Review: Doritos Heat Wave Chipotle Cream Chips & What Mise En Place Do You Hate the Most?
JFG Nation, do you hate mise en place? I sort of do. What is it? Here you go from Wiki:
Mise en place is a French culinary phrase which means “putting in place” or “everything in its place.” It refers to the set up required before cooking, and is often used in professional kitchens to refer to organizing and arranging the ingredients (e.g., cuts of meat, relishes, sauces, par-cooked items, spices, freshly chopped vegetables, and other components) that a cook will require for the menu items that are expected to be prepared during a shift.
Basically, it’s meal prep. Chopping vegetables, descaling fish, taking the skin off things, etc. If you like to cook, like me, you do a lot of meal prep, and it often takes longer than the cooking itself. When I make my amazing chili, I RACE through the mise en place because I know it’s all going to go into a slowcooker and be broken down for eight hours anyways. But other meals? Where the pepper cuts have to be even? CURSE THE WORLD.
There’s lots of annoying tasks out there. Peeling garlic. You’ve gotta be kidding me with this – WHY IS EVERYTHING SO STICKY. And yes, I’ve tried the whole “put the cloves inside of two bowls and just SHAKE the garlic out” trick, and it only SOMETIMES works. I hate peeling garlic so much, I often volunteer to do ALL THE OTHER meal prep tasks if the JFGal will peel and mince the garlic. How about peeling potatoes? I see why you always see old cartoons of soldiers in the brig peeling potatoes. IT’S TORTURE. I always end up somehow shaving off part of a fingernail. (Oooh, what about cutting watermelon??? Seems easy until you ENTIRE COUNTER is covered in pink juice.)
What do I NOT hate? Shucking corn. I am the world’s best and fastest corn shucker, I am convinced. People stare at me in the grocery store, I move so fast and efficiently. I can shuck an ear in…6 seconds? Step back. I have a method.
So, tell me in the comments below – which meal prep / mise en place task do you HATE the most?
Today’s junk food: Doritos Heat Wave Chipotle Cream Chips!!
The tagline for these new Doritos Heat Wave Chips: First Chipotle Cream, Then HEAT. So rather than two different chips mixed into the same bag, the chips THEMSELVES change flavor? Hmmmmm….intrigued.
DO THESE TASTE GOOD? Yes.
WHY OR WHY NOT? These are an interesting chip. It’s not like one side of the chip is coated in creamy powder while the other is covered in spice. Looking at the chip, the powders are either mixed together or layered. Also, the ingredient list doesn’t mention chipotle – only “spice” and paprika. The creaminess comes from the buttermilk?
Biting into a chip, the first flavor I got was a slight initial chipotle tang and then…Cool Ranch. Well, Cool Ranch with a bit of BBQ-accent to it. The flavor was a bit more onion-y and garlicky than a normal Cool Ranch. The savoriness was good – and then came the heat. These were definitely spicy. I see where they’ve been hiding all of the spices from the past Doritos Roulette – they’re here. Maybe not as directly spicy as the Roulette, since the creaminess helps cool things, but there is no way to say these are NOT spicy. These have a burn. Faint tongues, you’ll wanna pass on these.
The Chipotle flavor? I got more of that in the aftertaste – as I breathed in and out after eating some chips, I DEFINITELY got that chipotle flavor all up in my mouth and nose (accented by a lingering onion flavor).
All in all, I liked these – a creamy, savory chip with some burn. And it did sort of taste like chipotle cream sauces I’d eaten in the past. I think it’s a flavor which requires some head deconstruction, which I’m not a huge fan of. But yes – liked these.
ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW? ‘Bout time with the new Doritos flavors, guys.
PURCHASED AT: Walmart, Germantown, MD.
WHERE FOUND IN STORE? Chip aisle.
COST? $2.98 on sale.