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Nov 10, 2010

Review: Sonic - Chili Cheese Tots

I think Sonic is the only place I know of that offers Chili Cheese Tots which is like Chili Cheese Fries but with Tots instead of French fries. Pricing is $2.19 for a small, $2.59 for a medium, and $3.29 for a large. In addition to chili and cheese, you can ask for onions as well for added flavor and crunch.

While the flavor and texture are a bit different, in many ways, Tots go better with chili and cheese than fries. They're thicker and fatter which helps them hold up better against the moist heat from the chili so they take longer to get soggy. Also because they're thicker and fatter, there's a higher concentration of potato flavor versus chili and cheese. Tots are also crunchier.

Beyond the advantages of tator tots over fries for a chili cheese application, Sonic does a competent chili that has the requisite flavor and consistency; not too thick or thin. I do recommend getting Chili Cheese Tots with onions (unless you really hate onions) because it really does add another dimension of flavor and texture to the mix.

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Nutritional Info - Sonic Chili Cheese Tots - Medium (158g)
Calories - 370 (from Fat - 240)
Fat - 27g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 920mg
Carbs - 26g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 12g


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  1. "because they're thicker and fatter"

    Interesting how your description of those chili/cheese tots also describes me.

    But, not as much as in the past since I cut back on the carbohydrates, began shunning fried foods except foe occasional attacks upon a small order of fries and forced myself to cease eating an entire pizza in one sitting or consuming a Big Mac, a couple bacon cheese burgers ans maybe a couple burritos for dessert.

    Hey!!!!!!  There IS a reason yummy food is so gosh darn yummy.

    I also miss huge mounds of mashed potatoes. With a couple piles of mashed taters atop the base pile.

    Toppings varied.

    Perhaps numerous slabs of butter or margarine with corn or green beans piled on.

    Mix in a pound of crumbled fried hamburger.

    Gravy of any type, at times, replaced the multi-slabs of butter or.... how log has it been since you ever heard the term "oleo" used for margarine?

    Granny called it "oleo" but she was "old school" rural Nebraska and though living within the town limits still used an outhouse in the backyard until 1972 and nobody thereabouts thought anything about it.

    Po' folk is where my roots are rooted and po' folk I have been my entire life and thanks to recent economic trends I am becoming mo' po' yet I read so often of "Baby Boom Bashing" blaming my generation for Generation X, Y, and later generations' problems.

    Stay away from my dumpsters, ye varmints.

    There are and were a multitude of po' working folk among the Boomers. We just never received media attention and you kids failed to notice us.

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr............

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