We often have folk staying at Spaniel Hall, and I always like to be as hospitable as possible and be sure that there is something nice to eat with a few drinks before dinner. Rather than just throwing a few crisps or nuts at them I like to do something a bit more interesting and creative, and either make dips or nachos ? for which tortilla chips are required.Many premium brands are expensive ? and so covered in flavour dust you could write your name on them ? while this is ok if they are on their own, if you go to the trouble of making dips or nachos then all this flavour is really wasted ? and in fact can get in the way of any nice flavours of your own.Always the tight-wad, I tried the Tesco Everyday Value Tortilla Chips to see how well they did the job.A 200gm packet is just 46p. The chips are slightly salted and not as big as the premium brands. 100g contains 472 calories. As with all TEV products the pack design has been updated.On their own, whilst the texture is fresh and crunchy, they are very tasteless, dry and bland ? however this does give you a good canvas with which to work.My favourite dip is homemade houmous ? I usually do a couple for variety (sun-dried tomato and chilli & lime are my favourites) ? and of course the tortilla chips are served cold with this. When I am making nachos I whack the chips into a warm oven for a few minutes, load them with chilli and cheese, and then stick them under a hot grill just to get the cheese melting. Because they are so small, I keep heating time down as they could go soggy or burn more easily than larger thicker chips.I'll usually but about three or four bags at a time ? if I'm going to the trouble of making something nice to go with them I want it to be worth my while.They are pretty grim on their own, but if you are using them as an ingredient or serving them with something tasty then they are perfectly ok. It's therefore hard to know what to award these point wise ? if you wanted to serve them alone I'd say two stars ? with something else, then I'd give them four ? so I'll round it off to a nice triangular tortilla chip shaped three!Thanks for reading.
I don't see why people have to go for the most expensive brand of tortilla chips like Doritos as they all taste the same, ok there is not as much seasonings on them but they are just as nice and you save over half the price.
Most of the time I get a selection of dips or put melted cheese on my tortilla chips so I can't even taste the chip as its smothered with all these sauces. I think these are ideal for parties or events and I always run out as they are so popular with my guests. No one who has tasted them in my presents has complained about the quality of the chips.
Also unlike other brands of chips you do get a full bag and its well worth the price you pay. Usually one bag will do 5 people in my company. This is a enough per person with other foods as well.
I will always buy these chips over other brands as I know what I am getting with them and will have my cheese or dips at the ready.
One of the things I have to stock up on, on a regular basis, is snacks. Two young children who seem to be hungry all of the time, and especially when we are out and about, requires a decent stash of crackers, biscuits, fruit tubes and one of their major loves is crisps. Instead of going down the usual crisp route, I purchased these while online doing a Tesco grocery shop for 46p for a 200g bag.
Why did I buy these?
I wanted to buy something firstly that was an alternative to traditional crisps, so the kids are used to different tastes and textures. I wanted to buy something that was large in size so easy to dispense into food bags for potentially a more economical snack and I wanted something that would be inexpensive.
How are they packaged?
Different in look to the picture on this site, due to the style of the brand being changed. These chips come in a plastic clear wrapper, as mentioned containing 200g of product. At the top of the packet you have the ' Tesco ' logo with the product range and name directly underneath, ' Everyday Value lightly salty tortilla chips '. Everyday Value is the budget range Tesco have available online and in store. It also mentions there's no artificial flavours, colours or MSG. Beneath the lettering are some blue coloured silhouettes of tortilla shapes, salt pots, dips and sunflowers. Right at the bottom is gives you basic nutritional information.
On the back it gives you ingredients list, nutritional informational and company contact details.
Maize Flour, Sunflower Oil ,Salt
A 25g serving contains the following:
Calories 120 6%
Sugar 1g less than 1 %
Fat 5g 7%
Saturates 1g 3%
Salt 0.2g 3%
Suitable for Vegetarians. Contains no nuts.
How do I find them?
Lookwise, each tortilla chip is triangular in shape, and I was quite surprised at how they were all the same size. Only saying that because quite a lot of the basic food range, items maybe the same shape but not always the same size! Golden in colour, slightly dimpled in some areas with tiny flakes of salt on them and afew speckles of brown running through it. Thickness isn't too much but thick enough to make them be more substantial than a normal crisp.
Taste-very subtle. Very lightly seasoned, as the product name suggests, where the salt is concerned. These aren't really flavoured with anything else so quite plain, and what you really taste is the chip itself. Very crunchy but easy to eat, chew and swallow. I really enjoy the texture but find I'm forever trying to dig these out of my back teeth with my tongue. No real smell to these, but also no greasiness or loads of residue salt.
