Holy sweet hell. Human evolution and the science of man have finally created the perfect snack food. All other companies can stop. There is no need to continue. When we die, we will be greeted in whatever afterlife you believe in with a comfortable robe, therapeutic slippers and a self-refilling bowl of the new Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetos.
I love Cheetos. I make no excuses for the fact that if you leave a bag of them in front of me, it’s the equivalent of saying goodbye to them. You won’t see them again. You can visit their dust. It’ll be on my fingers. As I’ve previously written, I’m also addicted to Jalapeno flavored potato chips. Bringing the two of these flavors together is just cruel, unusual, and delicious.
Originally weary of such an idea, I picked up the chips a couple weeks ago. I’m no fan of the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos (or Hot Fries, or any other artificially flavored “hot” chip), so this seemed like another bad idea. But when I bit into the first few nuggety crunch sticks, I was completely won over. Unlike the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, the Cheetos flavor is still distinctly there. There is only a mild Jalapeno flavor that blends so very well with the cheddar that it should be illegal.
I don’t know if these are a limited edition, or a permanent addition to the Cheetos’ brand, but I can only hope that these will find themselves sitting comfortably in the snack food aisle with their cheesy brethren for years to come.