Sorry I’m late with this New Smoked Gouda Triscuit review – I was too busy munching through them. These are a new flavor along with the Mediterranean Olive variety, which I reviewed recently. Look – I’ll just give you the CliffsNotes version now – these are good. Really good. Waaaay better than the olive variety, IMO. When I said I was busy munching through these, I was being honest – I’d go to taste a cracker to write the review, and then I’d just sit there eating 7-8 crackers before i realized I hadn’t typed anything for a few minutes. These were, in a word, distracting.Opening the box, these crackers indeed smelled slightly Gouda-ish. The smokiness. The round cheesiness. It was all there when I inhaled deeply. The aroma was faint, but present.I popped one of these New Smoked Gouda Triscuit into my mouth and chewed, then I did another one, then I did another one, then I did another one, then I did another one, then I did another one, then I did another one, then I did another one, then I did another one, then I did another one, then I did another one, then I did another one. Then I realized I needed to type something. Then I ate another one.
These were great, what can I say? They tasted like smoked gouda! They tasted like a Triscuit cracker with smoked gouda on top. The only drawbacks – because there was no ACTUAL cheese sliced on top of the Triscuit, the flavor wasn’t as creamy as regular smoked gouda, but I’m nit picking. The initial smokiness was there, as well as the cheesiness and slight tang that gouda has. The only other critique – not all the crackers were created equal. I thought some had more gouda flavor than others.
BUT, all in all, these were simply wonderful. The heavy cheese flavor really worked well with a cracker that hasn’t had a cheese flavor outside of their THINS variety. Nabisco, please do more cheese on Triscuits if its gonna be this tasty. I approve.