Hot Snack Alert! Safal Jalapeno Cheese Pops Are Yum (2023)
Perfection, inside-out. Safal Jalapeño Cheese Pops are here to add some fire, flavor and crunch to your next party.
Just like sweet and salty make for a toothsome pairing, spice and umami is another one.
With the intention of serving flavors with convenience, Safal has added another exceptional product to its list of frozen foods. In this Safal Jalapeño Cheese Pops review, we take you through our review process and experience.
Do we recommend this? Is yes, why?
Safal Jalapeno Cheese Pops – Quick Glance
All you need to you know is covered in the table below.
|Safal Jalapeno Cheese Pops||Product Details|
|Net Quantity||300 grams|
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What were we looking for when reviewing Safal Jalapeno Cheese Pops? How did we review this product?
We deep fried a batch of this frozen snack and gauged the taste and texture. More details on what we hoped to find in this section.
We checked how pronounced the flavor of cheese and chilli is and if they are in sync with each other. Do these taste fresh or is the cheese flavor artificial? What about the heat from jalapenos, was it too strong? We also checked for the overall seasoning.
We were looking for a snack that was crisp on the outside with a soft, cheesy stuffing. Was the stuffing added generously or was it skimped on? The cover, was it too thick or thin and crunchy? Did the filling offer a variety of textures- chewy, smooth, soft crunch, or was it unvarying? Do the potatoes add a chunky bite or are they pasty?
3. Other Parameters
The price, packaging, shelf life, ingredients, convenience were gauged here.
Safal Jalapeno Cheese Pops – Detailed Review
Price + Packaging
These come in a blue and green pack which is non-resealable. A 300-gram pack holding approximately 20 pieces is priced at Rs 200/- It has a shelf life of 1 year.
The main ingredients are potatoes (37%), processed cheese [27%- cheese, emulsifier (331 I), iodised salt, preservatives (202, 234)], bread crumb [refined wheat flour, dextrose, dried yeast, iodised salt], refined palm oil, batter [refined wheat flour, iodised salt, corn starch, thickener (412), sugar], sweet corn (5.92%), green jalapeno (3.7%), cheese powder [2.22%, stabilizer and emulsifier (331 III, 452 I), preservative (200)], water, dehydrated garlic powder, red chilli flakes, iodised salt, and parsley leaves.
How did we make these?
There are two options to cooking these- air frying and deep frying. We deep fried a batch of these pops. For this, we preheated the oil to 175 degrees, and added the pops without thawing. Once they developed a light golden surface, we took them off the heat, and served.
Aroma + Appearance
Despite being packed without a tray, these pops were not broken. They were round and cylindrical with some ice crystals in certain areas. This was not a major issue. There was no prominent aroma before cooking.
Once fried, we sliced open a pop to gauge the quantity and quality of the stuffing. It was vibrant- with red chilli flakes, green bits from parsley, yellow from the sweet corn, creamy beige tones from potatoes and cheese.
Taste + Texture
The overall flavor was delightful. It was mildly spicy and had a rich flavor of cheese. The corn kernels added a natural sweetness, and was tied together with the warm pungency of garlic. Green light!
Next, the texture. Like this had a variety of flavors, it had varying textures too. It started off with a light, crisp outer cover and led to chunky potatoes with chewy, juicy corn kernels. What we appreciate is the generous quantity of filling, there were no empty pockets.
- No broken pieces
- Desirable textures
- Generously filled
- Fresh ingredients used
- Convenient and pocket-friendly
Trying to add some variety to your snack platter? Got unannounced guests? Bored of potato-dominant snacks? Here’s a cheesy alternative you might like- Safal Jalapeno Cheese Pops.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Safal Jalapeno Cheese Pops.
No, this contains preservatives and other additives like stabilizer and emulsifier. As always, we do not recommend complete elimination, but consuming these mindfully.
These must be stored in a freezer.
Yes, vegetarians can consume this.
No, these are made using refined wheat flour.
Our pack had 20 pops.
There you have it, Mishry’s detailed experience with Safal Jalapeno Cheese Pops. Be it taste or texture, or the convenience, this frozen snack nailed all parameters. The variety of flavors and textures in a bite was impressive.
Fritters, cheese balls, fries, chilli-garlic pops- what’s your favotite vegetarian snack?
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