Cornitos Pop n Crunch Coated Green Peas Review – Wasabi and Hot & Spicy
We reviewed two flavors of Coated Green Peas from the Cornitos Pop n Crunch range. Let us find out below which flavor we loved.
Be it a lavish party or a small get together at home, crunchy dry snacks are an essential part of any menu. These crunchy snacks set up the entire vibe of a party and can range from chips to nuts and crackers.
Cornitos offers a wide range of party snacks – from corn nuts and nachos to coated green peas and party mixes. We reviewed two flavors of Cornitos Pop n Crunch Coated Green Peas – Wasabi And Hot & Spicy. Our Cornitos Pop n Crunch Coated Green Peas review covers the entire testing process in detail.
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Cornitos Pop n Crunch Coated Green Peas – Variants We Tried
Cornitos Pop n Crunch Coated Green Peas – What You Need To Know
From the packaging to the price range, here is all that you need to know about the Cornitos Pop n Crunch Coated Green Peas.
1. Package Type
We reviewed two products from the Cornitos Coated Green Peas range – Wasabi and Hot & Spicy. The Wasabi variant comes in a light green color packaging whereas the Hot & Spicy variant comes in a dark green color packaging.
Both packs are resealable and come with a zip lock thereby making the product easy to store once opened.
2. Available Variants
There are two variants in the Cornitos Pop n Crunch Coated Green Peas :
- Hot & Spicy
3. Available Sizes
The available size in both these variants is 150 gm.
4. Price Range
The price range for the Cornitos Pop n Crunch Green Peas ranges from INR 100-INR 110.
Cornitos Coated Green Peas – Our Review Factors
There are several crucial factors that make up our review process. With the help of these factors we are able to provide you with a more detailed review. Let us discuss our review factors :
Coated green peas are a savory bar snack, hence the taste factor is the most crucial attribute for review. How are the spice levels? Is the salt level balanced? Is there a masala coating? If yes, how well has the ‘masala’ coated the peas? Are the peas addictive or is it something we did not go back for?
How pungent is the taste of wasabi in the green peas? For the hot and spicy variant, does the tag justify the flavor? How intense or subtle is the mentioned flavor?
This factor is noticeable as soon as we open the pack. Was there a strong aroma of the mentioned flavors or is it mild? Do the peas smell fresh?
The level of crunch can make or break the overall experience of any packaged bar snack. How crunchy are the peas and how does the coating accentuate the crunch factor?
5. Freshness & Quality
Freshness and quality is highly dependent on the kind of packaging. Snacks that are securely sealed and packed will retain the freshness for a longer duration. Were these coated green peas fresh tasting? How good was the quality of the peas used?
Is the product priced competitively?
Cornitos Pop n Crunch Coated Green Peas – Detailed Review
Here is a tabular comparison of both the variants of Cornitos Coated Green Peas.
|Parameters||Cornitos Coated Green Peas (Hot & Spicy)||Cornitos Coated Green Peas (Wasabi)|
|Price||INR 110||INR 110|
|Net Quantity||150 gm||150 gm|
|Shelf Life||11 months||11 months|
1. Hot & Spicy
The Cornitos Pop n Crunch Coated Green Peas Hot & Spicy comes in a nitrogen flushed packaging. Nitrogen flushed packaging is popular for retaining the freshness in packaged foods. The price of the 150 gm pack is available for INR 110. The pack is resealable.
We reviewed the product based on two stages – dry inspection and taste test. As we opened the pack, we could sniff a strong aroma of masalas which was quite evident. Appearance-wise, these green peas were partially coated with the masalas. Due to the partial covering, we could clearly see glimpses of green peas.
The coating on the outer layer added a nice crunch to the overall taste of the green peas. The crunchy coating was due to the presence of corn starch which is ideally used to add crispness to packaged foods.
Now talking about the taste, this variant is a must try for all spice lovers. Full marks for the masala flavor. However, we also felt a slight hint of sweetness in these green peas.
- Price of a 150 gm pack is INR 110.
- It comes in a resealable packaging.
- It contains no onion and no garlic.
- These coated green peas are gluten-free .
- Shelf Life – 11 months
- The prominent aroma of masalas was highly appetizing.
- It lives up to the hot and spicy tag. The slight sweetness in these peas is pleasing.
- These green peas are crunchy!
Best Suited For
The Hot & Spicy variant is best suited for people who love a good spicy masala kick. For get-togethers at home or an upcoming party, these green peas are an ideal bar snack.
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Similar to the above variant, the Cornitos Pop n Crunch Wasabi flavor comes in a nitrogen flushed packaging. The MRP of the 150 gm pack is INR 110. It is resealable. The aroma of wasabi upon opening the pack was milder than we anticipated. When we read wasabi on a label, we immediately think of a highly pungent snack.
The peas have a whitish coating and are uniform in shape. Unlike the hot and spicy flavor, the coating covers the green peas completely. Traditional Wasabi is packed with a robust punch and is popular for its fiery nose-tingling property.
Taste-wise, the peas have a very mildly pungent wasabi flavor with slight undertones of sweetness. We expected these green peas to carry that spicy kick just like how a traditional wasabi flavor would taste.
- INR 110 is the MRP of the 150 gm pack.
- It comes in a light green color packaging that resembles the color of Wasabi.
- It comes in a nitrogen flushed packaging.
- Main Ingredients include – Green Peas (52%), Corn Starch, Edible Vegetable Oil (Corn Oil), Edible Common Salt and Wasabi Powder (5%)
- There is no presence of onion and garlic.
- The green peas are well-coated.
- The outer coating is nice and crispy.
- All the green peas are uniform in appearance.
- The flavor of wasabi was too mild. It can be amped up just a tad bit.
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Our Top Picks & Recommendations
The Hot & Spicy coated green peas were liked more than the Wasabi coated green peas. The strong aroma of spices, the chilli and the crunchy outer layer! These were a few attributes we liked about the Hot & Spicy coated green peas.
However, the Wasabi flavor is also crunchy but the flavor doesn’t really leave a lasting impression.
Cornitos Pop n Crunch Coated Green Peas is available in the above two flavors. We reviewed both the variants on parameters including – taste, aroma, crunch and freshness.
Both the flavors were super crunchy. We liked the flavor of the Hot & Spicy coated green peas, but the Wasabi green peas did not impress us taste-wise.
Which flavor will you buy from the Cornitos Pop n Crunch Coated Green Peas? Drop in your comments and let us know how your experience turned out.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Cornitos Pop n Crunch Coated Green Peas.
1. Is this food item completely vegetarian?
Yes, these coated green peas are completely vegetarian.
2. Can this be paired with tea and coffee?
Yes, you can serve them with tea and coffee as well. But these green peas are best served as a bar snack.
3. After opening, how can these peas be stored?
After opening, you can store these coated green peas in an air-tight container. Since these are packed in resealable pouches, you can also keep them stored in their original packaging. Make sure you seal them well.
4. Do these peas contain any extra flavors or preservatives?
These green peas contain extra added flavors. The following are the added flavors used in the coated peas variants :
Wasabi Coated Peas : Contains added flavors – Natural & Nature Identical (Wasabi)
Hot & Spicy Coated Peas : Contains added flavors – Natural & Nature Identical (Chilli)
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