|Chips or breakfast cereal?|
Only you can decide.
Image courtesy of Hot Chicks Eatin'
Spicy Chips, who were even less
impressed with these than I was.
Now, these are still basically Cheetos, when you come down to it, and thus still have a satisfying crunch texture and an overall tasty flavor. However, I was ready to give this product one star simply for being categorically inferior to the products it was meant to be a spin off of.
While I was begrudgingly munching away one afternoon on this sad experiment in forced co-existance, I realized that I recognized the flavor in my mouth from some where in the back of my head, and then it struck me: the combination of the two flavors did in fact remind me of eating cheesy nachos with salsa at a Tex-Mex restaurant. Now, by that I mean, nachos swamped with too much cheese and a dab of not-very-spicy-salsa at a thoroughly American-style establishment. But still, it was an uncanny bit of flavor emulation, and in honor of it and the inherent virtues of its Cheeto-ness, I have settled with giving it 2 stars. After all, I can look back on those college microwave cheese-and-nacho plates with a certain nostalgic fondness, and for some folks (other than me) it may just not get any better than that.
Spice Level: Very Mild
- The concept of mixing two different flavored chips in your mouth is kind of neat.
- They are still basically Cheetos, with all of their attendent tasty qualities.
- Evocative of melted-cheese-and-jarred-salsa on nachos you get at a bar or college coffee house. In other words, nostalgic in a trashy kind of way.
- Pebble sized Cheetos are both more annoying and less enjoyable to eat.
- Flavors poorly balanced and insufficiently strong