18 September 2013

Leslie’s Red Hot Cheezy Corn Crunch (Pinoy Foods, Birmingham) [By @SpectreUK]

On the front of the 70g packet of these Leslie’s Red Hot Cheezy Corn Crunch it stated; “outrageously Spicy and Cheesy.” Produced by the Leslie Corporation in the Philippines, these corn crunches sounded fairly good for you with the second statement of; “Fortified with vitamin A and complete vitamin B complex.” Their serving size was 30g, which had 160 calories, with 9g of fat and less than 1g of sugar. The ingredients included; corn meal, vegetable oil (palm oil, coconut oil, soybean oil), cheddar cheese, ground spices, iodized salt, monosodium glutamate, FD&C, Red No. 40, vitamin premix of; Vitamins A, B1, B2, B5, B6, B12, Folic acid and Niacin. On the back of the packet it stated; “Craving for a blaze? Explode with Red Hot Cheezy, the outrageously spicy and cheesy corn crunch. With its extreme spiciness and creamy cheesy crunch, Red Hot Cheezy will surely set your party on fire.” With this write up I was expecting a snack that was either both really spicy and really cheesy or a snack that was pretty bland and over exaggerated! Well the proof is in the pudding, so they say, so I popped open the packet for tasting. On opening the packet these corn crunches had a cheesy spicy smell to them. You can see from the photograph that these corn crunches looked like someone had slit their throat over a bag of Nik Naks. They had a good crunch with a mainly cheesy flavour and a spice that lit a low burning flame at the back of my throat that slowly simmered with every bite. I wouldn’t say that the spice was outrageously explosive or anything, but these cheesy corn crunches were certainly very tasty and had a good spice that made them very moreish indeed. I did notice my nose sweat a little towards the end of the packet though. I would have these Red Hot Cheezy Corn Crunches again, but I warn you, they’re sadly not as Red Hot as they claim to be!
By Spectre

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