“ Brand: Kraft / Type: Snacks „
This review is for Splendips Nachos. One of my recent finds whilst browsing for something new to snack on.
The packaging of Nacho Splendips is very much like a multi compartment yoghurt pot. This is made from white plastic with a foil lid. There is a compartment with nacho dippers inside, a compartment with the soft Philadelphia cheese inside and a compartment with tomato salsa inside .
The packaging is reasonably durable and can be easily transported (in a packed lunch box for example) as the foil lid is quite thick and strong.
Asda sell these for 98p per pack, Tesco sell these for a similar price. The supermarkets often run buy one get one free offers or two products for £1.50 so it is worth stocking up on when these offers are running.
When you peel back the foil lid you are met with nachos, soft cheese and a chunky tomato salsa in separate compartments.
The scent of the Nacho Splendips is quite mild. There is a tomato type scent mixed with the wheaty slightly herby scent of the nachos.
The nachos are round and 2cm in diameter. They smell very much like cool original Doritos and taste very similar. The nachos are thicker than nacho crisps yet still have a nice crunch to them. Taste wise they are like cool original dorritos quite a wheaty herby type taste which is not too strong and allows you to taste the flavours of the cheese and salsa when dipped into these compartments.
The Philadelphia soft cheese is very creamy tasting and goes well with the herby slightly salty flavour of the nachos. The tomato salsa is very chunky and quite thick which makes dipping slightly difficult. The tomato salsa has a very strong tomato flavour which is tangy yet mild and lacked the spicyness I like in tomato flavoured salsa. The taste with the soft cheese and nachos is very pleasant and the salsa is strong tasting but does not overpower the other flavours.
You get a good quantity of each part of the Splendip and enough salsa and soft cheese to dip the nachos in. It is quite difficult to dip the nacho into the tomato salsa as the salsa is so chunky which makes the salsa fall off the small nacho; making eating the snack quite messy.
Per 85g pack
These are not the worst snacks you could eat nutritionally however if you are watching your weight the fat content of the Nacho Splendips is slightly higher than you might expect for an "innocent low fat snack" which is how the product is marketed. The fat content is higher than other products in the Splendips range.
These are relatively low fat and low calorie if eaten in moderation however they are not the most filling so those with larger appetites are likely to still feel hungry after eating Nacho Splendips
These are not my favourite flavour of Splendips and I still prefer the Thai Sweet Chilli flavour however make a great savoury snack and offer something slightly different.
The salsa, nacho and soft cheese combination is very tasty; the nachos have a nice taste to them and have a nice crunch. This works well with the creamy soft cheese flavour with the tangy thick tomato salsa. I personally would prefer the salsa to be a lot spicier as the salsa in Nacho Splendips is very mild.
A great product for those that like to snack, those with larger appetites may need to eat two packs however!
In my other reviews, you might have read me saying that I like to try different things for my lunch, and this is just another example, when they caught my eye in Asda I couldn't resist putting one in the trolley!
Packaging: There is a small plastic tray with three sections, and this is sealed with a foil lid that I often find very hard to get off as it is so well sealed, another fault is that it sometimes rips while you are removing it. Other than that, the packaging is generally good as it means the contents don't get squished or spill out.
Product: half of the tray is taken up by the nachos, which are very similar to the tangy cheese flavour of Doritos. They are very nice and are just the right size, small enough so that there can be a lot in the tray. They are quite thin, and just like Doritos you tend to get the orange powder on your fingers! In one of the smaller sections, there is plain Philadelphia which just tastes the same as if you were to get it in a full size tub. Then in the last section which is the smallest, there is a reasonable amount of tomato salsa, its not very thick but its fine for dipping and has quite a few chunks in it. Overall, the flavour combinations go together very well although the salsa could definitely be improved!
Nutrition: Its a fairly healthy product, looking at the box I found out that there is only 115 calories in 1 portion which is around 10% of your recommended amount of calories, so quite good especially if you have it for lunch by itself. However, I tend to have something else with it as it just doesn't fill me up by itself.
Price: they are normally around the 80p mark, but I think they are currently on offer in Asda 2 for £1, so we stocked up. I feel that this is quite good value for the convenience it gives you!
The Kraft range of Spendips have been out for a while now, and I thought of having a pack instead of a boring sandwich for my lunch now and again. While healthy eating you have to keep things interesting, and you have to keep within the good calories and fat bracket. Not the easiest thing to do I admit. I found these in the Cheese section of the Supermarket chiller section.
I think these normally ocst around the £1.40 mark, so not that cheap for a 85g snack, but I got a pack on offer for £1 the other week in my local shop.
You can just eat these out of the tub, so easy to eat anywhere. There is 3 compartments in the tub and they consist of a part which has Tortilla chips. This section accounts for about half the tub space. The other tubs are Philadelphia Cheese and Tomato salsa. So you will see how they can make a Nacho. Not as nice as having melted cheddar cheese I admit, but not too bad. There is a thin foil lid covering the tubs, and this ripped when I tried to open it - not a great start.
I normally dip my Nacho's into the Cheese and then into the Salsa. This way you get the 2 layers onto the Chips and you get the smokey, creamy taste of the cheese mixed with the tangy, peppery taste of the Salsa. The Salsa had a few chunks in it, but it was pretty watery. It slid down the Chip, but it still left it coated. The Tortilla's kept crunchy as well with the topping on.
There isn't much eating in these, and afterwards I was still pretty hungry. Although there is enough Chips in the pack, there isn't enough to use up all the Cheese and Salsa, but that could be because I don't like my Tortilla's laden with stuff, so I had a little pool of each thing left over, which was a bit of a waste in my view.
Each pack has 150 calories and 6.3g fat, so alright to have for a snack, but if you have for lunch then I expect you will be hungry straight afterwards. Nice enough, but not something I would buy that often and especially not at full price.