We picked up a few bags of Doritos the other month in Asda. There was a good offer on of 2 bags for £1.50, and since these can often cost around £1.50 for just the 1 bag then it was worth stocking up since we go through quite a few bags of Crisps in our house. The larger bags are good to have in the house to nibble on.
These came in a 225g bag. The bag was alright. It was shiny enough and although not the most colourful bag it done the job.
These are just the normal triangle shape of Doritos. These are Tortilla chips and although nice and crunchy, they aren't hard like what Kettle Chips are. They crunch easily enough and break up alright.
There wasn't too much flavouring on these, but the Lightly Salted flavouring probably would have gave that away. These are nice in the fact that these just have a light scattering of Salt on these, and I suppose you could add your own Salt to these as well. They go well with Dips as well so they can be livened up no problem.
There is quite a few calories in these Crisps, and although I don't think I can eat the whole 225g bag in 1 go, I can certainly eat more than half the bag without thinking about it.
Although the Cheese and Chilli ones are probably my favourite due to the amount of flavouring on them, these are nice for a more simple Crisp.
When it comes to Doritos I am a huge fan of them as a rule. I love them whether I dip them or not and buy them usually weekly. Staying with my mate at the moment I purchased us some of these the other day to dip along to a movie we fancied seeing at £1.48 a bag they seemed a really good purchase to me for such a big size.
The Doritos come in a light yellow bag with a shadow depicted of people on there. I am told that they are Doritos Lightly Salted 'Perfect For Sharing' and there is a photograph of the Doritos being dipped in salsa on there, the size is stated (which in this case is 130g) and there is an at a glance nutritional chart displayed too. Other information on the back of the bag includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients are listed (Corn, sunflower and salt only), I am told that they are suitable for Coeliacs and Vegetarians, there is a full nutritional chart shown and contact details for Walkers are given. Nice informative and easy enough to open bag this is though a bit of a Devil to reseal to be honest so hard to store!
Made from corn dough they are triangle in shape and a yellow in colour (with some dark black flecks ingrained into each one) and rather thick and sort of knobbly. Not crisps these are tortillas of course! Rough textured and deeply crunchy these have a natural sort of corn taste to them with a light ingrained and delicate flavour of salt to them. Robust enough for dipping they contain a unique flavour that still holds true even if dipped in some sort of dip! I love the crunchiness of these and the texture! I think they are great and rather unique and great to dip as they are light on flavours and robust enough to take it!
Love em Walkers!
Nutritional Information Per 35g Serving:
Expect to pay about £1.48 for 130g bag and the only size I have seen this available to purchase them in, in all good supermarkets etc.
The missus & I are big fans of 'chips & dip' AKA tortilla crisps dipped in salsa. We usually keep a bag of chips in the cupboard & a tub of salsa in the fridge for those late night snack attacks!
Having tried several brands of tortilla chips, including both premium & store's own label brands, we always end up going back to Dorito's Dippas - Lightly Salted.
Having just worked our way through a full bag (225g) over the weekend, I can say that they seem to be even more delicious than ever! I don't know if the bag was just extra fresh, or if the recipe has been tweaked since last having some, but they were lighter, crisper & even more melt in the mouth than before!
Dorito's Dippas contain minimal ingredients: Corn (whole maize kernals), sunflower oil (27%), & salt. Yep, that's all. They do seem to be very salty, but having checked the nutritional info (which states that 100g contains the sodium equivalent of 0.74g of salt), the level doesn't seem to me to be as bad as first imagined.
The tortilla chips are far from fantastic when eaten on their own - like all tortilla chips, they are rather bland. But, with the addition of a blob of salsa, they are transformed into tangy, zingy, crunchy little delicacies which are moreish to say the least!
With so few ingredients these chips are a more natural snack product, & are suitable for vegetarians & coeliacs.
There are a great many flavours within the Doritos range, but if I were to go for just one it would be these. The reason for this is simple versatility! They can be enjoyed with a dip (like Doritos own hot dips) or any one of the many you will find in the supermarket.
These chips taste quite 'corny' and aren't too heavily salted, but they can make you quite thirsty! They have a pleasant crunch and thickness which makes them able to stand up to repeated dippings. You also get a decent amount in a packet which two can share!
