Review: Wild Habanero Cheetos & Have You Heard of JOCK JAMS
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Today’s junk food: Wild Habanero Cheetos!!
Wild Habanero Cheetos were found at Walmart, and are the official snack of the Mexican National Soccer Team! So of course Chester Cheetah is dressed in cleats kicking a ball, instead of his normal pose as a Cheeto drug dealer. I’m onto you, Chester.
Wild Habanero Cheetos contain habanero which I’m really curious about. Unlike jalapeño or even Serrano peppers, habanero peppers are really spicy but also really tangy – there’s not a lot of vegetable flavor that occurs. As a result, most people see the opportunity to punch up the habanero flavor with something sweet like pineapple.
Opening the bag of Wild Habanero Cheetos, I could see the Cheetos themselves were darker in color and had a REALLY dark red seasoning. They smelled tangy. These two Cheetos looked like a giraffe doing a forward stretch.
I licked one of the Wild Habanero Cheetos and oooooo that powder is potent. Definitely has a spicy kick, but they weren’t as tangy as, says, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. These actually came off a bit more sweet and smoky. These Cheetos looked like a guy punching his fists in two different directions, or maybe a boxer opening up for a hug.
If you squint a look closely, these two Wild Habanero Cheetos sort of look like Chester Cheetah grumpy and perched on a branch. You don’t see it? No?
i munched on these Cheetos and WOW! These were spicy. Marvo discussed these recently on the Nosh Show and said he thought these weren’t as spicy as the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, and he’s half right. The flavor was as I described – there’s a more generally smoky cheese flavor that is not as vinegar-tangy as the Flamin Hot variety.
But the spice kicks in on the back end and it is BOLD. I actually had to stop eating these after a few fingerfuls – not because the front end burned my tongue but because the backend spice is large and in charge. One of those slowly building burns where if you burped wrong all of a sudden your throat is on fire.
These were deceivingly spicy. Sharp, cheesy, smoky start, fire finish. Thumbs up if you like spice. If not, run.
Purchased at: Walmart, Germantown, MD
Price: $1.49 each