Mountain Dew Cheetos: The Next Big Snacking Sensation

Andy Chalk

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Mountain Dew Cheetos: The Next Big Snacking Sensation


Mountain Dew-flavored Cheetos are the ultimate in bafflingly bizarre snacking convenience.

You love your Cheetos. You love your Moutain Dew. But you're a busy person! You've got places to go and things to do! Gorf down a dozen handfuls of that tangy, puffy pseudocheese and wash it all down with a two-liter of the fizz? Who's got time for that?

But I bring good news for all you hurried snackers out there: Mountain Dew Cheetos! They're Cheetos that taste like Mountain Dew! Instead of cheese - or "cheese" - they're coated with Moutain Dew-flavored powder. I can't even imagine what Mountain Dew-flavored powder tastes like but according to one report, this particular breed of Cheeto tastes like "sweet lemon lime chips." But in Cheeto format! A Dewto! Wait, isn't a Pokemon or something?

Convenience notwithstanding, I think the obvious question here is, "Why?" The only answer I can offer is, "Oh Japan," as that's where these snack food abominations are actually on sale. I don't know whether that qualifies as good news or bad, but if you're desperate to try them for yourself there are apparently some Japanese import stores that can hook you up.

But really. Why?

Source: Brand Eating [http://www.brandeating.com/2014/01/news-frito-lay-japan-new-mountain-dew-cheetos.html]


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Dango

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About time considering it's been several radical decades in the making.
 

Roxas1359

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Sadly I don't think this is an "Oh Japan" moment as much as an, "Okay..." moment. At this point I don't question anything when it comes to food Mr. Chalk. Remember the United States has been graced with these gems:
 

Vyress

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Neronium said:
Sadly I don't think this is an "Oh Japan" moment as much as an, "Okay..." moment. At this point I don't question anything when it comes to food Mr. Chalk. Remember the United States has been graced with these gems:
Chicken and waffles? xD Wow...
 

Mahorfeus

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I'd have preferred Cheeto-flavored Mountain Dew. That way I wouldn't have to wipe my damn hands off every time I want to pick my controller back up.
 

synobal

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Neronium said:
Sadly I don't think this is an "Oh Japan" moment as much as an, "Okay..." moment. At this point I don't question anything when it comes to food Mr. Chalk. Remember the United States has been graced with these gems:
The Siracha and Garlic bread don't seem to terrible. I'd try the chicken and waffle ones as well but mainly out of curiosity.
 

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DasDestroyer said:
Wait, isn't that a Pokemon or something?
Fixed it for you. Seriously, did the Escapist's editors commit sudoku or something?
Now I've got this funny mental image in my head with the Escapist editors being like "No! I can't proof read your damn news story! I have to figure out where this three goes!"

OT: Bleeeeeehhhhh. That sounds disgusting! But I'm not surprised. Both America and Japan have come up with crazy junk food flavors.
 

JenSeven

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That will save Geoff Keighley a lot of space for his next Halo promotional fotoshoot.
He just has to have a stack for those next to him.
 

FalloutJack

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Blunderboy said:
Oh bloody hell.
This is what happens when Britain isn't in charge.


*sips tea*
I'll bet you there's a tea-flavored biscuit in the UK right now.

OT: Excuse me, but someone appears to have curdled my Mt. Dew. I didn't think this was possible, but apparently it's come to pass. Can I get a refund? I've no desire for the green that goes CRUNCH, thank you.
 

Blunderboy

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FalloutJack said:
Blunderboy said:
Oh bloody hell.
This is what happens when Britain isn't in charge.


*sips tea*
I'll bet you there's a tea-flavored biscuit in the UK right now.
If I want my biscuits to taste of tea then I shall dip them. I'm civilised, not French.
 

FalloutJack

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Blunderboy said:
FalloutJack said:
Blunderboy said:
Oh bloody hell.
This is what happens when Britain isn't in charge.


*sips tea*
I'll bet you there's a tea-flavored biscuit in the UK right now.
If I want my biscuits to taste of tea then I shall dip them. I'm civilised, not French.
Well, if I wanted my Cheetos to taste of Mt. Dew, I'd dip that, but that's a waste of BOTH products and so is this.
 

Webb Myers

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Why does the container look like I'm supposed to add boiling water to the line and wait three minutes? Would I get sweet, citrus udon?
 

BrownGaijin

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DasDestroyer said:
Wait, isn't that a Pokemon or something?
Fixed it for you. Seriously, did the Escapist's editors commit sudoku or something?
You... meant... seppuku right?

OT: Oh Japan, this is why you don't have any friends. Well that plus the Xenophobia that seems to be running rampant, but hey, one problem at a time.
 

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I remember seeing this when Hikakin did a video on it. Basically he is a fairly famous youtuber in Japan who beatboxes and reviews various items. He has an odd sense of humor, so his videos are not for everyone. Here is the video in question about the product. Also, he speaks Japanese in most of his videos, so if you are not fluent in the language, you may be a bit lost. Still fun for me to watch though.
 

