“ Type: Crisps/Snacks „
Ah Doritos, that old faithful for casual gatherings and movie nights! I don't eat Doritos very often but when I do I tend to eat rather a lot of them, the main problem with them is that they are so moreish and the new(ish) 'Hint of Lime' flavour is no different.
The 'Hint of Lime' Doritos are exactly the same as the other flavours in terms of shape, size and crispiness, I think they are a little bit more powdery than the original but that's not a huge problem as you can enjoy secretly licking the lime flavoured powder off your fingers when nobody's looking! The triangular shape is generally great for dipping but occasionally you get one that has curled up a bit too much and when you bite into it the crumbs go everywhere, so be careful of those ones!
The flavour is very unique, and while I find it delicious its maybe not to everyone's taste. They are like the original flavour but with just a bit of a fresh, slightly tangy fruity flavour. Its not overpowering, and if you have the crisps with a dip, then the dip will win the flavour contest. I'd compare it to the lime flavoured coca cola products, unless you really strongly hate lime you will probably be happy with this product.
I bought the 200g bag and was pleasantly surprised by how many crisps were in there, I was expecting mostly air! I was a bit disappointed that so many of them were crushed into tiny pieces but thats probably the luck of the draw in how they were transported and handled at the shop.
With 1014 calories and 27g of fat in the bag, they aren't the healthiest but aren't too bad as an occasional treat, you could even have the whole bag for lunch if you were particularly in need of a junk food fix! Not that I'm recommending or have ever done that, of course.
Doritos Hint of Lime come in a huge 225g bag, which is lucky as in my house they don't last long once open!
The packaging is the usual type of crisp cellophane which is not re-sealable once open. It's a green bag with the Doritos labelling and the nutritional information on the front.
The bad news is that a 35g serving is 180 calories, 0.4g of salt and 9g of fat - but they taste so good that I try not to worry about that!
The Doritos themselves are mostly triangular and quite large - around 10cm at the longest point. They are slightly spicey, but in a very gentle kind of way. You can really taste the lime and the flavour works perfectly.
I often incorporate these into a meal. They work brilliantly with chilli, sour cream and some melted cheese on the top. For parties I find these go down a treat. They are great for dipping with salsa and sour cream as the flavour is quite mild so they aren't overpowering. Also they don't have that garlic aftertaste that a lot of nachos have.
I have to admit that we've also demolished a pack of these in minutes after coming in late from the pub - they have that midnight munchie appeal!
These are usually priced at around £1.30 a pack, but regularly on offer in all the big supermarkets, when they work out at around £1 a pack - a bargain for such a big bag.
Since these Doritos were brought out I have been a huge fan. When it comes to buying a big share bag of Doritos it's always the same ones I buy Doritos with a hint of lime.
Doritos with a hint of lime come in a bright green 225g Doritos sharing bag, exactly like the picture above. Prices for Doritos share bags vary between £1.00 and £1.50 though they can regularly be found on offer.
I think a lot of people are put off by the idea of these Doritos with the notion that lime and crisps shouldn't work. However, these are really nice and work both alone and with dips. For those of you who don't know, Doritos are (very tasty) corn chips. The initial taste you are struck with when eating these is lime and salt which are both fairly strong, though in my opinion very pleasant. However, the flavours do mellow as you chew. In my opinion these are definitely lime flavoured crisps rather than just having a hint of lime. I love to suck on these crisps until all the lime flavour is gone before eating!
On the back of the packet Doritos do suggest turning these in to nachos, which I don't agree with. A few years ago when on holiday I once ordered nachos and was brought out a plate of cheesy Doritos covered in cheese and salsa. It was probably one of the worst plates of nachos I have ever had and in my opinion nachos are pretty hard to get wrong! Therefore I don't see nachos working with any flavoured chips, its something to be left for the salted ones! Also when you can make up a plate of nachos that work with cheap value tortilla chips why would you want to use expensive Doritos?
I would definitely recommend these Doritos. Don't let the idea of this flavour put you off because they are really nice. Even my other half who thought they were going to be completely disgusting will eat these now, even though when he does its more often than not with dips.
As you would expect, Doritos Lime are very similar to the original flavout exxcept with an added lime flavouring and with accompanying packaging colouring in an appropriate hue of green.
They are available in both large (family sized) and small (standard, individual sized) packets, though really they are intended to be eaten at lunch or as the accompaniment to a film with salsa or other mexican dips, as the frot of the packet illustrates.
