Oct 15, 2014

Review: Del Taco - Cheesy Potato Poppers

Del Taco's Cheesy Potato Poppers feature diced potatoes mixed with cheddar cheese and diced jalapenos, shaped into short ovoid poppers and then breaded and deep-fried.

I bought an order of 4 poppers for $1.99.

These are basically cheesy tots with jalapenos. The breading was crisp and the cheese was nicely melted.

The cheese had a mostly American processed cheese flavor with maybe a mild hint of cheddar. There's more potato than cheese so that it doesn't quite ooze like a typical jalapeno popper.

The potato was moist and tender like you'd get in a decent tater tot.

Though I could see the little pieces of jalapeno, these didn't have much heat to them.

Overall, Del Taco's Cheesy Potato Poppers are nice enough, but feature a too familiar cast of flavors in a just slightly different form. I'd rather have tater tots with a jalapeno nacho cheese dip or a cheddar-stuffed jalapeno popper instead though.

Nutritional info not available.