Pepitos Corn Puffs Are Light, Airy And Addictive! (2023)
One had a flavor profile we couldn’t get enough of. The other Pepitos Corn Puff was supremely crisp. The claims are delivered too. But here’s what we didn’t like.
When you’re on your path to dropping a few pounds or simply making healthier choices, snacking choices become as crucial as meals.
It is such scenarios where consumers are lured by claims like ‘high protein’, ‘no preservatives’, ‘no sugar’. Pepitos is a relatively new brand that caught our eye, thanks to the bold claims. In this Pepitos Corn Puff review, we ordered two variants to decode the truth.
Are these worth trying? Are they better than your regular snacks?
Our Review Factors
How did we review Pepitos Corn Puff? What were our parameters?
Did we find what we were looking for, in terms of flavors, textures, nutrition values? Are these worth the price?
Details on the review parameters in the following section.
Labelled ‘gourmet’ snacking, we tried these corn puffs to check how bold and prominent the flavors were. Were the cheesy flavors of pizza fresh to taste? Did the masala variant showcase a toothsome blend of seasonings? If yes, were they balanced?
Soy protein has a displeasing taste in general. Was that noticeable here?
On reading ‘lite’, we expected airy, crunchy puffs. How close did these snacks come to this? Did the oil produce greasiness on the fingertips or palate?
3. Nutrition Quotient
We scanned the quality and quantity of ingredients used. We scanned the lists to check if or not additives had been used. This helped us find out the truth of claims.
Does one pack (140 grams) really offer more than 20 grams of protein? Taking one serve to be 20 grams, does it provide sufficient calories? What about the carb to fat ratio?
4. Other Parameters
Here, non-tasting aspects like the price, packaging, shelf life were taken into account.
Pepitos Corn Puff Flavours – Detailed Review
Our experience with two variants of Pepitos Corn Puff has been shared in the following section.
1. Zingy Pizza
Without a doubt, Zingy Pizza had the upper hand, in terms of flavor. The flavors that you find in a slice of pizza were captured decently in these puffs. Primarily, we could taste a mild herby-cheesy flavor. This was followed by a tangy, pizza sauce-like aftertaste. Fresh and balanced, this was appreciated.
Moving to the texture, these puffs had an addictive crunch. You’d keep going back for seconds. There was no sticky, oily residue, the puffs were well-coated with the seasoning. Best of all, they were light and airy.
Mishry’s take on the nutrition profile of Pepitos Corn Puff
Compared to a 20-gram serving of regularly-consumed Indian snacks like chips or chakli, there is not a vast difference in the total calories. These snacks offer 100-105 Kcal, whereas Pepitos Puffs has 98 Kcal for the same quantity.
In terms of macronutrients, Pepitos Puffs have a lower fat content (2 g), compared to chips/chakli having upto 7 grams. As for carbohydrates and proteins, these are marginally higher in Pepitos Corn Puffs (16 g and 3.4 g, respectively)
So, how does this work?
One gram of fat has nine calories, whereas the same quantity of carbohydrates and proteins have 4 Kcal each. Accordingly, despite having more carbohydrates (5 grams more in a 20-gram serve), Pepitos Puffs have slightly lower calories.
A 140-gram pack is priced at Rs 60/- with a nine-month shelf life. The pack is a vibrant red with a loud graphic at the front of the pack. It is not resealable.
The main ingredients are corn grits (60%), rice grits, soy protein isolate (14%), chana grits, edible oil (rice bran/groundnut), iodized salt, starch, spices and condiments.
- Light, non-greasy
- Fresh taste
- Pleasing pizza flavors
- Clean ingredients
- Comparatively lower fat, higher protein
For the calorie conscious, for those who are looking to make snacking healthier, while keeping pizza cravings in check, we recommend Pepitos Corn Puff in Zingy Pizza.
2. Magic Masala
There’s not a lot that we disliked in this variant. However, in a comparative view, Zingy Pizza was far better.
The seasoning was added generously, each puff was coated evenly. They were fresh and crisp. Safe to say, the texture was better than the flavors here.
The spice and salt were balanced, but they weren’t bold. Fairly average, to simply put it.
One pack, holding 140-grams, is priced at Rs 60/- This has a shelf life of nine months. The ingredients are the same as above.
- Fresh and crisp
- Rounded seasoning
- Evenly coated
- The masala is not addictive enough for this to be relished as a snack.
Need a protein-rich snack that keeps you within the calorie budget? There’s Pepitos Corn Puff you could try.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Pepitos corn puff.
Yes, these are healthier than most other packaged snacks. However, mindful, monitored, and occasional consumption is what we suggest.
Yes, these are gluten-free.
It is always recommended to consult an expert.
No, this is devoid of additives.
Wrapping up, Mishry had a positive experience with Pepitos Corn Puffs. We liked Zingy Pizza more than Magic Masala, solely for the flavor. That being said, both were fresh, light, and crisp. The ingredient list and nutrition profile gets a thumbs up from us.
When it comes to snacking, what are your preferred choices? Will Pepitos Corn Puffs make their way to your pantry?