Cornitos Crusties Baked Snacks Review: Rajma, Chana & Potato
Fresh and full of flavors with a funky appearance, Cornitos Crusties are gluten and cholesterol-free snacks.
More often than not, our main meals are portion-controlled with a decent balance between the macros. But snacks? Not so much. And usually we never stop at a bite or two. We end up eating the entire bag!
Which is why baked snacks have taken over the snacking aisle. Why? Because baked snacks have significantly lower calories than fried counterparts.
A brand synonymous with nachos, Cornitos, launched a new range of gluten-free snacks called Crusties. For our Cornitos Crusties Baked Snacks review, we ordered five variants, and here’s how it went.
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Here’s an overview of our experience numerically for the five Cornitos Crusties Baked snacks variants.
|Cornitos Crusties||Lemon Chilli||King Curry||Cheesy Garlic||Dilli Chaat||Peri Peri|
|Price||Rs 30/-||Rs 30/-||Rs 30/-||Rs 30/-||Rs 30/-|
|Net Quantity||50 grams||50 grams||50 grams||50 grams||50 grams|
|Buy Now||On Amazon||On Amazon||On Amazon||On Amazon||On Amazon|
|Shelf Life||Six months||Six months||Six months||Six months||Six months|
Our Review Factors
Here’s what we tried to find during our Cornitos Crusties Baked Snacks review.
In addition to the flavors and taste, we analyzed the type of ingredients used and their quantities. These snacks are baked using legumes like chana and rajma which would have a significant impact on the texture.
How well are these gluten-free baked snacks seasoned? Too subtle? Too bold? Do the flavors go well together?
As mentioned, Cornitos Crusties are baked. Does this method of preparation lend a bolder crunch, as compared to frying?
Which variant has a more pronounced crunch, potato-based or legume-based?
3. Main Ingredients
Chana, Rajma, and Potato snacks- how much of the said ingredients are used in the preparation? What about the seasoning?
Does the brand use preservatives? If yes, are they natural or artificial? Added flavors, colors- what do these snacks have?
4. Other Parameters
Round, conical, square-shaped? Cornitos Crusties are thick wavy, zig-zag pieces.
These come in non-resealable packs that have bold and clear graphics and fonts. Neat-looking!
All variants are priced at Rs 30/- for a 50-gram pack.
These baked snacks have a shelf life of six months.
Cornitos Crusties Baked Snacks – Detailed Review
Our experience with Cornitos Crusties has been discussed in the following section.
1. Lemon Chilli Rajma
This variant had a citrusy lemon aroma. These aren’t wafer-like thin or crisp. Instead, they have a wavy, zig-zag shape.
The main ingredients include Kidney Beans Grits (32%), Rice Grits, Corn Grits, Tapioca Starch, Edible Common Salt, Edible Vegetable Oil (Corn Oil), Sugar, Corn Starch, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Chilli (0.9%), Anticaking Agent (INS 551, INS 170 (i)), Flavor Enhancer, and Acidity Regulator.
These weren’t soggy. That said, the crunch was not bold either (when compared to other variants from the range)
Flavor-wise, this was quite average. The tanginess from lemons makes a significant impact as compared to the heat of chillies. This did not taste rajma-based, it had more of a potato snack flavor.
- The ingredient list and calories per serve are decent.
- These are baked.
- These are uniquely shaped.
- The spice is subtle, making this a kid-friendly snack.
- The crunch is not as prominent as we expected.
- We did not like the overall flavor.
Looking for a relatively healthier snack that’s low on spice? And its got some citrusy flavors? We’d urge you to try Cornitos Crusties Lemon Chilli Rajma.
2. King Curry Rajma
Curries are typically a savory-spicy blend with a hint of warm sweetness.
This curry-flavored snack was coated generously with a red masala.
The aroma had our mouths watering, it was just like a bowl of rajma curry.
Kidney Beans Grits (32%), Rice Grits, Corn Grits, Tapioca Starch, Common Salt, Corn Oil, Dehydrated Vegetable Powder, Spices and Condiments, Whey Powder, Flavor Enhancer (INS 627, INS 631), and Anticaking Agent (INS 551, INS 170 (i)) are the main ingredients used.
