Rating: ©© chips (tolerable)
The no name – generic Jalapeño Poppers to your left were recently discovered at everyone’s favorite global bonanza (aka World Market of course!). And let’s just say that this puffed corn snack have some good things going on, but a lot more bad things!
First of all, whose corn puffs are these?? Come’on, no brand name of any type on the front of the bag! If these are any good, then someone should pony up to creating them! A quick glance to the fine print on the back of the bag shows that these puffs are distributed by Cost Plus, Inc. They must be affiliated with World Market in some way, shape or form. Either way, we are not enthusiastic with these from the start!
Secondly, the bright green bag to your left is quite a bit taller than most snack bags we have encountered, but upon opening this green bag we discovered that it was literally 2/3rds empty. Now, we are not typically pessimistic – 1/2 bag empty sort of people, but when a lot more than 1/2 of the actual bag is empty, then we are a bit annoyed and disappointed!! That’s strike two, let’s just hope that these taste better than they do at making a first appearance!
Visually, these Jalapeño Poppers are a bit odd. Whereas most cheese puffs are cylindrical in shape, with a slight curl to them, these puffs were practically rectangular, with not much curl to them at all. The corn meal extruder used for these must have been more square in shape than circular. Not sure if this is some sort of difference the no-name company was going for or what, but it did not do anything for us.
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Discovered at World Market; Oakbrook, IL
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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