As a snack food lover I am no stranger to crisps and chips. I am normally left extremely disappointed however as they are either not very flavoursome or they are too oily or there is not enough in the bag and I have paid mostly for air.
These are not made with potato which is a nice change and they are also cooked with sunflower oil which according to the bag means they are lower in saturated fat. All I know is that they are super crispy. I mean ridiculously crunchy corn chips.
The size of the bag is an average size for a share bag of crisps but there is not such a big gap of air which is nice as I feel more like I am getting what I paid for. They can seem expensive but there are regular offers in most supermarkets so definitely check around before you buy if money is an issue.
The flavour is strong and lasts well. I never seem to have had a problem with a nasty aftertaste or anything so I would wholeheartedly recommend them to friends. Another good thing is that they are travelable, by that I mean you can take a handful with you to have a snack or for lunch and they wont leave greasy residue everywhere nor will they go soft or stale too quickly.
The only downside I have is that the delicious cheese powder flavouring that they coat each chip with is a luminous orange nightmare so don't get any on your clothing. I've been there...it isn't a good look.
When it comes to crisps and savoury snacks I love them and always tend to have a bag of something in for me to munch on. These I got addicted to because my Mum has always bought a large bag of this flavour at Christmas for some reason but more recently she has always put a big bowl out for family meals to go with chilli and rice (they actually do really go lol).
So now I love them I buy them for my own home, not just this flavour cos I like to swap and change but I have to admit I find these really yummy and I do a variety of things with them (all that involve eating of course lol!).
These can be bought in a variety of different sizes I usually opt for a bag of 110g bag which I think is the largest and I find them most often for a pound in places like Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrison's and Nisa.
These come in a bright orange and easy to open foil bag which is silver foil inside to keep the freshness of them. On the front of the bag we are clearly told that they they are Doritos Tangy Cheese Flavour Corn Chips, there is a picture shown of the 'chips', there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown and the size is stated (As I have listed already) then on the back of the bag other information listed includes being told a bit about the chips, ingredients and allergy advice is clearly given (these are suitable for Vegetarians to consume by the way), the best before date is stamped on, there is a full nutritional chart shown and contact details for Walkers (the manufacturer) are also given. Nice enough packaging its just a shame that the bag isn't resealable in the large bag like this case cos it means I feel I have to eat the lot (lol) though you could use a freezer clip or the likes to seal the bag or find an airtight container to keep them fresh in of course!
I love these! These are made from from whole maize kernels (corn) are large triangles in shape and bright orange (due to paprika extract and cheese flavouring) these are liberally covered in. They make my hands a bit mucky with the flavouring coming off on my fingers but seriously these are cheesy in falvour with a hint of garlic and seriously yummy!
They are dry, they are knobbly and not flat and they look great by the colour of them and the little black bits of kernel you can see in them. They are strong and robust so you can use them with dinners or to dip, I like them dry as they are so tangy and flavoursome just by themselves. I have used these under the grill too by shoving them in an oven proof dish, layering salsa on them and topping them with cheese and they are seriously lush that way and a great snack....well my mates and I love them anyway!
I love the big crunch, the flavour and that although they are crunchy they don't hurt my sensitive teeth so they the thumbs up from me and only give me 152 calories to consume per 30g serving and 0.9g of saturated fat so these taste great but are not too naughty!
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**- INTRODUCTION -**
I have to admit I never heard of these crisp until recently and now I am addicted to them. I do enjoy a bag when watching a film at night curled up on the sofa, and also like to take a bag to work with me for my supper. I do find the crisp very moorish but one bag is enough to satisfy you. They do come in a 6 pack or you can buy the big bags although eating a full one of these can leave you feeling a little sickly.
**- ABOUT THE CRISP -**
The crisps are full of flavour with each bite you take, the smell as soon you open the bag hits you straight away, and they can be eaten by themselves or with a dip, I have never tried the dips as I tend to always eat the crisp as they are, straight out of the bag and into my mouth. I think they are suppose to be triangle in shape, although they are normally all in bits be time I open the bag with a few that are still in their shape, but that does not matter much to me.
