Product Type: Tesco Snacks
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Cheap as chips!
Tesco Value Tortilla Chips
Member Name: vickymarks
Tesco Value Tortilla Chips
Advantages: Versatile, cheap, handy to have in your cupboard!
Disadvantages: Quite high in calories!
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.
Summary: Can be used as a snack, part of a buffet, or on the side of a main meal !