Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Dorito Quest

Last year I blogged about mystery Doritos. There was this promotion they had, where you tried their new flavor and had to come up with a name for it. (They called it simply "X-13-D"). It ended up tasting like flame-broiled cheeseburgers.

Well, a few days ago I saw that there's another similar promotion going this year. This time they call their flavor "The Quest."
On the bag, it says "Guessing The Flavor Is Only The Beginning."

So, I bought a bag, and am about to try them for the very first time. I will blog about my impressions immediately afterward.

Can you feel the excitement? Feel the excitement, people!!

Hear that? I'm rattling the bag! I'm opening the bag!!

They smell like... well, pretty much the same as any other bag of Doritos I've ever opened.

Here goes... I'm trying one.

I taste lime.
Fresh lime zest.
Maybe lime zest stirred into Mountain Dew.

No cheese or spices, nothing like that.
Just lime and tortilla chip. More tart than sweet. No spiciness whatsoever.

Actually, these would probably be really good with some salsa.
Lemme go get some....

Yes.. yes, not bad.
Now, let me try them with some Blair's Death Rain sprinkled on them...

Ohhhh baby, Now THAT'S good.
Do this: Dip the chip in Extra-Hot salsa AND sprinkle it with Blair's Death Rain.

Ok, so here's my overall opinion on the chip: By themselves, they're ok but kind of plain. They don't amount to much as far as an actual snack on their own. But they have possibilities, as far as being an accompaniment to other things.

If you like lime, give them a try.

P.S. HEH! I just went to the official website Doritos has for these things. It turns out that the flavor really IS Mountain Dew! Wow. Mountain Dew flavored Doritos.



Chica said...

I'm too much of a chicken to buy mystery flavored doritos, glad to hear someone isn't like that. Now I know what they'd taste like :)

Michael C said...

Are you kidding me? My favorite soda and my favorite chip married together in a wonderful combination of something? I may have to blog about this, or maybe even go to the store right now!!!

Janna said...

Chica: Would you rather sort through my freezer and try "Mystery Leftovers" instead?

MichaelC: It would've been cool if they'd had as much caffeine as Mountain Dew! Can you imagine getting a Dorito buzz?

Desert Songbird said...

How dew they dew that?

Mr. Fabulous said...

It's a miracle!

Good thing Jesus is there.

Meloncutter said...

I am just not sure what to say here. I thought about other flavors for chips,,, Call them Crotchos for example. Maybe,,, Whoritos?

I better shut up before I get into trouble.

Later Y'all.

Janna said...

DesertSongbird: Somehow they did!

Fab: It's a miracle?? Really?

Meloncutter: Oh, no worries. You're already in trouble for that post you did awhile back....

Travis said...

Mountain Dew chips? No thanks.

Janna said...

Travis: Aw, c'mon! Give them a try! They don't taste as disgusting as they sound! (How's THAT for a marketing slogan?)

Mo said...

Dew Doritos... gross.

Makes me yearn for the good old days when X Factor Doritos just tasted like burnt corpses.

Janna said...

Morgen: They did NOT taste like burnt corpses! The ones last year tasted like Burger King cheeseburgers! Trust me on this! Unless you like making your cheeseburgers out of corpses and then burning them... which I suppose could be done... (WELL done! HA! Get it?)