New! Doritos Dinamita Nacho Picoso & The Flyover of the Space Shuttle Discovery
Junk Food Nation, here in DC the Space Shuttle Discovery did a flyover – the final flight ever! I posted my opinions about the space program before on this blog. And for or against the exploration of space, I think we can all agree that this was pretty cool:
Ok, maybe I’M the only one who thinks its cool. Whatever. Credits to my friends Skip, Jenn, and anonymous Twitter users who I ganked these pics from. I was just thankful I got to witness it 🙂 Sometimes I really enjoy living in the nation’s capital. Sometimes.
Today’s junk food: New! Doritos Dinamita Nacho Picoso!
My sister told me about these Doritos Dinamita Nacho Picoso a couple weeks ago, and for some bizarre reason, I didn’t jump at the chance to try them. My big mistake. When I finally saw these at my local 7-11, I basically ran to the checkout to buy them. Doritos with sticks of dynamite in the name??? These HAVE to be good. I think.
Doritos Dinamita Nacho Picoso (translated “Spicy Nacho”) have been out since late March, when PepsiCo and Frito-Lay rolled them out in Walmarts nationwide. According to Frito-Lay: “We wanted to transform the bold taste of Doritos tortilla chips into a snack that captures the exciting essence of Hispanic snack foods through the shape and flavors you would find in Latin American cuisine.” Sounds good to me! After the JACKED Enchilada Supreme Doritos, I’m DOWN for more Latin flavor!
Doritos Dinamita Nacho Picoso are rolled up Doritos, like Taquitos, or Flautas. Usually they are stuffed with meat or beans, etc. These rolled tortillas are, I’m sure, stuffed with salt and MSG. MMMMM.
“They’re Rolled To Explode With Flavor”….? These Dinamita chips need a new catchphrase. Something like, “Rolled so you can fit more into your mouth at once!” I’d buy that.
Doritos Dinamita Nacho Picoso have the same ingredients most Doritos have. Strangely, no mention of jalapeno in the ingredient list, despite them selling the kick of jalapeno in the previous photo. Odd…
These Doritos Dinamita Nacho Picoso snacks were OFF THE CHAIN. That’s a good thing, oldies. I popped a couple of these into my mouth, crunched, and was greeted by an explosion of flavor. Definitely very cheesy, but not annoyingly so – it was pure nacho cheese flavor that was nice and bold but still allowed the taste of the corn tortilla chip to come through.
Also, the entire thing had a distinct vegetable-y jalapeno kick – very tasty. These reminded me a LOT of jalapeno cheddar Cheetos. These Doritos Dinamita Nacho Picoso did NOT taste like Spicy Nacho Doritos specifically because of the jalapeno flavor. There was good burn on the end of these which made the entire experience even more pleasant.
And the texture was really good. Because these were rolled, these Doritos Dinamita Nacho Picoso were VERY crunchy – and I do say crunchy as opposed to crispy. It was like biting into 3-4 Doritos at once (which is what I do anyways with normal Doritos). So the textural experience was pleasant too. Overall, this rolled chip was savory, spicy, cheesy, and very crunchy. An A+ snack. I like it, Frito-Lay. I like it.
Sincerely, Junk Food Guy