I love sitting down at home with a lap full of junk food and a good movie on the DVD player. There is only one king of living room lounge-snacks and that has to be Doritos!
Whether you are with mates, family or just on your own, Doritos are a great movie accompaniement and are even better when combined with a dip (or two)!
The main reason, however, that I like these is for the NACHO BOWL! The idea is simple - get some Doritos, some cheese (preferably grated) and some salsa (or guacamole if you prefer). Make a layer of doritos in the base of a microwavable bowl and cover with salsa, then cheese. Microwave this until the cheese begins to melt, then add another layer! Keep going until your luck/bravery runs out - just make sure you handle the bowl and eat the contents with care as it the bowl and contents will be hot!
Drawbacks - You will get crumbs everywhere! Also, the noise these make when crunched is incredible and is bound to annoy your fellow film watchers!
On this Sunday afternoon I had a craving, a craving that actually started last night at approximately 9.30pm but being too lazy to get out of bed and go to the shops it has only now just been satisfied.
This craving was for Doritos Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips.
I have just purchased a 245g bag from my local Co-Op for £1.85 but the price of the pack normally varies between £1.50 - £2.
For each 35g serving (as if your only going to eat that many!!!) you can expect to intake 180 calories, 2.3g of protein, 21g of carbohydrate, 9.5g of fat, 1.1g fibre and 0.10g sodium so these are not the healthiest food in the world and you should only eat in moderation, or at least try too, its easier said than done I have found!
One of the first things that I like about the chips is the ingredients listing.
These Doritos are made from only 3 ingredients, corn, sunflower oil and salt and its great to see a list which is so short and also no words that mean nothing to me!
These Doritos do not have as much flavour to them as some of the other flavours such as Tangy Cheese and Cool Originals, they are designed though to be used with dips such as Salsa or Sour Cream. I would not say they are bland though.
It is very hard to put the back down once started and if I am not careful I could eat a whole bag in one go, I tend to eat half one day and the rest the next as my boyfriend is not a big fan (no sharing yay!).
My only negative with these Chips is that I find that when I eat them I get Leslie Ash lips after so I am not sure that they should be called Lightly Salted, I don't normally have this reaction with other salted products except for Popcorn and it doesn't take long for my lips to start tingling once I have started to eat them so I do feel that they could reduce the salt content further.
Saying that it doesn't put me off them, I would rather have puffy lips for a bit then stop eating these, I find they go perfectly with a garlic dip.
I recommend this highly addictive chips to everyone, maybe buy 2 bags so you don't have to share.
Doritos lightly salted is one of the newer flavours brought out by the Doritos brand. There is currently only the large bag available which you can either enjoy for yourself or share with others.
I found this flavour of doritos to be quite bland and needed the dip with them to give it some extra flavour. It's good for those who don't like the other strong flavours such as tangy cheese or cool original. I found it went best with a cream cheese and chive dip and they complimented each other well.
The crisps themseleves are light and airy and don't feel too heavy on the stomach.
So if you want to kick back on a Friday night or host a party then this flavour will likely please everyone. Definately get them with a a few dips though as on their own they might not be a hit, but once the first bite has been taken these chips immediately become addictive and you'll be craving for more!
Here is the review of a girl who loves crisps, especially the tortilla type! WARNING: Could be bias! :D
Each 35g serving contains:
245g per packet (NEW bigger packet)
What they say:
Doritos taste so amazing because they are made the traditional Mexican way. The BEST corn is GROUND into a soft dough. It is then shaped, lightly TOASTED and quickly fried before being seasoned for that UNMISTAKABLE DORITOS flavour!
What I say:
I love the smell of Doritos when opening a fresh packet. They really do smell like good corn and for me, a delicious smelling product is a good start.
Doritos always look really good. There are never any horrible looking, over fried weird ones. Sometimes they have big bubbles and they're just delicious.
I love the taste of lightly salted Doritos. They don't make your tongue hurt from too much salt and they have a slightly sweet wholesome corn flavour. I have tried other cheaper brands and they were really odd. So dense and cardboardy. Doritos are really light and crispy. I rate them the best for texture.
