Brand Spotlight: Blanco Niño
Meet Blanco Niño - a brand making a big, delicious crunch in the world of snacking.
A few months ago I was scrolling through Instagram when an image of a beautiful blue bag of tortilla chips popped up on my screen.
The bag looked more like a bright, summery book cover than a bag of chips, but the speckled tortillas peeping through told me everything I needed to know: these were most definitely chips. Excellent.
But who was Blanco Niño? And more importantly, what did their lovely looking chips taste like?
Fast-forward a few months and I still think Blanco Niño has some of the dreamiest packaging around - but now I also know that the chips themselves are as delicious as the bags they come in.
Seeing that I've happily crunched my way through each of the flavours and learnt more about Blanco Niño - I want share why I think this brand are so brilliant.
Reasons why we love Blanco Niño.
They use non-GMO corn
It's nice knowing that the corn is sourced from crops that are grown and processed without genetic modification.
They source ingredients from heritage producers in Mexico
A love affair with Mexican food is how Blanco Niño started and the brand continues to use corn native to Mexico, sourcing their ingredients from producers around the country.
They use traditional Mexican cooking methods
Using a process called nixtamalisation, they're bringing ancient Aztec methods of cooking corn to the modern masses.
Yes I am mentioning the packaging again, because it really is so pleasing. Imagine whipping these bags out on a summer picnic 😍
OUR FAVOURITE BLANCO Niño PRODUCTS
CHILLI & LIME
They definitely didn't skimp on the seasoning with these - you can really taste both the lime and chilli on each chip. They've got a lovely smokey, chilly, citrusy flavour.
Amaranth and blue corn are the ancient grains that create the subtle, earthy flavour of these chips. I wolfed mine down straight from the packet, but the flavour would also be great with some homemade guacamole or hummus.
You can't go wrong with these - they show off the yumminess and quality of the actual corn very nicely. And the fact they're lightly salted with salt that comes from the Mayan salt-flats is pretty cool.
The Blanco Niño HQ is in Ireland. You can find Blanco Niño chips stocked in Ocado as well as these spots.