One of our favorite Youtubers, Brutalmoose, recently did a video reviewing various chips, which inspired us to do a review of our own. During our subsequent visit to the grocery store, we decided to purchase one of the various Frito-Lay “Flavor Mix” bags, which come with six varieties of snacks. I don’t really enjoy flavored chips, so the only one with which I was familiar were the Cheetos. But soon enough, we would discover whether or not the Duck had been missing out on a wild world of wonderful flavor or if I would merely confirm that my preference for only the most traditional of chips was very well justified. Mother Duck and I originally gave these scores out of 5, but in the end, it worked best just to rank them from worst to best.
6: Cool Ranch Doritos – Did you know that “doritos” roughly translates to “little golden thing”? Well, these would not earn a gold star in my book. For one thing, the red and green powder adorning these chips is utterly unnatural. (Really, I didn’t expect these to look so festive!) Secondly, the flavor is really strong. These seem to be quite popular online, but Mother Duck and I found them to be far too overpowering and weird.
5: Barbecue Lay’s – This might come down to personal preference, but I don’t enjoy the flavor of barbecue sauce, making it no surprise that I did not enjoy the Barbecue Lay’s, either. There is definitely this smoky flavor, so perhaps you might enjoy it if barbecue is your thing. But Mother Duck and I agreed once more that these were rather weird.
4: Fritos Chili Cheese – I had mixed feelings about these. The seasoning was actually pretty good, but the chip itself (a corn chip rather than a traditional tater chip) left an unpleasant, bitter aftertaste. I wouldn’t exactly seek these out, but they’re…tolerable, I suppose.
3: Lay’s Sour Cream and Onion – I’m not the biggest sour cream fan, but I do love me some onions. These chips have a very light taste, but there’s enough flavor that they’re actually rather pleasant. To be honest, I’m unsure which flavor is more prevalent, sour cream or onion, but these weren’t bad.
2: Nacho Cheese Doritos – I’ve got a confession to make. Before this review, I had never eaten a Dorito before. I know, weird. But these were pretty good. My notes just say “cheesy”, so…I guess that’s it.
1: Crunchy Cheetos – You simply can’t go wrong with the king of snacks, the cheesy and delicious Cheeto. I would probably rate the puffy ones just a tiny bit higher, but either way, these are positively delicious!
Final Verdict: Just buy some Cheetos!