Doritos keep really well if you can't manage a whole bag (35g serving.. what's one of those?!) and taste delicious made into a light lunch placed on a plate with salsa, grated cheese and jalapenos, toasted.
Overall, I would recommend Doritos over store brand tortillas any day. They just don't compare. Doritos are normally in an offer too mankig them affordable and much more enjoyable!!
Thank you for reading my review.
These doritos come in a big bag of 200g, the design on the packing is mainly black with the logo 'Doritos' written in white in a triangular shape. The back of the pack is yellow with all the usual nutritional information on there.
The picture on the front of the pack is not suprisingly...a picture of a dorito being dipped into a salsa.
The doritos themselves are a triangle shape..as im sure you know and they are a pale yellowish colour, they have a very distinct pattern to them which i suspect is from when they are being cooked as it is like patches of a darker, almost brown colour on the crisp.
They have a distinct tast, you can really taste the corn and they have just a hint of salt. The crisps are plain so that they dont over power the dip which is brilliant.
The range of dips are ever growing, a few are:
1. Cool chive and sour cream - my favourite!
2. Mild salsa - tasty and bearable hotness!
3. Hot salsa - too hot for me...i dont like hot or spicy foods!
Doritos can tend to taste quite dry..obviouslynot as bad as crackers but i do tend to need a drink with them so the dips come in handy..they aren't watery but they get the mouth wet! I dont like it when dips are puried down into soup! So these are good as they have chunks!
There are 173 calories per 35g bag of crisp which is pretty average. The 200g bags are designed for sharing but i find it hard to share these treats! The large bag costs just over a pound and the dips around £1.35. Its a shame you cant get them together on a deal!
Doritos have now brought out new flavours of the crisp such as....hint of chilli, hint of lime and tangy salsa. These are nice but i prefer the lightly salted ones as you can really
taste the flavour of the dip.
NAME OF FOOD: Doritos Dippas Lightly Salted Corn dipping chips (crisps).
Since I have been diagnosed as having Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) the dietician/hospital have tried to alleviate my symptoms with dietary changes. Since July 05 I have been trying a wheat free diet and this has helped enormously. My friend Richard trying to find something for me to eat at his house found these (with dips).
Large bag (200g) with yellow back and black top with the word Doritos in a triangle shape (like the Doritos themselves) in white writing.
There is a picture of the crisp being dipped into a mild salsa dip (also made by Doritos) on the front of the packet.
On the back of the packet is a step by step instruction on how to open the packet along with nutritional information and best before date. These bags are supposed to be opened at the side for ease of sharing. I failed to notice this and opened my packet at the top (it opened easily in this manner but do not know if it opens easily the correct way).
The Doritos are a triangular shape and a very light yellow (almost cream colour)
These taste rather bland on their own but they are designed to be dipped into a Doritos dip. My friend had 3 flavours available and I tried Hot Salsa, Mild Salsa and a Cool Chive and Sour Cream dips.
The Doritos had that they were suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs but the dips themselves did not have this useful information and I had to read the ingredients list (which doesnt always help) to see if they were suitable for a wheat free diet. I just hope that they are now!
The dips are not listed as being suitable for coeliacs in their website : http://walkers.corpex.com/cr15p5/nutrition.asp.
Salty and other than that I cant really describe the smell. They seem to be very dry crisps with an unusual smell that is not off-putting.
White corn (whole maize kernels), vegetable oil and salt.
It specifically states that they are Suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs. A coeliac is on a gluten free diet.
Per 35g serving 173 Calories, 8.1g fat and a trace of salt. Protein 2.6g, Carbohydrate 22.4g (0.4g sugars), Fibre 1.2g.
Not known bought by friend specifically for my visit.
1. Extremely tasty
2. Large bag designed for sharing
1. Could eat a whole bag (200g) to myself if not careful!
If you enjoyed them, as I did you can try other flavours, (Hint of Chilli, Hint of Lime, or Tangy Salsa) and try the dips (Cool Chive and Sour Cream, Hot Salsa, Mango Chutney, and Doritos Latino Smooth Red Pepper and Tomato).
MADE BY/MORE INFORMATION FROM
If dissatisfied can contact them at Consumer Services Dept, Walkers Snack Foods Ltd, PO Box 23, Leicester, LE4 8ZU.