Taste test: These are Frito-Lay's answer to the Pringles phenomenon, where you make potato crisps and put them in a can.
The company must have had some leftover flavoring powder from their Black Pepper Jack Doritos, because they've now added it to the Stax for a limited edition. Most of the flavor powder is on one side of the crisp (the concave side), and if you lick the powder you get most of the flavor. The chip tastes like a mixture of pepper (with a hint of jalapeno) and monterey jack cheese. It almost tastes like nacho cheese sauce, but not as much as the Doritos with the same powder. There is a slight burn of spicy heat after you eat a few of these, but not hot enough where you're going to run and get a glass of water. The crisps are slightly thicker than Pringles, giving a heartier crunch. I was a little disappointed that several of the crisps were broken, as if the oval can crisp protection system was not quite up to speed compared to the circular system of a Pringles can.
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Smell test: A slight peppery aroma.
From the package: “This product is naturally free of gluten.”
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This snack was discovered by Keith at Old Colony Market, Southborough, Massachusetts. Review published .