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Taste test: Chester Cheetah's latest entry in the crowded market for fries in a bag consisted of hollow, square-profile sticks about two inches long, with the ends cut at an angle. They were potato-based, and the surfaces had a beige potato color, along with a good helping of orange seasoning. We crunched in to find that the mix of processed potato and cheddar was pretty bland. There was a soft crunch and a fairly ordinary potato-and-cheese flavor.
Considering the high esteem in which we hold Chester Cheetah, plus the fact that the other Poppers snack we tried, BBQ Spirals, didn't impress us either, this was very disappointing. If you're going to get fries, don't get these; if you want fries from Chester, the corn-based Chili Cheese Fries and Flamin' Hot Fries were way better. If you want something potato-based, you can get some good ones without leaving the Frito-Lay family of brands, as the Ruffles Crispy Fries were excellent. There are also lots of other fries available from dozens of other companies.
Aroma: Pretty good cheddar del, like Cheez Wiz.
Manufacturer: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
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From the package: "The poppable snack that's a hit anytime! Smack a cheesy smile on your face with bite-sized Cheddar flavored Crunch Fries snacks"
This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Wal-Mart. Review published .