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May 23, 2007 12:55 PM

Doritos Fiery Habanero.....YOW!!!!

My, my.

I bought a bag of the Doritos Fiery Habanero chips while on my visit down yonder to the in laws. Little did I know what I was getting into.

First of all. If Doritos aren't your thing, that's fine. Second of all, if hot isn't your thing, that's fine too. However, if you like salty snacks that pack a punch, this is the chip for you. This is by far Doritos best product to date. Good flavour and smokin' heat. The first few chips I had, I thought "Humm...not much power." After eating about 10 of them it really started to hit me.
Probably the hottest chip I've had. Having not tried any of the smaller independent brands. I'm quite sure there is hotter and I'm not saying this is spine melting hot either. Just good and hot with plenty of flavour.


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  1. They're fantastic. Crunchy, salty, spicy....heaven!

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    1. re: hypertomatoes

      I'm actually tossing around in my head the idea of grinding them and using them like bread or cracker crumbs.


    2. Good stuff, those. Not for the timid.

      1. They're pretty good. But heat-wise, they're not even close to Blair's Habenero chips.

        1. try some of these coated with some taco seasoned ground beef and a blend of mexican cheeses, micro for about 45 seconds and MMMMmmmmmm !!! If you can handle more hot add a few more Jalapenos to the mix.

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          1. re: Jimbosox04

            Did you layer the cooked ground beef and cheese on top of the chips and then nuke? I'm new to this Tex Mex kind of thing.


          2. I ran out and got a bag. They're really good. Hot enough for me to be surprised that a big brand like Doritos is carrying such hot chips.

            btw, has anyone tried the Doritos X-13D? I got a bag of those too, because I was so curious. There's a contest to name those chips.

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            1. re: slacker

              I too am curious, but am not enough of a Doritos fan to buy a bag of the so far nameless addition to the snack aisle. What do they taste like?

              1. re: chownewbie

                They taste like a McDonald's cheeseburger.

                1. re: chownewbie

                  They taste very much like regular nacho cheese doritos, but the burn hits you right after you eat a few.

                  1. re: savina

                    I think chownewbie was asking about the unnamed Dorito.

                    1. re: chipman

                      I was. So they're like little burgers huh? In that case, living vicariously through you will suit me just fine :)

                      1. re: chownewbie

                        Definitely tastes like a McDonalds cheeseburger with too much ketchup, yuck!

                        1. re: pickychicky1979

                          Saw those in the store yesterday. All it took was a quick look at the ingredients list to figure out that they were going for a cheeseburger flavor. They must think we're all too oblivious to read ingredients.

                          1. re: rockycat

                            It's just publicity. The Starburst "mystery flavour" contest had the mystery flavour, passionfruit, listed as an ingredient.

                2. re: slacker

                  We love trying any new flavor. The Doritos X-13D were interesting but "self-limiting" (husband's accurate term) -- they don't make an addict out of me.

                  I'd say bring back the Coney Island-flavor potato chips (hotdog), but since they're razing Coney Island...