Rating: ©©©-1/4 chips (notable)
Rip open this bag and let the crunchy goodness of Funyuns Steakhouse Onion Flavored Rings make all your onion blossom dreams come true. Your taste buds will have no choice but to say, “THANK YOU!” Crunchy Rings of AWESOMENESS (these words are from the back of the Steakhouse Onion Funyuns bag)
Do we share this in this enthusiasm?
Maybe a little bit…
We’ll just get it out of the way and say that these are pretty good, and certainly not lacking in the flavor department. The corn meal puffed onion rings are as crunchy as they ever are, BUT to be completely honest our “onion blossom dreams” have not come true (especially since our onion blossom dreams always include rainbows, pots of gold, and the occasional unicorn!!).
We just don’t really see the purpose of this flavor?!? They taste very similar to original Funyuns with a sprinkling of muddled, generic seasoning on them. Again, they are not bad, but they are unnecessary. We simply feel like the only real reason for making a new version of a classic should be if you could enhance it in some way, or at the very least make such a difference that you can barely recognize the original – neither of those two are apparent here! The Steakhouse Onion seasoning basically just adds further onion flavor, a dash of garlic, traces of tomato, and a tiny smooch of heat on the finish.
If we had a choice, we would pick the Original Funyuns over these every time. And, if we had another choice, we would pick both the Flamin’ Hot and Chile Limon versions over the Originals, probably because we really like both of them, but also because they provide an enhanced version of the Original!! With the Funyuns Flamin’ version they were bright red, tangy & spicy, and with the Chile Limon, Funyuns took our taste buds on an exciting roller coaster of flavor that we had never ridden (eaten) before!
FUNYUNS – we are all for you giving us new flavors to try, but we want them to be just that – NEW!! Not onion flavored onion rings!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Discovered at Walmart; Darien, Illinois
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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