News: Cheetos Crunchy and Doritos Fiery Fusion Shock The World by Combining the Flavors of Peppers and Cheese

I was immediately excited and then somewhat un-excited to see new Cheetos Crunchy and Doritos Fiery Fusion snacks at my local convenience store the other day. My brain went, “Yay! New chip flavors!” Then my eyeballs looked closer and saw that the “Fusion” flavors were “Sizzlin’ Cayenne & Cheese”.

Forgive me for not throwing handfuls of confetti in the air, but the “spicy/cheese” combo has become a bit played out to me. Notable ingredients in the Cheetos Fiery Fusion include brown sugar, aged red cayenne peppers, blue cheese, cheddar cheese, jalapeño pepper, and paprika. The Doritos version differs slightly, using regular sugar and containing no blue cheese but keeping the cayenne, jalapeño and paprika.

One serving of Cheetos Crunchy Fiery Fusion contains 150 calories, 10 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 190 milligrams of sodium, 14 grams of carbohydrates and no cholesterol.

One serving of the Doritos version of Sizzlin’ Cayenne & Cheese has 140 calories, 8 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 160 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates and no cholesterol.

Don’t get me wrong – I enjoy spicycheesy snacks just as much as the next capsaicin-tolerant person. I’ll probably give one or both of these Fusions a try at some point. I’d just like to see a little more creativity from the Frito-Lay flavormakers. No word if “Fiery Fusion” is going to be a whole line or just a one-shot deal, but I wouldn’t mind seeing future varying concoctions show up in the snack aisle.

Source: Frito-Lay’s website

2 thoughts on “News: Cheetos Crunchy and Doritos Fiery Fusion Shock The World by Combining the Flavors of Peppers and Cheese”

  1. well I tried them. they were pretty good as far as cheetohs go, though the cayenne was pretty strong. I thought they left an after taste that reminded me of ramen noodles. And this morning, I went to the bathroom numerous times and it burned like hell everytime. I would recommend them to the spicy fanatics out there, but to people who like being able to relieve themselves without the ‘fiery fusion’ that comes along with it, don’t eat them. At least not the cheetohs.

  2. I bought a bag of the Cheetos version last night and enjoyed them quite a bit. I’ll definitely buy more. Those and the Jalapeno Cheetos rank high in my book.

    While some may agree that the spicy+cheese thing is “played out”, why not try them? There are millions of people who eat regular Cheetos and Doritos all the time, and have for years, that don’t seem to mind that the “cheesy” and “nacho cheese” thing has been done for many years. What’s the difference? Do you have to eat a totally different tasting snack each time you eat?

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