Monday, November 09, 2009

French Fry Diary 59: Alexia Crunchy Snacks Waffle Fries

The package may look misleading, but I got this bag off the grocery shelf, not the freezer aisle. Alexia is known for their frozen potato funchies but now they are moving into a different snack territory, the potato chip-ish variety.

The full name of my purchase is a mouthful – Natural Alexia Crunchy Snacks Waffle Fries Naturally Flavored Bold & Spicy BBQ. Wow. And that’s not counting where they have the words “potato snack” way down at the bottom of the bag, as if they were hiding the fact this was in fact a potato product.

The package has a hefty price for a five-ounce serving bag, $3.49. But one would think that it might be worth it, or at least worth it for the Health Nazis, cuz they have “25% less fat than regular chips” and no trans fat.

The shame is that it’s not all good news. These aren’t good. There is an after-taste that will stay with you for hours and require near constant hydration to recover from. That might be a problem with the very strong bbq spices employed. The waffle chips themselves, almost identical in shape to Chick-fil-A’s famous waffle fries, have a solid if dry potato taste – reminiscent of home-made microwave potato chips. This variety however was a bit too strong for me.

Alexia has several varieties of these non-frozen potato snacks, so perhaps the others might be pretty good, but for me, this one is a fail.

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