REVIEW: Nick’s – Flamin’ Hot Sauce Crunchy Cheese Curls

Rating: ©©©©-1/2 chips  (lip-smacking)

Nick's - Flamin' Hot Sauce Crunchy Cheese CurlsWe must believe that by this day and age nearly everyone, in all corners of the world, either knows of, or has personally enjoyed a bag, or two, or in our case – five thousand of the iconic Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.  Oh Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, you are so perfectly tasty!  You are so delicious and popular in fact that years ago “several schools in California, New Mexico and Illinois…banned the high-fat, high-salt and possibly addictive treat.”

But Chip Review, today’s review is for Nick’s Flamin’ Hot Sauce Crunchy Cheese Curls, not Cheetos?!

Why yes, you are most certainly right, dear observant reader.  We only first mentioned the delicious power of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos to help us segway into our review of Nick’s Curls, and to really drive home our feeling that one must live in a pretty amazing world when so many similar products can both coexist and thrive, and at the same time taste so differently.  With that being said, we have tried quite a few different spicy cheese curls over the years, and for the most part they are all pretty delicious, with of course the occasional dud thrown into the mix.

Luckily for us, and for you, if you happen to be in the surrounding Detroit area (as Nick’s is a local D Town chip company), then you will be happy to know that if you do spot Nick’s bright orange and yellow bag, with the Dave Navarro looking devil guy in the corner, go ahead and fork over the cash, because some tasty cheese curls are about to be yours!

Nick’s Flamin’ Hot Sauce Crunchy Cheese Curls are a more than welcome addition to the hot cheese curl family!  Nick’s curls encompass the standard Flamin’ Hot blinding red color, which makes us ponder if Red 40 Lake (coloring) is actually the secret to making tasty hot curls because they all seem to use it?!  It is certainly no mystery where the 10 bright red fingertips that are consequently staining the keys on our keyboard comes from!  Pretty average curl shape and size, with sort of a firmer, or heartier, crunch than other curls.  Flavor-wise these are fantastic.  They are certainly not the spiciest of curls, but do exude the usual combination of unnaturally sort of spicy acidic tongue shock mixed with just a tiny splash of cheddar cheese seasoning.  An usually heavy usage of garlic, and a touch of onion, adds a delicious background layer of flavor that really compliments the heat and cheese.  Plain and simple, we could crunch these all day long!!

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 Nick’s for review

Nick’s Official Website

Chip Ratings Scale:

(1/4 increments)

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©©© – notable

©©©© – lip-smacking

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