy if they all ended up on my kitchen floor.
The Taste Test~~~~~~
At about 288 calories per quarter of pack they aren't the most healthy items in the store but you have to treat yourselves once in a while. When the pack was open I wasn't greeted with an over powering smell and they didn't look or feel too salty, so I delved my hand in and popped one into my mouth and I was pleasantly surprised the chip was a bit more crunchy and chewy than the other brands but they have a nice wheaty flavour to them and you could taste the salt but again it wasn't too over powering although I do have to say after eating half a bag I was beginning to not be able to feel my lips which I didn't like. Overall I really enjoyed the whole bag (not to myself though I did share them, honest) and I've been wondering why I pay all that money for a brand now these are just as good and less than half the price. I'll definately be buying them again they go lovely with a bit of salsa on the end as well, perfect combo.
The Final Word~~~~~~
What can I say at 50p a bag you cannot go wrong, if you don't like them you haven't wasted much money and if you do great you've saved a bit of money which is always a bonus. I would definately at least give them a go you might be surprised, I will be purchasing another bag of these quite soon, I wonder if they go nice with a batch of fajita's? Hmm.
Last night we had a great bbq for a few of our friends and neighbours. It was a fantastic evening full of lovely food drink and laughter. But the funny thing was that for once I had decided that I was going to do a budget bbq. I always spend an absolute fortune. But this time I had decided that I was going to cut down on the cost.
The first thing that I decided to change was my nibbles, I always put a big bowl of doritos on every table, but I had noticed the smart price lightly salted tortilla chips and at only 50p a bag I decided that I was going to give them a go.
The tortilla chips themselves, are very similar to the actual doritos. They are almost identical in both size and shape. They come within a plastic clear bag. With the typical green lettering spelling out smartprice on the front of the packaging. On the reverse side of the packet there is information provided on ingredients,allergy advice and nutritional values.
The taste of these Tortilla chips were really pleasing. The crisp texture was very impressive and gave the impression of really fresh and almost home made. I loved the saltiness of the tortilla chips. They are suppose to be lightly salted, but I thought that the saltiness was very evident. I loved this though, as I found it a near perfect accompaniment to my drink.
I really love the fresh, clean corn flavour when first biting into the tortillas. They are such a very good quality product for such a low price. When accompanied with a salsa dip they really do take on a more cheeky and stronger dimention. They certainly hold their own in terms of flavour and texture.
I was quite suprised when looking at the nutritional values to find that they are very high in calorific content. With a 200g bag of tortilla chips containing over 800 calories. This is quite disturbing when you realise how easy it is to scoff the lot over a few glasses of vino!!
After trying this brand of tortilla chips. I would certainly recommend them. I have to remark that I think I like them more than doritos. They taste more organic and homemade. I will certainly be buying these tortilla chips again. I was really impressed by the excellent standard of this product.
Both my husband and I are definitely more partial to savoury snacks rather than having a particularly sweet tooth and we will quite often share a bowl of tortillas with some salsa which for me is not too high in weight watchers points as far as snacls go (and in fact if I make the salsa myself it has 0 points value!).
Generally I buy the doritos lightly salted as they are our favourite but I happened to notice these on the very bottom shelf in the crisps aisle while I was doing the shopping the other week and at the bargain price of 50p for a 200g bad they were less than half what we would normally pay. I figured in the spirit of shifting down a brand we would give them a try.
The packaging is very basic and is in the green and white smart price colours, the bag is see through so you can at least see when purchasing that you have not picked up a bag containing smashed ones as I have done in the past.
These are much of a muchness nutrition wise with their much higher priced alternatives with a 35g serving containing 192 calories and 1.1g of sat fat. This is slightly higher than doritos (180 and 0.8g) but not by too much. This means a portion (although I rarely weigh them out) equates to 3 points.
Once I had put these in a bowl you really would not have known whether they were premium brand or not, they look identical. On first tasting them we thought the taste was pretty much the same too, the salt is the distinctive flavour of these crisps and with salsa they are very nice.
