The following review is in the “Quick Bite” format. These are basically rapid-fire reviews without the lame story and full array of images. Today’s Quick Bite is:

Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Chipotle Ranch

Cheetos Flamin' Hot Chipotle Ranch

Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Chipotle Ranch

Description: When spicy food is a little too spicy, nothing squashes the heat quite like a tall glass of Ranch dressing. Some guy at Cheetos knows what I’m talking about…

Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Chipotle Ranch is a limited-time-only flavor in the popular line of fiery cheese curls. These Cheetos pack a flavor largely similar to the already-amazing Flamin’ Hot Cheetos but with some subtle nuances for added complexity. The cheesiness, the heat, and the vinegary kick all lie at the foundation. Then there’s some extra smokiness from the chipotle and a pleasant dose of savory from whatever ranch spices are in this mixture. The package doesn’t disclose the exact spices, but it doesn’t even matter. They mix things up in an ultra-satisfying way.

Cheetos Flamin' Hot Chipotle Ranch

Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Chipotle Ranch

A final point must be made about the heat. Be warned that they’re very spicy, but they’re a little less so than the original Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. The ranch seasoning mellows the heat simply by offering some balance rather than offering a distinct cooling sensation. Sometime I need to put regular Flamin’ Hot Cheetos down and take a break. My bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Chipotle Ranch, however, disappeared in a hurry.

These are exceptional.

Burning Questions (Ha!):

  1. Are They Better than Regular Flamin’ Hot? Depends who you ask.
  2. What If I Asked You? Yes.
  3. Favorite Thing to Dip Into Ranch Dressing? Oreos.

Place of Purchase: Safeway, 7-Eleven, Royal Farms (I’m on my 8th bag).

Rating: 9.5 out of 10

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