Category: Savory snack
Michael Season's Lite Cheese Puffs. Nicely cheesy puffs rated highly with most tasters for their texture, mild but plausible cheese flavor, and lack of neon hue. These puffs claim 65% less fat and, at 4.5 grams per ounce (two cupsthey're very puffy), that compares nicely to 11 grams in one full-fat brand. Healthy? Well, healthier. Good calorie-to-volume ratio, as one taster said, but "I could eat a lot of these."
Crunch factor: Nice. Fell right between "solid" and "perfect crunch." 4 out of 5.
Taste: A couple of tasters found the cheese weak or artificial, but most agreed with the enthusiast who said: "Very cheesy, buttery, and puffy."
Overall score: 3.7 out of 5.
The bottom line: If you like a cheese puff, try these puffs.
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Breakfast Crunch: Organic Cereal
Wild Card: Chocolate Tortilla Chips
Sweet Treat: Grasshoppers
How We Taste the Inside Crunch