Rating: ©©-1/4 chips (tolerable)
In theory, this flavor combination of cheese curls sounds really amazing!! We mean, come’on!! Creamy and salty cheddar cheese combined with smoky, meaty bacon, all baked into, or maybe sprinkled upon, Herr’s light, puffy cheese curls!!! Magic, right?! Well, sorry to say, but in our opinion execution of these fell sooooo flat!
We didn’t really taste any smoky bacon. And, unless the bacon you are used to consuming tastes like a salt lick (in which case maybe these would appeal to you!!!), we can’t believe that anyone else actually tastes bacon on these either. There is some underlying presence of meat flavor – maybe this is from the whey, or the MSG – we’re not sure?? Either way, these puffs do not evoke any thoughts of bacon in our minds, especially the way some other chips have been able to!! It is a well known common fact that bacon is smoked, right? We mean, everyone knows this….it’s a huge part of what gives bacon its flavoring. In our opinion, there was absolutely no smoke flavor to these puffs.
However, we should point out that Herr’s cheese puffs themselves are exquisite as always. All at once perfectly fresh and crunchy, and melt-y and super cheesy. Curl for curl, best cheese curls on the market!
Herr’s, once again we just have to say thanks for the willingness to push the flavor boundaries!! We can’t wait to try more flavors!! We love that Herr’s is one of those brands that is willing to swing for the fences!!! But, as is the case when you swing for the fences, you’re bound to strike out every once in a while……and this just happens to be one of those times!!
Lastly, and maybe we’re just being nit-picky at this point because we were disappointed with these puffs, but what is the purpose of the green specs scattered all of these bacon cheddar puffs??? We’re not even going to speculate, we just needed to ask?
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think.…….in fact, we already know that there are others out there who disagree with our take on these curls, but we will stand firm on this one – these are our least favorite Herr’s Curls to-date….what do you think? Agree or disagree, let us know.
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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