What can I say about Nik Naks? I don’t think there’s anything quite like Nice ‘N’ Spicy Nik Naks (alliterative, no?) in the U.S. On the package, Nik Naks are described as “knobbly, wacky sticks of corn.” This led me to believe that these would look kind of like wiry Fritos. Instead, Nik Naks are actually like Cheetos. The appearance is where their similarities end, as least with regard to this particular flavor.
My first impression was “Indian food.” These taste like vegetable samosas. As I’m a fan of Indian cuisine, I enjoyed these snacks very much. I noted that curry powder is listed in the ingredients, so I assume that’s what’s prompting happy memories of my friends’ moms samosas (because the best samosas are made by friends’ moms). These are also made with barley malt vinegar, which provokes a salt and vinegar chip aftertaste, which I also like.
I should note that I wrote this review while eating the Nik Naks. I think that’s the best way to capture my impressions. Unfortunately, the side effect of this is that my computer keys have become so greasy I can see my own reflection in them. If you look closely, you can see the grease in the above picture. It’s going to be pretty embarrassing when I have to take my computer in for a repair because grease has locked up the keyboard. Although let’s be honest, the computer repairmen probably see that (and worse) all the time.