These delightful savory treats are branded as ‘Potato Crisps.’ As an American, it is clear to me that these are not potato chips, but Irish people likely struggle with the chips/crisps dilemma.
To clarify, these are not chips, but more of a reconstituted potato snack, along the lines of those DELICIOUS Munch’ems.
Who remembers these?
Those were a major boon for the snack food aisle, and now, apparently, they’re gone. I even did a little bit of digging, and I found this, courtesy of the Keebler/Kellogs community: What happened to Munch’ems?
It is a big loss for all of us, but I am pleased to say that I have found a MUCH better replacement than Cheez-it Snack Mix (the substitute suggested by Kellogg’s (no offense to Cheez-it (they’re delicious but just not the same))).
Piatto’s are delicious and I could eat them #ALLDAY. I picked them up at the small local Indian grocery near my house, and I pick up a bag, or two, or all bags that they have in stock, whenever I visit.
These snacks originate for the Philippines, and come in a range of delicious flavors, such as Cheese, Sour Cream and Onion, and Nacho Pizza. At first I thought that the idea of Nacho Pizza was a bit funny, but then I realized that it was at least groundbreaking. The best of both worlds. It is a simple concept, and what it translates to in Potato Crisp form is an extra cheesy pizza, and not with that bland Mozzarella, because I can’t even imagine what that would taste like as a powder, but with Nacho Cheese. You get that lovely Pizza flavor, which would be not dissimilar from Pizza Goldfish, but then with the added boost of Flavor Blasted Nacho Cheese Goldfish flavor.
It is easy to laugh off the flavor combination, just because you don’t see Nacho Pizza every day in real life, but maybe that is just one of the many problems with our world. If Guy Fieri was given all of the power and respect that he deserves, I have a feeling the Nacho Pizza, as a marriage of flavors, would be a household name.
And why not? These are easily two of my favorite things. As a concept, Nacho Pizza wins. They’re backed up by a solid crunch, and the texture could only be described as crunchtastic.
I’m looking forward to see what new is in store for Piatto’s, and can’t wait to try all of the flavors.
Would I buy these again: YES
Would I seek them out specifically? The urge to go buy more of these right now is almost too much.
Would I give these as gifts to friends? At a wedding or Bar Mitzvah
Where can you find them? I would recommend looking for them in Asian supermarkets.
Does everyone love them? Surprisingly, no. If you are interested in a different perspective, please check out these blogs: here and here. Just take it with a grain of salt, because their opinions are laughably wrong.