Love junk food and soda and wish you could have it all in one bite? Well not you can, if you live in Japan, thanks to the newest creation in odd snacking: Pepsi-flavored Cheetos.
Pepsi-flavored Cheetos emerged in Japan recently, according to TheImpulsiveBuy.com, which reviewed the cheesy, cola snack. The reviewer began the testimonial for the Frito Lay Cheetos x Pepsi Shuwa Shuwa Cola Corn Snack, which he rated 5 out of 10:
"I publish this review not so much as a review but as a mile marker for future historians to look to when our inevitable self-destruction finally occurs."
According to the reviewer, the cheese powder is actually replaced with cola powder and tastes acidic, citrusy and sour. He compared the smell upon opening the bag to that of Entenmann’s powdered sugar donuts, calling it the odor of “flat soda.” Texture-wise, he said the Cheetos fizz a bit, with some popping and cracking.
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“I don’t like them. I could only get through a few of them. They’ve got a lot going on and are kind of intense. A few tweaks to the levels of citrus and cola and these could be passable,” he said. “These wouldn’t be in my top 100 dream flavor what-ifs, but I’m glad they exist. They either point to a futuristic flavor-fusion utopia in which anything is possible or an apocalyptic hell place where cyborg velociraptors chew our faces off with laser teeth.”
Cheetos, which are owned by Frito-Lay which is a division of PepsiCo, however, won’t ever make it to America. According to The Los Angeles Times, PepsiCo spokesman Jeff Dahncke said “The Answer is no” when it comes to Pepsi Cheetos’ debut in America.
Also, on Twitter, Pepsi, Chester Cheetah (the Cheetos mascot) and Thrillist.com had an interesting exchange about the bizarre snack, which we will let speak for itself, below.
So, for now, enjoy these videos of reviewers munching on Pepsi-flavored Cheetos and read about how soda could make you aggressive.