21 February 2017
New Doritos HeatBurst - Chipotle Cream and Chilli (@DoritosUK) By @Cinabar
The lovely folks from Doritos sent us a bag of their new “Heatburst” Chipotle Cream and Chilli chips. The idea of this new flavour is that it is a two in one type of product, where the seasoning on the outside of the chip is Chipotle Cream flavoured and the chip itself actually contains the chilli which is released when you bite in.
We opened up the bag and shared some out and the chips looked nicely dusted with a decent amount of seasoning.
The aroma was nice and spicy, and very appealing. Given the nature of these new crisps I decided to start off with giving the chip a tentative lick. The had a lovely rich smokey paprika like flavour, not too hot but with some fab warm tones. Next I decided to chew said chip and that is when the Heatburst kicked in. These new Doritos Heatburst certainly have a kick. The heat is hot and the tingle in my mouth lasted a good few minutes after I’d finished munching.
I tried another one and allowed it lull me into a false security, I let it dissolve on my tongue, giving off its gentler smoky flavour, and then I bit in and allowed the heat to hit. Wow, I have to admit to loving the two toned flavours. It is greta fun and works really well.
The issue can be summarised by remembering that you cannot eat a Dorito without chewing, so the heat burst is inevitable! I’ll certainly be getting them again though, the flavours are fab and the chilli heat is wonderfully moreish.