Rating: ©©©©-1/2 chips (lip-smacking)
How to describe these to someone who has never tried, or even seen or heard, of a peanut flavored puff?? First, we would use the word – delicious! Imagine deliciousness, and an image of peanut flavored puffs should eventually appear into your mind. Basically, these Chio Flips are smaller puffed corn snacks, curl shaped, lightly tan colored, slightly dense and crunchy little nugget puffs with an undeniably, pure peanut (butter) flavor.
Again, we really must hand it to this German snack company, they keep us guessing, and guessing, and we just don’t know what to expect from them next. We have not been able to distinguish any type of style consistency for Chio’s versatile snack spectrum.
Among the three slightly different peanut flavored puffs that we have tried thus far in our chip reviewing career, Chio’s Classic Peanut Flips undoubtedly have the most peanut-y essence! Osem Bamba’s
peanut snack “treads the line between sweet, and savory, very nicely,” and Cheetos Mani Horneados transport us to another world, and time, by opening up the memory floodgates, however, it is Chio’s ultra savory version that really makes us say “holy, these are peanut-puffs!” Pure, peanut flavored puffs, that seem as if they have been dipped into unsweetened peanut butter. The puffs almost seem wet with peanut oil. We appreciate Chio’s willingness to shy away from over sweetening the puffs.
The only thing keeping these peanut puffs from rating higher than Cheetos Chilean version, is their texture. Chio’s puffs are a little too dense for our likes. We appreciate a puff that melts when it hits the tongue.
For another take on some Flips, check out Crisp Nation’s review.
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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