Taste test: These were corn chips in the sense that they were made from corn, but they didn't taste like Fritos.
They tasted more like Bugles — like sturdier, less greasy Bugles. The "four cheeses" flavor didn't really come, as the baked corn chip itself overpowered any flavoring, but the powder wasn't offensive in any way. Because these are baked, we couldn't taste any of the greasiness that you might get with a regular potato chip or other fried snack, so you might end up eating more than you normally would. I did enjoy the taste of these snacks.
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Smell test: They don't smell like cheese, but they don't smell like nothing, either. There's a smell I can't place.
From the package: “Italo's represents an evolution for the company Bag Snacks. It combines the pleasure of a crispy and tasty corn chip and the lightness of oven cooking (without frying).”
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Company: Thompson Imports
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This snack was discovered by Keith at Whole Foods Market (formerly Bread & Circus). Review published .