13 September 2017

Manomasa Manchego & Green Olive Tortillas (@DegustaboxUK) By @SpectreUK

These Manomasa Manchego & Green Olive tortillas were cheekily produced in the UK with very Spanish and Mediterranean feels to them. Flavoured with green olives, roasted pimiento peppers and dried Manchego cheese, these tortillas were made with white corn masa, which was gradually toasted for a flaked texture. The description on the back of the packet and the image of peppers, cheese and sliced olives made my mouth water. However, crunchy as tortillas generally are, they can have a habit of being a little dry unless dipped in a good spicy hot beef chilli con carne or a sour crème dip. I can’t stand guacamole dip… it reminds me of a Gremlin shoved in a blender! Anyway, although the packet states that these tortillas are the perfect shape for dipping, having nothing to hand asides my lunch sandwiches, I was interested to find if the mouth-watering ingredients could live up to my fairly unrealistic expectations.
There was a strong cheesy smell on opening the packet with a hint of pepper from the long thin red and green flecked strips of tortilla. The tortillas are quite slim line so I wondered what strength they would have for dipping into a thick creamy sauce or with minced meat and rice piled high on top of them. However, from the taste of these tortillas they didn’t need to be dipped. In fact it may be a crime. The cheese is still as dominant in the initial flavour as it was in the aroma on opening the packet. It’s like eating the crisp version of cheese on toast. The olives mixed with the flavour of the cheese and the roasted peppers gave a light spicy kick at the end of the flavour running into the aftertaste. These Manomasa Manchego & Green Olive tortillas did make my mouth water with their Mediterranean flavour and I would certainly have these again.
Information on the packet;
The 40g bag contained 205 calories, with 11.7g of fat, 0.7g of sugar, and 0.48g of salt. Not suitable for Vegetarians. Please see photograph for ingredients.


Anonymous said...

Why are these not vegetarian?

cinabar said...

I would guess that it was the cheese as it may have been made with the animal product Rennet, that is all I can think.