QUICK REVIEW: Bugles Hot & Spicy

Bugles Hot  Spicy

What is Bugles Hot & Spicy?

The new Bugles Hot & Spicy is what it sounds like — a new hot and spicy flavor of our favorite finger hats! If you don’t know what Bugles are – what rock have you been, er, I mean they’re cone-shaped corn chips.

How is it?

I opened the bag, and the first two smells I could identify were permanent marker and BBQ flavoring. I’m guessing the permanent marker smell was coming from the packaging and the BBQ from the chips themselves. Thank goodness it didn’t taste like a marker.

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Of course, I followed the Bugles eating ritual: I put one on each finger and ate it off one-by-one, like I did back in elementary school. They didn’t fit my finger as well though.

Anyways, there was a sweet BBQ-esque flavor that reminded me corn nuts (but without the tooth-chipping crunch) followed by heat from the hot and spicy flavoring. The corn tempered the spiciness and it added a sweetness. All the salty, hot, and sweet flavors made for an addictive combination.

Is there anything else I need to know?

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The lingering spiciness was fantastic! But, I was taken by surprise as I kept huffing and puffing from the snack even when I stopped eating them. Yowza!


Usually, chips don’t deliver on hot or spicy, but this new Bugles does both! If you’re like me and haven’t had the classic snack in a while (and you like spicy foods), it’s worth a try!

Purchased Price: $2.98
Size: 14.5 oz. bag
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (30 grams) 160 calories, 9 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 280 milligrams of sodium, 18 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

4 thoughts to “QUICK REVIEW: Bugles Hot & Spicy”

  1. Bugles are a snack that I recall from my childhood as just being okay, nothing real special, I’d eat them if they were around, but wouldn’t go out of my way to get them. When they re-surfaced later in life, I guess I liked them more. When the Nacho Cheese flavor came out, I was prepared to be underwhelmed, but actually ended up liking them a lot! So, I haven’t seen the Hot & Spicy Bugles yet, but would certainly like to try them…

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