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XiaNaphryz
LATIN, MATRIPEDICABUS, DO YOU SPEAK IT
(08-09-2013, 03:54 AM)
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First we had Pepsi and chicken flavored Lays potato chips released in China.

Now, there are Pepsi flavored Cheetos out in Japan.

These Pepsi-flavored Cheetos are the latest food hybrid to spit in the eye of Mother Nature. They are from Japan.

The nosegrope upon opening the bag gave me pause. I immediately identified something very close to flat cola. Flat Pepsi? I dunno. My nose palate is not so refined. Something else was there in equal measure and it took me a moment to realize that the aroma was the same given off by powdered cinnamon donuts. You know, the Entenmannís ones in the three pack with powdered sugar and plain.

In these snacks the cheese powder has been replaced with a cola powder that is disturbingly not brown. The first sensation, which I did not expect, was a very acidic bite. Itís very citrusy, almost sour. And it hits hard. It tries to capture the citrus notes of Pepsi, but itís over the top. Too lemony. The sweeter cola flavor is there but itís subtler and overpowered by the intense citrus. The flavors are very distinct and donít really ever mesh well together. But they do linger in the mouth for quite a while to leave you with a weird, marginally accurate, if lemony, Pepsi aftertaste. The corn puff tastes like it should. It doesnít do a lot besides acting as a vehicle, which is good because there is already a lot going on.

Oh, did I mention these also fizz a little?! Yea! Not like crazy Pop Rocks fizzing, but there is some definite popping and crackling. Itís all about attention to detail, guys. I tip my hat to Frito-Lay for that one.

Overall, this is a pretty accurate flavor recreation. Itís an impressive effort to be sure.
That said, I donít like them. I could only get through a few of them. Theyíve got a lot going on and are kind of intense. A few tweaks to the levels of citrus and cola and these could be passable.

These wouldnít be in my top 100 dream flavor what-ifs, but Iím glad they exist. They either point to a futuristic flavor-fusion utopia in which anything is possible or an apocalyptic hell place where cyborg velociraptors chew our faces off with laser teeth.

(Nutrition Facts Ė 1 package Ė 414 kcal, 24.8 grams of fat, 614 milligrams of sodium, 44.6 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of protein.)


Giard
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(08-09-2013, 03:55 AM)
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Can't be worse than our Grilled Cheese and Ketchup chips.
Jarmel
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(08-09-2013, 03:58 AM)
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That has to taste nasty.
Sho_Nuff82
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(08-09-2013, 03:59 AM)
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For the life of me I can't imagine how this would taste.

If it's anything like Waffle Crisp, I'd try it.
temp
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(08-09-2013, 04:00 AM)
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Just pour Pepsi on Cheetos and eat it like a bowl of cereal like a normal person.
Sho_Nuff82
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(08-09-2013, 04:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by temp

Just pour Pepsi on Cheetos and eat it like a bowl of cereal like a normal person.

In college I would pour a bag of skittles into a 20 oz Coca-Cola, that was some good eats. Good for staying up late for studying too.
Professor Renegade
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(08-09-2013, 04:09 AM)
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Has science gone too far?
BassForever
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(08-09-2013, 04:16 AM)
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How long do I need to wait for some dr pepper flavored chips
big_z
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(08-09-2013, 04:32 AM)
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Didn't they talk about these on the 8-4 play podcast a few episodes ago. One or two of them liked it the others not so much. Apparently doesnt taste like pepsi.
soultron
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(08-09-2013, 04:32 AM)
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Will go down smooth with my Cheetos ◊ Pepsi.
FrsDvl
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(08-09-2013, 04:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Giard

Can't be worse than our Grilled Cheese and Ketchup chips.

Nothing wrong with those! The Maple ones on the other hand.. I'd rather try these Pepsi chips
jediyoshi
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(08-09-2013, 04:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by XiaNaphryz

Up next on Sick Sad World.
soultron
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(08-09-2013, 04:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by FrsDvl

Nothing wrong with those! The Maple ones on the other hand.. I'd rather try these Pepsi chips

Just tried those today. They smell and taste like baked beans. Strangely on-point considering baked beans come in maple-flavoured variants.

Didn't enjoy them at all.

The "perogy platter" ones weren't much better.

I wish Canada would get the Sriracha Lay's already. :c
Sub_Level
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(08-09-2013, 04:43 AM)
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Why does Japan get all the awesome food?
Defyler
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(08-09-2013, 04:44 AM)
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Can't picture the taste but I can't really say I'd be psyched to try them.
Derwind
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(08-09-2013, 04:45 AM)
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This is taking things way too far.

Fuck you science!!!
Ratrat
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(08-09-2013, 04:56 AM)
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Well Japanese Cheetos >>>>>>>>>>>us cheetos
So it might not be bad.
DonMigs85
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(08-09-2013, 04:59 AM)
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Are these really "Cheetos"? I don't see Chester on the packaging
xtrasauce
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(08-09-2013, 05:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Professor Renegade

Has science gone too far?

Originally Posted by Derwind

Fuck you science!!!

No, science hasn't gone far enough. I will not be content until they somehow make the Cheetos effervescent, too.
Kastrioti
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(08-09-2013, 05:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Professor Renegade

Has science gone too far?

A very good question and one I think I would've asked in my Philosophy Intro To Ethics course I took a few years back.
BocoDragon
or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Realize This Assgrab is Delicious
(08-09-2013, 05:35 AM)
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I'm going to Japan in a week and can't wait to try all the native foods: McD's Teriyaki Burger, Matcha Kit-Kat, and now Pepsi-flavored Doritos.
kasane
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(08-09-2013, 05:36 AM)
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I have no idea why ketchup chips are so popular. Don't like the taste at all
soultron
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(08-09-2013, 05:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

I'm going to Japan in a week and can't wait to try all the native foods: McD's Teriyaki Burger, Matcha Kit-Kat, and now Pepsi-flavored Doritos.

Matcha Kit-Kat is a must.
BocoDragon
or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Realize This Assgrab is Delicious
(08-09-2013, 05:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by soultron

Matcha Kit-Kat is a must.

I can actually get that here, but it added to my jokezz. Delicious.
minor effort
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(08-09-2013, 05:38 AM)
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I tried these. There was a very disconcerting "fizziness" to them like a carbonated beverage.
Natetan
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(08-09-2013, 05:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

I'm going to Japan in a week and can't wait to try all the native foods: McD's Teriyaki Burger, Matcha Kit-Kat, and now Pepsi-flavored Doritos.

There are so many local flavored kit kats here, its pretty crazy

http://www.nestle.jp/brand/kit/gotouchi/
hateradio
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(08-09-2013, 05:50 AM)
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Eating Pepsi chips with a Pepsi.
Rarity
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(08-09-2013, 01:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by soultron

Matcha Kit-Kat is a must.

That's the business.
XiaNaphryz
LATIN, MATRIPEDICABUS, DO YOU SPEAK IT
(08-09-2013, 04:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by hateradio

Eating Pepsi chips with a Pepsi.

As opposed to dipped in Pepsi?

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