REVIEW: Chio Tacos – Texas Barbecue Flavour

Rating: ©©©-1/4 chips  (notable)

Chio - Texas BBQ TacosWe have to hand it to this German snack company, they keep us guessing and we just don’t know what to expect.  We have not been able to distinguish any type of style consistency for Chio’s versatile snack spectrum.  Nor do they shy away from creating unique flavor choices, such as Wasabi, or Thai chili, with caffeine, or even Extreme chili & scary tigers…?!?

We have not been able to figure out for the life of us why Chio is referring to this snack as Tacos??  And, we’re guessing that some other people in this country have been confused by this snack as well.  Are tacos in Germany some type of snack or item that is circular shaped?  Speaking of the shape of these Tacos, they are sort of like shrunken Funyuns.  Actually, more accurately, they remind us of a corn puff snack shaped like a calamari ring (that’s squid, in case you didn’t know).  The rings are light, crunchy, and easy to pop directly into your mouth cavity.  They melt rather quickly once they have touched the moisture on your tongue.

Texas Barbecue?  Really??  First off, look at the image of the “BBQ” on the front of the bag.  Can someone tell us if skewers of grilled vegetables (with maybe some protein consisting of chicken or scallops, we can’t quite tell?) are representative of Texas Barbecue?  Actually, scratch that, we already know that it is not.  Texas Barbecue is smoke and beef, otherwise known as BRISKET!  We often find it very interesting when one part of the world (ours included) creates a snack that they think is representative of another part of the world, without every really doing their investigative due diligence.  Are you really sure that those fries, or toast, are really French?

The Texas Barbecue seasoning coating the rings basically tasted of garlic and onion powders, with the slightest hint of slightly smoky paprika.  Low and behold, the ingredients list pretty much confirmed those exact thoughts.  The flavoring combo was simple, it sufficed, but definitely did not do much for us, and certainly did not remind us of any barbecue seasoning that we are familiar with.  What we are looking forward to is the day that Chio creates some bratwurst flavored chips, or maybe beer, yeah!!

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

Chip Ratings Scale:

(1/4 increments)

© return to sender

©© tolerable

©©© – notable

©©©© – lip-smacking

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