Taste test: When we saw this bag, the close-up picture on the front highly resembled one of the four Cheetos shapes in the Cheetos Cheezy Mix-Ups, which is made from corn meal. Since the other two kinds of Chester's Poppers that we'd already reviewed (BBQ Spirals and Cheddar Crunch Fries) were potato-based, it seemed strange that they would use this new Poppers brand for a corn snack, so we checked the ingredients and found that this too was potato-based (with wheat also). We opened the bag and were surprised that the snacks didn't quite match the picture. They had the same general circle-with-grid-inside shapes, but everything looked thinner and lighter, with smoother surfaces.
We crunched in to find that the texture matched the ingredients — it had the crisp feel of a half-wheat/half-potato puff with a nice cheesy pizza flavor. The feel was much different than the corresponding shape in the Cheetos bag, but the result was very good. This was easily the best of the three Poppers varieties.
Smell test: Good pizza smell. Tomatoey.
From the package: “Take your taste buds for a delicious ride with Cheese Pizza artificially flavored Waffle a Rounds snacks.”
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Wal-Mart. Review published .