So we finally have Doritos Collisions here in Canada… well, one set, anyway. Lucky for me, it’s the one of the set that I most wanted to try, Hot Wings and Blue Cheese. And better still, I got them at a Mac’s convenience store that was holding a special for two bags, so I got these cheap and an extra bag of classic Nacho Cheese, just to be safe.
And the verdict?
Well, that’s where things get a little bit complicated. I guess you could say it’s a mixed bag (*rimshot*). Alone, either one is alright… I’m sure someone out there probably loves either one, but neither is particularly outstanding to me. Hot Wings pretty much lives up to the name, tasting more like the sauce than the meat it would normally cover, and the Blue Cheese is ok. But, it turns out, that if you eat them together, that’s when they get pretty good, and I like them almost as much as the Nacho Cheese flavor.
But I don’t mean eating one, then eating the other. Nope, for the right effect, for the best results in my opinion, it requires that you eat both at the same time. So that means taking one Hot Wings chip, one Blue Cheese chip, and finding a way that they’ll both fit into your mouth. And that’s a little more trouble than I’m used to for a chip. Not to say it’s bad, but it sort of slows you down.
Ironically, though, it also speeds the rate of consumption for the chips. Since the maximum effect comes when you eat two at a time, if you’d normally just grab a chip here and a chip there, then you’re more likely to go through these twice as fast, as you’re getting two at a time.
All in all, it’s an interesting experience, but not necessarily a bad one. It does leave one to wonder if they just happened to produce chips that wouldn’t work by themselves, and found something to do with them, or if it was a calculated plan from the start.
Hopefully, I’ll have a chance to test out the Zesty Taco and Chipotle Ranch type. But incidently, I never got to try the mysterious X-13D type that no one can quite agree what they taste like, or whether they’re good or bad.
On a related note, Retro Junk has a recent article that examines the logos of various food, beverages, and restaurants that have changed over the years, including Doritos. Personally, I like more of the older logos more, particularly where restaurants are concerned. I’m looking at you, Pizza Hut and Long John Silver’s. Who the hell are you even marketing to now?