Review: Doritos JACKED Test Flavor 855 & The Nosh Show, Episode 28: One Year in the Books!
Junk Food Nation, hope you had a lovely weekend! Hey, you guys know I do a podcast, right? I’ve only mentioned it 1000 TIMES on this blog (and that’s not going to stop). Well, this past week, The Nosh Show had its one year anniversary! I can’t believe I’ve been talking on fake radio for so long. I also am not sure how, in a 52 week year where we record every other week, Episode 28 is the one year anniversary mark. But it is. So deal with it.
Anyways, that anniversary episode, THE NOSH SHOW EPISODE 28, is out today!
This week, “we talk about a yet-to-be-released Oreo flavor, vegetable flavored Häagen-Dazs ice cream, a new Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco, the Doritos Jacked Test Flavors, something called a Poo Poo Smoothie, and wish each other happy anniversary.” Listen embedded here:
Today’s junk food: Doritos JACKED Test Flavor 855!
Doritos JACKED Test Flavor 855 is one among three new secret flavors of Doritos JACKED flavors that have been released nationwide. It’s part of a new contest/promotion by Doritos called the Bold Flavor Experiment. It launches tomorrow, and we discussed it a bit on the Nosh Show (above). Doritos has had secret flavors before, and its trying it again this year.
I’ve reviewed all the previous Doritos JACKED on this site before, and I have to say – I wasn’t a HUGE fan of them. The Hot Wing one was ESPECIALLY polarizing on this site. So when these secret flavors came out, without any name labeling, I was wary. At my grocery they only had one I could try: Doritos JACKED Test Flavor 855. Here we go.
There’s been TONS of reviews of these new secret flavors online, and I’ve avoided all of them to not be tainted in terms of what I think the flavor is. Doritos JACKED Test Flavor 855 has paprika, salt, sour cream, cayenne pepper, skim milk, onion powder, darlic powder, cheddar cheese, buttermilk, and blue cheese. Spicy and creamy?
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When i opened up this bag of Doritos JACKED Test Flavor 855, and took a big whiff – I smelled the cayenne, paprika, and what seemed to be a mix of chili powder and cumin. In essense, this bag smelled like taco seasoning. Time for a taste.
I munched on a few of these Doritos JACKED Test Flavor 855, and my eyes started to water. Whoa. Even before describing the flavor, these JACKED chips were REALLY HEAVILY SEASONED. As much as I gripe about other chips not having enough flavor powder, there is no gripe here – the flavor powder was COATED on these chips. Like the other JACKED flavors I’ve tried before, it was a little much. More than a little much. It was a lot…much. Something like that. English.
The size of the chip was large, like typical JACKED Doritos, and the crunch was similar to the other JACKED line – not so much crispy/flaky, more crunchy. The first flavor I got was the heavy paprika and cayenne flavors. These were pretty spicy for a chip – not from actual Scoville Units (this wasn’t habanero), but spicy like when you accidentally have a mouthful of black pepper. It was just overwhelming pepper flavor. Jeez.
I did get the tastes that I smelled after that initial shock – the slight cumin, chili powder, taco seasoning flavor. The first flavor that popped into my head, then, was spicy taco. When I like the chip, I did get tang – a decent amount of tang and a slight bit of creaminess, which I suppose was provided by all the cheese. Tasted like…a sour, sour cream.
So what flavor was this? I’d label it spicy-way-over-the-top-taco flavor. Did I like it? So-so. I’m not a huge fan of JACKED, and these didn’t change my mind. Didn’t taste BAD, per se – but I’m not rushing out to re-buy.
Have you have flavor 855? What do YOU think it tastes like? Tell me in the comments below.
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