The Laidback Gourmet: Cheetos Hat Trick

Hello and welcome to yet another edition of the Laidback Gourmet. You know, when most reviewers with the term “Gourmet” in their name talk about “salty” they are talking about prosciutto or caviar. However here on the Laidback Gourmet you know we’ll be talking about snack foods. I think this gives us a leg up on the other guys. Speaking of salty snack foods, today we are looking a few new creations brought to us from the Fritos Lays corporation, all of them of the “Cheeto” persuasion.

Up first is Ragin’ Cajun & Tangy Ranch Zingers. Excuse me, but I have that wrong. They are not just zingers, oh no. These are MIGHTY Zingers. I suppose when I eat them I should yell out, “ITS MORPHIN TIME!” Though I don’t think what they will be morphing into is PG-friendly. Let’s pour them out and see what they look like.

Well, they’re look pretty much how you’d expect them to. Bright cheese-like color, let’s give them a taste. First I’ll try each flavor individually and then just a whole bunch together they way they are meant to be eaten.

*Om Nom Nom*

Well… hm. That’s a bit disappointing. If you try the two flavors separately they aren’t overly strong, and mixing them together really doesn’t add a whole lot to it. They’re actually slightly blah. Not bad, but not really something you need to go out and buy. Score: 5/10.

Crazy Cheddar & Wicked Picante Zingers. Again… these are not just regular zingers… they’re MIGHTY Zingers. You know, I thought Mr. Smithers was the one who shot Mr. Burns until I realized he was home all night eating these. Let’s pour them out before I make another really obscure Simpsons joke.

Well, I think the first thing one will notice here is that half of them are green. I suppose that’s the wicked picante ones. You know, when they used the term wicked I figured they meant something like ‘wicked awesome’ not ‘wicked witch of the west’. Hmm, I wonder what would happen if you splashed some water on them. Hmm, I wonder what would happen if you splashed some water on them. Perhaps later, but right now we have a review to do! Let’s try these…

*KrmpKrmpKrmp* (Yes, that IS a Hamtaro reference and for that I’m sorry. But come on, it LOOKS like a bowl of Hamster chow!)

Eh… Again, I hate to say this, but nothing special. For “Crazy” Cheddar its not a very strong cheddar, and for “WICKED” Picante they’re not very hot. And eating the flavors mixed doesn’t really enhance the whole thing very much. Sadly again I think the whole thing comes off as slightly bland. Score: 5/10 I think you could skip this one as well

Well this is a has been disappointing, let’s finish off this parade of meritocracy with these:

Cheesy Cheddar BBQ Crunchy Cheetos. Now, these might not necessarily be new, but hey, I’ve never seen them before and you know the old slogan, if I haven’t seen it, it’s new to me! Let’s pour them out and take a look at them.

Nice dark BBQ color on them, and they smell pretty good too. Let’s give them a try.

*Om Nom Nom*

Mmm! Now THESE I like! These are really good! They’re kind of like regular cheetos but with an extra hint of smokiness to them that’s really something else. I could honestly see myself eating this whole bag while I write this review up. 9/10. (Note: I actually did finish this bag while writing this up)

Well that concludes another edition of the Laidback Gourmet. Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed. Please send your feedback, comments, suggestions, or to simply lavish thy praise upon me at Until next time this is Ed DiFolco your Laidback Gourmet reminding you that its not easy being cheesy. And as someone who makes as many bad puns as I do, believe me I know from whence I speak.

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