Cheetos Just Unleashed Its First All-New Flamin’ Hot Flavor in 9 Years
Although regular Cheetos are among the greatest snacks of all time, Flamin' Hot Cheetos -- with their ability to simultaneously clear your sinuses and dye your fingers red -- are arguably in a league of their own. So, when Frito-Lay unleashes an all-new version of the oddly-shaped spicy corn crisps, you may want to take notice. And prepare for red fingertips.
Yes, a new Flamin' Hot Cheetos flavor has arrived -- for the first time in nine years. They're called Cheetos Crunchy Flamin’ Hot Chipotle Ranch and they're currently hitting snack food aisles nationwide after junk food enthusiasts first spotted them at the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago last month, according to a company spokesperson.
Cheetos said the new flavor features the same spice and crunch as regular Flamin' Hots, but with "the flavor of smoky chipotle peppers and creamy ranch." It's available in both 8.5 oz and 3.5 oz bags at various stores. So, uh, watch out Flamin' Hot Limon. In case you're wondering, the last new Flamin' Hot Cheetos flavor was XXTRA Flamin’ Hot, which came out in 2008, the spokesperson said.
Junk food connoisseurs are already posting about the new Cheetos on Instagram, and the early reviews are incredibly positive. At least one reviewers goes so far as to wonder if they're better than the original Flamin' Hot Cheetos, but come on, we all know the answer to that.
New @cheetos Flamin Hot Chipotle Ranch also spotted at Victor @walmart. These were out in #wny last week. Mini Review: these were my first time having Flamin Hot Cheetos in general. From the color I was expecting them to be very spicy but they were not at all for my pallet. You definitely get the hint of ranch in these. Should you try these? Definitely, All in 👍🏻. #junkpickers #junkfood #snacks #cheetos #flaminhot #chipotleranch #new #summer17 #rochesterny #wny #walmart
Exciting news! The Flamin Hot Chipotle Ranch Cheetos have hit stores already - ahead of schedule from what I heard at the Sweets and Snacks Expo. So far I've found at Safeway, Giant, and Wegmans, and readers have spotted at Target, 7-11, Walgreens, basically everywhere. This was one of my favorites at the Expo and really don't require a review, but I will probably review them anyway. Buy with confidence.