My initial impressions of the first ring out of the bag:
- It looks like a circular Taco Bell Cinnamon Twist
- It smells like a Funyun with a hint of cheese -- minus one point
- It tastes like a weak Funyun -- a negative for the taste buds but a plus for post-snack meeting attendance
- It leaves a light, fine residue on your fingers -- not at all sticky or obtrusive
The Onion Rings Flavored Snacks' consistency is sort of "powdery" once bitten. They are not as coarse as Funyuns. And, they're certainly easier to eat than a real onion ring because you don't have to worry about taking a bite that takes the whole inner onion with it, leaving the doughy shell. The flavor is also more consistent than that of the real thing.
There is also an underlying hint of "rice cake," which makes sense considering that this item's description includes the phrase "puffed snacks."
The phrase "deep crunch" is also used, and I feel that this is wholly inaccurate. "Deep crunch" should only be used to describe the sort of snack that cannot be consumed in a classroom with a "no food or drink" policy without being audibly noticed.
Whenever I have an interesting food item on my desk, my coworkers feel that it's necessary to inspect its nutrition facts. I will be very depressed when I get to this age. For now, I make my food intake decisions based only on flavor potential and novelty. Any way ...
Although I tend to write about the experience of eating instead of evaluating products, I feel that Burger King Onion Rings Flavored Snacks deserve a rating on a numerical scale. And that rating is 5.5 out of 10. I didn't dislike them, yet I would probably never think of them again if it weren't for this blog.