might be the first time that I've bought a snack for the gimmick
value, and the snack is much better than the gimmick. The fact
that the gimmick of this treat is actually really stupid doesn’t
hurt that argument. These Space Raiders have possibly the strangest,
and possibly dumbest gimmick ever for a salty snack that I've
ever seen. Apparently the story seems is that you're eating
a snack preferred by an Alien race known as Space Raiders. There
are silly facts on the back of the package about these aliens,
including an illustration depicting the alien with a height
reference. The snacks themselves are even shaped like little
Space Raider heads, which is weird because why would these guys
eat snacks of their own likeness.
After seeing the
package, and the shape of the treats, I was pretty convinced
these wouldn't be great. When I realized that the flavour was
"pickled onion" I was even surer I wouldn't like these.
So reluctantly I took a bite, and I was blown away. These things
taste really good. The onion flavour was like a cooked onion,
sweet and not too harsh. The pickled aspect of the flavour was
super strong and didn't hold back at all. The sour vinegar had
a bite that melded really well with the sweet onion flavour.
It was like a salt and vinegar with sweet onion combo.
While I was blown
away by how much I loved the taste, I also noticed that these
had a really great crunch as well. The corn puff wasn't too
dense, but also wasn't too soft. The crunch was solid when you
bit down, but after a few chews the corn puff would melt perfectly
in your mouth.
I must admit that
the gimmick worked. I picked up this bag of crunchy snacks because
I thought the packaging was ridiculous. Then when I least expected
it, they blow me over with a really great tasting and textured