by Dan Gibson
There are five bags of these Takis snacks in the Tucson Weekly snack machine and everyday I walk past them (they've received the center, eye-level premium placement) and wonder what they are and whether they are a delicious secret functioning as a key unlocking a Narnia of flavor. It's been sort of taxing on my brain, to be honest, so I submit this question to you, reader of The Range: are Takis good?
A few things that make Takis sort of appealing:
1. They're cheaper than anything available in our snack machine, costing only 50 cents when most of the chips are a full buck in price.
2. I think the swirl used to dot the i is sort of hypnotizing.
3. The product info refers to the snacks as "tacos" (twelve to a serving size). I like tacos.
A few things that make me wonder if Takis are some sort of cruel culinary joke:
1. They have been in our snack machine for two weeks and even at their low price, no one has taken the flavor plunge. Usually the cheap items are terrible, with the exception of the Great Regular M&Ms Thursday of 2011.
2. One of the ingredients is "chicken fat". Actually, I'm not sure how I feel about that. That could go either way.
3. While the snacks are apparently taco flavored, what aspect of tacos are they attempting to capture? Meat, the shell, all of the above? This is very confusing to me.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.