Taste test: This version of Funyuns had lots of dark red seasoning on the otherwise yellow rings, and though some rings were redder than others, all had a pretty good helping of the special flavor powder.
I crunched in to taste a pretty good mid-level heat that was mixed with the usual Funyuns onion seasoning, so it still tasted like a Funyun, except with hot sauce. Even when I ate a bunch of them in a row, the heat grew a bit but didn't reach a level that I would describe as "flamin' hot." Overall, the taste was pretty good, but the hot sauce that they used struck me as just hot while not being particularly flavorful.
Smell test: Sweet onion smell, not actually hot.
From the package: “A deliciously different snack that's spicy fun! Finally — the testy taste of Funyuns® brand Onion Flavored Rings that you've known for years has been set on fire! Flamin' Hot® Funyuns® brand Onion Flavored Rings deliver the crispy texture and shape of an onion ring with a sizzle that will set your mouth on fire.”
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Wal-Mart. Review published .