Monday, March 29, 2010

Some things should not taste like ketchup and mustard

About three years ago, I did a post on X-13D Doritos, which were cheeseburger-flavored.

I remember liking them well enough, so I was surprised to see them again in the store. This time they were called "Late Night All Nighter Cheeseburger".

I bought a little 2-ounce bag, ready for a happy little snack after my drudgery at the laundromat Saturday morning.

When I tried them, though, I found that one (or more) of the following things had happened:

1. The formula has changed

2. The definition of "cheeseburger" has changed

3. My tastes have changed

4. My memories were all an illusion and I have been slowly going insane for the past 3 years (or more.)



Gwenhwyfar said...

Well clearly you should have tried these

Collette said...

I don't remember the first ones but I have had these. They do taste a bit like cheeseburgers. Mostly I could taste mustard & pickles. Have you tried the taco ones? They're not too

PattiKen said...

Maybe you’re ready tp step up from the ordinary cheeseburger to something more posh.

Janna said...

Gwen: OMG. Burger-flavored CANDY? I've seen burger-shaped candy, but actual burger flavored? Wow.

Colette: The Late Night Taco flavor IS better than the cheeseburger kind, but I vastly prefer their previous formula. I loved the taco doritos they had back in the 70's/80's/90's. These new ones are just kinda odd and skanky somehow.

PattiKen: Flame Grilled Steak potato chips? (Er, I mean, "crisps")? Interesting... I'd give them a try. Are they really red like that? Not sure I'd want my chips to be the color of raw meat...

PattiKen said...

Can't say if they're red, because I never tried them. I was totally seduced by the shrimp cocktail crisps and the barbecued spare ribs crisps.

You've got to love those Brits.

Mik said...

Shrimp cocktail crisps, mm my favs.

Janna said...

PattiKen: Barbecue spare rib flavor?? Hmmm... y'know, those actually sound good. I wish we had them around here. All we have are the regular barbecue varieties.
Shrimp cocktail potato chips? Wow... seriously? Just.... wow.

Mike: Yikes! I wonder if they make haggis flavored ones. :)

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

I've had this exact same experience lately with several foods that I used to love.

Original-flavor Bugles, however, are still delicious, I'm happy to report.

Gwenhwyfar said...

I almost want to order you some just so I can read the review. Also because I'm a jerk.

Janna said...

MikeWJ: I like Bugles! The plain ones are sort of ok, but I vastly prefer the flavored kind. Any flavor. :)

Gwen: Gaaaahhh!!