REVIEW: Wheat Crunchies – Crispy Bacon

Rating: ©©©© chips  (lip-smacking)

Wheat Crunchies - Crispy Bacon


Wheat Crunchies: the slightly burnt and crispy bacon flavored wheat snack in tubular form!!  Correct: the very tasty, slightly burnt and crispy bacon……  A little while ago we reviewed a different (albeit, just as tasty), bacon flavored snack called Frazzles, which were also given to us by our U.K. buddy Josh, over at Crisp Nation.  Is it just us, or does the United Kingdom have some type of infatuation with bacon flavored snacks?  The good thing being that the infatuation leads to plenty of delicious bacon flavored snacks for us to review.

To try and describe these Wheat Crunchies, the most plain and simple way that we can, imagine that someone has crisped up (slightly over-cooked) the bacon, rolled the slices into little tubes, and packaged them into a little bag.  The bacon essence that they exude is freaky.  They honestly taste like little, crunchy, bacon crispies.  And they smell like bacon too.  They smell as if we just baked a big batch of bacon, left our home, and came back to that rich, smoky, sweet, porky smell.  Bacon on the go.  Their texture however, is a little bit weird.  The “wheaty tubes” (their words, not ours), sort of have the texture of a corn chip, but they don’t really have any of the recognizable corn flavor.  In our opinion, the tubes are solely for delivering the bacon flavor into our bellies.

Isn’t it funny how differently meat flavored chips can taste?  Some are supposed to taste like bacon, and just don’t taste like bacon, or meat, or even good for that matter.  While others like these Wheat Crunchies seem to have figured out that magical snack balance and given us something that tastes good and meaty.  They may not necessarily make our Top 5 Meat Flavored Chips, but who knows, maybe they would make yours.  Make sure to let us know at our meat flavored chips poll.

As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think.  Agree or disagree, let us know.

Frazzles provided to Chip Review from our good friend Josh at Crisp Nation

Chip Ratings Scale:

(1/4 increments)

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