Like any other bags of crisps you buy you will notice they don't have many crisp in the bag these are no different, they don't even cover half the bag, which is huge shame because they are not cheap. The cheesy taste of the crisp is quite strong in flavour, and so is the smell, and can leave you smelling of cheese for a long time, just like when you eat garlic, mind you I would rather smell of cheese then garlic.
The crisps are very crunchy when biting into them and are thicker than the original walkers crisp, but not as thick as the McCoy's crisp, but even so packed with flavour I am not bothered.
**- PACKAGING -**
The packaging is as plain as it can be really; the crisps come in a orange bag, with silver foil within the inside of the bag to keep the crisps fresh and crunchy. On the front you will have the name printed on it alongside a picture of the crisp. On the back you have the ingredients, nutrition, and other information about the crisps. Although they do stand out but only because they are in a orange bag, and maybe I wouldn't of picked them up otherwise.
**- AVAILABILITY AND PRICE -**
I bought these from the tesco's just around the corner from me, they were priced at £1.89 for the 6 pack and only £1 for the big bag, which was on offer at the time. You can buy these from your local supermarket for around the same price, although does depend where you shop.
**- FINAL THOUGHTS -**
As everyone knows crisp are not healthy for you to eat, but one bag a day wont hurt, but do not eat or be tempted if your on a diet or trying to loose weight. I would say they are value for money but I wish there was more in the bag, I would like to maybe try the dips that you can buy, just to see if they work well with the crisp and how they taste. I have to say I am glad I have tried these as these seem to be a favourite of mine at the moment.
I adore crisps and regularly buy a selection of different kinds from assorted brands. I also enjoy eating crisps with dips and I think there are specific crisps that go really well with dips and salsa, one of which is "Doritos", which is a well-known brand of corn chips that are similar to tortilla chips.
You can buy Doritos in a variety of flavours, such as 'Cool Original' and 'Lightly Salted' as well as the 'Tangy Cheese' variety that I am reviewing here. The bags are available to buy in large bags that are 225g in size, but you can also buy multi-packs, containing six individual bags of Doritos chips. I generally buy my bags individually from a local grocery store, however, and these are smaller bags that are 40g in size. I pay around 60 pence for my bag, a price that I think is fairly average.
The packaging consists of a bag that is fairly standard for crisps nowadays, consisting of a bag which is foil-backed which I believe helps in keeping crisps and snacks fresh and dry. The Doritos brand is quite a recognisable one as far as I am concerned, and the brand logo is not difficult to spot on the shop shelf, thanks to the bright colours of blue and white that are emblazoned across the top of the bag. The bags vary in colour depending which of the Doritos flavours you are purchasing, and in the case of the 'Tangy Cheese' flavour, this is bright orange.
The crisps or 'chips' themselves are a sort of large triangular shape, and are quite rough in their texture. This is not a negative point at all, as the pointed edges of the chips make them ideal for dips and salsa as I touched on previously. I find that tortilla chips and Doritos have a very satisfying 'bite' to them as they are quite hard and crunchy, especially when compared to 'regular' crisps.
There is a thick coating of orange-coloured powder evident on the cheesy-flavoured Doritos, and it is quite noticeable as soon as you remove one of the triangular chips from the bag. The coating of powder is in fact the cheesy Doritos' flavouring and the appearance of this powder gives the impression that the chips are not going to be lacking anything in the flavour department..... This impression is absolutely spot on in my opinion and I always find the Doritos to be extremely tasty!
The cheesy flavouring is not at all over-powering, nor is it too strong for my own tastes. Some brands of cheese-flavour crisps - and especially those at the cheaper end of the market - can be quite over-bearing in my opinion, but in the case of the Doritos, the flavour is absolutely spot on in terms of its strength. I find that the cheese flavouring is very tasty and quite satisfying really, without being at all sickly, which is something else I find is too often the case with cheese-flavoured snacks.
