Well well well…what’s this all about, Doritos?
Test flavors? I only got two of them, there is also “blue” (2653). The numbers don’t seem to indicate anything.
There seems to be some sort of contest involving the winning of a grand in gold. I guess Doritos were feeling shown up by Lays ‘Do Us A Flavor’ and weird Pringles flavors. No more ‘let’s have a mystery flavor’, they decided to blast out THREE.
Popping them open…
The orange (404) is…orangey. The red (855) is…wow, that’s pretty red. Trying orange…
They smell like normal Doritos. These are completely jacked up with flavor powder. So it turns out I’m pretty bad at guessing flavors. Taking a lick I get a blast of citrus, but I can’t say I know what flavor they’re going for. Another attempt at Mountain Dew Doritos? Maybe some sort of alcoholic fruity drink? Tequila Sunrise? Maybe Margarita?
Brown sugar? Well, they are sweet. Molasses. Onion, garlic…lime and orange juice solids! 30 fake colors…Shaun T isn’t going to be happy about this…
Oh well, on to red…
Ooooh, red. Again, pounded with powder. These smelled very much like the enchilada variety. Tastewise I get a buffalo wing-y vibe – not a real hot wing, just the junk food snack equivalent – you know what that tastes like.
Paprika up high. Sour cream? Cayenne pepper sauce – yeah, these are nicely spicy. You can taste the vinegar. Onion, garlic, cheddar…buttermilk. Aha! I thought I tasted blue cheese! Yeah, I’m going with some sort of hot wing flavor. Which they already have. Confused = me.
So, anyway, that’s what I got. With my luck it’s the blue that’s fantastic, the one I passed up. I’ll be able to finish these, but right now neither one is blowing me away.
The only hit on the web I’m seeing is from Advertising Age. And supposedly they’re not supposed to be on shelves until tomorrow (Saturday the 19th). Whoo-hoo!
Found at: Clifton Park Price Chopper
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Follow-up: So I finally picked up a bag of blue. They’re OK. I think if you try hard enough you can taste the chocolate. I really can’t pick up any bacon in the bag I have, though. They’re pretty spicy, too, in a ‘sneaks up on you’ kind of way. No, I guess I haven’t got a clue what these are supposed to be, either. I’d have to say I’m down with those pegging Blue as ‘mole’, I guess.