If your product can be described as a “flavored snack ball,” then you have officially given up. Ladies and gentlemen…s’mores has officially given up.
Herr’s S’mores Flavored Snack Balls are crunchy corn snacks that follow the cheese ball formula but instead are s’mores balls. There is zero percent chance this works, despite Herr’s efforts to sell me on it: “Packing all the chocolaty, marshmallowy, graham-crackery yumminess of s’mores into a bite-sized ball.” Even the description is lazy.
Prediction: These will be lazy.
Forgive me for my bias, but I reviewed Herr’s Hot Cocoa & Marshmallow Corn Snacks this past winter and found them to be nothing more than gigantic Cocoa Puffs. The marshmallow didn’t work, and they didn’t remind me of the beverage at all. Since Cocoa Puffs aren’t terrible, they weren’t terrible. Hopefully Herr’s Smores Flavored Snack Balls won’t be terrible either.
Welp, they’re pretty terrible. Herr’s S’mores Flavored Snack Balls, like the Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Balls, do taste like Cocoa Puffs as well. Except these ones taste like they were rubbed up against the bottom of an ash tray. My first bite tasted like it had this charred, bitter smokiness to it that I found unpleasant immediately. There’s still no attempt at marshmallow, and there’s negative infinity graham flavor. I tried another handful, and decreed them awful.
A few days later, I came home drunk and gave Herr’s S’mores Flavored Snack Balls another shot. I have to say this: when the package is opened and some air makes its rounds, a lot of that smoky flavor went away. It’s also possible that I was too drunk to notice it. In any event, it’s not a good sign when your product improves as it starts to go stale. They now tasted just like Cocoa Puffs again: light, puffy snack balls with a teeny bit of cocoa flavor in the beginning and some tempered sweetness at the end. All of this is layered with the flavor of corn cereal. There’s still no marshmallow or graham anywhere.
In summary, these are bad in a best case scenario.
S’mores Rating: 0 out of 10
Ash Tray Rating: 8 out of 10
Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 10
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