Rating: ©©©-1/2 chips (notable)
Here’s another unique U.K. snack for us to enjoy, and ponder over. Space Raiders are part of a wholly different genre of puffed corn snack than anything we have in our U.S. market today. The vast majority of our U.S. puffed corn snacks are always covered in cheese (the two seem synonymous with one another). In fact, the only popular U.S. puffed corn snack that we can possibly compare these Space Raiders to, would be Funyuns, and their subsequent copycats.
Space Raiders are shaped exactly like the alien head that graces the front of their packaging. Imagine a “Scream” mask converted into a puffed corn snack. Kids would definitely get a kick out of these, which of course means that many of us here at Chip Review, also loved their shape!
The beef seasoning that liberally coats these Space Raiders also tasted eerily similar to Funyuns. First, and foremost, you taste the VERY SWEET onion flavor (that basically engulfs all other flavors). One snack taster thought that the Space Raiders smelled so sweet that they reminded them of eating the cereal Waffle Crisp. Luckily, with the addition of some good old MSG, the Space Raiders did, in the end, have the faintest essence of salty, rich and meaty, sweet onion, puffed corn.
As always we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree. Let us know.
Space Raiders provided to Chip Review from our good friend Josh at Crisp Nation
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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