Have you tried the new 4700 BC Popped Corn Chips? 4700 BC Corn Chips Review - We Tried 3 Flavors (2023)
4700 bc corn chips review

Have you tried the new 4700 BC Popped Corn Chips? (2023)

60% less fat, claims the pack. But does it deliver? We tried three flavors from 4700 BC’s new corn chips range and here’s all that you need to know.

Mishry Rating

Taste
4 / 5
4
Texture
4 / 5
4
Nutrition Label
3.5 / 5
3.5
3.83
GOOD!

Summary

4700 BC Corn chips have a bold crunch, owing to the cooking method used that is popping. The flavors are decent too. However, the list of ingredients could have been cleaner.

Have you noticed that it is comparatively easy to eat nutritionally balanced meals, but when it comes to snacks, OOF! More often than not, you’ll either eat too much or it would be carb or fat-heavy.

Then came baked and popped snacks. These are relatively lower in calories, owing to the mode of cooking. But is a lower-calorie snack equivalent to a healthy one? In our 4700 BC Corn chips review, we decode the flavors, textures, and the nutritional values of the three variants- Salt & Truffle, Hawaiian BBQ, and Cheese & Herbs.

Does it deliver the claims as promised?

We tried three variants and here is all you need to know.

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4700 BC Corn Chips Mishry Rating
Salt & Truffle 3.8
Hawaiian Barbeque 3.8
Cheese & Herbs 3.8
4700 bc corn chips three variants
The three variants we tried had such vibrant packing.

Our Review Factors

With our 4700 BC Corn Chips review, we set out to find whether or not these are truly good for you. Additionally, our panel of reviewers also shared their opinions on the flavors, freshness, and texture.

1. Taste

We aimed to answer questions about the freshness, balance of seasoning, flavor profiles, and their pairing. Does the flavor profile do justice to the flavor labels?

2. Texture

‘Not fried, not baked, popped!’ reads the pack. Are these ‘popped corn chips’ crunchy? How prominent or weak is the crunch? Do these have a light mouthfeel or a dense one? Are these too oily on the fingertips?

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3. Nutrition Quotient 

Nutrition quotient isn’t just about the calories, but also about the ingredients that go into making the product.

We gauged the calories and macronutrient distribution. Are the values decent enough for a snack? How true are the claims mentioned on the pack?

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What about the quality of ingredients? What is the primary source of fat and carbohydrates? These chips are labelled as a ‘source of protein’ Which is the protein-rich ingredient?

4. Other Parameters 

The price, packaging, and shelf life were taken into account.

4700 BC Corn Chips – Detailed Review

We ordered three variants of 4700 BC Corn chips for our review- 

The following section holds detailed information of each variant.

4700 bc corn chips overview
Triangular with rugged surfaced and raised edges.

1. Cheese and Herbs

Price + Packaging

This variant comes in a yellow pack. One pack holds 55 grams of the chips and is priced at Rs 50/-. It has a shelf life of six months. 

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Nutri-Label

Ingredients: The main ingredients are corn (78%), edible vegetable oil (rice bran oil), sugar, iodized salt, dehydrated vegetable powder (onion, garlic), maltodextrin, milk solids (cheese powder, whey powder), hydrolysed vegetable protein (soya), edible vegetable fat (sunflower), acidity regulator (INS 330), yeast extract, spice and spice extract (turmeric and paprika), herb and herb extract, emulsifier (INS 1422, INS 322), rosemary extract, natural and nature-identical flavoring substances. 

Nutrition Quotient: One pack holds two servings. A 28-gram serve offers 118 Kcal with 2 gram of protein, 20 grams of carbohydrates, and 3.6 grams of fat. 

These values are very impressive and make these corn chips a balanced snack. However, ingredients like maltodextrin, INS 330, INS 1422, and others aren’t suitable for frequent consumption. 

‘60% less fat’ is a bold claim. But the brand delivers this undoubtedly. A bag of potato chips offers 10 grams of fat, whereas these popped corn chips have less than 4 grams of fat. That said, in terms of caloric values, 28 grams of both potato and popped chips have 152 Kcal and 118 Kcal, respectively. There is not a significant difference. 

4700 bc corn chips cheese herbs
This variant would be loved by kids.

Aroma + Appearance

These are popped, triangular chips with a rugged surface and slightly raised edges. Very heavy on the cheese aroma. 

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Taste + Texture 

These gluten-free chips are light and super crisp. The bold crunch makes this apt for snacking.

As for the flavor, these chips will be LOVED by those who prefer cheesy, low-spice flavors. The flavor of cheese is bold and is laced with a mild herby note. Since this barely has an spice, it is ideal for kids too. 