Combined with the delicious crunchy texture of the Doritos chips, the deliciously tangy cheese flavouring of these snacks really makes the snack a very enjoyable one and when I am in the mood for a savoury snack I find that these chips really satisfy my craving.
The nutritional information on the reverse of the packaging informs me that the 40g bag of 'Tangy Cheese' flavoured Doritos will provide: 202 kcal and 10.6 g fat which does seem quite high but I believe is on a par with many other types of savoury snack that I consume regularly!
I can also see that the Tangy Cheese Doritos are suitable for a vegetarian diet. In relation to food allergies, I can see that the Doritos contain milk, wheat and gluten.
I would wholeheartedly recommend the Walkers Doritos "Tangy Cheese" flavoured corn chips a try out as I think they are a very satisfying savoury snack item and I will continue to buy them for myself.
There is a whole range of snack items available from the Doritos brand, such as a variety of flavoured 'Corn Chips' as well as a range of dips. There is a selection from the range available to buy in all good supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda.
Never thought I would ever see the day where I would be writing a review about crisps, but here we go.
First of all, very good crisps. All the flavours of Doritos are lovely in my opinion and tangy cheese is no exception.
If you have a look around different stores you can normally get some really good deals, especially on the large share sized bags. Recently in morrissons it was 2 bags for £2 where you can't go wrong.
The crisps themselves are very flavoursome which may be their major downfall.
As much as I would not recommend eating a share sized bag on your own, if you do it, you may feel very sick afterwards.
The cheese flavour is also so strong that your fingers remain smelling the strong cheese smell well after finishing the crisps.
As far as crisps go, they are the two only "warnings" I would give you.
If you are after a great snack, grab a bag and a few dips. Even cover in cheese and pop in oven and make some great nachos. You can't go wrong!
If there is one cheesy crisp I like, it's the Doritos tangy cheese variety. They taste fantastic and are so addicting. Their shape, corn crisp, flavour and aroma all just adds to the enjoyment. They make an ideal snack and are available in small and larger packets.
They come in a bright orange packet with the Doritos logo across the front and the Tangy Cheese flavour indicated below, with a picture of the crisp below. The packet is lined with foil to keep the crisps well inside. Upon opening the packet, you are overwhelmed by the cheesy aroma that bursts out. It's not too overpowering and normally makes my mouth water.
The crisps are all triangle shaped like other Doritos. On appearance, they look orange with small darker bits of the raw corn crisp. They have plenty of flavouring on them so can be quite messy too. Their shape can make them awkward to fit in your mouth whole, but usually you can place one corner in before squeezing an adjacent one in.
The taste is simply wonderful. As soon as the crisp meets your tongue, you are delighted by an intense cheesy taste. Their taste is quite accurate compared to other 'cheesy' crisps. The flavour is quite rich and they aren't the lightest crisps you will find, so can be quite filling and satisfying. They may leave your fingers with orange marks of the flavouring, but I usually give them a good lick afterwards!
If you rid the crisp of the flavour by sucking it all off, you can actually admire the delicious taste of the corn crisp itself. This is what leaves a pleasant aftertaste in your mouth. I'd highly recommend these crisps - you can get a small packet for around 40p or a larger one for 99p in most shops and supermarkets. They are definitely my favourite of the Doritos range, and possible my favourite Walkers crisps too!
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Doritos are one of the best crisps on the market in my opinion and although all the flavours are good, there is simply no beating their tangy cheese flavour.
Doritos are more of a tortilla chip type snack than a typical crisp, they are very crunchy and very substantial unlike some of the melt in the mouth crisps around.
There is certainly no shortage of flavour on these cheesy crisps, there is so much in fact that the crisps are bright orange in colour and so will your fingers be after eating them.
The cheese flavour is lip smackingly good and there is just enough of a tanginess to them to make them different from other cheese flavour snacks.
You do get average size packets of these crisps but for me the only way to buy them is in the big share size bags which I believe are 245g and at their usual price will cost you around £1.50 but are often on offer at only £1 per packet in Asda.
