I was recently sent a selection of Manomasa Tortilla Chips to try out, and I was waiting for the perfect opportunity to use them. They are large 160g bags, and I had six different flavours sent to me – so that opportunity came for our Halloween party! I had been planning on making a slow cooker chilli con carne, as well as a selection of dips – all of these are a perfect host for tasty tortilla chips!
When it comes to family get togethers, we really are a chips ‘n’ dips bunch so I knew my lot would be up for the challenge of taste testing the Manomasa Tortilla Chips which are available to buy from Ocado, Whole Foods and Independent Delis. I’m hoping they come to a supermarket near me soon as I need to be able to buy them again! They are £1.99 for a 160g bag.
I really loved the style of the bags that the tortilla chips came in, which looked rustic yet modern all at the same time. I also loved that on the back of each bag was lots of detailed information about the recipe, the shape, texture and taste, as well as serving suggestions. Of course, there is the usual nutritional information, ingredients, allergy advice etc. Another great piece of information was the recipe number – this indicates the number of batches it took to get the perfect tortilla!
The original flavours are Chipotle & Lime, White Cheddar and Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper; all are made in a factory that is nut free and are suitable for vegetarians.
Chipotle & Lime – Recipe No. 24
The Totopo (meaning “to brown” in Mexican and is the original name for tortilla chips – I learned something new!) is made with smoky chipotle chilli and zingy lime with red bell peppers, guajillo chilli and toasted pumpkin seeds. They are a classic triangle shape and are full of crunch.
They were perfect with my homemade guacamole, and was the favourite amongst all of us.
White Cheddar – Recipe No. 51
This chip is an oval shape and dubbed The Super Scoop – making it perfect for scooping! Made with creamy Cheddar cheese and cilantro. A rich white corn chip liberally scattered with golden linseeds.
A really cheesy chip, and went so well with my baked spinach and artichoke dip – if you’re a cheese lover, these two things combined are heaven!
Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper – Recipe No. 34
These tortilla chips are hexagonal in shape, and so, are called The Sixer. Made with a pinch of salt and a twist of cracked black pepper, crunch-full of golden linseeds, brown linseeds, poppy, caraway and sunflower seeds. That’s six seeds in this six sided chip!
These were the most plain of the bunch – not a bad thing, as there will always be someone at a party that isn’t keen on fussy flavours. These ones were my son’s favourite.
Manomasa have introduced three new flavours to their range, which are gluten-free. The bags carry the Crossed Grain symbol which is internationally recognised by those who have to follow a gluten-free diet. It is recognised by Members of Coeliac UK, members of international coeliac organisations and a high proportion of non coeliac, but gluten intolerant, consumers. The new flavours are also produced in a nut free factory.
I really like that this brand have paid attention to allergies with their product.
Green Lemon & Pink Peppercorn – Recipe No. 86
Packed with creamy beans, pepped up with zesty green lemon and delicate fruitiness. These chips are called The Tostada in homage to the original Mexican tostada – a large circular tortilla.
These were a personal favourite of mine – I loved the lemony flavour, and they were just perfect for my pumpkin hummus.
Tomatillo Salsa – Recipe No. 63
The Totopo Grande – a bigger than usual chip, with fruity Peruvian Amarillo chilli, a crunch of red and white quinoa seeds, blended with tingling tomatillo salsa.
One of the flavours had to come last in the taste test, and it was this one – but, it was fab for scooping up my salsa fresca made with fresh tomatoes, peppers, coriander, chilli and limes!
Manchego & Green Olive – Recipe No. 15
And the final flavour, made with juicy Mediterranean olives, subtly sweet pimiento and tangy manchego cheese. This flavour is not vegetarian by the way, all the others above are. it is called The Dipper, because it’s a rectangular stirp that’s made for gripping and dipping.
Another winner for me personally – loved the Mediterranean flavours in this chip!
By the end of the party, I can say that the Manomasa Tortilla Chips were a success as all of the bowls were empty! They got dunked in dips, eaten on their own, or crunched up over my beef, bean and pumpkin chilli con carne!
These tortilla chips made such a fab change from the regular (dare I say, boring) flavours you can buy, so if you see them for sale, treat yourself to a bag, they have to be eaten to fully appreciate the flavours and textures of them!
Have you tried Manomasa Tortilla Chips before? Which flavours are your favourite?