I've always loved spicy things, but for some reason, have never gotten around to trying jalapeno poppers. They're a bar food staple. The tasty appetizer with a beer. So I figured if I tried these, I might be inspired to try the actual food.
If these are supposed to be accurate, Doritos has the flavor spot on. The aroma is deeply spicy, spicier than I thought, and the chips are bright orange. If they were green, that would be cool. But I digress.
The flavor is really, really good. I was expecting a weak peppery flavor, nothing to write home about, but these are spot on. The chip base provides the battery taste of the popper's shell, and the taste starts out tangy and cool, and then develops into a legitimately hot chip with a nice peppery taste and a real spice that can only be remedied, of course, by eating more chips.
This is the first Doritos chip I've had that doesn't taste like a conglomerate of Cooler Ranch and Nacho Cheese, so they definitely need to stick around. I like them a lot.
Labels: 9, chips