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Feb 9, 2014

Review: Frito-Lay - Crunchy Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetos

Frito-Lay's Crunchy Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetos are the jalapeno-flavored version of the knotted, club-like (the hitting ones, not the dancing ones) cheese snacks.

I bought a  9.5-oz bag for $2.68.

Opening the bag, there's the definite aroma of fresh jalapenos (as opposed to pickled).

The taste follows the scent and delivers a solid jalapeno punch without the tanginess of lime you would get with Flamin' Hot Cheetos. It's not as spicy either, with a mild rolling burn that never gets too uncomfortable. I was pretty surprised at the overall jalapeno-ness of it.

The jalapeno notes cover up a little bit of the signature cheddar flavor of the corn snacks though. The crunch is the same though and the jalapeno-cheese combination is tasty.

Overall, Frito-Lay's Crunchy Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetos offers the often overlooked taste of jalapeno free of being covered up by sour pickling or over-spiciness. The result is a wonderful cheesy-jalapeno blend that I wished I had tried earlier.

Nutritional Info - Frito-Lay Crunchy Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetos
Serving Size - 1 oz (28g / about 21 pieces)
Calories - 160 (from Fat - 90)
Fat - 10g (Saturated Fat - 1.5g)
Sodium - 290mg
Carbs - 13g (Sugar - less than 1g)
Protein - 2g


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