We did both notice however that after eating a handful or so we could taste like an oily residue or aftertaste. This was not horrible but it was noticable and I think if we had eaten many more it would have become a little unpleasent and felt quite greasy. The packaging states that it is sunflower oil they are baked in which is the same as Doritos - we wondered whether maybe we had a rogue batch which just had too much oil on them.
Anyway, overall these are pretty impressive for the price and they certainly make snacking more affordable! We have decided we will try these again and give them the benefit of the doubt in terms of the oilyness because they ticked every other box for us.
I love to have tortilla chips every so often either to just dunk in some dip or to make some nachos at home like I did tonight. I never both getting the more expensive branded chips such as Doritos as I don't see the point when you can pick up a supermarket value pack for only 50p.
The pack these come in is smaller than the big bag of Doritos but these ones are actually fully packed to fill the whole bag. The bag is very basic and is what you would expect from a Smart Price product but I don't buy these for the look of the packaging I buy them for what's inside.
And inside this bag are some delicious crisps. As soon as you open the bag you can smell a very salty scent and the crisps taste just as salty. They're only lightly salted so the taste isn't overpowering but just nice enough so that they don't taste plain. The crisps are very crunchy and they're so addictive especially when dunking in a salsa dip.
Whenever I fancy some of these I really wouldn't ever bother buying a more expensive pack when in fact I actually prefer the taste of these value ones. I wouldn't change anything about them and they are actually pretty perfect and excellent quality for a Smart Price product.
I generally buy these tortilla chips to make a meal like nachos or with chilli con carne. They are 50p for a 200g bag on so represent excellent value. I find as part of a meal they will serve 2 or 3 people but portion sizes to get a little on the small size if pushed to 4.
I find they are a little thicker than brand name tortilla but in part of a meal this is a good thing as it means they tend not to get so soggy. However I find it difficult to eat these on there own as they start to feel quite heavy, overly dry and chewy, they're not too bad with a dip though.
They only come in this one flavour, so if you want cheese or bbq flavour you will have to spend more on a brand name. I always find, and this is across most ASDA stores I've been in, they tend to 'hide' these on the bottom self. So if it's not a store you know well it can take few moments looking up and down the crisp section to spot them.
I love Tortilla chips whether eating them as crisps takes my fancy or dipping them in summat or other so when I saw this rather large bag for 50p I couldn't resist purchasing them for a late night snack whilst watching a dvd in bed one cold and rainy night!
See-through plastic packet and on the front there is a square of white and green colour and on that in black, white and green writing I am told they are Asda 'Smart Price' Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips and that they are suitable for Vegetarians and that they contain no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fats and that they are made using sunflower oil. Other information on the back of the packet includes ingredients, allergy advice (May contain traces of nuts and/or seeds), a nutritinal guide is shown as are storage instructions, the weight is stated which is 200g and contact details for Asda are given. Cheap looking packaging this is but it looks like a value for money product however I do not like the fact it isn't a resealable packet so hard to store so I found myself eating an entire bag in one sitting lol!
Well for the most part they are a dark yellow in colour as they are made from maize of course. Slightly knobbly with dark blackish flecks they are robust enough to dip if desired and really rather crunchy. They are lightly salted and tasty and not once bit greasy or messy to eat at all!
I like the crunchiness of these and the fact that they are brilliant value for money cos for a mere 50p a bag you not only get alot of tortillas but you get brilliant quality one's as well! These are so cheap for the amount you get but you wouldn't think to the taste they were an economy offering at all! They're superb and I shall buy these time and time again without a shadow of a doubt!
Nutritional Information Per 1/4 Of Bag:
Energy: 244 Kcal
of which is sugars:0.6g
of which saturates: 1.3g
equivalent as salt: 0.5g
Only available in Asda stores.
We have been buying Asda smart price tortilla chips for years now, they are a staple in our household. They are one of my favourite products, with so many different ways to use them as well.