Yoshi4102

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The article may say "Oh Japan" but this is as 90s as it gets! We did it first, Japan. Quit copying us.
 

DasDestroyer

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BrownGaijin said:
DasDestroyer said:
Wait, isn't that a Pokemon or something?
Fixed it for you. Seriously, did the Escapist's editors commit sudoku or something?
You... meant... seppuku right?

OT: Oh Japan, this is why you don't have any friends. Well that plus the Xenophobia that seems to be running rampant, but hey, one problem at a time.
Nope, I meant sudoku.
 

HylianBeard

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These look absolutely disgusting. They should have a Dorito flavoured juice drink to complete the mind-bending weirdness.
 

Callate

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Are they caffeinated? 'Cuz, frankly, far as I'm concerned, that's the only good reason to consume anything Mitten Dew flavored.

(And, no, that's not a typo. Once they condensed their name to



I think they opened up their name to alternate interpretations.)
 

kailus13

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I'm not particularly surprised about any food that comes from Japan. They do have 15 different flavours of Kit Kat after all.

Are Cheetos the ones with the annoying "cool" cheetah mascot? I hate that thing.
 

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Neronium said:
Sadly I don't think this is an "Oh Japan" moment as much as an, "Okay..." moment. At this point I don't question anything when it comes to food Mr. Chalk. Remember the United States has been graced with these gems:
Cheesy garlic wasn't even innovative and it won! I would have loved to have Sriracha.

Anyways, as to the mounain dew cheetos:
I mean it doesn't add up... I can't comprehend.
 

an annoyed writer

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This wouldn't be the first time PepsiCo did something like this: hell, back n '08, for example, they made Mountain Dew-flavored Doritos, which of course tasted predictably bleh. This isn't so much a Japan thing as it is Pepsico preserving the attitudes of the 90s long after that decade passed.
 

ClanCrusher

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Although I can't speak for anyone else, isn't it rather common to have something on hand to drink when eating dry snack foods like Cheetos anyways? Just changing the flavor isn't going to suddenly quell the need for a drink too, it'll probably just make things taste really weird when I try to wash down Dew Cheetos with Dew Drinks.
 

mitchell271

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How about that, it'll be that much easier for Geoff Keighley to make his Call of Duty snacking commercials this year!
 

BrownGaijin

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DasDestroyer said:
BrownGaijin said:
DasDestroyer said:
Wait, isn't that a Pokemon or something?
Fixed it for you. Seriously, did the Escapist's editors commit sudoku or something?
You... meant... seppuku right?

OT: Oh Japan, this is why you don't have any friends. Well that plus the Xenophobia that seems to be running rampant, but hey, one problem at a time.
Nope, I meant sudoku.
Ha! Ha! I tip my hat to you!
 

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synobal said:
Neronium said:
Sadly I don't think this is an "Oh Japan" moment as much as an, "Okay..." moment. At this point I don't question anything when it comes to food Mr. Chalk. Remember the United States has been graced with these gems:
The Siracha and Garlic bread don't seem to terrible. I'd try the chicken and waffle ones as well but mainly out of curiosity.
They taste like maple syrup/honey and potato chips, not a very strong flavoring but enough to be different. They were good as far as potato chips go though.
 

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Neronium said:
Sadly I don't think this is an "Oh Japan" moment as much as an, "Okay..." moment. At this point I don't question anything when it comes to food Mr. Chalk. Remember the United States has been graced with these gems:
Just for the record, the cheesy garlic bread is actually quite good and isn't that different from adding a little garlic salt to the cheese flavoured ones.

Still, citrus flavoured cheese puffs? I think this says Japan might need to consider some more taste testing before approving this stuff.
 

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Living in Japan.....yeah, this does not surprise me in the least. The weird and crappy flavors they have in otherwise normal products are just astounding. While writing this I just got done eating some Honey-butter flavoured potato chips and I can remember having smoked-bacon flavoured ones awhile ago. But the ones that are the worst are the flavours that SHOULD be the same in Japan as in America, but they taste like crap. Strawberry Oreos and Nacho Doritos, I'm looking at you......
 

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Forgive me if I'm wrong, it's been a few years since I've had Mountain Dew, but I don't recall it actually having a taste other than glucose. Do these Cheetos just taste like sugar?
 

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DasDestroyer said:
Wait, isn't that a Pokemon or something?
Fixed it for you. Seriously, did the Escapist's editors commit sudoku or something?
I can't tell how intentional the irony here is, but I'll assume it was deliberate because I think it's funnier that way.
 

jpoon

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*Shudders* What do you bet microsoft buys all of them to give to their XBL subscribers?
 

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Neronium said:
Sadly I don't think this is an "Oh Japan" moment as much as an, "Okay..." moment. At this point I don't question anything when it comes to food Mr. Chalk. Remember the United States has been graced with these gems:
Hey! the garlic bread flavor is tasty. That said, point made.
 

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Neronium said:
Sadly I don't think this is an "Oh Japan" moment as much as an, "Okay..." moment. At this point I don't question anything when it comes to food Mr. Chalk. Remember the United States has been graced with these gems:
I really miss thsoe sriracha ones...

