Parle Monaco Piri Piri Biscuits Review - Mishry (2022)
parle monaco piri piri biscuits review

Parle Monaco Piri Piri Biscuits Review – Crispy, Cheesy, & Flavorful (2022)

The crunch? We loved. The flavors? We’re obsessed with. Parle Monaco Piri Piri biscuits have found a special place in our pantry.

Mishry Rating

Taste
4 / 5
4
Texture
4 / 5
4
4
SUPERB!

Summary

Parle Monaco Piri Piri biscuits feature great flavors with a prominent crunch. No complaints, really! The flavor of cheese, garlic and piri piri masala is spot on.

Spicy, slightly sweet, and laced with some sour flavors- Peri Peri/ Piri Piri is a versatile seasoning blend that can be used in fries to pizza sauces and slices, and just about everything in between. 

But Piri Piri flavored biscuits? Monaco, the classic salted crackers now come with a Piri Piri twist. In Mishry’s Parle Monaco Piri Piri biscuits review, we talk about the what has changed, what remained the same, and whether or not this works as a snack. 

Yay or nay?

Details on Monaco Piri Piri biscuits in a tabular form below.

Monaco Piri Piri Biscuits Product Details
Price Rs 10/-
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Main Ingredients
  • Refined wheat flour
  • Refined oils
  • Sugar
  • Seasoning (3%)
Mishry Rating 4
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Our Review Factors

What were we looking for in Parle Monaco Piri Piri biscuits?

Crisp biscuits with a favorable balance of the seasoning, this is what we anticipated. 

1. Taste

Originally, Monaco biscuits are salted. The salt to biscuit ratio is spot-on, which makes them addictive.

In the Piri Piri variant, were the salt-sugar-spice in sync? Or did one overpower the others?

These biscuits also contain some oil, was it fresh or rancid?

2. Texture 

Were the biscuits crisp? Did they have a buttery bite? Had they been well-baked? Can these be paired with some cheese?

3. Other Parameters

The non-tasting parameters like price, packaging, shelf life were gauged here.

Monaco Piri Piri Biscuits – Detailed Review

Price + Packaging

A 40 gram pack is priced at Rs 10/-. It features an eye-catching red and black graphic. The biscuits are horizontally stacked without a tray packaging. 

Main Ingredients

Refined wheat flour (maida), refined oils (palm/palmolein), sugar, raising agents (INS 503 (ii), 500 (ii), 341 (i)), Seasoning (3%), Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (Soy), Acidity Regulator (INS 330), Anticaking Agent (INS 551), Flavor Enhancers (627, 631), Iodised Salt, Butter, Yeast, Acidity Regulators (270, 296), Invert Sugar Syrup, Flour Treatment Agents, Emulsifier of Vegetable origin (472 e) are the ingredients used. 

Aroma + Appearance

The biscuits are disc-shaped with a medium-thickness. They have small perforations like Monaco biscuits usually do. They look well-baked as they have a golden brown surface. The seasoning has been added generously. 

These emit an inviting cheese and garlic aroma.

parle monaco biscuit price and packing
Priced at Rs 10, the packaging was quite attractive.
parle monaco piri piri appearance
Almost identical, unbroken pieces.
parle monaco piri piri closer look
The seasoning has been added generously.

Taste + Texture

The biscuits were baked to perfection and had a fairly decent crunch. They had a buttery bite which uplifted the flavors further. In terms of taste, the Piri Piri tag is justified well. The salt, sugar, and spices are in sync, all tasted fresh. The flavor notes of cheese and garlic were prominent and very desirable. The aftertaste is sweet, but extremely mild. Well-rounded salt, prominent presence of Piri Piri, cheese, and garlic, this innovative flavor profile really worked. 

  • Beautiful balance of flavors
  • Piri Piri tag justified
  • Crisp, buttery biscuits
  • Pocket-friendly

Replace those bland crackers in the cheese platter or butter board with these flavor-loaded biscuits. 

Taste- 4/5
Texture- 4/5

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on Parle Monaco piri piri biscuits.

No, they contain refined wheat flour and refined oils that do not have impressive nutrient profiles. However, having a piece or two occasionally is all right.

No, this does not have preservatives but it contains additives like INS 503, INS 500, INS 341, E 270, and others. 

No, these are not extremely spicy. Although these can be tagged as biscuits with moderately high spice levels. There is a sweet aftertaste too. 

The flavor of these biscuits would pair better with a non-milk based beverage. These would be delicious in a dip platter.

Final Words

That’s what Mishry thought of Parle’s new Monaco Piri Piri biscuits. Baked to perfection, with the classic buttery bite, these biscuits feature an impressive flavor profile which made us want to go back.

Have you tried this before? What do you prefer with your tea/coffee, something sweet or savory? 

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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