Taste test: These puffed Goldfish had the same bright color and remotely fish-like shape as the other flavors of the corn-based puffs, but they promised to contain a bacon and cheddar flavor. Why a fish would be flavored like bacon is a whole other question that we won't attempt to answer, so we just crunched right in to see how they tasted.
They tasted quite good, with a mild cheddar and bacon taste, not a smoky or strong bacon flavor, but still definitely bacon-like. They had a very nice crispness, fairly dense feel and good crunch. There were quite a few fans among our snackers, reaching back into the bag for multiple handfuls.
Smell test: Nice mild bacony smell with a bit of cheddar too. Not like greasy bacon, just the smoky part.
From the package: “New Goldfish Puffs. The snack that's puffed extra crunchy and packed with big, bold flavor for an awesome snack that's fun to hang out with!” ... “SealTab® is a proprietary trademark of SPC Resources, a Sunoco company.” ... “Do not purchase if package is open or torn”
Online store: Buy cheese puffs on Amazon
Company: Pepperidge Farm, Inc.
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Star Market (formerly Shaws, and Star Market again before that), Porter Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Review published .