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Mar 6, 2015

thingsthatwedo.com - twistos parmesan and oregano crispsBack in 2012, I tested out a bag of Twistos. It was a bag of Twistos Parmesan and Oregano Baked Snack Bites. They were okay and you can read the full review here but it’s been a long time since I’ve placed my hands on another bag of Twistos.

That is, until my friend picked up this bag of Twistos Parmesan and Oregano Crisps. It was the same flavour that I had tried a few years ago but these were crispy snack crackers. Would I like these more? Would I like these less?

Well, there was only one way to find out and I didn’t have to pay for them so I was quite game to do a spontaneous taste test.
 

Product Review: What ingredients are in the Twistos Parmesan and Oregano Crisps?

Here’s a list of ingredients that went into the Twistos Parmesan and Oregano Crisps: enriched wheat flour, dehydrated potato flakes (dehydrated potatoes, dextrose, mono-and diglycerides, sodium acid pyrophosphate, citric acid), corn starch, vegetable oil, sugar, natural flavour (whey, corn starch, soy flour), seasoning (corn maltodextrin, whey, salt, natural flavours, butter, parmesan cheese, spices, vegetable oil, cheddar cheese, cream, sour cream, yeast extract), parmesan cheese powder (whey, whey protein concentrate, parmesan cheese, salt, cream, lactic acid, citric acid), wheat gluten, soy lecithin, calcium carbonate, dried oregano, sodium bicarbonate, monocalcium phosphate, salt.

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HOLD ON.

I got nauseous just trying to type that all out. I lost track part way through typing the list and had to retype a portion because I couldn’t figure out where I was! Could this ingredient list get any longer?

I mean seriously, it’s a cracker right? OR….it’s supposed to resemble a cracker, right? Would it not be simplest to go with fewer basic ingredients, add some parmesan and oregano and call it a day? Does it need dehydrated potato flakes or all that other stuff? Gosh, I apologize if the ingredient list I typed out doesn’t exactly match those in the photos. I did double check but my eyes started to get all blurry along the way.

I’m telling you all right now, even if these turn out to be the best tasting snack crackers on the planet I wouldn’t eat them again. That ingredient list completely confuses my simple minded brain.


Taste Test: how do Twistos Parmesan and Oregano Crisps taste?

Boring.

How’s that for the first word that comes to my mind to describe the Twistos Parmesan and Oregano Crisps? They look like a cracker. They feel like a cracker. I just can’t figure out what they’re supposed to taste like.

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I mean, they’re not atrocious but they aren’t much fun either. They crunch but they don’t crunch like a cracker. They seem a little too chalky and powdery for my liking. Or, is it because they taste too light, fluffy, and airy? I have no clue.

The flavour is decent but they’re neither here nor there. I guess I taste the parmesan and maybe the oregano but I’d be lying if I said they were noticeable. I tasted something savoury, that much is for sure. I just can’t figure out what I tasted.

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Now, I’m not the only one that feels this way about the Twistos Parmesan and Oregano Crisps. My friend took her first bite and there just looked at me with this really puzzled look on her face. She couldn’t figure out if she liked it or not either.


Verdict:

Are these Twistos Parmesan and Oregano Crisps horrible? No…I don’t think so and I’m sure there are people who love them. For me, these Twistos Parmesan and Oregano Crisps are confusing. I just don’t understand them. I get that they’re a savoury snack cracker. I just wish the ingredient list was simpler.

To be honest, I think these Twistos Parmesan and Oregano Crisps need a makeover. Toss out most of the ingredients, simplify the recipe and just add a little bit of sea salt and they’d probably stand out a lot more. They’d have more personality and would probably appeal to me a lot more.

As it stands right now, the Twistos Parmesan and Oregano Crisps seem a little lost. I mean, they do have a few selling features. Per 15 pieces (20 g), there’s only 3% of your daily intake of fat and 5% of your daily intake of sodium which I’m guessing is better than what an average bag of chips will do to you.

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For now though, I’m going to put the Twistos Parmesan and Oregano Crisps in the ‘I don’t get it’ category.

On to the next review!

p.s. in case you want to read my review of the Twistos Parmesan and Oregano Baked Snack Bites click on the link below: Trying a new Snack food: Twistos anyone?

 

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