What are Limited Edition Frank’s RedHot Goldfish Crackers?
The snack that smiles back gets a fiery Frank’s RedHot makeover. It might be Goldfish’s first food brand collaboration. If it isn’t, it’s a rare occurrence. The classic orange-clad Cheddar Goldfish collide with a powdered version of the sauce responsible for the iconic Buffalo wing zing popular at sports bars across America.
How are they?
Spicy! Impressively spicy. Frank’s has two distinct flavors — a tangy vinegar and a spicy tickle, and these fish lean pretty decisively into the spice with just a touch of the tang. It took me by surprise because even though I still enjoy them as an adult, I always think of Goldfish as a kid’s snack, something that I’ve been eating since I could chew. Most children would be running around in circles with their tongues out, waving a floppy hand in front of their face if they grabbed these by accident — and I respect Pepperidge Farm for being true to the collaboration.
The cheddar compliments the spicy zing, and as the heat builds with continuous snacking, the cheesiness mellows it out so that it never gets too overwhelming. It’s a really well put together snack that showcases both flavors beautifully.
Anything else you need to know?
Before these crackers, the “spiciest” Goldfish I had was Flavor Blasted Nacho, and those weren’t really spicy at all. Apparently, there was a Hot ‘n Spicy Cheddar, but I’ve never had them. So I can’t compare the heat level, but I’ve got to imagine these are hotter.
If you’re a fan of Goldfish and hot wings, picking up this collab is a no-brainer. Even more exciting is the prospect of additional funky flavors coming from Pepperidge Farm in the future. Are these Goldfish dipping their toes into the Oreo and Pringles level of experimentation? I hope so.
Purchased Price: $1.99
Size: 6.6 Ounces
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (55 pieces – 30 grams) 140 calories, 5 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 10 milligrams of cholesterol, 300 milligrams of sodium, 20 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, less than 1 gram of sugar, 3 grams of protein.
3 thoughts to “REVIEW: Limited Edition Frank’s RedHot Goldfish Crackers”
Wow; the second I even saw the pic of these, I knew that I wanted to try them…and now, after having read your review, I really do!
Like you, I also very much (still) think of Goldfish Crackers as a child’s snack. I believe that I even commented as such on the Spotted version of these, a while back. All the more impressive that they ended up having such a (tasty) kick to them.
And I also totally agree that I hope they go with the Pringles-type level of innovation and experimentation, going forward. I think it would serve the brand very well, from a business perspective.
I have these in front of me right now and they taste weird… but after that taste goes away the spicy is still there and they are ok
I would not get these again because of the weird taste (just buy a bottle of franks redhot and drink it like i do ;p)
Pizza Blasted is still the best goldfish to me
My husband and I found them too spicy! But we also often have a complaint (especially as Buffalonians!) that buffalo flavor is too often represented with spice and not the more vinegary side which is definitely part of it.
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