Rating: ©©©-1/4 chips (notable)
Dear Herr’s Cheese Curls,
We here at Chip Review just want to send you a quick little note to let you know that we really do appreciate your willingness, and persistence, to push the cheese curl flavor boundaries, and with that we understand that you will create tasty wonders, and sometimes you won’t…
In this case, we feel that Herr’s Cajun Cheese Curls fall somewhere in the middle. They are certainly not as delicious as Herr’s Jalapeno Popper, or Deep Dish flavored Cheese Curls, but definitely better than their Bacon Cheddar, and Grilled Cheese flavors. However, when all is said and done, just look back at those flavor choices and you will understand why we wrote that note above to Herr’s Cheese Curls. It’s like the saying goes, sometimes you need to be willing to strikeout, if you are going to swing for the fences!!
Herr’s Cajun flavoring, does not seem very authentic in this case. Instead of exuding the flavors from those principal mainstay ingredients like celery, onion, carrot, parsley, bay leaf and cayenne, Herr’s Curls emit a rather overly salty cheese seasoning, with some prominent background notes of ranch dressing…huh?!?
According to Herr’s somehow zesty Creole spices combined with cool and creamy ranch flavors somehow equals Cajun? In our opinion, although the cheese curls are Herr’s perfectly crunchable, extra cheesy, but the flavor combo coating them does not jive very well, and seems very forced and simulated.
Whether or not Herr’s was swinging for a home run with these ones isn’t certain, but what we can tell you is that at best they have themselves a single, or maybe a base on balls here. In the end, we could take them or leave them. We can tell you that we did really like the bold, bright teal color choice of the packaging.
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Curls provided to Chip Review by Herr’s Foods for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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