Ruffles Molten Hot Wings – Review

Ruffles Molten Hot Wings – Review

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Could Ruffles Molten Hot Wings be the best buffalo flavored ship yet? And do they really have the kick that their name claims?

I‘m a sucker for new, limited, special edition anything. I love going into gas stations whenever I’m traveling, or even around town and seeing if there’s something I’ve never had before. Different regions around the country have their own flavors and preferences, so who knows what you’ll find at some gas station in the middle of Georgia, Kansas, or wherever. I always look for local brands as well because they are usually better quality and have more unique flavors geared towards those regional favorites.

When I stumbled on the Ruffles Molten Hot Wings I was in South Milwaukee  (The Filthy as it’s called by some) about 30 minutes from my house. They may be sold all over the area at gas stations but I definitely haven’t seen them at any area grocery stores or Walgreens. My wife and I were on our way to a kids birthday party when I swung into a gas station for gas. I grabbed two bags, one to eat in the car on the way and one for later so I had another chance to try them and think about their flavor.

We tore through the first bag as our destination was only a few more minutes away. I ate the second bag at work the following week. My initial reaction was the same as my reaction during the second bag. They just don’t taste all that good. They have a slight bit of tang, and a strange attempt at a chicken flavor (unlike Chicken in a Biscuit crackers by Nabisco that magically do taste like chicken), but at no point does it taste like you just bit into a saucy hot wing. In all honesty, they are pretty bland. There’s no Molten heat. There’s no boldness. There’s nothing that would get me to buy another bag. When you think of Hot Wings or Buffalo sauce you think of that tangy vinegary, buttery, and the heat from your favorite hot sauce like Frank’s or Louisiana. These chips lack any of those flavors. They don’t even taste good as some more unique flavor that is Buffalo-ish. The heat is on the very, very mild side. Usually when you start snacking on Flaming Hot Cheetos the first few really pack the heat. To some people Flaming Hots are still really hot. These aren’t even in the same ballpark. It’s like they were dipped in ranch to cut the heat, minus the ranch flavor. I was really disappointed in these chips. I thought I might have stumbled on a new favorite, but sadly I was let down.

In all honesty, they are pretty bland. There’s no Molten heat. There’s no boldness. There’s nothing that would get me to buy another bag.

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Closing:

I would not recommend these chips, nor would I even ever eat them again. I expected more from Ruffles, and with such a cool name I expected heat. What I got was a wing that didn’t taste like a buffalo wing, had no heat, and left me with $2.09 less in my pocket. I’m glad I tried them though, and I’m always on the look out for new chips or other things that are geared towards the wing crowd. These products keep getting more and more popular as wings do the same. So hopeful we will have more product reviews like this in the future.

  • Guerja

    I FEEL SEING THE COMPANY -__- ITS SO SAD YOU GUYS STOP MAKING THEM THEY HELPED MAKE US HAPPY ME & MY AUNT ARE HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED WE LOOK EVERYWHERE FOR THEM & THERES NONE . THEY WERE THE BEST CHIPS EVER NOW YOU GUYS WANNA MAKE STEAK & BBQ ONES YUCKK GO BACK TO MOLTEN HOT WINGS !

  • Guerja

    I FEEL LIKE SUEING THE COMPANY -__- ITS SO SAD YOU GUYS STOP MAKING THEM THEY HELPED MAKE US HAPPY ME & MY AUNT ARE HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED WE LOOK EVERYWHERE FOR THEM & THERES NONE . THEY WERE THE BEST CHIPS EVER NOW YOU GUYS WANNA MAKE STEAK & BBQ ONES YUCKK GO BACK TO MOLTEN HOT WINGS !

  • http://www.awingthing.com Mel ‘Boneyard’ Russell

    Not sure why you are saying “You guys”. We just reviewed the wings. We have nothing to do with Ruffles.

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  • insanoludacrous

    screw you mel, those were absolutely delicious and i loved them! they were not bland at all, they tasted like hot wings, and the heat was comfortable so those who might be a little sensitive to spicyness can enjoy them too. if you were actually expecting it to be exactly like biting into a hot wing instead of biting into a potato chip, then yes you will be disappointed, but then again if thats what you were expecting then your tastes are so off that you dont deserve to comment.

  • insanoludacrous

    if ruffles ever decided to make them again, i would buy armfuls by the week

  • Horsegurl

    Ok first of all, these chips are AMAZING… Ruffles need to continue to make these chips, my friends and I LOVE them. They are a great hit at CVGC (Colville Valley Gymkhana Club) and my friends and i would stay up all night and eat them. I had to buy 2 bags at once, 1 would stay home and another would go in my locker at school! Both would be gone in a week. We would even squish them into crumbs and put them in our Mac and Cheese and even Top Ramen and Chili. And we would eat them plain.. If you ask me, Ruffles NEED to continue to make these chips, everyone I know in my town of Colville, WA are disappointed that Ruffles arn’t making these chips anymore.

  • http://www.awingthing.com Mel ‘Boneyard’ Russell

    I like the idea of them in ramen.

  • http://www.awingthing.com Mel Russell

    Well you are entitled to your opinion but considering that I run this site I’m preeeeety sure that entitles me to mine on here. ;) And I’ve had way hotter chips, so i don’t want to hear about them being hot to accommodation more people. You call something “molten” and it better damn well be molten hot.

  • Kates121

    This was the best chip I’ve ever had. It quickly became my new favorite snack. I cant understand why they stopped making them. I agree that the BBQ and steak ones are gross.

  • lonelygirl

    I miss the chips. I can eat a whole bag by myself. My mom told me she could not find them and I was sad. They are the best they did taste like hot wings and they were hot. Every time some one said hot wings I think of the chips.