Review: Doritos JACKED Ranch Dipped Hot Wings Chips & The Winner of the #MerciAwards Gift Pack Is… & More
Junk Food Nation, I’ve delayed long enough. I’ll save my pithy comments about Oscar Pistorius (WHAT A PSYCHOPATH), and about Kate Upton’s body paint in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue (CAN THEY DO THIS LEGALLY???) until a later time. Or never. Whatever.
Let’s get to the winner of the #MerciAwards Joy of Thank You Gift Pack! Decent turn out with over 100+ entries! A big thank you to Merci Chocolate for helping make this happen. And thanks to all of you who participated. Using the random number generator at Random.org, I assigned every entry a number, clicked the button, and found my winner:
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Congratulations, @vector_jones101! E-mail your contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org and Merci Chocolate will mail you your prize as soon as they can! Enjoy!
Today’s junk food: Doritos JACKED Ranch Dipped Hot Wings Chips!
I’ve been looking for these Doritos JACKED Ranch Dipped Hot Wings Chips since…well, since this post. Looks like Doritos was just limiting the distribution until it could fine tune the recipe and release it nationwide! After not being able to find this flavor anywhere, now I see it EVERYWHERE! Glorious.
I’ve reviewed other Doritos JACKED varieties before, and had a generally good opinion of them. My concern is always in an attempt to XTREMEIFY these flavors, I don’t want it to go overboard and unpalatable. Hopefully, Doritos JACKED Ranch Dipped Hot Wings Chips don’t do that.
You mean Doritos JACKED Ranch Dipped Hot Wings Chips came and went without a warning, and now they’re back again, don’t you? Jerks.
I don’t know if I want to be blasted with Ranch Dressing. But hey, whatevs. GIVE IT.
Doritos JACKED Ranch Dipped Hot Wings Chips have chicken fat in them! Good sign, as I loved that Frito-Lay STAX Buffalo Wing with Ranch Chips had chicken fat in them as well. *HURRAY*
When I dopped my nose into this open bag of Doritos JACKED Ranch Dipped Hot Wings Chips, my nostrils certainly stung like I was smelling hot wings. There was a slight vinegar smell…it did sort of smell like hot wing sauce mixed with ranch. There was a bit of creaminess in the aroma. It wasn’t 100% buffalo sauce smell…hmmm.
When I bit into these Doritos JACKED Ranch Dipped Hot Wings Chips, and munched, my first thought was that it did taste like the flavor of a chicken wing dipped in hot sauce and then dipped into ranch dressing, but that the overall flavor was different than I expected.
The texture of the chip, like the past JACKED flavors I reviewed, was the same – very crunchy, huge chips. Despite my gaping maw, I could NOT fit a whole one into my mouth.
The first flavor I tasted was the tang of the hot wing sauce…however, it didn’t go as far as typical Frank’s Red Hot. It was VERY tangy and tomatoey, and at some moments, very sour, but that nice cayenne chili flavor wasn’t quite there…there was something lacking. Maybe that’s the “Ranch Dipped” part, taming down the hot wing flavor before it has a chance to curl your tongue? The tomatoey tang was, at times, WAY over the top.
There was a chicken undertone to the chip which I had to really think about to taste, but I could taste it there. This wasn’t just a salty chip – there were hints of a chicken-fatty-flavor underneath. I liked that.
I didn’t QUITE get a ranch flavor, but there was a general creaminess to the chip. There was a slight burn at the end of the chip – not a lot, but a little tingle.
I’m doing an awful job describing these. Look – I guess if someone got me a bowl of Frank’s Red Hot, mixed it was some ranch dressing, and then I tasted THAT and compared it to this, I’m guessing the flavors would be very similar. But (and I don’t think this is news) I personally DON’T eat hot wings with ranch or blue cheese dressing, because I like the flavor of buffalo sauce alone a lot. That’s why I put Frank’s on everything.
So I guess my final assessment is: these tasted good, were a solid JACKED chip, and probably matched the expected flavor very closely, but to me, they were too creamy, not hot-saucey enough.
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