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

Davwud May 23, 2007 12:55 PM

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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    Soup May 29, 2007 04:20 PM

    This has now become my favorite chip over taking Tim's cascade jalepeno. Just as good as Tim's but easier than to find. Am eating it right now. Good and addictive.

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    1. re: Soup
      aynrandgirl May 30, 2007 01:42 AM

      I found Tim's was weak heat-wise. The Doritos are pretty hot for a mass-market product, but now I'm looking for Blair's chips. Can't seem to find them anywhere in the Tampa area, and all the mail order houses want you to order 14-bag cases.

      1. re: aynrandgirl
        MIKELOCK34 May 30, 2007 04:24 AM

        You can order mixed cases from Blairs, that is what we do. They offer their sauces and chips online at the extreme foods website listed above. We have gotten smaller amounts from Blair's in the past I believe, but the website lists only cases now. Maybe you can call Blair's to find out your nearest retailer.

        1. re: aynrandgirl
          Bostonbob3 May 30, 2007 05:56 AM

          For Blair's habenero chips, go to the link Mikelock34 provided (even though I mentioned them first..harumph).

          They give you three choices: a case of 2 oz. bags, a case of 5 oz. bags, and then a 4-pack choice for people who just want to try them out first (believe me, they're great):


          1. re: Bostonbob3
            MIKELOCK34 May 30, 2007 09:01 AM

            You can also do mixed cases of sizes and flavors. That is what we usually do. I do not see the popcorn on their website anymore.

            1. re: MIKELOCK34
              aynrandgirl May 30, 2007 03:15 PM

              The mixed cases have 28 packs! I like the idea but it's 4x the number of packs I really want. Same goes for the 4 pack of one flavor of chip.

              1. re: aynrandgirl
                MIKELOCK34 May 30, 2007 06:04 PM

                I would still recommend calling Blair's to ask where your nearest retailer is located. Good luck.

                1. re: MIKELOCK34
                  katesprings Jun 11, 2007 07:08 AM

                  Love the Doritos Habanero and eat them at work but every time I eat them I crave a margarita......they just go better with tequila.....

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        MIKELOCK34 May 27, 2007 05:52 AM

        Just had another thought. If you like hot chips, try the Nacho Cheesier Doritos with Mrs Renfro's Habanero Salsa. That is my favorite hot salsa. Mrs Renfro's Mango Habanero is great too if you like it less hot and a little sweet. That one goes well with the Nacho Chessier Doritos too. Enjoy.

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        1. re: MIKELOCK34
          JOronte May 29, 2007 01:42 PM

          Hey where are you buying these Habanero chips?
          I am in NH and can't find them in the stores here yet.
          The Mrs. Renfro's salsa is hot and so good.

          1. re: JOronte
            Davwud May 29, 2007 02:28 PM

            Anywhere you buy Doritos.

            Maybe they don't have them in your area.

            I'm in TO and they don't have them here either.

            They do however have Tandoori Chicken flavoured which I didn't see down yonder.


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          MIKELOCK34 May 27, 2007 03:17 AM

          I tried them but found that they were not hot at all. They have a terrible sour taste. Try Blairs for good hot chips. Link below


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            slacker May 24, 2007 12:12 PM

            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
              chownewbie May 24, 2007 03:26 PM

              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
                chipman May 24, 2007 04:48 PM

                They taste like a McDonald's cheeseburger.

                1. re: chownewbie
                  savina May 24, 2007 05:04 PM

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

                  1. re: savina
                    chipman May 24, 2007 05:12 PM

                    I think chownewbie was asking about the unnamed Dorito.

                    1. re: chipman
                      chownewbie May 24, 2007 05:58 PM

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

                      1. re: chownewbie
                        pickychicky1979 May 26, 2007 02:10 PM

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

                        1. re: pickychicky1979
                          rockycat May 30, 2007 06:43 AM

                          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
                            julesrules Jun 11, 2007 10:26 AM

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

                2. re: slacker
                  mooms Jun 11, 2007 05:01 AM

                  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...

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                  Jimbosox04 May 24, 2007 08:53 AM

                  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
                    mrsleny May 24, 2007 12:35 PM

                    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.


                    1. re: mrsleny
                      Jimbosox04 May 25, 2007 05:07 PM

                      Yep, thats all

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                    Bostonbob3 May 24, 2007 05:53 AM

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

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                      dude May 23, 2007 01:47 PM

                      Good stuff, those. Not for the timid.

                      1. hypertomatoes May 23, 2007 01:17 PM

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

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                        1. re: hypertomatoes
                          Davwud May 23, 2007 01:26 PM

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


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