13 May 2013

M&S Mediterranean Black & Green Olive Tortillas

These Mediterranean Black & Green olive Tortillas from Marks & Spencer offer an interesting twist on the usual flavours of corn tortilla snacks. They are part of quite a large range of new and traditional tortilla flavours offered by M&S called "Hey ho to Mexico", flavours include; Chorizo & Red Pepper, Jalapeño, and Nacho Cheese.

There are lots of visible olive pieces in each corn tortilla, giving these a very distinctive appearance. The generous distribution of olives makes a full impact on the flavour. They really do give a burst of olive flavour with each bite.

Despite this olive flavour, there is no other seasoning on the tortillas which actually made them taste a little bit plain. This is reflected in the extremely short list of ingredients: Cornflour, Sunflower Oil, Dried Black Olive Pieces, Dried Green Olive Pieces. That's it, no salt or anything. I like the fact that M&S have kept these so simple, as they have a more authentic feel. They reminded me of handmade tortillas chips I've had before. As such they are better used as a base for dips and salsas, rather than eating on their own.

Grocery Gems: M&S Mediterranean Black & Green Olive Tortillas

RATING: 7 out of 10.
Buy them again?: I'll be trying some of the other flavours in the range.
Nutrition (per 25g serving): 130 cals,14.7g carbs (sugars 0.2g), 7.0g fat.
Vegetarian: Yes.
Purchased: Marks & Spencer.
Price: £1.29 (currently on a 3 for 2 offer across the range).

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