15 April, 2008

New Doritos Blazin' Buffalo & Ranch

Frito-Lay has introduced another flavor to their Doritos Tortilla Chip line up: Blazin' Buffalo and Ranch.

There's really nothing here to get excited about; the main flavor is pretty standard Doritos Nacho Cheese with a couple trace elements of other flavors. The strongest of these other flavors, "Blazin' Buffalo," is made up of tomato powder, sodium diacetate (giving the chips a noticeable vinegar bite) and paprika extract (providing for some hot-pepper spiciness.) Sour cream powder, cream powder, and buttermilk solids are the main components in the "Ranch" flavoring.

What is most impressive about the chips, however, is their utter mediocrity. The spice is insufficient for a real burn - and has very little lingering qualities - and the ranch flavoring is almost lost behind the strong nacho cheese.

An interesting novelty that could have been so much better.


Doritos website - A bloated Flash-powered vanity site with little to recommend it.
Frito-Lay's Doritos page - Information and details on a standard page. It's not nearly as pretty, but it won't overload your browser and suck system resources.


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