Parle Mexitos Nacho Chips Review – We Tried Two Flavours

parle mexitos nacho chips review

Parle Mexitos Nacho Chips Review – We Tried Two Flavours

Parle Mexitos Nacho Chips are crunchy, but we only liked one flavor amongst the two variants we reviewed. Find out which one in our review.

There aren’t many Indians who haven’t heard of the iconic Parle-G biscuits. Correct? Well, what is the meaning of tea time if not for that chai-soaked biscuit? A staple in most Indian homes, Parle products are best known for their wide range of biscuits like Monaco, Krak Jack, and Hide & Seek. Apart from their range of classic biscuits, Parle has also stepped into the world of chips, namkeen, and nachos.

Parle Mexitos come in three flavors – Mexitos Smoky Jalapeno Nacho Chips, Mexitos Cheese Nacho Chips, and Mexitos Mustard & Herbs Nacho Chips. We reviewed two flavors of Mexitos – Smoky Jalapeno and Mustard & Herbs to test them for their flavor intensity and crunch. Our Parle Mexitos Nacho Chips review helps you decide if these nachos are worth buying.

Parle Mexitos – Flavors We tried

Parle Mexitos Nacho Chips – Everything You Need To Know

In this section, we discuss Parle Mexitos Nacho Chips. Which are the available flavors, the main ingredients used, price, shelf life, and availability.

#1 Available Flavours

Packaged nachos are usually available in a few common flavors like cheese and jalapeno. Some brands innovate and bring different flavors as per their target audiences like masala, peri-peri, or sweet chili.

Parle Mexitos Nacho Chips are available in three flavors – 

  • Mexitos Cheese Nacho Chips
  • Mexitos Smoky Jalapeno Nacho Chips
  • Mexitos Mustard & Herbs Nacho Chips

#2 Ingredients 

The main ingredients used to make nachos include corn and any oil to deep fry them. Some brands use a mix of flours like whole wheat, oats, and corn. Oils commonly used to deep fry nachos/tortilla chips include corn oil, soyabean oil, and palm oil. Then the particular flavorings are added.

The main ingredients used to make Parle Mexitos include – Corn, Refined palm oil, and a mix of seasonings. These are gluten-free.

#3 Price, Packaging and Quantity

Parle Mexitos come in standard chips bag packaging. These are not resealable. A bag of 25 grams of Parle Mexitos is priced at Rs 10/-.

#4 Best Enjoyed With

Nachos can be had as it or paired with a condiment of your choice. Some common pairings include – Cheese sauce, tomato salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.

Some also like to make loaded nachos and top the tortilla chips with red kidney beans, grated cheese, onions, tomatoes, and seasoning. These are then baked and served with the above-mentioned sauces.

#5 Availability

Parle Mexitos are available in selected local grocery stores and on a few online portals. 

#6 Shelf Life

The shelf life of the Parle Mexitos is 6 months.

Parle Mexitos Nacho Chips – Our Review Factors

For our Parle Mexitos Nacho Chips review, we tasted the nacho chips as it is and then paired them with a few other dipping sauces and condiments. We tried them with fresh homemade salsa, Epigamia’s cream cheese, and the Bhut Naagin hot sauce. This helped us gauge the flavor of the chips during the actual end-use. 

We set out the following parameters to review Parle Mexitos –

parle mexitos nacho chips review
Parle Mexitos nachos were tested for their intensity of flavor and crunch.

1.Taste

Chips and nachos should be one thing – Tasty. Well, it is an overused word, but that’s how chips are usually defined. We buy them again ONLY if they’re tasty, otherwise, we remain loyal to our usuals. Which is why we wanted to know – How tasty are these nacho chips? Are the flavors up to the mark? Is the seasoning balanced or are the nachos underseasoned? 

2. Intensity of Flavour

Through this parameter, we wanted to see if the promised flavors were detectable. If yes, how well defined are the flavors? Can we actually taste the mustard/jalapeno flavor in these nachos?

3. Crunch

Crunch is a supremely important factor when it comes to reviewing nachos. Are the Parle Mexitos crunchy or do they lack in this department?

4. Price

Are these priced competitively or on the higher side? If priced higher, then does the quality justify it?

Parle Mexitos Nacho Chips Review – Let’s Decode the Flavours

For our Parle Mexitos Nacho Chips review, we picked two flavors from their range and examined them for their taste, crunch, and intensity of flavor. Here are our findings. 

Flavors – Parle Mexitos Nacho Review Smoky Jalapeno  Mustard & Herbs 
MRP Rs 10/- Rs 10/-
Net weight 25 gm 25 gm
Ingredients Corn, Refined palm oil, Seasonings (sugar, malt, iodized salt, spices and condiments, bell pepper powder, red chilli powder). Corn, Refined palm oil, Seasonings (sugar, malt, iodized salt, spices and condiments, bell pepper powder, red chilli powder, mustard).
Flavor notes
  • Lacks the jalapeno flavor.
  • Crunchy
  • Has a distinct mustard flavor.
  • Crunchy

#1 Mexitos Smoky Jalapeno Nacho Chips

Parle Mexitos, Smoky Jalapeno flavor, comes in green and black packaging. A 25 gm pack is priced at Rs 10/-. The key ingredients include corn, refined palm oil and seasoning.

