Tonight is a milestone snack review for us. After this post, World of Snacks will have reviewed treats from 40 countries! Recently Black Bird Specialties asked us if we’d be willing to sample some products from a brand called Kucker, and of course we said yes. When we found out their snacks are from Ecuador we got even more excited. So let’s take a closer look at our snacks under review.
Our sample consists of 5 separate flavors of Kucker Plantain Chips, which appears to be all of their products. They boast that their chips are made from export quality Ecuadorian plantains, which we are guessing are the choice plantains? They also boast their products will help maintain a healthy lifestyle. Lastly, they are Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Cholesterol-Free, Kosher, and Non-GMO. Now you know a little about Kucker, let’s get on with the taste test!
Up first, Kucker Naturally Sweet Plantain Chips. These are what we think of first when plantain chips come to mind. They are just sweet enough, like a ripe plantain should taste. Crunchy and enjoyable, but also very basic. Let’s move on and try something a little more exciting.
Next up, Kucker Tropical Plantain Chips. From the tastefully designed packaging we found out that the “tropical” means Passion Fruit and Mango. This flavor was familiar to me personally but I am having a hard time placing it. One of our testers remarked that is tastes how potpourri smells. Needless to say, they are fruity and a tad bit over-powering. However, most of our tasters enjoyed them and said they would eat them again.
Kucker Red Fruits Plantain Chips instantly reminded me of one of my favorite childhood cereal. They taste oddly familiar to Cap’n Crunch Berries, which are awesome. This flavor was several of our testers favorites. They are still fruity, but much less overpowering then the Tropical version. The Red Fruits are Raspberry and Cranberry, and they blend well together.
Moving away from the sweeter flavors, our next sample is Kucker Salty Plantain Chips. These are the ideal substitute for a potato chip. Less greasy, a better texture, and more enjoyable. The salt is mild but complements the fruit chip itself.
Last but not least, my personal favorite – Kucker Jalapeno-Lemon Plantain Chips. I’m not sure if it’s our recent addiction to Takis Nitro Habenero Lime, but we really are enjoying the spicy and citrusy snacks. Unlike the Takis, this snack is better for you, and much less spicy. I wish the jalapeno was stronger but really enjoyed this flavor combination non-the-less.
There you have it. World of Snacks has now reviewed snacks from 40 countries! Typically we close our articles with a determination if we will offer the reviewed snack for sale. At the moment we do not have plans to include Kucker Plantain Chips in our inventory. We have a feeling they are only made for export and our focus is on authentic classic snacks that are enjoyed in their own respective countries. That doesn’t mean we will not carry them in the future. They are a great product. As always, keep on snacking world!
Here are at World of Snacks we’ve made a career out of exploring sweet and salty treats from around the world. We’ve spend a few years writing about our exploration of foreign snacks and a nearly a year and a half ago we started offering our favorites for sale in our international snack store. We use our snack blog to highlight our travels through flavor and tonight we are featuring a treat that is has recently been added to our inventory of Filipino Snacks.
Years ago when we came up with the idea for World of Snacks we polled our international friends and asked them their favorites. One snack that was actually brought to us by a friend was SkyFlakes Crackers. When she gave us the snack we were shocked that salted crackers are even considered a snack in the Philippines. Later when we started selling Filipino Snacks Online we discovered SkyFlakes Chocolate, and started to understand the fixation with crackers as a snack. It’s been a steady seller so when we discovered SkyFlakes Condensada we couldn’t wait to try them!
Typically our review panel consists of 3-10 reviewers. For this SkyFlakes Condensada review I decided to go it on my own. I am the only one in our typical group of testers who was actually familiar with the product. So here is a rare personal review for your consumption.
First impression- why would anyone want three layers of crackers? However, after the second bite the crackers subsided and the Condensada prevailed. The crackers themselves are buttery and better than your normal American Saltines. The condensed milk center offers just a hint of sweetness and left me wanting more. Maybe it’s the abundance that was enjoyed during my childhood? Nah, it needs more sweetness! Offering only a mild sweetness is typical for a Filipino Snack so overall I think the SkyFlakes Condensada held up to my personal expectations and I think it’s a decent overall snack.
Well there you have it. I’d love for you to buy SkyFlakes Condensada and have you come back to leave your own personal review below. Heck, I’ll even send you some free snacks on your second purchased if you do. As always, keep on snacking world!
The Snack Blog
Follow along as we explore cookies, cakes, candies, chips, crackers, and nuts from all across the world. Many of the international snacks that we highlight will be offered in our store over the course of the next year. We currently offer British Snacks, American Snacks, German Snacks, Mexican Snacks, Filipino Snacks, Japanese Kit Kats, Pakistani Snacks, Italian Snacks, & Korean Snacks. Each month this year we will add a new country and their best snacks inventory.