Review: Alexia Onion Strips (snack food)
I spent the better part of 10 minutes composing a massive hurt for these chips in my mind. I mean, first, the Alexia Onion Strips only filled about 1/4 of the bag.
They were a few pennies more than main stream potato chips, running at $2.66 for 4.5oz; whereas Cheetos Natural I bought are about $1.85 for 4.5 oz. So there is my hurt. It was a lot more colorful until the open bag scent lifted to my nostrils.
Heaven. Sweet onion, peppery, spice flowing up. Crunchy pieces of perfectly non-greasiness conveying said scent to grace my tongue, as well. Before I knew it, half the bag was gone and poor Mikey was on the phone, tortured by the open mouth crunching of yours truly.
They are like onion rings because the flavor is so bold and should be eaten sparingly. So here is my rundown (Out of 5*):
Initial Impression: 2
Waaay too much air in the bag.
Taste and Texture: 4
Bang for the Buck: 3
Well worth it; but it won’t last past one meal for a good sized family.
Seriously looks just like an onion ring!
Nutrition and ingredients: 3
Still offer the same average of chips (about 18) for the same average of calories (150), no trans-fats, no artificial preservatives, no artificial colors, understandable ingredients.
Ending Impression: 4
The taste, crunch, and smell of the Alexia Onion Strips quickly racked up the initial impression points.
Final Note: These will definitely be gracing the table of the KO family, but as with all snacks, only when the meal calls for it. It is an Alexia product, which we’re partial to and will definitely be looking forward to reviewing other Alexia products. 😛
*The ratings are against other foods in the same category. The category of the food will be mentioned in parenthesis in the post title. There is no friggin’ way I’m going to try to compare ice cream to broccoli. 😉 Also, I have a high bar set in regards to ingredients and nutrition; which is reflected in the brands I’ll review and my ratings.
What’s with all these emoticons? =:O