But seriously- Why does this exist? I saw Dr. pepper candy like 10 years ago, and that I can kind of grasp my head around, but why this?
 

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Neronium said:
Sadly I don't think this is an "Oh Japan" moment as much as an, "Okay..." moment. At this point I don't question anything when it comes to food Mr. Chalk. Remember the United States has been graced with these gems:
Actually, only the Chicken & Waffles ones were bad. The other two were quite tasty.
 

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Mahorfeus said:
I'd have preferred Cheeto-flavored Mountain Dew. That way I wouldn't have to wipe my damn hands off every time I want to pick my controller back up.
This guy gets it!

Although I did throw up a little in my mouth while reading it.
 

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Luminous Chroma said:
Actually, only the Chicken & Waffles ones were bad. The other two were quite tasty.
I know, I was just making the point though that the United States has had it's weird combinations of food though, which is why I was saying that this isn't really an "Oh Japan" moment, but instead is an "Okay...why?" one. Sadly I should have elaborated more on my initial post, also that was the best quality one that I could find without me having to put more effort into finding a Chicken and Waffles bag of Lays. XD
 

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I guess I would at least try them once, just to taste. I wonder if this will spark some heated battle with a similar Coke product, like Coke-Doritos or something.
 

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DasDestroyer said:
Wait, isn't that a Pokemon or something?
Fixed it for you. Seriously, did the Escapist's editors commit sudoku or something?


JenSeven said:
That will save Geoff Keighley a lot of space for his next Halo promotional fotoshoot.
He just has to have a stack for those next to him.
mitchell271 said:
How about that, it'll be that much easier for Geoff Keighley to make his Call of Duty snacking commercials this year!
I was thinking something along those lines myself.
 

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Holy shit, that sounds really nasty. Cheese can go with many things, but combining it with a disgusting soda does not fly. It's just as bad as combining doritos with taco bell.
 

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Omg that's funny. I am living in Japan and discovered these at a 7/11 about a week ago. Needless to say, I had to buy them. They actually weren't horrible. I wouldn't buy them again for their taste- maybe out of novelty and the fact that i barely touched my first packet. But they did seriously taste like mountain dew. it was a fun purchase, but not a delicious one
 

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Meh, I'm disappointed. I was hoping it'd be Mountain Dew-flavored Doritos :p
 

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Wait... uhm... wait... I don't have anything. I just don't. I wanted to say something witty, but the thought of cheetos and Mountain Dew combining without an accidental spill happening just... stops my brain from functioning.
It... can't work, can it?
Japan, why are you so strange sometimes? I mean I thank you for giving us the NES when games were pretty much about to go the way of the dodo, but you also give us stuff like this... and panties dispensed by vending machine... then you also give us beer vending machines (which I am still waiting on USA... COME ON we can't be that behind...).
But. I. Can't. Get. This.
I think this is an evil plan from some Japanese super-villain...
 

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JaredXE said:
Living in Japan.....yeah, this does not surprise me in the least. The weird and crappy flavors they have in otherwise normal products are just astounding. While writing this I just got done eating some Honey-butter flavoured potato chips and I can remember having smoked-bacon flavoured ones awhile ago. But the ones that are the worst are the flavours that SHOULD be the same in Japan as in America, but they taste like crap. Strawberry Oreos and Nacho Doritos, I'm looking at you......
Smoked bacon, or "Smokey Bacon" is quite popular in the UK and has been for years.

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/DSC04323v.jpg
 

Andy Chalk

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doritos has been dethroned!
http://images.gamers.fr/jeux/diversasskicker2/doritogate.jpg
long live the cheetos!

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seriously, how can you do this?

mountain dew aint that great and cheetos is a bit too strong in its flavor. some flavors more and you have something that smells like but and tastes like sewage water with huge ammounts of sugar.
 

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Callate said:
Are they caffeinated? 'Cuz, frankly, far as I'm concerned, that's the only good reason to consume anything Mitten Dew flavored.

(And, no, that's not a typo. Once they condensed their name to



I think they opened up their name to alternate interpretations.)
I thought it was Mutton Dew.
 

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Vyress said:
Neronium said:
Sadly I don't think this is an "Oh Japan" moment as much as an, "Okay..." moment. At this point I don't question anything when it comes to food Mr. Chalk. Remember the United States has been graced with these gems:
Chicken and waffles? xD Wow...
The chicken and waffles are actually really good imo

OT: well I guess now COD and Battlefield will be able to consolidate the number of checks they get, if they somehow combine it with AXE then they only have one check to cash
 

ZakCanard

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2008 called, it wants its flavouring back.

If Dew flavour Doritos were weird back then I daren't imagine what the Cheeto equivalent now would be like.
 

TiberiusEsuriens

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Well considering that the stereotypical gamer's diet consists soley of Mountain Dew and Cheetos I don't understand why everyone is so confused.

Yes, I do know someone who fits the stereotype, so I think I'll go show this to him and watch his brain explode ^.^