“ Brand: Walkers / Type: Crisps „
I had seen these in Asda for a while, but never got round to buying them, but since it is the festive season, and you get some good deals on larger bags of Crisps, then I picked up a 200g bag in my local Co-op for only 74p.
The bag is quite eye catching. It has 2 different colours on he front which is meant to symbolise the 2 different flavours in the bag. I had the Chicken and Salsa ones, and the colouring on the bag was half yellow and half a deeper red colour. The Dorito branding is in the middle of the bag and it's all nice enough looking. The bag is easy enough to open as well.
These are in the same shape as normal Dorito's. You know the Tortilla Crisps with the triangle shape. A light-ish orange colour with some speckles on them.
I like Dorito's since they are crisp, flavoursome, and have a nice light tang to them.
Now to the taste of them. It's odd that the 2 flavours are mixed together and you tend to get the flavouring slightly on both flavours of Crisps. The Chicken ones are a nice, meaty taste and the Salsa ones have a nice tang to them. The flavouring isn't the most exciting i've had and I wouldn't rush to buy these again.
The good thing about these is thatyou are getting 2 flavours of Crisps for the price of 1 and of course these are a brand named Crisp. I would perhaps try the other kind out there, but I will stick to the Tangy Cheese or Chilli Heatwave ones as they are so muc better.
This review is for the Chicken Sizzler / Zest Salsa variety of Dorito's Collisions.
Dorito's collisions are a fairly new product in the Dorito's range - combining 2 differently flavoured tortilla chips in one bag. I guess half the chips are supposed to be Chicken Sizzler flavour, & half Zesty Salsa, but the bag I bought seemed to be predominantly Chicken flavour.
I enjoyed both flavours - but didn't want to eat too many of one flavour in a row - they were definitely tastiest when eaten together or intermittently. The salsa chips were really zingy & left a tingly hot feeling on the tongue. I enjoy crisps with a bit of bite to them, so these definitely hit the spot. I did however find that a couple of minutes after eating the crisps, I had an odd taste in my mouth which I can only describe as being like washing up liquid! (Not that I really know what this tastes like!). I'd be interested to know if anyone else found the same thing?!
The bags are 200g, & cost around £1.50. I bought mine at Asda on sale for £1. A serving is deemed as 35g & contains 8.8g of fat (of which saturates only comprise 0.8g), 172 cals, 20.9g carbs, 2.3g protein, 1.1g fibre. Salt comes in at 0.62g per serving.
Although these are 'chicken' flavoured, they are suitable for vegetarians.
On our latest shopping trip, the other half popped a packet of Doritos collisions into the trolley. These are basically a large (200g) bag containing two different flavours instead of the usual one.
The packet that he selected had 'T-Boned steak' and 'Grilled pepper' flavours inside.
Here's what I thought.......
These come in a nice shiny bag, containing 200g of chips. The front is half a bright green colour, half red - with the Doritos name also of course.
The back of the bag contains the nutritional information and guideline daily amounts - which are a good idea as it puts into perspective what you are eating.
I liked the look of the bag as the colours are bright, eye-catching and look like good quality.
It gives the nutritional information for a 35g serving, however, it would be very easy to eat half the bag (as I have just done..ooops) if there are just two of you sharing, so that would be 100g.
In 100g of this product, are:
2.2g saturated fat
and 3.2g fibre.
Lots of calories and fat there, although quite low in Saturated fat which is the bad stuff.
On the plus side, at least there is quite a bit of protein and fibre in there too.
These aren't too bad I suppose, but it is too easy to consume far too many - not good if you are on a diet.
So there are two different flavours in the bag - why do they all taste the same then?
I coulldn't differentiate which chip was meant to be what flavour as they all tasted the same to me. Still, it didn't really matter as they were quite nice.
The texture is very thick and crunchy, and they tasted like steak crisps - very pleasant and enjoyable yet nothing special.
I liked the taste and texture but not immensely.
These were okay, and worth £1 (special offer price), but I don't think I would buy them again as there are many better and tastier crisps on the market.
I always like the texture of Doritos but aren't too keen on the flavours - and it is a waste of time putting two flavours in as they all taste the same anyway.
I liked them, but not a lot.
We are having a change from cake in the office, so I picked up a bag of these Doritos Collisions from Tesco at lunchtime. I chose them purely because they were by the checkout whilst I was queuing up, and they cost about £1.50 for 200g. There are 2 types available - steak and pepper (?) and the one I got which is salsa and chicken.
The bag is one of the large size sharing varieties, and are foil packed like normal Doritos. Opening the brightly coloured bag, I was faced with two different colours of Doritos denoting the different flavours. The chicken ones are a lighter colour, like the Cool Original Doritos, and the salsa ones darker like the cheese or chilli varieties. It's an interesting idea, unless of course you're not as keen on one of the flavours which might mean a lot get wasted or end up at the bottom of the packet.
So - the taste. I tried a chicken one first and I'm not big on meat I have to say, but these were....interesting. They got better as they went on but that is probably the artificial ingredients. My first impression was that they tasted like burnt chicken, but still bearable. The salsa ones were much nicer, and there was also some salsa in the office - trying them both together was nice, but not as good as I expected. I think the name is misleading 'zesty salsa' implies a hint of lime or something to me, and these just tasted like straight salsa.
Being that I was really hungry, these tasted fairly good despite the impression I've given you! However I think that's due to the moreish nature of Doritos rather than any amazing flavour kick.
