Mr Makhana’s Olive Oil Roasted Makhana; #FirstImpressions

Makhanas are an any-time any-where Indian snack that is known to be healthy and gluten-free all at once. In a bid to improve the health quotient of these snacks, even more, Mr. Makhana’s has launched a range of savory makhanas, roasted in olive oil. We tasted five popular variants and here's what we thought...

A traditional Indian snack such as makhana is on everyone’s wish-list these days. This gluten-free product is light, easy to digest, and a powerful antioxidant. There is no doubt in the fact that that there are many benefits of consuming makhanas, and there are no adverse effects associated with its moderate consumption. Many packaged snack companies now offer a variety of flavored makhanas as healthy snacking options. From sweet to salty, with or without cheese, with chili, pudina, herbs, and spices – the options are numerous. In a bid to improve the health quotient of these snacks, even more, Mr. Makhana’s has launched a range of savory makhanas, roasted in olive oil. We tasted five popular variants and here’s what we thought…

Important Facts About Mr. Makhana’s Olive Oil Roasted Makhanas

  1. They are roasted in olive oil.
  2. These are gluten-free.
  3. It may contain peanuts and other allergens.
  4. It contains added flavors.

Variants Of These Olive Oil Makhanas

1. Tomato Butter

 Mr Makhana’s Olive Oil Roasted Makhana; #FirstImpressions

Mr. Makhana Roasted Makhana Butter Tomato

If you prefer that tangy tomato taste with the goodness of butter, then this is the variant for you.

MRP: Rs 30 *

*Price at the time of review

The pack contains 132 calories and 3.4mg of Iron. Anyone who likes tangy tomato flavored is bound to like this variant. It is tangy and not spicy.

2. Piri Piri Paradise

 Mr Makhana’s Olive Oil Roasted Makhana; #FirstImpressions

Mr. Makhana Roasted Makhana Peri Peri Paradise, 25 g

A snack that is rich with calcium and protein while also being flavored with sweet chili powder.

MRP: Rs 30 *

*Price at the time of review

Piri Piri Paradise has 117 calories per 25gm pack and is amongst the spicier variants in the range. We noticed that makhanas are coated with a thicker layer of spices, which makes them lose a little bit of crunch. Overall, good for people who like it spicy.

3. Lime And Chilli

 Mr Makhana’s Olive Oil Roasted Makhana; #FirstImpressions

Mr. Makhana Roasted Makhana Lime & Chill (Pack of 3)

A gluten-free snack that is baked to perfection and flavored with citrusy lime and spicy chili.

MRP: Rs 30 *

*Price at the time of review

Lime & Chilli by Mr. Makhana is the best tasting variant from the flavors we tasted. It has the perfect balance of tanginess from Lime and just about enough chilli to make it work. Well-balanced, crunchy and would make for a good munchy on rainy days.

4. Cream And Onion

 Mr Makhana’s Olive Oil Roasted Makhana; #FirstImpressions

Mr. Makhana Roasted Makhana Cream & Onion (Pack Of 3)

Low on cholesterol, this snack can be your go-to option if you are looking for something light and creamy.

MRP: Rs 30 *

*Price at the time of review

Cream & Onion is another variant with balanced flavors. If you are a Cream & OPnion flavor fan, you might enjoy this quite a bit. Considering it has fewer calories as compared to potato chips with the same flavor.

5. Pudina Party

 Mr Makhana’s Olive Oil Roasted Makhana; #FirstImpressions

Mr. Makhana Roasted Makhana Pudina Party (Pack Of 3)

Snacks packed with the refreshing taste of pudhina and containing other spices such as coriander, fennel seeds, and red chilli.

MRP: Rs 30 *

*Price at the time of review

Pudina is a flavor that works well only in moderation. An overpowering flavor of pudina/mint often does not work well. That’s our concern with this one. Way too much pudina, that doesn’t taste good beyond the first 2-3 bites. After that, it becomes a chore to eat more.

#FirstImpressions Of Mr. Makhana’s Olive Oil Roasted Makhanas

Overall, the flavors are good. In fact, most of Mr. Makhana’s Olive Oil Roasted Makhanas have an uncanny flavor resemblance to existing variants of popular potato chips brands. And they do a pretty good job of that. Interesting range, we are sure you will find a flavor or two that suits your palate.

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