Sonic BBQ Chip Seasoned Tots (Review)

Attention all BBQ chip fans! New Sonic BBQ Chip Seasoned Tots are available now for a limited time. Do they really taste like BBQ chips? You can find the answer to this question and more in this BBQ Chip Tots review!

Sonic BBQ Chip Seasoned Tots Review

The Sonic BBQ Chip Seasoned Tots are Sonic’s Classic Tots with a sweet and savory BBQ flavoring.

We expected the BBQ seasoning to be a dry rub. Instead, we were surprised to find them coated in something that resembled a thick sauce. You can see remnants of that in the following photo:

Sonic BBQ Chip Seasoned Tots

However, all doubts about the flavor disappeared with the first bite. We all found the tots to be well-seasoned, and agree they somehow manage to almost perfectly replicate the savory flavor of BBQ chips. If this review was just based on the flavor of the first few bites, these would be a smash hit with our crew.

The problems began within a couple of minutes of opening the fresh, hot Sonic BBQ Chip Seasoned Tots. That sauce we mentioned earlier had an oily texture, so it was only a matter of time before it began to soak into the tots. That’s when everything started to go downhill for this tasty snack.

The tots quickly started getting soggy with a greasy mouthfeel that most of us found unpleasant. It only took maybe five minutes for them to go from deliciously crispy to soggy enough to fall apart, rendering them messy and difficult to eat in the car. This makes some of our Food Rankers crew hesitant to order these again.

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Summary and Rating

The Sonic BBQ Chip Seasoned Tots did capture the taste of BBQ chips shockingly well. Unfortunately, they had textural problems due to the thick sauce coating them. The wet seasoning caused them to become soggy, greasy, and break apart. We wish Sonic would have replicated that same flavor with only a dry seasoning.


  • Tasted like BBQ chips
  • Well-seasoned
  • Great flavor


  • Soggy and oily texture
  • Greasy mouthfeel
  • Messy and impractical to eat in the car

These are available from Sonic for a limited time. The medium size is $3.19 at most of the locations near us, while the large size is $3.79 (prices may vary by location).

Rating: 5.5/10

Have you tasted the Sonic BBQ Chip Seasoned Tots yet? If so, did you have a similar experience? We would love to hear your take on this new side item. Please leave a comment below.

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