REVIEW: Takis Intense Nacho – The Impulsive Purchase

It’s bizarre that the Takis Intense Nacho line isn’t spicy.

It’s not as bizarre as having one thing referred to as pickleball develop into a nationwide sensation, however after having many spicy varieties and being identified for merchandise that burn, it appears so out of character for Takis to supply one thing tame that it makes me fear about its well-being. Perhaps the model has run out of latest spicy product concepts? If that’s the case, I’ve obtained one — Flamango, a candy and spicy rolled tortilla chip with a splash of mango that’s pink coloured and bent within the center. Be happy to take it, Barcel.

Takis Intense Nacho seasoning is obtainable on three merchandise — unique Takis rolled tortilla chips, Waves Potato Chips, and POP! Popcorn. After tasting all three, I’m shocked they’ve noticeably totally different nacho intensities.

Takis POP! Intense Nacho Popcorn

Let’s begin with the one that may actually name itself “intense nacho” probably the most — Takis POP! To be trustworthy, I’m shocked about this as a result of there’s much less floor space for seasoning on popcorn. However then once more, perhaps I shouldn’t be as a result of popcorn has a milder taste than fried chips, and kernels have nooks and crannies the place the seasoning could be trapped. Anyhoo, the tacky and salty nacho mud pops on these, and there’s additionally a slight tanginess that I didn’t discover with the opposite merchandise. Surprisingly, this was my favourite of the three. Oh, a couple of different issues. I’ve by no means had Takis POP! earlier than, however I used to be surprised by how small-ish the kernels have been. Additionally, these don’t have a tacky aroma, which I believed was bizarre.

Measurement: 2 oz bag
Score: 8 out of 10
Vitamin Info: (1 bundle) 350 energy, 27 grams of fats, 4.5 grams of saturated fats, 7 grams of polyunsaturated fats, 14 grams of monounsaturated fats, 0 milligrams of ldl cholesterol, 790 milligrams of sodium, 23 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and three grams of protein.

Takis Intense Nacho Rolled Tortilla Chips

Decrease on the Intense Nacho spectrum is common Takis. With my preliminary bites, I believed these have been much less tacky than the Waves. However after evaluating them once more a day later, my style buds thought otherwise. My unique opinion was in all probability primarily based on how the corn chip overwhelms my style buds as soon as I get a couple of chews in. There’s an preliminary tacky burst, and it lingers considerably, nevertheless it rapidly yields to the flavour of the corn. So I want that cheesiness was a bit extra lasting. In fact, these have the standard Takis rolled tortilla chip crunch.

Measurement: 3.25 oz bag
Score: 7 out of 10
Vitamin Info: (1 oz/about 10 items) 150 energy, 8 grams of fats, 2.5 grams of saturated fats, 3 grams of polyunsaturated fats, 2.5 grams of monounsaturated fats, 0 milligrams of ldl cholesterol, 230 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and a pair of grams of protein.

Takis Waves Intense Nacho Potato Chips

Once I first took a whiff of those within the bag, I puzzled if they’d be spicy as a result of they’ve a chile con queso-like aroma. In fact, they’re not, however these chips style like queso, however with warmth that by no means reveals up as in the event that they’ve been made with neutered jalapeños. I do like the flavour, however on the identical time I’m undecided “intense” is one of the best phrase to make use of to explain its cheesiness, which is noticeably much less tacky than the common Takis and popcorn. Additionally, very similar to Takis POP!, that is my first time attempting Waves and my impression of them is that they’ve a crunch much like Lay’s Wavy chips.

Measurement: 2.5 oz bag
Score: 6 out of 10
Vitamin Info: (1 oz/about 14 items) 150 energy, 9 grams of fats, 1.5 grams of saturated fats, 2.5 grams of polyunsaturated fats, 5 grams of monounsaturated fats, 0 milligrams of ldl cholesterol, 160 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 0 grams of sugar, and a pair of grams of protein.

Total, Takis’ tangent into non-spicy snacks is off to a great begin, and this Intense Nacho line doesn’t make me need to say Takis wants to remain in its lane and proceed to burn our mouths with flavors which will have names like Hotocado, an excessively spicy guacamole taste on an avocado-shaped and green-colored chip. (Sure, I do know there’s already has a guacamole taste. Be happy to take this concept too, Barcel.) I like these sufficient that I’m curious if there shall be different non-spicy flavors.

DISCLOSURE: I obtained free product samples from Takis. Doing so didn’t affect my assessment.