We tried Burger King's new Cheeto-flavored menu item - here's the verdict
Cheetos are an American icon; Mount Rushmore could easily have Chester Cheetah bursting out between Theodore Roosevelt and Lincoln.But these radiantly orange Franken-fries do not do the proud Cheetos name justice.
The immediate reaction upon first bite generally goes along these lines: "Are these supposed to taste like Cheetos? Where are the Cheetos?"
Each fry is plenty salty - it's actually impressive how much saltier Burger King has managed to make these in comparison to the regular chicken fries. Somehow, "dangerously cheesy" has become conflated with "outrageously salty".
After eating a carton's worth - that's nine fries, a decent serving - I feel as though I've been adrift in a Cheeto-orange sea for days, surrounded by nothing but endless waves of mouth puckering, salty despair.Cheetos, Cheetos, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.
The insane levels of saltiness seem to be this item's albatross about its neck. One simply can't enjoy the otherwise delicious chicken fry when one's only wish is a gallon of water to wash it down. And nowhere on my fingers is the precious Cheeto dust found, calling into question its very legitimacy as a Cheetos item.
But for now, these lackluster Cheeto chicken fries have made a sadder and wiser cheetah.
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