Parle Monaco Piri Piri Biscuits Review – Crispy, Cheesy, & Flavorful (2023)
The crunch? We loved. The flavors? We’re obsessed with. Parle Monaco Piri Piri biscuits have found a special place in our pantry.
Spicy, slightly sweet, and laced with some sour flavors- Peri Peri/ Piri Piri is a versatile seasoning blend that can be used in fries to pizza sauces and slices, and just about everything in between.
But Piri Piri flavored biscuits? Monaco, the classic salted crackers now come with a Piri Piri twist. In Mishry’s Parle Monaco Piri Piri biscuits review, we talk about the what has changed, what remained the same, and whether or not this works as a snack.
Yay or nay?
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Our Review Factors
What were we looking for in Parle Monaco Piri Piri biscuits?
Crisp biscuits with a favorable balance of the seasoning, this is what we anticipated.
Originally, Monaco biscuits are salted. The salt to biscuit ratio is spot-on, which makes them addictive.
In the Piri Piri variant, were the salt-sugar-spice in sync? Or did one overpower the others?
These biscuits also contain some oil, was it fresh or rancid?
Were the biscuits crisp? Did they have a buttery bite? Had they been well-baked? Can these be paired with some cheese?
3. Other Parameters
The non-tasting parameters like price, packaging, shelf life were gauged here.
Monaco Piri Piri Biscuits – Detailed Review
Price + Packaging
A 40 gram pack is priced at Rs 10/-. It features an eye-catching red and black graphic. The biscuits are horizontally stacked without a tray packaging.
Refined wheat flour (maida), refined oils (palm/palmolein), sugar, raising agents (INS 503 (ii), 500 (ii), 341 (i)), Seasoning (3%), Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (Soy), Acidity Regulator (INS 330), Anticaking Agent (INS 551), Flavor Enhancers (627, 631), Iodised Salt, Butter, Yeast, Acidity Regulators (270, 296), Invert Sugar Syrup, Flour Treatment Agents, Emulsifier of Vegetable origin (472 e) are the ingredients used.
Aroma + Appearance
The biscuits are disc-shaped with a medium-thickness. They have small perforations like Monaco biscuits usually do. They look well-baked as they have a golden brown surface. The seasoning has been added generously.
These emit an inviting cheese and garlic aroma.
Taste + Texture
The biscuits were baked to perfection and had a fairly decent crunch. They had a buttery bite which uplifted the flavors further. In terms of taste, the Piri Piri tag is justified well. The salt, sugar, and spices are in sync, all tasted fresh. The flavor notes of cheese and garlic were prominent and very desirable. The aftertaste is sweet, but extremely mild. Well-rounded salt, prominent presence of Piri Piri, cheese, and garlic, this innovative flavor profile really worked.
- Beautiful balance of flavors
- Piri Piri tag justified
- Crisp, buttery biscuits
Replace those bland crackers in the cheese platter or butter board with these flavor-loaded biscuits.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Parle Monaco piri piri biscuits.
No, they contain refined wheat flour and refined oils that do not have impressive nutrient profiles. However, having a piece or two occasionally is all right.
No, this does not have preservatives but it contains additives like INS 503, INS 500, INS 341, E 270, and others.
No, these are not extremely spicy. Although these can be tagged as biscuits with moderately high spice levels. There is a sweet aftertaste too.
The flavor of these biscuits would pair better with a non-milk based beverage. These would be delicious in a dip platter.
That’s what Mishry thought of Parle’s new Monaco Piri Piri biscuits. Baked to perfection, with the classic buttery bite, these biscuits feature an impressive flavor profile which made us want to go back.
Have you tried this before? What do you prefer with your tea/coffee, something sweet or savory?
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