Product Type: Warburtons Snacks
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Pitta Chips of Perfection
Warburtons Baked Pitta Chips
Member Name: Carysb
Warburtons Baked Pitta Chips
Advantages: Well Priced, Full of flavour, Plentiful
Disadvantages: Only just seen them in the shops
Warburtons Baked Pitta Chips are new to the market and can be conveniently found in the grab bag crisps aisle at the supermarket.
My flavour is Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar but they come in 5 different flavours to suit all tastes.
The bag contains 150grams of dried pitta bread, seasoned to flavour. The packaging boasts no artificial ingredients and in the case of Salt & Vinegar, that they are approved by the Vegetarian Society. The front of the bag has the Warbuton name branded across the bottom of it, whilst the words "Baked Pitta Chips" take centre stage, with a salt shaker and vinegar bottle. The Chips are pictured to both sides.
In the top corner is a quote from Jonathan Warburton, which reads "These baked pitta chips are so tasty. It's hard to believe they have one-third less fat that potato crisps. Ideal as a snack or shared with a dip".
The chips themselves are triangular and shaped like tortilla chips, but have a paler colour and are much crisper in texture. Warburtons bake their pitta chips twice, and I am assuming this is why they feel so light and smooth. They don't crumble under crunch and you can bite into a chip without it falling apart, unlike tortillas which tend to crack.
The flavour on these Pitta Chips is extremely strong. I was surprised by how full of flavour they were. The salt and vinegar could be tasted throughout the chip and not just as a seasoning on top. There was no excess flavouring at the bottom of the bag once the chips were gone, unlike with many brands of traditional crisps. This makes them very more-ish!
In comparison to the traditional flavoured crisps, Warburtons Pitta Chips win hands down, they have more intense flavour, competitive pricing, good sized bags and a healthier snack. They do contain wheat gluten, milk and barley, so if you have allergies it is worth reading the allergy advice section on the back of the packet.
Warburtons initially launched a similar brand of pitta chips in 2010, but ceased production after a fire at the bakery in July 2010. The new launch of the newly named brand and flavours took place in May of this year, though this is the first time I have come across them.
The single serve packets of 40grams (which I am yet to find in the shops) come in Chilli Jack, Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar and Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper, whilst the share bags (150grams) come in Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar, Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper, Sour Cream & Chive and Oriental BBQ. They are recommended to retail at 64p and £1.79 respectively and each flavour comes in a different coloured bag so they are easily identifiable.
Summary: Lovely, tasty, moreish snack