Other people's impressions were mixed - one of my friends said she didn't like them (despite being a big crisp person), and one of my friends who pours salt on everything complained they were too salty. They are pretty salty, and the flavouring sticks to your fingers because of the large amounts, which isn't particularly pleasant.
Personally, I'd prefer to buy plain Doritos and dip them in something, because they are less messy and I'm not a big fan of burnt chicken!
These must be, alongside cheesy wotsits, the messiest crips to eat that I have ever come across, they are quite greasy and coated with flavouring that gets all over your fingers and for that reason alone I would not buy them again even if they tasted nice however the ones I tried were not that nice either so I definately will not bother again.
I paid £1.39 for a 200g bag which seemd reasonable value before I started eating them, there are a couple of flavour combinations to choose from and I had opted for the chicken and salsa ones as I like salsa and figured chicken is a fairly safe option.
The Doritos certainlyhave a nice firm crunch when you bite into them howeve the first taste that I had was rather disgusting, as it was a dark red colour I could tell that this was the salsa one, I had expected a fruity tangy tomato flavour instead I got some chemical taste that was not pleasant at all, I did try another just in case I had a rogue one first time round but sadly that was not the case.
I then fished out a slightly lighter coloured one which was the chicken flavour howeverthis was quite harsh and no better and left a sort of heart burn feeling in my chest and that was that, £1.39 deposited in the bin as I would not burden anyone else with such a rank taste.
My advice is to avoid, there are bettertaco options out there and just either make your own salsa dip or buy a pre made one and get dipping.
I am a Librian (not to be mistaken with a Librarian!). As a librarian I can't make decisions so when I saw a bag of Doritos that contained two flavours in one bag I simply couldn't resist buying them for me and my bf's dvd watching the other night! At £1.59 a bag for 200g and the said two flavours (in this case chicken sizzler and zesty salsa) my bf looked at me like I took complete leave of my senses as I jumped up and down at the checkout buying them. I was so excited..yep am easily pleased you don't know the bf lmao!.
I have only seen these available in the one size and the one flavour (which is what I owned however they are available in one other flavour apparently.
So my bag is foil, bright yellow and burgundy in colour and on the front of the bag I'm told they are Doritos '2 Flavours - 1 bag' Collisions. On one side of the bag the Chicken Sizzler Dorito is shown (and I'm told what it is underneath it) and on the other side a slightly darker Dorito adorns the bag and under that once again I'm told the flavour (Zesty Salsa) and finally there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown and the size is stated. On the back of the bag nutritional information is given along with a list of ingredients and I'm told they are suitable for vegetarians, the best before date is stamped clearly on, contact details for Walkers are given and finally the size is again stated, the recycle symbol is shown and there is a bar-code on there. Nice enough packaging and totally in keeping with other Doritos products.... this is.
Well as we all should know by now these are made from corn and are basically tortillas. They are triangle in shape and the chicken flavour Doritos's are a light beige colour and the salsa are a dark red and brown colour and in both flavours you can see the occasional maize kernel (flecks of black).
Now taste wise I was really excited at the thought of these. However although at first both of the flavours do taste, after a couple of the salsa flavoured Doritos you can't taste the chicken any longer. The bf hated them! They were quite dry as Doritos often are, crunchy, well seasoned and no doubt that both flavours were heavily flavoured but sadly on the flavour front the zesty salsa really did take over. A mix of paprika, tomato and chilli they were tangy, meaty and totally tasty and rich in flavour. The chicken when first tasted did taste of like a fried salty chicken but as I say a couple of the salsa Doritos soon means your mouth is slightly tingling and the chicken has ran off and is a waste of time eating.
The salsa Doritos do stain your fingers (according to bf) and he felt they were messy and grubby to eat. I didn't though and I liked them well enough but felt the two flavours combined really didn't work very well together and may I suggest if you like a particular flavour you buy them instead and not be greedy lol!
Nutritional Information Per 35g Serving....
Energy: 172 Kcal
of which is sugars: 1.3g
of which is saturates: 0.8g
of which is mon-unsaturates: 6.8g
of which is polyunsaturates: 1.0g
Equivalent as salt: 0.62g
Readily available in all good supermarkets.
Dorito's Collisions come with two flavour's in one bag, The variety I experienced were t-bone steak and grilled pepper.
They come in a 220g bag and as is the norm these days you get a great big bag half full of air!! Once you open the bag you are met with an overwhelming beefy smell that some people may find far too strong, me personally I like my Dorito's to have some flavour and these really do have a lot of flavour.
The t-bone steak description could well be pushing it bit, they do remind me of BBQ steak but not quite sure if it is t-bone or rump or any other steak, Chargrilled steak would have been just fine as a description.The grilled pepper flavour is not as strong and is quite subtle but still stands alone and is not overwhelmed by the other flavour, but as with the steak description maybe not quite grilled pepper more like some sort of peppery flavour.
These corn chips are identical to other Dorito's in the range with a lovely crunch but not teeth shatteringly hard, coating is a little messy and sticks to fingers quite a lot so half the fun is licking it off.
Apart from that these are delicious if you put aside the imaginative title they are really nice strong flavoured corn chips, especially with melted cheese or soft cheese they are heavenly and very addictive.
These are by no means a light weight crisp and judging by the figures they are not for those trying to watch their weight.
The figures are from the packet and for a 35g serving:
They are suitable for vegetarians made using sunflower oil.
I have not found these many places and only decided to do a review as they were so yummy!! and reduced to 50p at my local market.