I find that the sharpness of the lime tastes quite odd in conjunction with the salt-and-corn-oil-rich flavour of the crisps themselves, and whilst certainly edible (and, indeed, very moreish) I am not entirely convinced by the flavour, which to my mind reminds of the unpelasant taste you get on your tongue when someone sprays a lot of air freshener or deoderant in the area you are stood in, with the crisps tasting a little like normal doritos only sprayed with Pledge or Lemon Mr Muscle or something. I didnt eat them with dips, so perhaps they taste better with another flavour accompanying them, but on their own they taste a little too sharp and incongruous for my tastes.
They are not particularly cheap either (a big bag will set you back around £1.70, unless they are on special offer), although shared between a few people I suppose this isnt much really. They are unhealthy and fattening too, and their addictiveness tends to lead you to eat more than you intend to, and in truth I would recommend just sticking with a standard bag of doritos and flavouring them yourself with dips instead.
With just a "hint of Lime" these Doritos are really turning up the Mexican flavours!!
Doritos are a brand of flavoured tortilla chip and are a corn based chip like all tortilla chips.
The corn itself is ground into a soft dough, shaped into a triangle style shape then toasted, fried and seasoned. Corn chips have a very different flavour than say a potato crisp like Walkers. I would say that they are quite an acquired taste and not everybody likes the. The corn makes them quite thick and crunchy. The corn taste can be quite a bland taste but these are anything but bland, the flavouring makes up for that. I could eat quite a lot of Doritos in one go and find them very moorish and have to be careful not to eat a whole bag of the family size as is quite easy to do.
According to the packet "Doritos taste so amazing because they are made the traditional Mexican way!" Translated the word Doritos actually means "Little Bits of Gold" and in my opinion a gold winning flavour they are! Tortilla chips have been around for centuries, reportedly since the 1500's but Doritos have only produced since 1966 in the United States. They became available in the UK in 1994.
Doritos have some great flavours and I like the fact that each crisp in the packet seems to be covered with the flavouring so you are guaranteed a great taste with every chip. Mexican food is heavily accessorised with lime and these chips are no different. The lime is very tangy and you can definitely taste the lime when you bite into the chips. You can also smell the lime on the chips too. It gives them quite a zesty, tangy taste and definitely very different from other chips on the market. Originally I think in the UK Doritos only came in three flavours, Tangy Cheese (in an Orange packet), Cool Original (in a blue packet) and Original (in a red packet) but now the lime ones are here in a green packet which is great.
Doritos are now made with Sunseed oil (like with most crisps nowadays) which are said to have naturally lower saturates and have 75% less saturated fat!! Good news!
However, they do have a lot of calories!! A 35g portion of the lime chips has 180 calories, quite a few more than say a packet of Walkers and it also contains 9g of fat. Ok so not great but don't eat them everyday and you will be fine.
Apart from the calories these are a crisp I definitely recommend!
Prime Lime (but fatty) Doritos
Well, I have just realized that I have not done a foodie review in quite a while. It is time to address that by giving the snack product "Doritos Hint of Lime" the once over.
Since the Doritos first hit the UK stores in the early 1990s with a couple of main flavours, cool original and tangy cheese, the product has since added other flavours into "the mix" including the excellent chilli heatwave flavour and the simple lightly salted flavour. Doritos make an excellent (albeit unhealthy) snack and are ideal for dipping into salsa - perfect for entertaining.
The Doritos Hint of Lime flavour are an excellent addition to the Doritos range. They are packaged within a large foil green bag (225g) that is a very bold and dominant lime green colour. The Doritos logo is prominent, and there is a picture of a Dorito dipped within an appetizing bowl of salsa.
As for the Doritos themselves, there is nothing particularly different in appearance to other Doritos products. The unbroken Doritos are a large yellow triangular shape with brown specks on the surface. The Doritos look as ever, quite appetizing, and give a characteristic crunch upon biting. The lime flavour is accurately described "on the tin' - it is certainly a hint of lime, strong enough to be noticed on the tongue, but not so dominant that the flavour becomes sour. The taste is very moreish and it is very hard to stop at a handful of Doritos. Asides from dipping in salsa, I would also thoroughly recommend these Doritos for nachos as part of a chilli con carne. The light lime flavour combines very well with mince and spicy chill beans.
In terms of price, Tescos are currently stocking all of the large bags (225g) of Doritos flavours for £1. This represents pretty good value when considering that a small individual bag of Doritos can cost half of this. As for the health considerations, you will not be surprised that the fat content of Doritos is quite high, and should be enjoyed in moderation. For your information the headline health information is given below.
