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Jun 6, 2015

Review: Doritos Roulette Tortilla Chips

Doritos Roulette Tortilla Chips features a bag of their popular nacho cheese-flavored chips but spiked with a few super spicy chips (one in each handful, according to the bag).

I picked up a bag for $2.50 on sale.

Okay, these don't actually taste just like nacho cheese-flavored Doritos as there's an across-the-board hint of spiciness to them due, I think, to some little dried or powdered bits of red chili pepper. They don't seem to be fueling the fire of the super spicy chips.

The really spicy chips are indeed very spicy. When come across, they deliver a fiery tingle across the tongue that lingered for a good while. There wasn't any additional flavor to them.

I set out to unscientifically determine if the spicy chips were visually distinguishable from the regular chips. It was actually a little difficult because after I ate one of the spicy chips I had some difficulty telling whether successive chips were just a little spicy or really spicy.

First, I thought maybe the chips with a lot of the chili powder on the surface were the spicy ones but while they did have a little heat, they didn't necessarily hit the intensity of the spicy chips.

Next, I figured that maybe the chips with a lot of cheese powder on them might be the spicy ones but that wasn't always the case either. I ate a fairly plain-looking chip and it was one of the super spicy ones, so what I concluded was the spiciness must come from something either baked in or mixed into the chips themselves.

Overall, Roulette Doritos Tortilla Chips are a pretty fun idea that ads a bit of intrigue to the brand's classic flavor. I liked the extra heat paired with the signature nacho cheese flavor but the spicy ones aren't what I would call enjoyable (although if you put hot sauce on everything, it might be quite fun for you).

Nutritional Info - Doritos Roulette Tortilla Chips
Serving Size -  (28g / 12 chips)
Calories - 150 (from Fat - 70)
Fat - 8g (Saturated Fat - 1g)
Sodium - 200mg
Carbs - 18g (Sugar - less than 1g)
Protein - 2g


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