As I sit here attempting to think of an eloquent way to kick off an article series about the wonderful one off treats and limited time offerings from fast joints and other restaurants bad for the arteries, I realize there is no pretty way to put this. You know why you’re here already. You’re a disgusting individual like myself who has a morbid curiosity with possibly disgusting but possibly delicious food combinations. So what better way to kick off this series of mystifying munchies than the latest offering from Burger King, the Mac N’ Cheetos.
When I was first informed of the Mac N’ Cheetos coming to Burger King a rush of emotions came over me. Excitement and joy combined with fear and visions of what could be. I’m not opposed to trying most anything at least once especially something that sounds like it could be a winning combination so these were a must have as a food fan and luckily for me they are already available in the Phoenix area! So are the Burger King Mac N’ Cheetos frighteningly delicious or just overall frightening?
As I pulled the container from the greasy brown Burger King bag I was delighted to see Burger King has gone all in on the packaging for this bright orange treat. Pleasantly surprising was the smell that quickly permeated the room, these smelled as good as you could hope for and it quickly escalated my excitement to dive in. Upon opening the container we are met with what can only be described as mozzarella sticks with a Cheeto powder coating. It pushed me away yet drew me in at the same time. I was scared but I was ready.
I crunched into the offering and was met with the familiar taste of other Mac N’ Cheese bites, the crunch was nice and the flavor is overall pleasing but the taste of Cheeto is no where to be found. While the consistency matches the perfect crunch with the cheesy chewiness of mac n’ cheese quite well, I can’t help but be overall disappointed in the bland flavor offering. The Cheeto flavor is muted to the point of non-existence compared to the intense burst you will find when eating them from the bag. The mac n’ cheese itself is serviceable at best and barely pushes itself past Kraft’s blue box.
As I sit here staring down another three Mac N’ Cheeto’s I can’t help but feel a combination of shame and heartbreak. How did I allow myself to get so excited for something that would ultimately be a disappointment? That may be another article for another day. Burger King Mac N’ Cheetos were a letdown but I would recommend the curious ones to try them at least once as they are a decent mac n’ cheese bite overall, just not one worthy of the Cheeto moniker.