This had a relatively lower crunch as compared to the four other variants. The mouthfeel of these baked snacks is fairly light.
In this variant, the spice was higher than the tanginess. Spice, salt, and the overall masala was well-rounded. The hearty taste of rajma was observed here.
- The masala coating is apt.
- The aroma had us DROOLING.
- We could taste the beany rajma flavor.
- The seasoning shows a beautiful balance.
- A tad bit more crunch would have been appreciated.
Can’t get enough of rajma? If you answered yes, you MUST try Cornitos Crusties King Curry.
3. Cheesy Garlic Chana
These had the lightest appearance and the masala coating had some green specs. Primarily garlicky, the aroma had undertones of cheese. This was quite crunchy.
This variant uses Corn Grits, Bengal Gram Grits, Rice Grits, Corn Starch, Edible Common Salt, Corn Oil, and Chickpea Grits (1.5%), Sugar, Garlic Powder (1%), Milk Powder, Maltodextrin, Anticaking Agent (INS 551, INS 170 (i)).
Taste-wise, this fared the lowest. The flavors of cheese and garlic are too intense, with garlic taking the front seat. There’s a pop of sweetness in some bites, but overall the flavor profile is too overwhelming and confusing.
- The crunch was commendable.
- The garlic flavor was too intense.
- The cheesy flavor was relatively less.
- Somehow, these tasted sweet.
4. Dilli Chaat Chana
Like the other variants we tried, the masala completely coats each piece of the baked snacks. Thumbs up for no bland bites!
Corn Grits, Bengal Gram Grits, Rice Grits, Corn Starch, Edible Common Salt, Corn Oil, Chickpea Grits (1.5%), Mixed Spices, Sugar, Dehydrated Vegetables, Anticaking Agent (INS 551, INS 170 (i)), Flavor Enhancer (INS 631, INS 627), and Acidity Regulator (INS 330) are the ingredients used.
This emits a super tangy, tamarind-like aroma. The texture is light and crisp, it does not feel too heavy or oily.
Lip-smacking! The sweet and tangy flavors were delicious. The overall seasoning was well-rounded.
- Taste and texture are appreciated.
- There’s a palatable balance between sweet and tangy flavors.
- We liked the desi, masaledar twist.
- These do not feel heavy.
- The nutritional label is impressive.
Love all things masala and chatpata? Cornitos Crusties Dilli Chaat Chana might be the one for you.
5. Peri Peri Potato
Sour, sweet, salty- complex but oh-so yum, Peri Peri uplifts flavors almost instantly.
These zig zags were loaded with the seasoning and featured an inviting aroma. Super crisp, this baked snack showcased a lovely balance of flavors. The salt was just right with a subtle hit of tanginess. The spice was relatively lower, but the overall flavor was pretty good. There was a subtle garlic flavor which we liked. Definately one of our favorites!
Main ingredients include Rice Grits, Potato Flakes (28%), Corn Grits, Potato Starch, Edible Common Salt, Edible Vegetable Oil, Dehydrated Vegetables, Tamarind Powder, Mixed Spices (Red Chilli (0.7%), Black Pepper, Cumin, Garam Masala), Sugar, Dehydrated Herbs (Oregano, Parsley), Maltodextrin, Soy Sauce, Anticaking Agent (INS 551, INS 170 (i)), Acidity Regulator (INS 330)
- These have a fresh, crisp bite.
- Generously coated with the seasoning!
- The flavor had us going back for seconds (until we emptied the pack)
- One serving is 129 Kcal.
Need a crunchy alternative to your regular potato chips? Try this variant by Cornitos Crusties.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Cornitos crusties baked snacks
When compared to other fried snacks, these are healthier, in terms of ingredients. However, we advise limiting the consumption of packaged foods.
Yes, these contain INS 330 which enhances the shelf life of packaged foods.
You can transfer the contents to an airtight jar.
One pack holds two servings.
No. No variant was overly spicy.
Wrapping up! These are new, unique, and innovative. Not just the look, but the ingredients of these baked snacks are uncommon too. We are quite impressed with Cornitos Crusties Baked Snacks.
While our collective favorite was the Peri Peri variant, we quite liked Dilli Chaat and King Curry.
Have you tried these yet?