Review: Doritos JACKED Test Flavor 2653 & Round 2 of the NBA Playoffs
Junk food Nation, thanks to everyone who commented on Friday’s post – it seems like the consensus was that I had every right to take the chair, but everyone was OK with me taking the high road. Next time, I’ll remember all the great retorts you suggested and blast that guy, Cheri Oteri-style (“SEE THIS CHAIR?? IT’S MINE NOW.”)
Nation, I’m headed to LA later this week to see Actor Sis, but HOPEFULLY I’ll be able to keep up with my posts. Besides stuffing myself with all the West Coast delicacies I can find, I’ll be watching the second round of the NBA playoffs three hours earlier than I’m used to. I can’t believe I’m so geeked up for this NBA postseason; it’s amazing what a winning local team will do for you.
If you watched the first round, you knew that IT WAS THE BEST PLAYOFF ROUND 1 IN NBA HISTORY. Er, to me, at least. I mean, I knew the Heat would sweep, and I was mesmerized by the Bulls/Wiz series the entire time…but also five series going SEVEN GAMES?? Last minute buckets, last second blocks??? IT. WAS. AWESOME.
My Round 1 Predictions didn’t go too badly – 6 of 8 teams right. Sorry Houston and Golden State. Quick Round 2 Predictions:
WIZ over PACERS in 6. (Gotta have faith)
HEAT over NETS in 5. (Old legs get tired…wait, both teams have old legs?)
THUNDER over CLIPPERS in 6. (Boom goes the Dynamite)
SPURS over BLAZERS in 7. (Paddy Mills, PADDY MILLS!)
Wiz/Pacers tonight at 7:00pm. You know where I’ll be….enjoy the second round, Junk Food Nation! Let me know your predictions in the comments.
Today’s junk food is the new Doritos JACKED Test Flavor 2653!
On Instagram, straight flexin’. Anyways, I have been searching for these Doritos JACKED Test Flavor 2653 for a while now (er…for like, couple weeks). I tracked down the red one (855) last week, and reviewed them on this site. TOO MUCH PEPPER for my taste. I guessed some sort of spicy taco as the flavor.
As I discussed last Monday, Doritos has THREE new test flavors as part of a new contest/promotion called the Bold Flavor Experiment. This BLUE bag is one of them. I finally spotted this small bag at a random Giant grocery way out in Maryland. Go fig. Let’s do some photos and get right to the flavor guessing.
Doritos JACKED Test Flavor 2653 contained a LOT of interesting ingredients – bacon flavor, smoke, brown sugar, cocoa, paprika, chocolate liquor. Interesting. When I sniffed the open bag, I could smell barbecue sauce aroma. Sweet and smoky. Let’s munch.
I personally liked these Doritos JACKED Test Flavor 2653 better than the 855. The flavors were pretty clear on this one. The sweetness of the brown sugar. The flavor of the cocoa/chocolate. Definitely some heat. Definitely some porky barbecue flavor from the bacon and smoke. Good savoriness from the onion and garlic. This had no buttermilk or cheese and it showed. There was no creaminess in this chip – just lots of corn chip crunch and plenty of sweet heat.
So what flavor was this? I’m just going to generically say that it’s a spicy rib barbecue flavor. Maybe it’s reminiscent of this UK version, Flamin’ Barbecue? Some out there on the blogosphere say it reminds them of mole sauce, but I’m not buying it. While I can get behind the spicy choco flavor, and the “bacon” representing the pork, all the mole I’ve had was never this sweet – I’ve never had a mole sweetened with brown sugar.
So I’m leaning more towards a spicy BBQ. Which, if that’s what this is, is sort of boring, now that I’ve written it down. But I liked it! Tell me what flavor you think this is in the comments below…
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