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May 4, 2014

Review: Doritos Jacked Tortilla Chips Mystery Flavors

Frito Lay recently came out with three mystery "test" flavors of Doritos Jacked tortilla chips (the "Jacked" line features a bigger, thicker, crunchier version of Doritos) labeled as test flavors 2653, 404, and 855 each with a different label: blue, yellow, and red respectively.

I picked up all three bags for $1.99 each.

Just because it's easier, let's just refer to each flavor by their label colors.

The Blue ones were sprinkled with a brown powder that appears to be cocoa from the ingredients listed. There's a bit of a chocolate flavor to them as well as a hint of sweetness that mellows into the more familiar savory seasonings and fried corn tortilla taste of Doritos. They're also moderately spicy. I think these are mole flavored (the sauce, not the animal). They're pretty good as the chocolate notes are light and they deliver a good kick of heat.

The Yellow ones appear to be Mountain Dew or some other citrus-y soda-flavored. There's an orange and lime tanginess to them, as well as a bit of sweetness. It even smells a little fizzy. Underneath the almost sour bite is that standard savory Doritos taste.

The Red ones are really spicy. It's probably about the same level as their "Flamin'" flavors.  There's a note of sour cream up front and enough cayenne to cause a coughing fit if you inhale at the wrong moment. Behind the sour cream is what appears to be either a Buffalo wing or enchilada flavor or maybe a combination of the two. I wouldn't be surprised if the flavor turned out to be one or the other although the Doritos Jacked line has already done Ranch Dipped Hot Wings as well as Enchilada Supreme.

Overall, I rather liked the Blue and Red flavors. The Yellow? Not so much. It wasn't horrible but it wasn't good either. If I had to choose, I would pick the Blue label. The flavor's more interesting and the moderate heat enhances the taste.

Nutritional Info - Doritos Jacked Test Flavor: 2653 i.e. "The Blue label"
Serving Size - 1 oz (28g / about 6 chips)
Calories - 140 (from Fat - 70)
Fat - 8g (Saturated Fat - 1g)
Sodium - 150mg
Carbs - 16g (Sugar - less than 1g)
Protein - 2g


Nutritional Info - Doritos Jacked Test Flavor: 404 i.e. "The Yellow label"
Serving Size - 1 oz (28g / about 6 chips)
Calories - 140 (from Fat - 70)
Fat - 8g (Saturated Fat - 1g)
Sodium - 200mg
Carbs - 16g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 2g

Nutritional Info - Doritos Jacked Test Flavor: 855 i.e. "The Red label"
Serving Size - 1 oz (28g / about 6 chips)
Calories - 140 (from Fat - 70)
Fat - 8g (Saturated Fat - 1g)
Sodium - 240mg
Carbs - 16g (Sugar - 0g)
Protein - 2g


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