An Honest Review of New Sonic Tater Tots

Sonic fans, listen up! If you love Sonic Tots, you should be aware that Sonic tater tots are now available in the freezer section of your grocery store. I know Sonic has tots because I’ve eaten them, but I don’t really remember anything specific about them. The only thing I recall (and it’s an important thing) is that you can get them topped with chili and cheese. In the absence of chili and cheese, how are Sonic Tots different from other frozen tater tots from the grocery store? We fired up the toaster oven to find out whether you can skip the Sonic drive-thru from here on out.

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After about 20 minutes in the toaster oven, the Sonic Tots were ready! I tried them alone and with ketchup. I ate a bunch of them. They taste exactly like tater tots. While that sounds like a good thing, I don’t mean it as a compliment. They taste just like tater tots! Why did Sonic need to make new tater tots that taste exactly like all the frozen tater tots that already exist? They’re not bad, but they are more expensive than many other frozen tater tots at the grocery store, and they don’t crisp up like the top tots on our list of the best. If you have a bag of these, great. You’ll like them. If you don’t, don’t rush out to buy them.

But you know what would make these tots special? Chili and cheese. Hopefully, Sonic will start selling a store bought version of their chili, too. How else am I supposed to enjoy the classic Sonic chili cheese tots? Until then, I’ll have to settle for Wendy’s canned chili.

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Jordan Myrick

Jordan is an L.A.-based writer and comedian who believes all food should come with extra sauce. When they're not writing for Sporked, Jordan is at the movies or sharing an order of french fries with their elderly chihuahua.