The children do like these, but to be honest if they could choose between these and traditional crisps they would go with a pack of say ' Walkers ' without hesitation. I think they like these because of the shape of them, as they see them as a bit of fun, but the taste for them isn't powerful or interesting enough. For me though, I like them because sometimes you don't want a huge flavour or feel like your eating a bag of salt!
I don't eat these with anything else e.g a dip/ salsa, but I can see how perfect they would be as an accompaniment. You could go with something that was quite strong in flavour as these wont be overpowering at all and would be more added texture where as the sauce/dip would provide the taste. But at the same time something mild and creamy would go down well if you don't want something overwhelming.
Would I buy these again? Yes I would. Probably not for the kids as they are far too used to much more salt and flavour ( my fault. Bad mummy! ) in their savoury counterparts. But for me a cheap and pleasant chip that helps my tummy out when I fancy a crunchy nibble
Being a student and living off junk food (ok slightly joking there I'm not too bad) these appealed to me greatly. We were having a movie night and I suggested nachos because it is very cheap and yummy! So these went in the basket without a second thought.
To be honest I've lived off bargain crisps and so I didn't think of these to be a big deal. My slightly better off friends weren't too impressed to see the value label (they're full on food snobs) but I reassured them they had nothing to worry about.
These bad boys come in at a mere 46p (which seems to be going up all the time, damn inflation!). Compared to branded competitors such as doritoes which you can pick up for nearer the £2 mark full price, it is a no brainer for me.
These are lightly salted and you can't get them in any other flavour.
The reaction I got from my friends was 'they actually don't taste awful?!' which is often the reputation the value label has. Ok some products are hit and miss but this one is definately a big hit.
They have a brilliant crunch as you would expect. The flavour is slightly different to the big brands so if you are used to a certain flavour these can take some getting used to. However we only have them occasionally and we are perfectly happy.
I can say there is definately less flavour in the actual crisp than more expensive brands. They almost taste like they have less fat in them. If these are baked that would explain why!
However the main thing I dislike about them is the fact that the have a horrendous amount of salt in them, especially towards the end of the packet. I tend to have little salt in my diet to I am quite sensitive to the taste but these are the very end of my tolerance level I have to admit. Any saltier for me personally and they would be inedible.
However having said that for 46p I cannot complain. They are brilliant value, my friends and I like them and would happily swap them for the bigger names any day of the week.
Hope this helps
This 200 gram bag arrived as a substitution one day on my online shop. I turned my nose up but accepted them reluctantly. What a fool I had been! They're great! You get an awful lot in the bag and they are no where near as strongly flavoured as doritos which suits me as I mainly use them for dipping/melting cheese on anyway.
They used to be 19p but gone are those days. They now charge around 45p per bag which is still far cheaper than other similar products (Tesco's regular range is about 85p). I suppose with only Maize Flour, Sunflower Oil and Salt, where can you go wrong?
The only drawback is that sometimes they come a bit broken up, and don't seem as robustly packaged as branded ones. They can also weaken under the weight of whatever you are dipping them in - doritos are a bit stronger and crunchier. I'd definitely give them a try! I am now pledging to try a few more tesco value products each week, assisted by reviews on here of course.
The thrifty spender in me always likes to try Value branded products first before moving up the price chain in order to find something I like. Generally speaking the thrifty spender in me is rarely satisfied with the base products. Tesco's Value Brand Tortillas are an exception to this rule.
The product comes packaged in the value brand blue and white and does initially seem like another no frills attached tasteless product. However once removed from the package these chips suddenly take on the heir of a high value snack comparable to their main brand counterparts.
Obviously comparing these lightly salted chips to a flavoured Doritos would be unfair, but when compared with the plain 'lightly salted' Doritos these chips actually come out on top. They have the same basic shape and size as any other tortilla, but a slightly crunchier consistency that hints at baking rather than frying.
The flavour is all Corn, with just the right hint of saltiness, that distinguishes this from its rather artificial tasting Doritos counterpart. You did read that right; in both flavour and consistency these chips are superior to Doritos Lightly Salted, and they have a nicer baked corn scent too!!!
Personally I like to get these in whenever I'm cooking a chilli. They're really good warmed up in the oven, with Chilli and Cheese lathered over the top of them. However even as a cold snack straight out of the pack they manage to hit the right spot. At under 50p for a large bag there really is no reason not to get these in if you need some plain tortillas for whatever reason. They're have a superior flavour to Doritos; which cost over 4 times the price, and leave you feeling a lot less bloated also. I can't see myself ever paying full price again!
