Wednesday 12 October 2011

Today's Review: Doritos Jalapeno Fire And Pepsi Max Citrus Freeze

Oh yeah, it's a double review. But why? I'll tell you why. Pepsi and Walkers have joined together in an unholy union to make you spend your money on a gimmick. You've got the firy crisps and the freezing drink. I get how crisps can be hot, but I wasn't too sure about the Pepsi. Of course, I was still going to try it, 'cause that's what I do.

Let's look at the Doritos first. The bag was pretty much half empty, which you would expect in some crisps nowadays, but not normally in a bag of Doritos. Still, I got them cheap, so no real complaints. When I took the first bite I thought one thing and one thing only. They taste exactly like Flamin' Hot Monster Munch. There's absolutely no mistaking it. But before everyone goes up in arms, I'll say that it works in Dorito form. Monster Munch are quite maizey and get smooshed up quite easily, making the flavour go a bit flat. The same flavour in a Dorito form results in a nice crunchy chip, and somehow there is a much more pronounced feeling of spiciness left after the chip has been swallowed. So while they're not too amazing at first, there is a certain satisfying aftertaste. It gets better the more you eat.

So with my mouth somewhat burny, I turned my attention to the Citrus Freeze. Lime flavoured Pepsi isn't a bad thing, even if my only experience with it is when they run out of lemon in pubs and restaurants. The real question is how they emulated the "freeze" part, presumably through some kind of chemical. Boy was I right. It just doesn't taste right. The lime is definitely there, but any hint of Pepsi is overpowered by whatever it is they're using to convince you that your mouth is cooling down. I guess they gave up on an authentic flavour in the end, ad just went with something that chemically rinses out your mouth of all other flavours. It's less freeze, more antifreeze.

So there we have it. A cross-company combination that doesn't quite hit the spot. The Doritos, while first disappointing with recycled flavour, have a surprising kick. The Pepsi, however, I wouldn't recommend. Just stick with regular, Or go buy a yoghurt drink, dairy helps the burning taste. 

My rating: 
Doritos: 4/5
Pepsi: 1/5


  1. is its packing recyclable or not ?

    1. I have disposed of the packaging in the 16 months since consuming these, but I imagine it is all recyclable. Google informs me that Doritos packets are, and the Pepsi is in a standard plastic bottle.