Review: New 7-Eleven Doritos Loaded & Apparently, I Am ALL-IN On The Winter Olympics
Junk Food Nation, I have to admit – I’ve always been kind of lukewarm towards the Winter Olympics. I dunno why – I’ve skied before and like it. My friends all ski and snowboard. Plus, I watch the X-Games sometimes, and I found myself mesmerized by those too. But aside from all the Sochi teasing, I was sort of ho-hum going into the Opening Ceremonies and the first two days of games.
Well, I was wrong. Once I had the Olympics flipped on, I couldn’t STOP WATCHING IT. I dunno – maybe it’s just the sports fan in me, but I just COULDN’T LOOK AWAY. Men’s Slope Style??? Absurd – by the time they hit that third jump they are falling four-five stories. Women’s Biathlon? DRAMA FOR YOUR MAMA. I had no idea what the rules were, and when they explained the penalty loop, my jaw dropped. Downhill Alpine Skiing?? THEY ARE FLYING DOWN A MOUNTAIN THE HEIGHT OF THREE EMPIRE STATE BUILDINGS AT RIDIC SPEEDS TO CERTAIN DEATH. The commentators noted, “Oh, they dump water on these courses to make them more icy and faster.” YES, GET ME CLOSER TO MY DEMISE AS FAST AS POSSIBLE.
Add on top of that my realization that some of these contestants are freaking stunning (like the Canadian sisters that won gold/silver in Moguls and the snowboarder from Norway), and I am ALL-IN! TONIGHT: HOCKEY. CURLING. MORE SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING. LET’S DO THIS.
What have YOU been watching? Tell me in the comments below! Oh, one thing I have NOT been watching: ice dancing. Still can’t get into it. Someone convince me otherwise.
Today’s junk food: New 7-Eleven Doritos Loaded!
New 7-Eleven Doritos Loaded were spotted at my local 7-Eleven. Wait, is it 7-Eleven of 7-11? Whatever it is, my jaw dropped when I saw this. Something NEW at 7-Eleven that isn’t just a new flavor of Slurpee? WHAT.
New 7-Eleven Doritos Loaded is a warm nacho cheese snack, which sort of gives me the heebie jeebies just thinking of it. The picture makes it look like fried mozzarella, which I love. And I DO like nacho cheese…I guess… are these breaded in Doritos? So many questions.
So, the first look of these New 7-Eleven Doritos Loaded = fried triangles on a metal sheet tray under a heat lamp. So, not fresh out of any fryer…right. I am scared for my life. Time to get these home…
New 7-Eleven Doritos Loaded are guaranteed fresh. Uh huh.
I sniffed the bag – I had to admit, the bag did smell of Doritos. Like a nice salty Nacho Cheese smell.
I dumped out the four pieces of New 7-Eleven Doritos Loaded I purchased…and there they are. They were warm, and felt crispy…almost too crispy. Like, sitting-under-a-heat-lamp-for-too-long crispy. Which is exactly the case.
New 7-Eleven Doritos Loaded were SUPER crispy outside. I wasn’t sure if these had started out in the deep fryer, but whatever the case, these were CRISPY – like the outsides of perfect mozzarella sticks.
The breading felt like that of a mozz stick – firm, rough. This surface was speckled with some random bits of nacho cheese. When I licked the surface, it did NOT taste like Doritos. Boo.
The first of these New 7-Eleven Doritos Loaded I opened was cold inside…and seemingly DEVOID of that flowing nacho cheese that the picture showed. This was a thick shell of breading with what looked like dried mac and cheese inside.
I actually bit into this one – while it was crispy, and sort of smelled like a Dorito, it did not TASTE like Dorito, and was SUPER SALTY. Salty breading with some cheese flavor. Ugh – NEXT!
The second New 7-Eleven Doritos Loaded I opened up HAD cheese, but it was totally dry. Ok, this was not good. It was time to nuke these…
After nuking, these New 7-Eleven Doritos Loaded were a LITTLE better – the nacho cheese sort of melted a bit, and squeezed out a little bit. I couldn’t get a good color contrast on these photos, and wondered if it was because the extremely orange glow from the nacho cheese was throwing things off. Or, if I’m just a bad photographer (answer: the latter. Woops). Notice the little drips of orange oil? Yeah….
But how did these New 7-Eleven Doritos Loaded taste when they actually HAD cheese inside? Verdict: Not…great. They definitely tasted like nacho cheese, through and through. When there was enough of that orange goo inside, I got plenty of cheese flavor. Paired with the outer salty breading shell, this did remind me of a fried mac and cheese – but a poor representation, at that. I’ve had damn good fried balls of mac and cheese before. These were not good like those.
The inconsistency of the amount of cheese inside was a concern, as some had lots of goo and some didn’t. When there wasn’t enough cheese, it was just a dry salty shell. At its best, it was sort of crispy on the outside, sort of saucy on the inside.
I don’t know why they went with the triangle shape; I felt like a tube of nacho cheese might’ve stayed gooey better instead of a flat triangle. I also don’t know why Doritos endorsed this.
PURCHASED AT: 7-Eleven
COST: 4 for $1.99
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