Review of Waitrose Chilli Salsa Tortilla Chips

I popped into my local Waitrose yesterday to pick up a few essentials to tide us over. Whilst picking up my essentials some packets of chilli salsa tortilla chips grabbed my attention. I had a quick glance as so often flavoured tortillas are not an option with my dairy free diet. I couldn’t see any milk in the ingredients list and popped it into my shopping basket. I have to admit to being a tad excited as I like anything with a chilli flavour at the moment.

Onto the packaging I liked the simple white background with a bright orange strip to the top and bottom of the packet. I wasn’t so keen on the very artificial looking tortilla chips to the middle. Onto the ingredients list no allergens are highlighted and there is no may contain warning. On checking the website they labelled as being suitable for a vegan diet. On the allergy advice section it sates that they are suitable for those who are avoiding gluten, nuts, peanuts, milk and soya. On a personal note I wish that this was on the actual packet instead of having to look online.


On opening the tortillas I noted a subtle inviting aroma which I would describe as sweet chilli. This didn’t change on my close up sniff test. The tortillas had an even distribution of flavouring noted on them. On biting into the tortilla there was a nice crunch noted. The texture is what I would describe as a regular tortilla chip. This was slightly different to what I expected as they do not contain any wheat and this can often result in a tortilla having a slightly different texture. Onto the flavour I could definitely taste the chilli element to these tortillas. The flavouring was spot on subtle and not too strong or artificial tasting. The flavour of these tortillas exceeded my expectations. Onto another positive note the tortillas didn’t leave any greasy or powdery residual on my fingers. This is personally a big bonus for me.

So would I recommend these tortillas? Yes I would. The flavour was spot on. They were not greasy, had a good crunch and didn’t leave a powdery residual on my fingers. Most of all it was great to have a flavoured packet of tortillas that I can enjoy. So thank you Waitrose for producing a flavoured packet of tortillas that I can enjoy.

67 Comments

  1. January 26, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    I love anything sweet chilli so these are something I’d definitely enjoy!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 26, 2018 / 8:50 pm

      Hi, I think that you would.

  2. January 26, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    I love tortilla chips – especially the chilli flavoured ones. How annoying the allergy info wasn’t on the packet, though. That always annoys me (I haven’t any allergies, but my MIL is DF and GF and I know all too well what you mean about hunting around on the internet.) Surely if a product doesn’t contain allergens, brands should be shouting about it, not hiding it away on their website. Eb x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 26, 2018 / 8:50 pm

      Hi, they are my new guilty savoury treat, they are indeed missing out on a trick as I am sure more people would then just pick them up and buy them.

  3. January 26, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    You can’t go wrong with Waitrose products. My boys love these!

    • January 26, 2018 / 3:06 pm

      Dang! I forget the tag again!

      #FabFridayPost

      • pinkiebag
        Author
        January 26, 2018 / 8:48 pm

        Don’t worry I also do the same 🙈.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 26, 2018 / 8:48 pm

      Hi, you sure can’t, I’m not surprised that your boys love these.

  4. January 26, 2018 / 4:46 pm

    Hi Chloe, I’m not sure I could live in a world where I couldn’t enjoy a packet of crunchy tortilla chips, but they have to be good. Luckily I don’t have any food intolerances so I don’t have a problem. These tortilla chips sound the business and I’d even give them a try myself. It does seem silly that allergy info isn’t on the packet though.

    Thank you for linking up to the #MMBC.

    xx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 26, 2018 / 8:47 pm

      Hi, these sure are the business, I think that they are missing a trick with the labelling as I am sure more people would then just grab a packet to try.

  5. January 26, 2018 / 6:50 pm

    Wow a chili chip without a powdery residue – that’s amazing!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 26, 2018 / 8:45 pm

      Hi, they sure are amazing.

      • January 27, 2018 / 4:57 am

        Sounds like it! Are they spicy?

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          January 27, 2018 / 9:33 am

          Hi, just a little kick.

  6. January 26, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    I love a good tortilla! These look brilliant definitely be getting these for my salsa.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 26, 2018 / 8:44 pm

      Oh yes I need to try these in a salsa dip, why didn’t I think of that.

  7. January 26, 2018 / 8:20 pm

    They look super healthy! As someone who is a lover of all things unhealthy, I am sad that there’s no residue and not much grease. Ahah I know, I am the unpopular opinion.

    Enjoy!
    Bree
    Letsbebreef.com/blog

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 26, 2018 / 8:43 pm

      Hi, that is interesting the complete opposite to me, I wish that I could say that they were healthy.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 26, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      No problem, you should give these a try.

  8. Rachel
    January 26, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    Sweet chilli is my favourite but, I don’t show in Waitrose there doesn’t seem to be any around me, sad times for me aye x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 26, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      Oh no that is a shame, I have a couple so may pop in more often than I should.

  9. January 26, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    I love the chilli doritos! So glad they’re bringing out great tasting things for people who have a specific diet!x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 26, 2018 / 8:41 pm

      Hi, its great it’s always worth checking the ingredients list of all foods just in case they are suitable.

