Funyuns Steakhouse Onion

It’s a well known fact that Funyuns Original Flavor are delicious. Thankfully, they also taste nothing like “Onion Flavored Rings.” They taste like a light puff of crispy goodness covered in garlic salt. Needless to say, when I ran across these Steakhouse Onion flavor, I had to try them… but I was also a little weirded out. What does steakhouse onion even taste like? Are they going to capture the dipping sauce flavor, or just the fried rings? It’s a bold and odd flavor claim, and I already love the originals, so I was curious, but skeptical.

Let’s cut to the chase: much like the originals, these taste nothing like the flavor the claim… but they’re still delicious! Perhaps it’s a Funyuns brand strategy: claim a random flavor, but then just throw some random seasoning on there. Hey, it works! These taste much like the originals, but with a subtle spicy aftertaste. I honestly would have guessed spicy onion or maybe pepper, but bottom line… They taste good.

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  • Andrew Hime

    Indeed they do!

    • Glad to see we are not alone Andrew! Its interesting when we find a flavor we’ve never seen before – or a limited time “gimmick” flavor that we like. One has to ask – is it the true flavor we are loving or the novelty? Sometimes it could be a bit of both. But some gimmicks just don’t taste very good (like this years crop of Lays Do Us a Flavor). While we try to be objective taste reviewers, we also then have to ask whether the novelty is part of the experience, and therefore relevant? All of that said, I think we can safely say that these Steakhouse Funyuns are genuinely tasty, novelty aside. I hope they become a more common Funyuns offering in our neck of the woods!