I have decided to liven things up a bit on the reviews. I try lots of things out that are either brand spanking new or just new to me. And I love doing reviews about products. Now inevitability there are times that I come across something that I do not like. In all fairness I figured that not only should I share with you the things I love and use a lot, but also the things I have tried which I do not love. At all. Does that sound cool? Okay, let’s get started!
One of my many trips to the grocery store I stumbled across these tortillas in the deli section. They sure are a flashy group, aren’t they? The package screams lots of things:
- Low in carbs!
- Multi Grain!
- 94% Fat free!
- 0 Trans fat!
- Winner of best of health foods award!
- Voted best tortilla by Mens Health Magazine!
Holy cow that’s a lot of stuff. In my quest to continually find products that are better quality and healthier for the family, I picked these bad boys up. I love tortillas and making things with them. Stuff a whole bunch of things into it, roll it up and call it a sandwich. Or a burrito! Or whatever you like, but tortillas are a very versatile thing and I adore them.
The first thing I wanted to do with these was make a wrap for lunch. I opened the package and pulled out two. “Oh”, I said, “These are really small. And thin. And why are they shiny like plastic?!”
This was not getting off to a promising start. These tortillas, and my mistake I should have taken a picture so you all could see, were just very small. They were not a nice 8-inch burrito sized tortilla, no these had to have been probably 4 inches across. Tiny. And so thin that I didn’t think it was going to work.
First I made Scott’s wrap and as I tried to do it burrito style, it wasn’t big enough. I just barely got the ends tucked and it resulted in a very tiny wrap. I had to be careful as I filled it as well, because it would only hold so much.
When it came to my wrap, it just wouldn’t go. I ended up eating mine as an open-faced tortilla. You can see Scott’s in the background, how the sides came untucked.
Okay, so it didn’t wrap well, no biggie. I just wanted to eat it! I took a bite and tried to hold back my grimace. Guys, there’s no way to sugar coat this, it was the worst tortilla I have ever eaten. It didn’t even taste like a tortilla, I don’t know what this was. It was mealy and fell apart as soon as it went in my mouth. There was no chew to it, it just broke down into little grits. And I know this is going to sound weird, but just hear me out, remember how I said it was shiny? Well along with being mealy, for a split second before it dissolved into little grits, you could taste the shiny! I know, I know, but I am very serious when I say this.
So as not to be discouraged yet and because I hate throwing out food, I decided to try and work with them a little bit and see if I could do something else with them. I decided on making some tortilla chips. Real simple, right? I cut them up, brushed them with olive oil, a little salt and chili power, and tossed them in the oven at 400. My first batch burned and set my smoke alarm off. I was standing right next to the oven too! They literally were in there for about 2 minutes and they burned up that quickly.
I knocked the oven down to 375, put the other batch in and bent over watching them through the oven door the entire time. They weren’t going to burn this time! I pulled them out and once cooled I took a bite figuring this did the trick and now I have nice healthy tortilla chips.
I am not kidding you when I say that I ran to the trash can and spit it out. It stayed mealy and gritty, just now it was a crispy mealy gritty chip! I saved one for Scott to try and his response was, “Yeah, that’s a pretty bad chip.” He didn’t spit it out though because he’s a dude and can toughen his way through situations. I could tell he wanted to though.
Second batch got tossed. Now that I’m thinking about it, I should have saved it to give to my little birdies outside to see what would happen. If they didn’t eat it, you know it’s not good!
There you have it kids, Tumaros Low Carb Multi Grain Tortillas. Don’t try these at home!