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Waitrose Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips

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Brand: Waitrose / Type. Crisps

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      19.05.2010 00:32
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      Yummy But Expensive!

      This is another thing I treated myself to in Waitrose when I did a bit of shopping in there, I usually go for Tesco Value Tortilla Chips and wanted to see how good these ones were that was more than 60p dearer at 98p for a 200g bag.

      They come in a nicer wrapper, that's obvious straight away. It's an expensive feeling bag and that's always impressive but it's what's inside that's important and I want to see if the TASTE justifies the massive price difference.

      They ARE a bit nicer but only because they've got just the right amount of salt on them and are more like Doritos than the rougher Value Tortilla Chips. The outsides are smoother and they hold the salt better, these chips are deffo not dry and have got a wicked crunch. I ate loads out of the bag and then had some with a sour cream dip and they were yummy both ways.

      They are strong and don't fall apart when you use them to scoop some dip up, when you're running out you can get a couple of dips out of each tortilla chip but they are deffo best when you munch on them before they've had chance to start going soft.

      The salt is just right on them and that helps when you're using them to dip because too much salt spoils the taste of whatever you're dipping the chips into.... and not enough means they're mega bland so it's good that Waitrose have got it so right with these.

      I would say that these are wicked tortilla chips BUT I don't know if they're worth the extra cash. I can buy 4 or 5 bags of the Value ones to stock up but that would cost a lot more if I brought these Waitrose ones all the time. Like I said, they're more like Doritos than the chips you buy from Tesco but I don't actually think the difference in quality is worth an extra 60p a bag.

      Recommended..... but I'll still buy Tesco Value Tortilla Chips!


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        29.07.2009 19:31
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        I was feeling rich and lazy this weekend and did my shopping at Waitrose which is just around the corner; usually I would walk into town to go to Tesco's but it was raining and I didn't need much to buy anyway.
        The tortilla chips were not really on my list but as with most comfy food they somehow found there way in my shopping basket.

        The chips come in a nice blue package and 3 different flavours are available; I tried the lightly salted and the spicy chilli. All important Nutrition info are on the back of the packing.

        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 maize tortillas are baked and flavoured with palmolein oil and salt and are suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.

        The quite big yellow triangles look already alluringly crunchy in their bag. They are advertised as 'lightly salted' but I could do with a bit more salt; but that could just be me as I prefer more strongly flavoured snacks.
        Still, they are very crunchy and don't get soggy if you eat them with salsa sauce. The best thing is that they don't feel and taste greasy and don't leave you with a fatty aftertaste.

        I love salted tortillas with salsa sauces or as a base for a Mexican dish; the lack of flavour makes them perfect to use in a chilli salad or as the base of a nacho bake.

        With 482kcal per 100 gram they contain surprisingly few calories for crisps, definitely less than normal potato crisps. They do however contain quite a lot of fat and carbohydrates.
        All per 100g:
        Protein - 6g
        Carbohydrate 56.7g
        Fat - 25.7g
        Fibre - 8g
        Sodium - 0.32g

        I'm not a big fan of Waitrose in general as they are a bit pricey for a poor soon-to-be student but the food is of extraordinary quality. Everything I bought from Waitrose looked good, tasted good and was *almost* worth the price. The same goes here for the lightly salted tortilla chips; a 200g pack for 90 pence is not bad but there are many low-price options. Tesco and ASDA offer very cheap tortilla chips for almost half the price.

        The Waitrose chips taste good and are definitely a quality product but I wouldn't go out of my way to get them again, not with all the cheap Value or Smartprice options that are available.
        Still, the taste really good and if you are a regular at Waitrose I can highly recommend them to you!


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