Like any other snack of this type they are of course not very good for you, a 35g serving has 175 calories and 9.3g of fat but they are so good it is hard to stop at a 35g serving so be prepared to have to exercise these back off once you have enjoyed them.
Doritos are a name of a crisp that most people know. They are well known for the 'triangle' shape that they come up, resembling a nacho, which they are in many ways.
The texture to look at is quite uneven and bumpy looking, however once you have started to eat it, it does have a lightish flakey texture to it. I would not say that the cheese is particuarly 'tangy' however it is definitley very strong.
The cheesey powder that is layered upon each crisp / nacho is quite thick, which is why you can taste the cheese strongly. As it is quite thick it can sometimes be quite 'cloggy' to eat, however these are moreish, which means you can't help but dive back into the bag to get another few.
Altogether I really like the taste, the cheese isn't disimilar to wotsits, but the crisp itself is very different as it is a nacho.
You can get these in family sized bags which cost between £1-£2, also in six packs, in what the packets are the size of a normal packet of crisps.
I would highly reccomend these, they are perfect for watching a movie with or to go alongside a summer barbeque!
"little bits of gold"
Perhaps because I am a smoker, my taste buds need an awful lot of zest in whatever foods I consume because otherwise, everything I eat tastes rudimentary ho-hum and why mashed potato for instance, is excluded from my dinner plate.
Amongst Thai sweet chilli sauce; Horseradish paste and Pringles, Doritos tangy cheese tortilla crisps are my ultimate taste-sensation snacks, the overwhelming salt content gives them the edge as a light meal and appeals to anyone who is more of a savoury than a sweet buff.
Ordinarily I don't ever touch dairy products of any description unless it comes in the disguise of a Dorito or bite size Ritz biscuit or similar, I am now buying multiple packs of all Dorito tastes, my favourite being the ever-so popular Tangy Cheese, its flavouring extract produced out of cheese powder from a milk source and monosodium glutamate enhancers, many snacks manufacturers now try and steer clear due to government legislation regarding healthier eating choices that have since brought about televised campaigns raising awareness of too much salt, fat and so forth in our diets. Doritos are never going to make great sales on their tortilla chips if they are to lessen their seasoning enhancers, that, as thick sliced peels of corn, require heavier flavouring to that of standard thin sliced potato whisps that Walkers manufacture.
Although they are not the healthiest snack of all, they certainly are the most habit-forming of food source just in the same way as sweets; chocolate and cake and are at least another alternative in the diverse global-grocery enterprise. The introduction of transatlantic food stuffs in the 20th Century to Britain has by now, fully grown as in the case of breakfast cereals such as "Twinkle Charms" and COCO pops" that were originally of American creation and became an Anglo-American franchise. Doritos are a brand of flavoured tortilla chips created by someone by the name of Arch West who made a career out of producing these "since 1964 by the American food company Frito-Lay (a division of PepsiCo, Inc) in which The company's modern form is the "result of a 1965 merger of Frito-Lay, Inc. and the Pepsi-Cola Company, which resulted in the formation of PepsiCo, Inc." - not surprisingly given that highly ladened salt snacks require hydration and why PepsiCo, Inc, food and drink retail sales earn this company millions in profit each year with yearly sales figures in their billions.
Doritos is not entirely a Mexican invention but Spanish too and, literally translates into english as "little bits of gold" due to the corn's yellow colour formation that once fried, baked or toasted, gives them a golden sheen once exposed to direct sunlight.
Where does Tortilla originate?
The Dorito Tortilla chip is a direct ascendant of the ancient flat breads that both Mexican and Spanish cultures use as part of their staple eating habits even now, so the Tortilla chip was born from this over a period of a few centuries once indigenous peoples discovered the use of oils, extracted from plants. Tortilla chips are the key- essential and often complimentary appetizer in Mexican style restaurants for instance and typically served with a dip such as the popular guacamole, made with Tomatoes, chilli and lemon juice or it's even hotter "Salsa" accompaniment.