Parle Mexitos Smoky Jalapeno Nacho Chips are very crunchy. If we had blind-tasted these chips, we couldn’t have guessed that these are jalapeno flavored nachos. The intensity of the jalapeno flavor is extremely low. 

The mild heat you expect from a bag of jalapeno flavored nachos is absent. 

These aren’t heavily dusted with masala, these are lightly seasoned and the salt levels are balanced as well.

parle mexitos nacho chips review
Parle Mexitos - Smoky Jalapeno Flavor
parle mexitos nacho chips review
Mexitos Smoky Jalapeno Nachos by Parle have an extremely weak jalapeno flavor.

Features

  • The MRP of a 25 gm pack of Parle Mexitos, Smoky Jalapeno is Rs 10/-.
  • Shelf life – 6 months
  • Ingredients – Corn, Refined palm oil, Seasonings (sugar, malt, iodized salt, spices and condiments, bell pepper powder, red chilli powder).

Pros

  • Parle Mexitos Smoky Jalapeno flavor is crunchy.
  • Salt levels are balanced.

Cons

  • The jalapeno flavor is very weak and doesn’t showcase itself boldly.
  • When had with salsa or any other dipping sauce, the flavor of the chip diminishes even further.

#2 Mexitos Mustard & Herbs Nacho Chips

Parle Mexitos, Mustard & Herbs flavor, comes in a purple and black packaging. A 25 gm pack is priced at Rs 10/-. The key ingredients include corn, refined palm oil and seasoning including mustard.

Mustard and nachos are not a usual flavor combination, which is why we were curious to try it. We haven’t seen a bag of nachos that are flavored with a pungent ingredient like mustard.

The mustard flavor is not too sharp like kasundi, but has very light playful notes which taste really good. We could also taste a sufficient amount of black pepper. These nachos are deliciously innovative!

parle mexitos nacho chips review
Parle Mexitos - Mustard And Herb Flavor
parle mexitos nacho chips review
The Mustard and Herb nachos are innovative and have a well-rounded mustard flavor.

Features

  • The MRP of a 25 gm pack of Parle Mexitos, Smoky Jalapeno is Rs 10/-.
  • Shelf life – 6 months
  • Ingredients – Corn, Refined palm oil, Seasonings (sugar, malt, iodized salt, spices and condiments, bell pepper powder, red chilli powder, mustard).

Pros

  • This is an innovative flavor. 
  • These are a bag of crunchy nacho chips.
  • We liked the balanced flavor of mustard in these nachos.
  • These are well seasoned and the ‘masala’ coats the chips nicely.

Best Suited For

These are best suited if you want to eat a bag of well-seasoned nacho chips. You don’t need too much salsa or sour cream to amplify the taste, these tortilla chips taste good on their own as well.

You can also use them to build a plate of loaded nachos.

Parle Mexitos Nacho Chips – Are They Tasty?

Both the flavors of Parle Mexitos Nacho Chips are crunchy and have balanced salt levels. But out of the two, the Mustard & Herbs flavor is what we preferred. 

Mustard flavored nachos are a relatively new flavor in the market and we liked the balanced flavor of mustard. Neither too much, nor too less. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on Parle Mexitos nacho chips

1. What toppings do you put on nachos?

If you’re building a plate of nachos, the possibilities are endless. But some commonly added toppings are – 

  • Salsa or pico de gallo
  • Shredded greens like lettuce
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream
  • Cottage cheese
  • Red kidney beans
  • Chicken
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Cheese
  • Jalapeno
  • Olives

2. What are the ingredients used to make tortilla chips?

Tortilla chips are usually made using corn. They are then deep-fried in corn oil or any other vegetable oil. They can be seasoned with just salt or a mix of herbs and spices like chilli, pepper, and cheese powder.

3. Which flavors does Parle Mexitos come in?

Parle Mexitos comes in three flavors –

  • Cheese
  • Smoky Jalapeno
  • Mustard & Herbs

4. What is the price of Parle Mexitos?

A 25 gm bag of Parle Mexitos is priced at Rs 10/-.

Final Verdict – Parle Mexitos Nacho Review

Parle Mexitos Nacho Chips (mustard and herbs) are crunchy and tasty! We liked the mustard and herbs flavor better as compared to the jalapeno one as the flavor is just more prominent and in sync with the nachos. 

Sadly, the jalapeno nacho chips have an extremely diluted jalapeno flavor that could have very well been passed off as regular salted tortilla chips.

Which is your favorite nacho flavor? Which condiment do you love to pair it with? Let us know in the comment section below.

If you do agree with our review, please give it a thumbs up! And, tell us which one is your favorite from this list. If you don’t, please tell us why!

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