Taste test: We've enjoyed many very tasty hot cheese curls — as well as some that were hot but not particularly tasty — so the promise of a Queso Habanero flavor had us very eager to try this new one from Wise. It boasted the same "Extra Crunchy" claim as the Extreme flavor. The curls had a light orange color with some darker seasoning spots too.
It turned out the these curls were both hot and tasty, a very nice combination. They weren't really extra crunchy, just regular crunchy, like most crunchy cheese curls. One of our tasters for this one didn't expect quite so much habanero kick, and after eating about four pieces, she felt considerable heat for quite a long time (and didn't enjoy the heat at all). Beverages and even eating a Strawberry Twinkie didn't diminish the heat for her. For most people, the heat felt more moderate, and people enjoyed the taste a lot, with many people returning to the bag for extra handfuls.
Smell test: Nice cheese and toasted corn smell.
From the package: “Remember recess? That time of day when you let loose, hung out with your friends and had no worries? Well, it still exists inside every bag of delicious Cheez Doodles. Tear one open and find out. We double dog dare you. Maximum Crunch. Maximum Flavor.”
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Company: Wise Foods Inc.
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Park Street Mini Market, Chelsea, Massachusetts. Review published .