Contents and calories etc in a 30g bag:
Corn, (whole maize Kernels)
Sunflower oil (27%)
tangy cheese flavour (cheese powder from milk (2.5 %)
Whey solids (from Milk)
monosodium glutamate disodium 5'-ribonucleotide
Colours (Paprika extract, annatto, plain caramel)
Sugar and Salt
There are 150 calories per pack; 0.8g Sugar, 8g fat, 0.9g saturates, 0.6g salt and cooked in the healthier, Sunseed oil that is naturally lower in saturates that make them a whopping 75% more nutritious as a snack.
Extremely inviting packaging in sun-drenched orange aluminum. Great addition to a Mexican themed feast or on their own, so are highly versatile and filling corn edibles. However they make you very thirsty as in the case of all seasoned/salted foods that Doritos have managed to use more flavouring enhancers to cut down on the salt content a little which is great initiative. Not entirely clear about their association with "Walkers" though? - The back of the pack states that if the consumer is dissatisfied, "tell us why and send to Consumer Service Department, Walker's snack foods Ltd" which confuses the issue of who is the real manufacturer?
Tangy Cheese Doritos are the longest running flavour from the Doritos brand having been introduced in the 1970's. Available in single packs, family packs or multi packs (both mixed multi packs and six of the same flavour) these cheese flavoured tortilla chips are competitively priced (single pack about 40p-50p) and full of flavour. To be enjoyed on their own or with one of the Doritos (or any other make) dips, these tortillas also taste great with grated cheese melted over them in the microwave or oven.
Despite the good taste, these Doritos have a very strong smell about them, one that can linger in a room for hours. The taste of them is also so strong that it will stay in your mouth and on your breath until you next eat/drink or brush your teeth.
Overall they're a good tasting snack but, like any crisps, they're not the best idea if you're thinking of a healthy snack. I personally much prefer the 'Cool Original' Doritos, but also the 'Chilli Heatwave' ones, but if just compared to cheese flavoured crisps then Doritos rank quite highly.
Cheese Crisps aren't my favourite flavour, but there is just something so much nicer about these ones. They are like Wotsits, but perhaps that bit better.
I wouldn't say that Dotiro's are an aquired taste, but I know that some people just don't like Tortilla Crisps. These are the brand name of Tortilla's and so much better than the Supermarket own brand ones. They are a triangle shape, pretty crisp and crunchy and have little black flecks going through them. They are a bright orange colour and you just have to lick your fingers after eating these.
You get them in 40g bags which cost around 45p. I don't see them getting sold this way that often, which is a shame. The larger bag I think is 220g and they cost about £1.50. Sometimes can be found on offer for £1, which is even better.
The bag sticks out on the shelf with it's bright orange colouring. The Dorito logo is easy to see as well.
Per 40g I think these have nearly 200 calories and a fair amount of fat as well. Certainly not the healthiest snack for you.
These are so tasty that we can polish off a bag between us very easily.
Full of a heavy Cheddar tang which can be copied but nothing comes close to this original tang of this one. Well worth the extra money.
I shan't repeat what I have already said about Doritos in my previous review, but the taste of Tangy Cheese is a lot easier to describe than Cool Original, so this is mostly a taste-based review. Doritos are crunchy corn-based snacks, noted for the wedge-like shape of their crisp, and their bright, distinctive packaging. As you can see, Tangy Cheese quite aptly comes with the Orange packaging.
This is probably my least favourite flavour of Doritos, but they're still quite tasty even if I find it hard to eat more than one in any particular period of time. The aroma is heavy when you open the packet, and the pungent cheese smell really jumps out at you. When you bite into the crunchy Dorito, you're likely to react one of two ways: become entranced in a bout of ecstasy at how rich and textured the cheese taste is, or as I felt, become a bit repelled by his strong the cheese taste is. I am not a traditional cheese lover, and I prefer mild cheeses most of the time, so while I did enjoy this flavour, I wasn't as enamoured with them as the other two flavours because the cheese taste is VERY pungent.
