Thursday, April 30, 2009
From deep within the southern Midwest comes this rather weird corn nut variety. The bag says chile picante, but it tastes more like smoked paprika and lemon juice. And corn - the corn part of the nut really is a pretty dominant flavor once whatever flavor they sprinkle on it wears off. Unfortunately the flavor never gets very "picante" at all, and that weird lemony flavor persisted (I say weird because there is nothing in the ingredients that remotely looks like lemon or citric acid...). As far as texture goes, the nut(z?) are nice and crunchy, like accidentally crack a filling crunchy.
Rating of the Spice-O-Meter: 1/10
Bottom Line: a corn-nutty snack
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I was able to scrounge up a variety of some new tasty snack from around the states on my recent travels. Get ready for everything from Tim McGraw brand Frito's in the Midwest to Chile Picante Corn Nuts down south! Stay tuned...
At long last, the new Kettle flavor has arrived. And as promised (http://spicysnackz.blogspot.com/2009/03/top-secret-chip-info-continued.html) it is Jalapeño! As far as Jalapeño flavored chips go though, these weren't the spiciest. They were nice and crunchy - a fact we've come to love about all of the Kettle Brand flavors. These chips really just tasted like sour cream and onion chips with a kick, delicious, but not the heat we were hoping for. Lots of garlic and onion flavor, with a heat the builds up, but never becomes overwhelming.
Rating on the Spice-O-Meter: 5/10
Bottom Line: very tasty, but not sure if it was worth the hype