Burger King Hot & Spicy Onion Rings Flavored Snacks
I have been DREADING these for months. It actually took me 3 months to work up the nerve to buy them from the store and now I am taking the plunge and tasting them. They certainly are shaped like onion rings though the main ingredient is corn meal and the color is the most unnatural reddish-orange fake spice color I’ve ever seen. They are basically a ring shaped cheez doodle. And the flavor…wow. The first thing that hits your mouth is the corn meal/rice flour Styrofoam flavor but that is quickly followed by an overpowering ‘spicy’ flavor that is cough-inducing. It takes like fake cheese and death attacking my mouth and I almost can’t believe a cheese puff could have this much flavor. They are fluffy but the corn and rice combination gets stuck in the teeth and throat which isn’t too pleasant. It’s hard to make a firm decision about these- on the one hand, they are certainly flavorful and spicy, but the flavor is pretty overwhelming. Oh yeah, and they barely resemble onion rings aside from the shape and an extremely subtle onion flavor leftover once all the red powder has melted off the ring.
Rating on the Spice-O-Meter: 7/10
Bottom Line: Overwhelmingly powerful flavor.