I have to admit to being a great fan of Nachos and lately I have been making my own at home rather than buying the pre made kits. This is where Tesco value Tortilla Chips come in very handy... and to top it off (no pun intended) they are also yummy to eat by themselves.
Tesco tortilla chips come in a packet identical to a crisp packet. Half of the packaging is see through so you can see the tortilla chips through the packaging and the other half of the packet is plain white. Tesco value is written in the top left hand corner of the packet and 'lightly salted tortilla chips' is written underneath that.
These tortilla chips are obviously bought at Tesco and they cost 46p for a 200 gram pack which I think is a very reasonable price compared to other tortilla chips such as Doritos.
The Tortilla Chip
These tortilla chips are pretty much identical to Doritos - they are triangular in shape and measure approximately 6cm x 4cm. Some of the chips are flat and others curl up at the edges.
The colour of the tortillas is a golden yellow with little brown bits mingled in.
These tortilla chips are slightly salted which is lovely and adds that little something extra to what would probably be a quite boring snack. The tortilla chips are always nice and crunchy.
Eaten on their own they can be a nice little snack although nothing to exciting as they don't have a great amount of flavour except for the salt. Personally I love salt so I do like snacking on there. The saltiness of these chips is more obvious when they are eaten by themselves.
As well as being eaten by themselves as a snack, these Tortilla chips can also be used for a whole variety f other snacks. You can use the curled up edges of the tortilla chips to collect the dip which is quite useful. I quite like having a bowl of salsa dip and a bowl of grated mild cheddar and then loading the tortilla chip up with both! Lovely!
These tortilla chips can also be used when making Nachos and seeing as they are so cheap to buy, they work out much cheaper than buying the pre made packs of Nachos that are sold in the shops.
I would definitely recommend these tortilla chips. They are nice and crunchy and excellent value for money. The saltiness adds a little bit of spice to the chips, without being too overpowering. I prefer using these tortilla chips when I am having dips etc as they are not flavoured so do not overpower the flavour of the dip like some of the Doritos flavoured tortilla chips do.
Why did I buy these?
I thought I would give these a try after reading a couple of reviews which all said they were very tasty! I'm a big fan of Dorito's and tortilla chips in general, but some brands can be very costly, and I'm always looking to save money wherever I can. I thought that these might make for a cheaper alternative.
Taste and Appearance.
Tesco's calls these chips 'lightly salted' but I actually found them to be rather salty, which I actually really like on occasion! They definitely don't lack for flavour, and I think they are comparable to the plain version of Dorito's - in fact there's barely any difference at all. I found them to be extremely moreish as I was eating them, and had to force myself to put the packet back in the cupboard! I wonder if it's probably the salt content that makes these crisps so addictive - but whatever it is, I really enjoyed them! They have the traditional triangular shape, and I thought they had a nice golden colour to them, so all in all they looked very attractive. I also found that they had an excellent crunch, which is something I enjoy. Sometimes when I buy bags of Dorito's, they don't survive the journey home very well, and I end up with lots of broken chips, but that isn't the case with these.
Tesco's seems to be in the process of re-branding their value range, and it is now called 'Everyday Value' - they seem to have jazzed up the packaging a little, and now these have some subtle illustrations on the front of the packaging. The bag is still see-through though, so you can actually have a look at the product you are buying, and it is quite long and slim compared to the Dorito's bags.
These chips are an absolute bargain, which is one of the main reasons that I bought them in the first place. They cost just 46p for a 200g bag, which seems to contain loads of tortilla chips! I've been buying these for the last couple of weeks when I go and do my big shop at Tesco, and I can see them becoming a cupboard staple.
These chips are suitable for vegetarians. A 25g portion contains 120 calories, 5.0g of fat, and 0.2g of salt. They probably aren't the healthiest option available, but I don't think they are the worst either, so I would say these are ideal as a treat.
Maize Flour, Sunflower Oil, Salt.
I was really pleased that I decided to give these a try, they are much higher quality than I was originally expecting. I think they would be ideal for serving at party's with a few dips, or maybe for a dish such as nachos.
My daughter, age 5, loved tortilla chips, but they can be very expensive! She likes them on their own in her lunchbox, with dips as a snack at the weekends and covered with cheese and goodies for a party snack! As we get through as many as we do I like to buy the cheapest I can, without having to compromise on quality. My daughter is a bit of a food snob and will soon tell me if the quality isn't up to scratch anyways!
