I reviewed the original Baked Bites almost two years ago now, and found them to be pretty damn amazing. Give me the choice between classic Mini Cheddars and Baked Bites and the Bites would win every time. So imagine my joy when I spotted this multi-pack on a high shelf in Poundworld yesterday. They're Baked Bites, but with sweet chilli. I have the firm belief that anything can be made better if you add peanut butter or chilli, and since cheese and peanut butter crackers might be a little weird (though not necessarily awful), this sounded like a pretty awesome combination to me.
The base of these is the same old great Baked Bite, a wonderfully crunchy, cheesy cracker that doesn't leave a nasty, greasy residue on your hands. The cheese flavour was most apparent when I started chewing, but it soon gave way to the sweet chilli, which comes through with a bold heat that blends in really well with the initial taste. It's a great balance, and the after taste is a great combination of cheesy and spicy that hangs around for quite a while. I wasn't sure if the addition of another element would make Baked Bites worse, but these are a great addition to the range. I'd like to see what else they may bring out in the future.
My rating: 5/5