Rating: ©©©-1/2 chips (Notable)
We discovered these “Locally Made” Chip City Jalapeno Cheese Puffed Rings while we were actually in Motor City (which is Detroit, for anyone out there who does not know that). However, this mystical Chip City sounds like just the type of place we would really like to visit! And, what is with ‘Locally Made’? This bag has Frito Lay written all over it?!
First things first, when we see ring shaped snacks, especially one that consists of puffed corn, we always expect them to be onion flavored. In this case, Chip City’s puffed rings are not onion flavored at all…. So, why? What is the point of these jalapeno cheese corn puffs being of the circular shape? To be completely honest, we were sort of let down by the fact that these weren’t onion ring flavored.
Chip City’s puffed rings are a lot more puffy or fluffy, light, and airy, than everyone’s favorite onion ring snack – Funyuns. Definitely more like corn puffs in texture (with a good meltability), than the traditional onion ring snacks. Their texture made it very easy to take down the entire bag in one five minute sitting.
The jalapeno cheese seasoning wasn’t too shabby. Decent level of jalapeno heat, even a little harsh in the backs of our throats. Not much for authentic fresh, vegetal jalapeno flavor, but we weren’t expecting much. The cheddar cheese seasoning did its salty job. Some Chip Reviewers were rather pleased by these, while others could take or leave them. In the end we simply liked that we were supporting the Motor City’s ‘Locally Made’ snack scene….or…..who are we kidding – Frito Lay’s giant bank account (like they don’t already have enough of our money)!
Discovered at BP Gas Station; Detroit, Michigan
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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