September 25, 2009

Doritos Last Call Jalapeno Popper

doritospopper.jpgOne of the main reasons I contribute to this forum, other than the fact that I love junk food, is to try to give people an idea of how new products taste before they commit to filling up their precious cupboard space. The easiest way to do this is by describing or comparing how the product tastes as accurately as I can. When I tried Doritos Last Call Jalapeno Popper chips, I instantly recognized the taste as one I have come across in the past. The initial flavor is strong and cheesy, only to be reinforced with a spicy kick that is very distinctive yet mild. That spicy kick is what gives it the jalapeno name, and is also how I determined what the chips taste like. Anyone who has been to a sporting event has probably eaten or at least seen the stadium nachos consisting of round tortilla chips topped with atomic neon-colored cheese. The flavor of the Doritos Jalapeno Popper chips matches the five-dollar stadium version to a T, especially the stadium nachos that have little bits of jalapenos in the cheese. The only thing that throws this comparison off is the fact that the ballpark nachos have the delicious consistency of crunchy chips + warm liquid coating, while the Doritos is simply a seasoned chip. For me, this takes something away from the flavor accomplishment. So if you think you would enjoy stadium nachos at home minus the warm liquid cheese and the mess, these chips are definitely worthy of your cupboard space. If not, I recommend taking a pass on this one.

Phoood rating: So-so

Posted by Matt on September 25, 2009

I've tried these a few times. While they are pretty good I think I'll stick to the spicy sweet chili ones, so much better. Well those or nacho cheesier. So good. :)

Posted by: Wesley M at September 26, 2009 1:55 AM

Hey Frito Lay, bring back ORIGINAL Taco flavor Doritos, circa 1973. The End.

Posted by: Harold at September 26, 2009 12:04 PM

these people are crazy! i mean i tried these and at first i thought,"I guess ill try them." GREAT IDEA! they are so amazing, but not as good as "tacos at midnight".

1-10 i'd give 'em a 8

Posted by: Joe Parra at November 13, 2009 7:10 AM
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