As a result we buy Tesco Value Tortilla chips all the time. They cost £0.46 so wont break the bank. They are branded as being "lightly salted" and I think that's a fair reflection, when compared to other similar chips. They do have a light coating of salt but certainly don't seem to have the lashings of added flavourings and MSG that some others do.
They are the traditional triangle shape and hold it well. They are crisp and ideal for dipping - they took a good amount of sauce! They also make great cheese tortillas when topped with cheese and ham and peppers and popped under the grill for a few minutes.
They obviously aren't an everyday essential, as they are quite salty, but they do make a great treat. We always serve these at parties and no-one ever knows that they are Value branded.
All in all a very versatile little tortilla chip!
I first tried these crisps a while ago at my friends party. She had them along side some salsa and garlic dip, and I can say that at the party I must have polished off the whole lot!
So before having a DVD night in with my friends, I picked myself a bag of these Tortilla chips from tesco's. Now I know some tesco's value products can sometimes have a bad reputation of being cheap and not good quality. But with this product, I am happy to report that this is not the case.
To me these chips, taste just like Doritoes crisps, except without the flavour, and are also about the same size. They have a lovely texture and are brilliantly crunchy. Even after being opened for a while, they really do keep their freshness.
These, tesco's tortilla chips, as it states on the front of the packet, are lightly salted. And it also states, "no artificial flavours, colours or MSG." The bag itself is 200g. They are also suitable for vegetarians.
For one bag of these tortilla chips, is only 40p, which I think is a very reasonable price, especially for a poor student such as myself! Another great thing about these crisps is that there is plenty in one bag for at least three people to share and have a munch on!
These crisps are great for parties, along with a selection of dips. These aren't as tasty as other versions of the same type of crisps, but they are brilliant for a cheaper alternative.
I think that, for the price of them, these crisps are very good value. I wouldn't necessarily eat these on their own, for the plain fact that they can be quite dry and flavourless. I usually buy these along with the Tesco hot salsa dip, which is also super tasty! So both the chips and salsa together make a very tasty (and cheap) snack.
Packaged in the usual tesco value style with a no frills approach, would rather get a cheaper deal than pay more for fancy packaging. The chips are just plain salted with no other flavours available in the value range. I find them slightly boring to eat on their own but are great with a dip or made into nachos (sprinkle some grated mozzarella on top, add some tomatoes/jalapeños, whack in the oven and serve with sour cream, salsa and guacamole, yummy).
The chips are nice and crispy out the packet with a good bit of salt on them and you get a large amount of them in the packet, its not just 3/4 filled with air as you find sometimes. The price is cheap, about half the price of any of the other kinds of tortilla chips which is great if you are trying to save money in these tough economic times.
I have tried a lot of tescos value range recently in an attempt to save money, some are good some not so good, I would definitely say these are on the good side and would recommend them. The only slight downside with them (and why they lose a star) is that a few month ago they were about 25p and now they are nearly 50p, doubling in price in a few months is most definitely not cool....
When it comes to branded foods i must admit i can be a little snobby, i do go for taste and do tend to reach for the branded products. But i do have to admit i prepare these to their branded counterparts. They are lightly salted and have a nice texture too them.
They are great on their own but i love dipping them in a mild salsa dip and my partner loves them in the hot salsa dip, but my children love them in sour cream dips so with all these dips i need to save money somewhere and at £0.46p a pack its really affordable and incredible value for money. Out the other supermarket value range tortillas Tesco's is My favorite.
Don't let the simple packaging and the price put you off these are a great tasting cheap snack and you can afford to keep a few packs in the cupboard. They are great when you get peckish watching a movie at home.
WOW! I want to start of by jumping straight into saying that these have been (and will continue to be) one of THE greatest tortilla chips around. No wait, scrap that, not ONE of the best. They ARE the best by far in my opinion!