They are really just the same as any normal Doritos that you get, expect they simply come in one flavour, plain, while Doritos come in other flavours such as chilli heatwave. They are crunchy, but don't have that much flavour which is why they are good served with things instead of by themselves. The only difference is that they seem to be quite salty compared to the other brands!
The packaging is simple, showing that its a no frills brand since its just green and see through with the name of the product on the front, and the ingredients etc on the back. However, it does rip quite easily!
However, the best thing about this product has to the price - just 50p for 200g of tortilla chips which should probably be about 3 servings, so very good value especially when you think that the branded version is at least double the price.
There are many ways to use them, here are 3 of the best - Serve with chilli con carne instead of rice and use to scoop up the chilli. Simply eat with a selection of dips, eg guacamole. Put into an ovenproof dish, sprinkle grated cheese on top then add salsa to the top of that, grill for around 5 minutes and you will have some great nachos!
I purchased some of these chips because I have recently started to make my own nachos and like to keep my food budget relatively low whilst still enjoying my favourite foods.
The chips are in a 200g bag which costs just 50p at present from Asda stores or asda.co.uk. The bag is very simple in design and is pictured above. It is clear so that you can see the chips and they look the same as any other tortilla chip really yellow almost triangles with lots of bits in them (corn). It bears the usual white & green Asda Smartprice colouring.
I used the chips to make nachos with a tomato salsa, onions & peppers etc and then I topped the whole thing with cheese. This was far cheaper for me than using a Nachos kit (as I usually would) and I already had cheese in the fridge and salsa from a fajitas kit that I brought in Asda as well.
The chips were very crunchy and a little plain if sampled alone, however, as the base for my nachos they were delicious, soft where the salsa and cheese was and hard where there was only cheese. I could taste that these were salted but it was not overpowering, my other half was also very pleased with them. I would definitely recommend them and would buy them in the place of more expensive branded products as they were just as tasty and the amount of salt on them was just right. I have heard a few people say that these are too salted and I'm sure if you ate them alone that they wouldn't be the most pleasant things in the world but I love them as the base for my nachos.
I will definitely be buying them again & I am therefore rating them 5/5. The nachos were delicious (as good as any restaurant I've had them in) and I really felt pleased knowing I'd made them myself (not that they're a hard dish but I'm normally not very adventurous!). These are yummy and I would recommend them to anyone.
Asda's Smartprice Tortilla crisps are a lightly salted snack with a crunchy texture and a taste that is pleasant if a little bland, making them ideal fodder for munching through a film to or perhaps for accompanying a Mexican-style meal with a range of chilli dips.
Its a very cheap and cheerful product that comes in a mostly transparent packet accompanied by the sparse Smartprice range packaging, and at just fifty pence for a 200 gramme bag they are a great deal, although Tesco's own budget brand of Tortilla crisps are just at nice and cost less than half that price for a similar amount, making them a prefereable purchase.
There really is little to no difference in terms of quality between these crisps and more expensive brands, and they are ideal if you are not a fan of strong flavourings such as cheese and chilli or if you are looking to use them in conjunction with a range of dips either on their own or as part of a main meal. A tasty and good-value snack.
Nutritional information (per 100g)
Tortilla chips are a fantastic snack; enjoy them straight from the bag in front of a movie, or dress them up with cheese, sauces and other ingredients to create a more substantial meal to share with mates! Either way, they are a tasty and generall quite filling food.
Asda Smartprice can be totally hit or miss and it is only fait to give each product a fair chance really! These tortilla chips were around 50p for a 200g bag, which is brilliant value to be fair, so if they turned out to be a bit rubbish then it wasn't a total waste of money!
Packaging - the usual Smartprice green and white as above in the picture. Happily as the packet it see through, you can check out how appealing the chips are before you purchase them, not as good as foil for keeping them fresh though, peg over bag needed. The product itself was indeed appealing; like any other tortilla chips they are triangular, a nice golden yellow colour with those little black bits you get in leading brands. Not too many crumbs at the bottom of the bag either, suggesting that they are nice and sturdy!
