Product Type: McCoys Snacks
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Mexican for yucky... :(
McCoy's Mexican Chilli Crisps
Member Name: diva80
McCoy's Mexican Chilli Crisps
Advantages: Good portion size, nice thickness of crisps, filling.
Disadvantages: Flavour too strong for me.
I don't eat crisps very often in general, but McCoys Cheddar & Onion are one of my favourite crisps. And despite what they say, though with their marketing they are aimed at men ("Man Crisps") they are equally enjoyed by females!!! I always get the same Cheddar & Onion flavour, but one day, I saw the Mexican Chilli version, and thought I'd branch out and give them a try.
They come in a small shiny bag like the rest of the McCoys range, and the Mexican Chilli are in an orange and gold colour bag. They are ridge cut, so are quite thick and flavoursome types of crisps. They come in a bag of 50g weight, and have the following ingredients/nutritional levels (per pack):
Ingredients: Potatoes, Sunflower Oil (27%), Mexican Chilli Flavour [Salt, Spices, Flavour Enhancers: Monosodium Glutamate, E635; Dried Onion, Wheat Flour, Yeast Extract, Chilli Powder, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Diacetate, Sugar, Flavourings (contains Dried Soya Sauce, Malt Extract), Dried Garlic, Dried Tomato, Dried Red Bell Pepper, Herbs, Spice Extracts, Colour: Paprika Extract, Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Sweetener: Saccharin], Vegetable Oil (3%).
Contains: Soya, Wheat, Barley, Gluten.
Nutritional info: (adults)
Energy (kJ) 687
Energy (kcal) 164 8% of GDA
Protein 2.2g 5% of GDA
Carbohydrates 17.0g 7% of GDA of which sugars 0.4g <1% of GDA
Fat 9.8g 14% of GDA of which saturates 1.2g 6% of GDA
Fibre 1.4g 6% of GDA
Sodium * 0.2g 8% of (*equivalent as salt 0.6g 10% of GDA)
I was quite disappointed with the taste, as they were quite a bog-
standard spicy flavour, probably a slight hint of Mexican in there, but if you'd sold them to me as an Indian style chilli flavour, I probably wouldn't have noticed any difference. They are spicier than I expected (although not 'hot' spicy), and I'll be honest, I threw half the packet away as I just didn't enjoy them. I expected them to have a meaty spicy flavour, and possibly a hint of kidney beans that you might expect from a dish of Mexican chilli, but didn't get this from these crisps. Plus there was just too much flavour in them for me, and they didn't go well with my lunch at all.
McCoys crisps do taste quite salty in general, and they're probably not the healthiest crisps around, but they are generally tasty and you get a good portion in a bag (unlike some other brands who have become quite stingy with their portions over the years).
I'd say they're okay if you like spicy style crisps, but I didn't think these were anything particularly special. McCoys in general are good, filling crisps, so I'll stick to my McCoys Cheddar & Onion in future!!
Summary: Try with caution!