Available in 2 pack sizes, I usually go for the 25p bag which is the smaller bag and is bigger than a packet of normal crisps and more full aswell. Lightly salted, they have just the right amount on where they are not too salty yet not bland either. They go really well with all varieties of dip and also soft cheese. Nice and crunchy and they do not go soggy at all if you open the packet and dont finish them all in one sitting - which is what normally happens I'll have to admit haha. Most of them are all of their correct shape with only a few broken ones in the bag. These are widely available at all larger tescos and even some tesco garages too - the three that are close to me all stock them. Great for parties, movie nights in, etc etc. I like to sprinkle them with cheese and any kind of salsa or sauce and bake for 5 mins to make great nachos! You cant go wrong with these and they never last long in our house. If you haven't tried them then I suggest you do. 10/10 top marks! :)
Tesco value Tortilla chips -'Crispy maize tortilla chips. Lightly sprinkled with salt'
50p for 200g pack
With two young children, and a mortgage to pay, alongside rising gas prices, in-fact rising everything, we have all had to become smarter when it comes to spending our hard earned money. I used to feel embarrassed about value products and felt they were just for the extremely poor, however I have now found that they have become a welcome addition to my weekly shop, as they help to keep costs down. I actually feel quite satisfied when I come home with lots of food, having spent little money.
This is the reason why I first purchased these Tesco Value Tortilla Chips.
The packs can be found down the crisp aisle, alongside other tortilla brands, such as Doritos's.
The packaging is standard of the Tesco value range, however the bag is clear, which is nice as you can see exactly what you are buying, and the quality of the product.
The packaging is basic looking, but contains all the relevant information that is expected from most food products these days, including the calorie, sugar, fat, saturates and salt content.
It also informs us that there are 'No artificial flavours, colours or MSG', which is something that I pay more attention to now that I have children to feed. They are also, Nut free, Suitable for vegetarians and contain High Oleic sunflower oil which is high in Monounsatutates.
The calorie content is quite shocking. 970 calories in the whole pack, so be careful not to eat them all in one go, as they are rather Moorish!
The Tortilla chips-
The tortilla chips are triangular shaped, as expected. I thought they may be quite thin due to their cheap price, but I have found that they are surprisingly thick. They are extremely crunchy in texture and as described, are only slightly salted.
I originally purchased these tortilla chips purely as a snack item; however I have since realised how versatile they can be.
They work very well alongside dips, which can be a great way to keep costs down when you have a gathering with friends.
You could also add melted cheese for a more substantial snack, or go the whole hulk and add guacamole, salsa, jalapeno's with a mix of sour cream, and create your own 'Wetherspoon nacho's'.
Another suggestion would be to top them with chilli, or 5-bean chilli (for the vegetarians) as an after work snack.
Or you could simply add some to the side of a main meal such as chilli con carnie and rice, which adds something special to the meal, and is also more filling.
I am sure there are many other ways in which these tortillas could be used. I have just not thought of them yet!
These Tortilla chips are a cheap, handy little addition to my kitchen cupboard. They have no artificial flavours, colours or MSG, which is a bonus. They are also extremely versatile, as mentioned above. They may be cheap, but they are not of cheap quality, and they are an excellent price compared to other similar products on the market.
As a student, I completely live up to the stereotype in that I can rarely find the time or energy to make myself a hearty, nutritious meal, and instead I litter my day with (mostly) unhealthy snacks. I make the excuse that I need junk food when studying to give me 'brain power' and so my cupboards are filled with crisps, chocolate and biscuits. I'm a big fan of Doritos and dip, but they are quite expensive and take up more of my weekly allowance for food than I would like.
On a recent trip to Tesco, I found these tortilla chips on the lowest shelf in the crisp aisle. They cost 25p for a 100g bag, and so given that I was pretty cash strapped at the time, I decided to try them out. These chips are packaged in a plain white and blue crisp packet, which has a transparent area on the front through which the chips can be seen. They look very similar to Doritos, although a little smaller. As can be expected, these aren't the healthiest of snacks, and the nutritional values are as follows:
Per 100g bag:
Energy - 2010kJ
Calories - 480kcal
Protein - 5.8g
Carbohydrate - 59g (of which sugars 0.5g)
Fat - 24.5g (of which saturates 2.4g)
Fibre - 7.1g
Salt - 0.8g
It can be seen from above that these aren't the best of options if you are trying to be healthy, but I imagine if you are searching in the crisp aisle, this isn't the case anyway!
I was a little apprehensive after I had bought these, as I expected them to be a little soggy and tastless, but I was fortunately pleasantly surprised. The chips were very crunchy and full of flavour; I didn't expect this since they don't actually contain that much salt in relation to other similar products. To be perfectly honest, if I ate these tortilla chips and a packet of Dorito chips, I don't think I would know the difference.
The chips should be stored in a cool dry place, and I recommend that you eat them as soon as they are open rather than leaving them in a cupboard, unless you put them in an airtight tupperware container, as I find that they do go stale pretty quickly.
Other than that, they are a great product and a great cheap alternative to Doritos and other more expensive brands.