Spicy is very popular these days, and I’m all for it. I enjoy food hot enough to clear my nasal passages. Cheetos Crunchy XXTRA Flamin’ Hot snacks claim to be twice as hot as regular Cheetos Flamin’ Hot. That may be true, but XXTRA Flamin’ Hot really aren't that hot. Sure, they have some heat. I felt it in my mouth and in the back of my throat long after I had finished eating them. But, they don’t have that immediate burn of the tongue and lips that really gets your attention. I’m not sure what type of peppers the folks at Frito-Lay, Inc. used for the heat, but I’m pretty sure they weren't habanero or ghost peppers. My (unscientific) description of the heat level is “moderately hot.” When I see the word “XXTRA” in all caps, I expect something over-the-top. Something that I will remember eating for a long time. Something that I may regret having eaten. Frito-Lay, you left me a bit disappointed.
Phoood rating:Posted by Jim on October 20, 2012