A snack for a new generation that combines soft drink sipping and munchy crunching? Enter Pepsi-flavored Cheetos.
Move over cronuts, peanut butter and jelly vodka, and old-fashioned deep fried twinkies, the new snack from Frito-Lay that even fizzes hit shelves in Japan for a limited time last month, reported USAToday.com
Currently there are no plans to bring Pepsi-flavored Cheetos
to the U.S., said Frito-Lay spokesman Jeff Dahncke.
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Mixing flavors works. “Consumers all want something absolutely new that’s never been seen before,” Lynn Dornblaser, new products guru at the research firm Mintel, told USA Today.
"These Pepsi-flavored Cheetos are the latest food hybrid to spit in the eye of Mother Nature," wrote a reviewer of the snack for The Impulsive Buy
The innovative snacks smell like cinnamon donuts and even provide a fizz, he wrote. Still, he could only eat a few of the corn puff treat.
“The flavors are very distinct and don’t really ever mesh well together. But they do linger in the mouth for quite a while to leave you with a weird, marginally accurate, if lemony, Pepsi aftertaste.”
Online commenters welcomed the news of a new flavor combo.
“Why is it that the USA can’t get these special foreign flavors. Whopper flavor potato chips are sold in Mexico,” said one reader.
Another post read: “You got Pepsi in my chicken wings! You got chicken wings in my Pepsi! Two great tastes that taste great together!”
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At least one commenter expressed concerns about the snack available on eBay.
“The flavors not meshing would be the point I’d be concerned about if I were to try these (and I won’t). I like how you say that a few tweaks would make them “passable”. That’s not exactly a ringing endorsement.”
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