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When I opened the bag the first thing that hit me about these Osem Corn Tortillas was how unappealing they looked to me. The round chips had white spots on them that I guess are rice-cake bits sprinkled here and there on the mostly yellow/corn chip. Something about it just did not look appetizing to me at all. Since I had just opened the bag and I was craving a crunchy/savory chip-type snack I decide to give them a try anyway and not judge them on looks alone.
Things didn’t get much better for me even after I bit into one. I found the Osem Corn Tortilla chips to be way too hard and overly crunchy, not in a good way. They were nothing like a well-made, crisp, fresh tortilla chip that I enjoy so much. Granted these are toasted/baked and not fried, right there is a huge difference.
In all fairness I think Osem was going for some sort of a "rice cake version of a tortilla chip", after all rice is the second ingredient after 80% corn. I'd say that's sort of what it tasted like to me; an overly dried out and hardened corn/rice-cake. In my opinion that's not a good thing. I'd rather just have a rice cake or a corn chip and not this odd combination of rice and corn in a too hard to eat chip. It just didn't work for me and I found the name Osem gave the; "Tortilla" to be misleading.
As a whole I though these Osem Corn Tortillas were kind of bland. I would've liked them to have more salt than they did. On second thought if you eat them with a dip, spread or salad maybe it’s a good thing that they're more "neutral" so they won't compete with whatever you chose to eat them with. Still as a snack, alone, they just needed something more than the rice cake and corn taste they had.
Bottom Line: The only really good thing I can say about Osem's Corn Tortilla Snacks is that they're only 7 calories per chip. Given that they're toasted/baked and not fried that’s not surprising. The problem is I just didn’t like the way they looked or how they tasted. To me they were a somewhat bland, overly hard, corn and rice-cake that I just didn’t enjoy.
60 gram bag 6.90 NIS
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Disclaimer: All items were purchased by me. No one is paying me for this review. All opinions are my own