Review of Marks & Spencer’s lightly salted tortilla chips

Whilst in Marks & Spencer a few weeks ago I managed to discover the small free from section. This consisted mainly of gluten free sweet and savoury treats with the odd dairy free products thrown in for good luck. I will stop at this point trying not to be too negative and say at least they are starting to stock dairy free options in the store now. I saw a couple of varieties of tortilla chips labelled as gluten free. As I would be meeting my mum who has a gluten free diet I thought I would get a packet for her to try. On checking the ingredients they appeared to be suitable for somebody who follows a dairy and lactose free diet. That was a result I could share them with her to. I normally eat tortillas chips either as an addition to a nice sandwich or as an accompaniment to a chilli con carne. Not that it is that often to be fair.
They come in is a fairly large pack weighing 175g. A 25g serving contains 127 calories, 6.5 g of fat, and 0.20g of salt. The packaging is well designed which is see-through at the bottom whilst having a picture of a Mexican hat on the top half. In addition to this there is a clearly labelled logo showing that they are gluten free. The chips themselves are a classical triangular shape and slightly yellow in colour with brown speckles in appearance. On biting into the chip I got a nice clear crunch. I found the flavouring to be pretty bland and non descript. I also felt that they left me with a dry texture to the roof of my mouth, which was only removed by having a small drink. I’m aware that they are described as being like being lightly salted and I should therefore expect a fairly plain favour. However, I was the little disappointed. I personally expect food to be of a certain standard from Marks and Spencer. I have had other varieties of plain / lightly salted tortilla chips both cheaper and around the same price range which I feel have been both better in taste and quality. I am sorry to say that I will not be buying this flavour again.


  1. Rocio Hernandez
    October 10, 2015 / 2:12 pm

    First of all I respect your comments as anyway it is a matter of taste.
    On the other hand it is my honest opinion I have found all tortilla chips from M&S (yes, I tried them all) the best on the market. They are as close to the real deal as possible, if not better than some real mexican tortilla chips. I feel the ingredients to be of good quality and if perhaps a bit plain for some, this is how it’s meant to be as this gentle flavour allows for the tortilla chips to be a vehicle and perfect accompaniment for other tastes, food, salsa, dips, etc.
    As a gluten and lactose intolerant these tortilla chips are the best and healthier option I have found.
    Kind regards

    • October 11, 2015 / 7:45 pm

      Hi Rocio,
      Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I was interested to read your comments. It is indeed a matter of personal taste and I am glad that you enjoy them as it is not easy to find suitable tortilla chips. I often have tortilla chips without any dips, I will perhaps to this more often in the future. If you have any other recommends I would love to know, thanks C ?.

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