Nacho Cheese Combos (A Queso The Munchies)

31 March 2011 by Shawn Parow Category: a queso the munchies
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Shawn is the mastermind behind eat!drink!snack! He eats, drinks, rambles and has absolutely no problem with being your snack monkey. In this column, A Queso The Munchies, Shawn will be reviewing any and every snack he can find that’s deemed “Nacho” or nacho-related.

From what I can tell, the folks at Mars, Inc. who are involved with Combo flavor creation really have a hard-on thing for nachos. If you’re following along at home, back in September, I shared the wonder of their Zesty Salsa Combos with y’all. This week, I’ve decided to kick it old school with a bag of their Nacho Cheese Combos. It’s one of the manufactured flavors they’ve been pumping out of their flavor tubes for years now and to be honest with you, I’m not sure why the flavor’s stuck around for so long.

package of nacho cheese combos

Let’s start with the EPIC GRAPHIC FAIL that is the packaging. The front of it contains a bowl of nachos. I’ve been eating nachos for decades now and I’ve never eaten them out of a bowl. Have you? I mean, I don’t know a single, solitary human being who’s ever eaten nachos out of a bowl. Nachos are a plate food. The thought that they’d ever be served out of a bowl is just plain ludicrous and not in some sort of misspelled, slammin’, Hotlanta sort of way.

nacho cheese combos in hand

Then there’s the EPIC FLAVOR FAIL that is the Nacho Cheese Combos themselves. The “nacho” cheese, which is made up of a blend of Romano, cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, bears zero resemblance to a nacho cheese and the Combo shell, which is made of pretzel, has no right to be in the same snack as “nacho” cheese. What the hell do pretzels have to do with nachos? Nothing, I tellz ya.

In the end, the only thing they’re truly good for is as a way to satisfy drunken munchies, so unless you’re getting wasted or have a hard on thing for overly-processed snacks, you should probably steer clear of them.

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