That’s right – I did it – I tried the Mac N Cheetos that they came out with last week. Why would I do this? Well – I really like orange cheese. Kraft Mac & Cheese is my favorite food ever – and somehow I thought that was inside. Yeah – that’s pretty much all it took.
So there it is – the magic box…they were super fresh which I think is probably a fortunate thing.
Now they had to tell me it was DANGEROUSLY cheesy – what the hell does that mean? Am I going to run in traffic after eating them?
So I opened the container and out came these crunchy orange blobs. There’s no aroma to speak of – they’re very firm – and very orange.
After eating – we were all (oh yes – I subjected multiple people to this) a bit disappointed in the lack of cheese flavor. The mac & cheese portion was fine – but the crunchy coating didn’t taste a bit like Cheetos. It just tasted like fried mac & cheese bites – which isn’t a bad thing. There was a bit of an after taste…but we found a way to combat that…
Hot sauce! Just as we were about to head to BK – my coworker said, “I bet they’ll be better with hot sauce!” Oddly enough I had a mini-bottle of hot sauce on my desk – so I grabbed it. Turns out – Timmy was right! They were a lot better with hot sauce! And I really don’t put hot sauce on stuff but they really helped these.
To which we overheard the next table say, “They should make these with Flaming Hot Cheetos!!”
I will add that while people were wary of the calories – they actually have less calories than a medium fry! (310 cal/13 fat vs 380/17)
In addition to the Mac n Cheetos – I got one of their new Grilled Dogs – they have a Classic and a Chili Cheese Dog. I went for the Classic – (ketchup, mustard, relish, onion) – I just felt like the Chili Cheese would kick my a$$ all afternoon.
And I’ll say – it was a really good hot dog! I don’t often get hot dogs at restaurants – except for Gold Star – but I was in the mood and it did not disappoint. I would definitely dog it up again!
And yes – I wrangled 3 coworkers into trying the Mac N Cheetos with me – the BK employee couldn’t believe how many were selling – three guys after us got them too.
All in all – it’s not bad (which it very well could have been) but it wasn’t great either. Pocket some hot sauce if you try them to make them a little better.
(and yes – I bought these myself)