On a late-night run to Rite-Aid for some (lousy post-Thanksgiving dinner allergic reaction) Benadryl, I grabbed a snack to take with my pills. There was a display of Pogo's White Cheddar Potato Cheese sticks, and I figured for $.99, why not???
I want my money back.
These flat, crinkle-cut potato snacks are made by Medora. The press release description was promising:
"Baked through a unique process with premium real cheese and available in three outstanding flavors - white cheddar, hickory smoked and jalapeño cheddar - Pogos arrive on store shelves just in time for summer snacking, giving families an all-natural, non-GMO ingredients, no-trans-fat snack with an exceptionally intense taste, aroma and crunchy goodness."
Each crisp is roughly the size of a Cheeto. I'm usually a fan of crunchy cheese snacks, whether the flavor is artificial or "100% natural," opting for the natural when possible. These crips? Ick. The flavor is very mild and not very pleasant. The texture is grainy and leaves a sharp gaggy aftertaste. The crunch was awkward, a cross between stale bread and biting into a baked potato that's not cooked well enough. As much as I joke about some foods tasting like cardboard, I really felt like I was eating cardboard. I still have the yucky taste in my mouth. I only made it through about 10 crisps, and gave the rest to my brother-in-law. He didn't like them either, asking me if I was pulling a prank on him by offering it to him. These Pogo's were one of the worst snacks I've tried recently. They are edible, but just barely.
Nicole Rates It...2/10
(Netfoodie, however, liked these...she rated them as a 4/5. Anyone else tried these?)