Now for the taste test...Very crunchy!This crunch lasted through a good few chews, not soggy or a poor consistency, pretty good to be honest. The chips themselves had a delicious flavour, it wasn't lacking anything despite being so cheap.
My only criticism is that they were a bit too salty for me. It wasn't too much for me to enjoy them but I would have given them 5 stars if they tasted a bit less salty. Some people drown their food in salt though and in which case they would love them! I'd say lightly salted is a bit of an understatement but maybe that's just me and my lack of all things salt ridden.
To be fair, they don't actually contain too much salt, as the nutritional values show below, per 100g of tortilla chips:
Calories - 487
Protein - 6.4g
Carbohydrates - 62.9g
Fat - 23.3g
of which saturates - 2.6g
Fibre - 4.6g
Salt - 0.9g
as sodium - 0.37g
Personally I think the calories are a bit crazy but if you are sharing the bag with a few friends then it isn't really all that bad! I would definitely recommend them though as they are crunchy, tasty and a substantial snack.
1 bag tortilla chips
Grated mature cheddar
Cooked chicken strips
Grate cheese over nachos, spread chicken strips over evenly and bang in the micro until cheese is melted and chicken is heated through...add the dips around the plate and enjoy!
Buy these beautiful tortilla chips for the job!
Tortilla Chips is something I always have at home; not only great as a snack in front of the TV but also a good ingredient for Mexican dishes. I got quickly used to the lightly salted flavour and prefer it now over stronger flavourings like cheese or chili.
The ASDA tortilla chips totally convinced me - they are crunchy, tasty and not greasy at all!
The tortillas come in the well-known green/white ASDA Smartprice package. All important Nutrition info is printed on the back.
You can see the crisps through the clear bag which can be quite a temptation when you actually don't want to buy them. The plastic is very clear and doesn't look greasy or blurred on the inside.
Ingredients & Nutrition
Tortilla chips are not made from potato as normal crisps but are made from maize - in general known as corn. A feeling of Mexico in your kitchen!
The ASDA lightly salted tortillas are baked and flavoured with sunflower oil and salt.
On the front of the pack ASDA informs us that no artificial colours, flavourings and hydrogenated fats were used.
With 487kcal per 100 gram they contain surprisingly few calories for crisps. They still are not really healthy food but compared to other savory snacks it is quite good. They do however contain quite a lot of fat and carbohydrates.
All per 100g which is half of the bag:
Protein - 6.4g
Carbohydrate - 62.9g
Fat - 23.3g
Fibre - 4.6g
Sodium - 0.37g
Salt - 0.9g
The Daily guidance amounts are not given on the pack.
The allergy advice is that it may contain traces of nuts and seeds. The tortilla chips are suitable for Vegetarians.
Look & Taste
The small dark-yellow triangles look already alluringly crunchy in their bag. I love their dark colour, they seem to scream 'hey we are crunchy and well baked!' There's nothing worse than pale tortilla chips that get soggy as soon as you dip them in sauce.
They are advertised as 'lightly salted' but I think they could use a bit more salt - but I really love the salty taste so I guess it's just me. The flavour is very even, that means that you don't have very salty or very bland bits.
They are crunchy and don't get soggy if you eat them with salsa sauce, even after baking them in the oven with salsa and cheese on top they stayed lovely crunchy.
As they are not to strongly flavoured the tortilla chips are the perfect base for many dishes and not only nice eaten on their own. They are especially nice with salsa sauce as you can enjoy their crunchiness and the flavour of the salsa.
Price & Value
I'm a big fan of own brand products in general and the Smartprice Tortilla Chips are no exception. They come in a 200 gram bag for the unbeatable price of 50p.
That's basically the only thing I would change, 200g is quite a lot if you eat them alone and I always end up with loads of half full packs of crisps in my cupboard.
In my opinion they are worth every penny and highly recommendable.
8/10 for taste and price