Taste test: These cheese puffs were fairly thin and had a bright yellow color, with just a bit of orange to it and some darker spots of seasoning visible as well.
(The puffs pictured on the bag were more orange than the actual ones in the bag, and the pictured ones also lacked the dark spots.) The great thing about most varieties of Michael Season's puffs is that they're positively loaded with cheese. While this kind had a nice kick of jalapeno flavoring mixed into the cheese, unfortunately there wasn't nearly as much cheese as those other types. It was still a pretty good mix of tastes, but nothing like the amazing Michael Season's curls and puffs that we're used to. The texture also didn't seem quite right, as these were a bit styrofoamy-like, not quite melt-in-your-mouth.
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Smell test: Nice jalapeno and cheddar smell, like a spicy nacho dip.
From the package: “50% less fat reduced fat real cheese” ... “No hydrogenated oils, no preservatives, no artificial colors or flavors.” ... “Our Baked Cheese Puffs & Curls are all natural and deliciously different. They're just as cheesy and crunchy as the ones you grew up with but much healthier because they have at least 50% less fat than regular cheese puffs and no trans fat. Our Baked Puffs & Curls start with Organic Cornmeal, then baked with healthy oils and loaded with real cheese to tease your taste buds!”
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Company: Natural Snacks, LLC
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