Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Snack #88 - Wingers Fiery Buffalo Bleu

Snack #88 - Wingers Fiery Buffalo Bleu

Well these are pretty weird. Shaped like little chicken drumsticks, these wingers are crunchy, but surprisingly hollow when you bite in. They sort of have the consistency of a dried out biodegradable packing peanut (don't ask, I had a very weird middle school science teacher).

While not that fiery - this made even more disappointing given their 5 of 5 heat index rating - they manage to capture the tang of blue cheese better than any other buffalo wing flavored snack I've tried. Unfortunately, it ends up just tasting like bleu cheese with a kick.

Rating on the Spice-O-Meter: 5/10

Bottom Line: blue cheese packing peanuts

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Snack #87 - Flat Earth Baked Veggie Crisps Spicy Salsa

Flat Earth Baked Veggie Crisps Spicy Salsa

At first I was a little hesitant - a chip that's healthy? Couldn't possibly taste good. The only veggie that chips should be made from is a potato. However, these veggie "crisps" were really good, and maybe even a little better for you, who knows. The chips, while crispy like a reformulated potato chip (think thick Pringles), had some nice background notes of spinach and red pepper. This combined with the spicy-ish salsa taste. It was honestly a little hard to tell what flavor came from the chips and what was due to the flavoring on the chips.

Also, as I perused the ingredients as I always do before trying a bag of spicy snacks, I notice it contains cream cheese... Weird, but delicious. A nice creamy flavor in addition to the salsa. Kind of like Mexican dip on a chip.

Rating on the Spice-O-Meter: 3/10

Bottom Line: Delicious and Nutritious?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Snack #86 - Fritos Brand McGraw's Spicy Jalapeño

Fritos Brand McGraw's Spicy Jalapeño

Tim McGraw has a flavor??? And apparently he thinks he's pretty spicy. As a less-than-avid country music fan (read: I hate country music), I'm not sure if it's a common occurrence to have country music singers brand their own flavor of chips, but I thought it was pretty weird. Either way, the man can make a Frito. His sense of spiciness may be a little off though. These had the nice corn taste of a Frito with a sour cream and onion-type flavor. There was just the faintest bit of heat if I really concentrated, but mostly just sour cream and onion.

Also, I realized that this is one of many "jalapeño" flavored chips that winds up as a sour cream and onion knock-off...what gives? Let me know if you have any idea, because I missed the memo where sour cream and onion became synonymous with spicy.

Rating on the Spice-O-Meter: 1/10

Bottom Line: Tim McGraw: hot music (??), mild chips.