Jun 23, 2016

Review: Burger King - Mac n' Cheetos

Burger King's Mac n' Cheetos features deep-fried macaroni and cheese shaped like a Cheetos Cheese Puff covered with a Cheetos-flavored shell of crispy batter.

An order of five pieces cost me $2.49.

Compared to an actual Cheetos Cheese Puff, Burger King's Mac n' Cheetos are roughly three times the size. They come with a fairly thick orange shell but with just a scattered dusting of the cheddar cheese powder that you'd expect on a Cheetos, which just vaguely gave them a Cheetos cheesy quality.

The shell itself didn't have much flavor. It failed to capture either the trademark fried corn or cheesiness of the popular snack. It was, however, lightly crispy and remained so over time. I even tried microwaving one for 20 seconds and it was still crispy.

The macaroni inside was soft and tender but the cheese was coagulated so that there was none of the gooey-ness that all mac and cheeses should strive for. I thought maybe it was because they were only warm right out of the box so I saved a couple to heat up at home. I toasted one and microwaved another (as I mentioned before) but while it made them piping hot, there didn't seem to be enough cheese / cheese sauce for any oozing.

The flavor of the mac and cheese was pleasant with a mild cheddar flavor. The batter retained just a bit more flavor of the oil than you'd typically want . With the relatively light flavor of the cheese and the cheese powder, these may require saucing for some but I found them fine without.

Overall, Burger King's Mac n' Cheetos were just okay for me and a miss on the Cheetos front. Beyond the shape, the bold Cheetos flavor just isn't there. They need to just roll them in bits of Cheetos or, at the very least, cheese powder after frying. No one ever ate Cheetos to keep their fingers clean.

Nutritional Info - Burger King Mac n' Cheetos (115g)
Calories - 310 (from Fat - 120)
Fat - 13g (Saturated Fat - 4.5g)
Sodium - 710mg
Carbs - 37g (Sugar - 9g)
Protein - 9g

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