varieties of Korean Cheetos
at New Oriental Food Store in the East
Village. If you're expecting anything remotely cheesy, forget
it. Their base flavor tastes like a sweet corn muffin, but in
the form of Cheetos. Both varieties sampled start off sweet and
remain so even as their respective spices wane. Various sugars
rate prominently in the ingredient list. And just like a classic
box of Cracker Jack, each bag comes with a toy
surprise. One being a fairly stable top, and the other looking
much like an X-Wing fighter.
the left, do exhibit some zest, but nothing close to what I'd
consider hot. Barbecue, right, are downright thought provoking
with a smoky hint of caramel going on, both in flavor and aroma.
Think of Cracker Jack caramel with liquid smoke.