Rating: ©©©©-1/2 chips (lip-smacking)
Anytime we see a new sweet variation from one of our typically savory snack companies, we are hesitant to give them a shot. Which is why last year around this time, when Cheetos first released these Sweetos, we simply refrained from trying them… Now that we have gone and bitten the bullet….
WHAT WERE WE THINKING!?!?!
Seriously, these are really quite delicious!
That’s right, every once in a while the chip companies can completely surprise us here at Chip Review, and create a fantastically sweet, and in this case, ever so slightly savory snack. We would place Cheetos Sweetos smack dab along side other notable savory-gone-sweet successful snacks such as: Pretzel Crisps Cinnamon Toast, Snyder’s of Hanover’s S’mores Pretzel Pieces, and Pringles Tortillas Cinnamon Sugar (which in our books is some fine company to be included among).
Cheetos Sweetos Cinnamon Sugar Puffs are shaped like, we’re going to go with, sledding inner tubes – despite the fact that Chester has opted for the more classical racer sled. The puffs are approximately half the size of a Funyun ring, but their texture is eerily similar. The Cheetos do not exhibit their usual melt-y cheese puff texture, but more of a light and crispy, layered ring puff.
The ultra classic Cinnamon and Sugar combination works wonders with the puffs. Delivering all at once an aromatically sweet treat, as well as, a savory richness. A quick glance at the ingredients list shows that this savory layer has to come from the inclusion of buttermilk. Everyone who was chomping on these agreed – they are delicious, and hard to stop eating.
Probably the best way that we can describe them to you is that they are like savory Cheetos ring puffs that have been crossed with the greatest of all sweet cereals – Waffle Crisp. A marriage of rich, savory, butter notes dancing with sweet maple like syrup, and spicy, aromatic cinnamon. Beautiful.
If you are fans of Cheetos (and we’re guessing that you are – who isn’t?), and you also like some sweet treats every now and again, then we suggest you give these a try.
Cheetos discovered at Walmart, Pontiac, Illinois
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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