Rating: ©©©© chips (lip-smacking)
We can’t exactly remember when it was that these Cheetos appeared on, and vanished from, the scene – but it has to be 5+ years or so ago.
In the name of tasty science, we decided to eat these Wild Habanero along side with a bag of Cheetos Crunchy iconic Flamin’ Hots. And, let’s just say, the Wild Habaneros do not come even remotely close to delivering the tangy, cheesy, spicy, deliciously perfect complexity that the Flamin’ Hots do!
That being said, these new(again) Cheetos are pretty tasty, and certainly draw similarities to the classic red finger stain-ers. In fact, these could even be a case of the “if Flamin’ Hot Cheetos did not already exist, then we would most likely be praising the existence of them.”
The Wild Habanero Cheetos deliver a touch of cheese at the forefront, and then a splash of heat. After a few more Cheetos, it becomes very apparent that these do in fact have habanero seasoning on them. Not so much due to actually being able to taste any of the habanero chile pepper’s fruity notes, but more so that the heat level becomes pretty unbearable. Yep, that’s right, the tops of our heads began to tingle, the little drops of sweat formed on our brows, and our tongues and backs of our throats burned for minutes on end.
If you are fans of Cheetos (and we’re guessing that you are – who isn’t?), and you like some heat, then we suggest you give these a try.
Cheetos provided by JK, discovered at Walmart, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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