Taste- 4/5
Texture- 4/5
Nutrition Label- 3.5/5
  • A low calorie snack
  • Popped, not fried
  • Gluten-free and trans fat-free
  • Very crisp
  • The ingredient lost could have been better.

Looking for a lower calorie switch to your movie night snacking that is also cheesy? We recommend 4700 BC Corn chips.

2. Salt and Truffle

Price + Packaging

This variant is packed in a turquoise packaging. One bag, holding 55 grams of chips, is priced at Rs 50/- and this has a six-month shelf life. 

Nutri-Label

Corn (81%), edible vegetable oil (rice bran oil), maltodextrin, iodised salt, dehydrated vegetable powder (onion, garlic), edible starch, spice and spice extract, milk solids, edible vegetable fat (sunflower), anti-caking agent (INS 341 (III), & INS 551), herb and herb extracts (parsley and oregano), yeast extract, acidity regulator (INS 330), emulsifier (INS 322), rosemary extract, natural and nature-identical flavoring substances. 

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Similar to the above variant, one serving (28 grams) offers 124 Kcal with 2 grams of protein, 21 grams of carbohydrates, and 4 grams of fat. 

4700 bc corn chips salt truffle
These were seasoned very well.

Aroma + Appearance

These looked similar to the Cheese & Herbs variant. As for aroma, herbs were most prominent. These chips had a fresh and herby aroma. 

Taste + Texture 

Despite not being fried, these were supremely crisp with a light mouthfeel. These did not feel heavy or dense. You can easily snack on a pack without feeling too full.

Truffles are an expensive ingredient and have an acquired flavor. Expecting a bag of corn chips to replicate those flavors would be unfair, but we were still hopeful. Could it be?

Earthy, musky, nutty, slightly sweet- is how one would describe the flavor of truffles. These chips are salted beautifully and have prominent notes of garlic and herbs. However, the truffle-like flavor was missing. Because they are seasoned so well, they were still additive and delicious.

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Taste- 4/5
Texture- 4/5
Nutrition Label- 3.5/5
  • Seasoned well
  • Addictive flavors
  • Lovely, bold crunch
  • Balanced calories
  • The ingredients list needs some improvement. 
  • Could not replicate the truffle flavor.

Road tripping? We recommend 4700 BC Corn Chips to be your snacking partner.

3. Hawaiian Barbeque

Price + Packaging

The price, net quantity, and shelf life are similar to the above variants. This was packed in a vibrant orange pack. 

Nutrition Quotient 

Corn (78%), Edible Vegetable Oil (Rice Bran Oil), Maltodextrin, Sugar, Dehydrated Vegetables (Onion, Garlic, Tomato), iodized Salt, Dextrose, Mixed Spices, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (Corn), Edible Vegetable Oil (Palm oil and Sunflower Oil), Anti-caking Agent (INS 551), Acidity Regulator (INS 451(1), INS 330), Emulsifier (INS 1422 & INS 322), Rosemary Extract, Natural & Nature Identical Flavouring Substances are the ingredients used. 

A serve offers 121 Kcal with 2 grams of protein, 20 grams of carbohydrates, and 4 grams of fat. 

4700 bc corn chips three variants
This had smoky flavors that we liked.

Aroma + Appearance

Popped, rugged, with unevenly raised edges- this is how the chips looked. There were no broken pieces. This variant had a smoky aroma similar.

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Taste + Texture 

The spice-salt levels were well rounded. This had the characteristic smokiness that BBQ is renowned for. The heat was mild but noticeable. The overall seasoning was delectable. 

Taste- 4/5
Texture- 4/5
Nutrition Label- 3.5/5
  • Fresh aroma
  • Bold crunch
  • Lip-smacking flavor
  • 120 Kcal/per serve
  • Just like the above variants, the ingredient list could have been better. 

Love BBQ flavors? May we suggest these BBQ-flavored popped corn chips?

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on 4700 BC Corn chips.

These chips, although popped and substantially low in fat, still contain too many additives to be called ‘healthy’ for regular consumption. 

Yes, you can. If you prefer savory snacks with your tea or coffee, these chips would make a decent option. 

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No, but they contain additives like INS 1422, INS 551, INS 322, etc. These are generally considered safe but MAY cause nausea, diarrhoea, or increased risk of autoimmune diseases.

Yes, these do not have any trans fat. 

These contain herb and herb extracts but also natural and nature-identical flavors. 

Final Words

Chomp, chomp, nom, nom!

4700 BC Corn chips make for a heavenly snack in terms of texture and flavors. When you look at the nutrition labels individually, these are exceptional. However, looking at the LONG list of additives in the ingredients, we were slightly disappointed. The additives aren’t ideal for regular consumption and thus got marked slightly lower than other parameters. 

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Would you or would you not try these?

Our reviews are unbiased and all samples used during the reviews were paid for by us. Read our entire ethics statement here.

 

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