  10. Soffy
    January 26, 2018 / 8:37 pm

    Oh dear. Now I am craving these and don’t have a Waitrose near me! Very tasty post xx

    Soffy // themumaffairs.blogspot.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 26, 2018 / 8:40 pm

      Oh no sorry, I hope that you can find an alternative instead.

  11. January 26, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    I am always disappointed when any crisps that are sweet chilli contain milk! These sound ideal.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 26, 2018 / 8:53 pm

      Hi, these sure are ideal 😊.

  12. January 26, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    A very tasty post! I love sweet chilli so these sound like something perfect!

    elise // elssthinks.blogspot.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 26, 2018 / 8:54 pm

      Hi, they sure are a perfect naught savoury treat.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 26, 2018 / 9:13 pm

      Oh I shall take a look, thank you.

  13. January 26, 2018 / 9:06 pm

    I love a non-greasy tortilla chip! The chilli heatwave Dorito’s are dairy free too I believe. They sound delicious, sadly there isn’t a Waitrose close by so I’ll have to wait to try these!

    Ps that chocolate you reviewed recently should be arriving in my Sainsbury’s order tomorrow so I’ll (hopefully) have a verdict on it very soon x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 27, 2018 / 9:36 am

      Oh I need to check the Doritos ones out thanks for the tip. I would also love to know what you think. Oh and enjoy the chocolate 😊.

  14. Hello Bexa
    January 26, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    Ooh my mouth was actually watering thinking about tortilla chips! The flavour sounds amazing too! I need to grab myself a bag when I’m next in Waitrose! 💖 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 27, 2018 / 9:35 am

      Hi, if you do try them, please let me know what you think, thanks.

  15. January 26, 2018 / 9:33 pm

    I also like tortilla crisps that don’t leave powdery or greasy residue! These sound perfect! Thanks for joining in with #FreeFromFridays.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 27, 2018 / 9:34 am

      Hi, they tick all the boxes for me.

  16. January 26, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    Great review. I will try the flavoured ones although I always favour the plain tortilla chips

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 27, 2018 / 9:34 am

      Hi, yes I love plain ones but it’s nice to have the choice. Thanks for stopping by.

  17. January 27, 2018 / 9:10 am

    Delicious! I love sweet chili flavored crisps so these are definitely up my alley! 💕

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 27, 2018 / 9:33 am

      Hi, I’m sure that they would be 😊

  18. January 27, 2018 / 11:34 am

    Looks good, I will try these! I just discovered the Tesco Free From cheese nachos which I thought were nice 🙂

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 29, 2018 / 7:44 pm

      Oh I love those 😊

  19. January 27, 2018 / 10:05 pm

    Hello. How are you. The most we have here is “garden Salsa Sun Chips”. Enjoyed reading your blog, look forward to reading more.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 29, 2018 / 6:29 pm

      Oh garden salsa chips sound interesting. Thanks for stopping by.

  20. diynige
    January 28, 2018 / 10:26 am

    I love tortilla chips, look yummy Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 29, 2018 / 7:43 pm

      They sure were 😊

  21. January 28, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    I agree the allergen/dietary requirement info should be on the packet as well as website. Aside from that they sound lovely. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 29, 2018 / 7:43 pm

      Hi, yes it would just make it a lot easier. Hopefully they may listen to any feedback.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 29, 2018 / 7:41 pm

      They sure are.

  22. January 29, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    Never really go to Waitrose, but yeah, I guess they look like something I would eat. Well, depends. I try to eat quite healthy, and when I fancy crisps I go with salt and vinegar.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 29, 2018 / 6:27 pm

      Hi, you can’t beat a nice packet of salt & vinegar crisps but sadly so many seem to contain milk 😢.

      • January 29, 2018 / 7:05 pm

        Really? I wouldn’t have thought they would, but I’m always surprised by what ingredients end up in things.

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          January 29, 2018 / 7:41 pm

          I am afraid so it’s amazing what ingredients you can find in a packet of crisps.

  23. January 30, 2018 / 9:51 am

    I love me some tortilla chips! yummy!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 30, 2018 / 8:26 pm

      You sure will 😊

  24. January 30, 2018 / 11:41 am

    We love tortilla chips in this house – and these sound really delicious. #MMBC

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 30, 2018 / 8:25 pm

      They sure are delicious.

  25. February 1, 2018 / 11:53 am

    I have tried Morrisons ones but not Waitrose yet – my kids are big fans so I might give these a go. Sarah #FabFridayPost

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 9:15 pm

      Oh I shall take a look at the Morrison’s ones.

  26. Corinne and Kirsty
    February 1, 2018 / 5:54 pm

    Oh these look so tasty! I am so hungry right now so it was probably not the best time to read your post ahah! xx corinne

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 9:13 pm

      Probably not sorry 😐

  27. Creative Nails
    February 1, 2018 / 6:06 pm

    I looove tortilla chips, and especially if that are chilli flavour – I’m definitely going to have to keep an eye out and try these when I see them. They sound so good, it’s making me hungry now thinking of it! Haha.

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 9:12 pm

      Oh I am sure that you would like these, sorry if I made you hungry.

  28. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    February 2, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    Ooh these sound fab Essential/basic ranges usually only do salted flavour so great that Waitrose have got a chilli one #dreamteam

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