The Cheese itself isn't so much the issue as the tang, for me. It gives it an almost fruity zest that to me doesn't mesh that well with the cheese. I have never eaten cheese with a tang and didn't especially want to start with cheese-flavoured crisps. It gives a bit of an odd aftertaste, and it's in my opinion overpowering enough that I don't really care to eat another packet afterwards.
Still, while this sounds like a panning, I do love the texture and the taste is good, but could be dialled back a bit!
These truly are like heaven on earth!
The very ovious bright orange packet is hard to miss, they come in small bags and larger "share" bags. In a 50g bag it contains a massive 250 calories.
They are a corn based crisp - tortillas - that are a triangular shape and are coated in a thick cheesy flavouring. On opening the bag the cheese hits you like you wouldn't believe! You take one and another and another etc and then you notice the bag is gone they are that good!
Tangy cheese are definately the best flavour I have had and as time goes on more flavours are coming out and even collisions of 2 flavours mixed in one bag!
The cost for these crisps for the larger share bags are usually around £1.70 so they are a little costly although for a rare treat they are good, however if you think a bag will last a while after you taste them you'll be devastated to feel the end of the bag!!
I don't know what inspired me to buy Doritos for the first time. It might have been the shinny orange packaging (I like shinny things!), it might have been the idea of a triangular crisp or it might simply have been the fact I was hungry and they were there! Whatever it was, it was a pivotal day in my crispy, snack eating life, as from the first time that triangle of cheesy joy hit my taste buds I knew I was hooked.
Doritos are corn based crisps cooked, supposedly, in the traditional Mexican way, and are somewhat more a Tortilla than a crisp. This gives them a nice hard and crunchy texture that is one of the pivotal ingredients to their addictiveness, the other is that strong cheesy flavour.
Doritos are covered in this cheese powder that gives them a powerful, and somewhat unpleasant, aroma. Don't let this put you off though, as it'll be gone in about 20 seconds, once the bag has been finished. Without the strength of the cheese, they would not be the wonderful crisp that they are and once you have devoured the bag, you are left to suck the remnants of the cheesiness off your fingers.
Doritos are no more or less bad for you than any other crisp, but still pretty bad, containing in a 50g bag:
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 3g
Total Carbohydrate 30g
So make sure you don't eat too many bags in one sitting!
Cheese? Yes please!!
Doritos have a distinctive taste because they are made in the traditional Mexican way, corn is ground into a soft dough which is then shaped, toasted and quickly fried.
Doritos are something never really appealing to me until I tried these bad boys, which are by far the nicest flavour of Doritos going.
They can be consumed alone without the need for any salsa dips etc, as the flavours alone in the chip mean nothing extra is needed.
They are available singly but by far better value are the six pack multipack which are more worth paying out for.
Lovely hue of bright orange :/ pretty much summing up the item inside. Foil packets mean fresher food. Of course ingredients and calorific value present. Bag is of a decent size.
Bubbly looking chip surface, very bright yellowy orange colour and a bit powdery, when you eat this it leaves it all over your fingers so be warned!!
Very strong taste is lovely, not weak at all, very punchy and cheesy, I love them personally, they are extremely crunchy and tasty and I find them to leave a lovely aftertaste. I emphasise the fact they are VERRY cheesy and not everyone will like them but I am a real cheese fiend and find them the best cheesy crisps around.
Well worth getting a multipack in for the family. Some people will find the taste maybe a little bit too strong if they do not like cheese that much.
I have included the following information in case you need to know,
Contains: Gluten, Wheat, Lactose, Milk
Corn (whole maize kernels), sunflower oil (27%), tangy cheese flavour (cheese powder from milk (2.5%), buttermilk powder, whey solids (from milk), wheat flour, flavouring, flavour enhancers (monosodium glutamate, disodium 5-ribonucleotide), dextrose, colours (paprika extra annatto, plain caramel), citric acid, sugar), salt.
NOT suitable for vegetarians. Packaging recyclable too!!