Each 35 g serving contains:
Calories: 180 (9% of an adults guideline daily amount)
Sugar: 0.7 g (1% of an adults guideline daily amount)
Fat: 9 g (13% of an adults guideline daily amount)
Saturates: 0.8 g (4% of an adults guideline daily amount)
Salt: 0.4 g (7% of an adults guideline daily amount)
Note that these values are presented as an adult guideline daily amount, which means that they will be even higher when considered as a children's guideline daily amount. Why is it that snack companies avoid presenting these figures too? Ah yes, that would be because the figures would look even worse which would affect sales as consumers are becoming more and more health conscious.
Anyway, in summary, these are a very tasty snack which we particularly enjoy as part of a chill con carne. But be warned, they are moreish, and are high in fat content. Enjoy (in moderation), of course.
Doritos are suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs.
Visit the company at www.doritos.co.uk
© CJG, 2010
Having been eating the Walkers Dorito brand for a good few years, I would consider my self quite well aquainted with the usual flavours: Cool and Tangy Cheese. However, when I first saw that Walkers had brought out a new, citrus flavour - I had to try it.
The Doritos with a touch of lime are packaged in a lime green bag with lots of colourful graphics on the outside. Apparantly these are bigger bags - "Better for sharing", or in my case, "more for me!". There is also the general nutritional information on the front:
For a 35g serving
Calories: 180 (9%)
Sugar: 0.7g (1%)
Fat: 9g (13%)
of which is saturated: 0.8g (4%)
Salt: 0.4g (7%)
% of adult's daily amount
In a bag there is approximately 225g, which should provide about 6 servings (just over). What did shock me was the fat content - at over a tenth of your suggested daily intake, it is rather a lot. However, only 9% of that is saturated which does lessen the blow slightly.
Walkers suggest on the back that, to try something different, you could heat up the Doritos and some salsa, put them in a bowl and cover with cheese and then heat it until the cheese melts. I can confirm that this is a very delicious, but also incredible unhealthy, way of eating these Doritos (and also a good marketing scheme by Walkers to get you to buy some of their matching dips and salsas).
Also on the back is a little explaination of how Doritos are made. Essentially the corn is ground up and made into a soft dough. This is then shaped, toasted and then fried (which I guess is where most of that fat content comes in) and seasoned with that special , Doritos mix.
These crisps are suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs.
The taste is very distinctive, and one of my flavourite flavours not only out of the Dorito range, but generally. "With a hint of Lime" describes it perfectly - not too overpowering but just enough to add a really distinctive edge to the tortilla crisps. By slightly increasing the seasoning, I think they could be improved, but not vastly as they are already very delicious. Unfortunately, one of the few downsides is that some bags are under seasoned and disappointing. This doesn't happen very often, but it is disheartening when it does.
Overall, I really love these crisps and will be buying them very often. The cheapest I've found them for (without any offers on) is about £1.49 - approximately 25p per 35g serving - but there are various offers that run quite regualarly that push the price down (eg. a reduction to £1 a bag - about 17p per 35g serving - and 3 for £3.50 - 18p per 35g serving). This means that, even at full price, these beat the single packets. I have recommended these to many people and we all love them. They are excellent for sharing and for parties but also equally great for a quick, naughty, delicious snack. The only other downside is that I tend to eat far too many at once!
These Doritos crisps from Walkers come in large bags for sharing (if you have to!). They are meant to accompany a dip, such as salsa or cheese. However, they can be enjoyed on their own.
They have a very mild lime taste. Sometimes Doritos, especially the cheese ones, can be heavily coated in flavouring, which is nice in its place. These lime doritos however have a very light dusting of flavouring and so you never bite in to an overly-flavoured one. This is a good thing if you are speed-eating them, as I often am!!
They are like all other doritos crisps, VERY crunchy little triangles! Much crunchier than your usual crisp and not flakey at all.
They are made by grinding down corn, pressing them into Mexican style tortilla triangles and then toasting and frying them. Despite the fact they are fried, they are not at all greasy.
I always end up eating too many of them, which is a big downside. I wish they came in smaller packets so that I could be trusted to have a packet for lunch. The instant lime flavour is delicious but this fades quite quickly. It would be good if this flavour could last but not be made to be stronger. But without this, I'm still going to be buying them!
You can pick them up for about £1 in many supermarkets, sometimes less when there are offers on.
Great for parties - so mild everyone will enjoy them... and if they don't, more for you!