Rating: ©-1/4 chips (return to sender)
Corn Nuts have been around for quite a while. We here at Chip Review grew up eating Corn Nuts. We really like Corn Nuts – especially the BBQ flavored ones! Those crunchy corn nuggets always make us think we are going to chip a tooth, but we never do. In stead we just crunch away at those kernels until the cows come home.
So why would Corn Nuts feel the urge to take their rock solid, time tested product and try to convert it into a corn tortilla chip??? We are not really sure, but what we do know is that they should not have. There’s nothing really wrong with the flavoring of these chips other than it is the typical spicy lime seasoning found on so many snacks these days, and adds nothing new to the genre. What is wrong with these chips is that they are the size of nickels. The odd size is too small to pick the chips out individually and eat them (which we feel is one of the great trademarks of a chip – to be able to pick up a single chip, examine it and devour it….). These basically need to be eaten by the palm-ful. The chips are also extremely dense, and lacking in that wonderful Corn Nuts crunch.
Nobody likes change….. (especially when it is for the worse!). Stick with the original Corn Nuts.
But heck, give them a taste for yourselves, let us know what you think….don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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