I have heard about chicos, but have never cooked or tasted them. They sound really interesting, and I love to cook. I did some on-line research about chicos, and was able to learn the difference between those made the traditional way, and those using newer, faster method. I ordered these, as they are made traditionally. The reviews on them are very good. I am looking forward to cooking with them; it will be a learning experience for me. I will probably order some to send to my nephew, who is an excellent and innovative cook.