After polling most of the people for over half a decade and creating nearly each taste iteration possible, Frito-Lay appears to have determined to begin leaning on its heavy hitters. Final 12 months’s inter-brand crossovers introduced us Doritos, Cheetos, and Funyuns flavored potato chips. This 12 months, they’ve come again, however in addition they introduced alongside the brand new Lay’s Kettle Cooked Fritos Chili Cheese Flavored Potato Chips. What a mouthful, actually and figuratively.
So how are they?
They’re very correct. One of many enjoyable elements of those taste extensions is that as a result of they’re all in the identical model “household,” we get the precise seasoning blends however on a special chip base. Having the EXACT similar seasoning is a part of the enjoyment.
The cheese taste is clear immediately and never too overwhelming. The chili seasoning and cumin flavors come up rapidly, particularly when munching on over-seasoned chips. Earlier than lengthy, I acquired that feeling behind my throat as if I’d simply achieved the cinnamon problem however grabbed the fallacious spice jar, which ended up being smoky chili powder.
It’s potential the corn chip sweetness balances this seasoning higher than kettle chips as a result of these get fairly salty fairly quick. It’s nearly to the purpose that they’re a self-regulated serving measurement form of snack. However I feel the tremendous excessive chili taste is an figuring out attribute of Chili Cheese Fritos, so I wasn’t bothered by this.
Additionally, the numerous crunchiness of a kettle chip was the proper pairing for such a potent seasoning mix. I feel the Kettle Cooked Chips are the far superior chip format amongst all that Frito-Lay gives, particularly when making an attempt to translate a taste typically discovered on a uniquely crunchy and savory corn chip. Common Lay’s simply weren’t going to get the job achieved right here.
General, I loved these arguably over-seasoned chips. The chili cheese taste on the kettle chip base is robust however recognizable. I wouldn’t be mad in the event that they stick round for some time, they usually additionally appear to be a very good match for tailgates.
Bought Worth: $3.79
Measurement: 8 oz bag
Bought at: Mariano’s
Ranking: 7 out of 10
Diet Info: (about 15 chips) 150 energy, 9 grams of fats, 1.5 grams of saturated fats, 0 milligrams of ldl cholesterol, 190 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of sugar, and a couple of grams of protein.