Cheetoes–a Completely Honest Taste Test

So many choices…so little time. What’s a Cheetos lover to do?

We decided to have a taste test to discover the winner for the “Very Best Cheetos in the World” contest.

In the running were…

Contestant #1


Regular Cheetos


Contestant #2


Crunchy Cheetos


Contestant #3


Twisted Puff Cheetos


Contestant #4


Crunchy Mozzarella Cheetos


Contestant #5

Fiery Hot Cheetos

Sorry, I don’t have a picture of the bag, because it melted through the table and kitchen floor and is no doubt on it’s way to the center of the Earth…or Hades…

and rightly so.

Next, we gathered the troops and force fed them the different styles of Cheetos and gave everyone a ballot.


Here is what we came up with…


#1– Regular Puffs–which in my unbiased opinion, are the only true Cheetos on the face of the Earth–received exactly 1 vote for 1st place. Everyone else thought it should be in 3rd or 4th place. The heathens.


#2– Crunchy–received 5 votes for 1st place even though they are deep fried and very, very bad for you, and 1 vote for 4th place.


#3 –Twisted Puffs–received 1 vote for 2nd place because they were really spongy and cheesy and good and 1 vote for 3rd place and 5 votes for 4th place, because my family doesn’t really understand the connection between puffy Cheetos and true unadulterated wisdom.


#4– Mozzarella –received 1 vote for 3rd place and 3 votes for 4th place and 1 vote for 5th place because they didn’t really taste like anything. It was weird.


#5– Fiery –received 6 votes for last place, because they were hot and nasty and deserve a cold and watery grave, except they also got 1 vote for 3rd place because Jacob’s singed tongue lava meter is all screwed up. He actually liked them.

So, as you can clearly see, Cheetos PUFFS are by far the best Cheetos in the land–even if more people actually voted for the crunchy ones.

It’s my test, and I can cheat if I want to…cheat if I want to…cheat if I want to.

(No animals were harmed in the making of this taste test…well, except for Beany who tried to eat #5 and caused a 3 alarm fire in his throat. But he’s fine now and his tongue has almost grown back.)

11 Replies to “Cheetoes–a Completely Honest Taste Test”

  1. I am partial to the puffy cheetos too. My kids will leave the crunchy ones on the shelf for many days, but the puffy ones are gone withing minutes of the bag being opened!!! So I hide a bag πŸ™‚

  2. Have you tried Cheetos Natural kind? They are puffy, but not orange in color. I think they are white cheddar. Those are our favorites! Especially me b/c my kids don’t leave neon orange fingerprints around the house… You should try them- SO TASTY!

  3. Jillian, Jillian—give me some literary license please…sheesh.

    Leanne–I have tried those and I love them! They were no where to be found when I was gathering for the taste test. I first tried them at Harvest Fresh—where we had our class. Thanks for reminding me. Maybe Natural Cheetos need their very own post.

  4. Dang it! I was hoping that that really happened. That would have been kind of funny to watch… in a sick, twisted sort of way… oh nevermind!

  5. Awww yes… crunchy cheetos ARE the best, even if they are bad for you. πŸ˜‰ The natural cheetos sound good… we’ll have to try them all again! Ha ha ha. Just kidding.

    Beanie could have been in it… he like the puffy ones too.

    Stupid cat.


  6. I’m glad you cheeted aunt Launi. Good job for voicing out your opinion. Maybe those puffy Cheetos need a little more credit. I’m sure they were the first kind made. Who says the crunchy ones should take over? Well…I do like them better too…yikes πŸ™ Poor little puffy Cheetos. As for your cat, you can bet he won’t be eating your Cheetos anymore.

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  8. I love those ones! They are a bit pricey though. But they taste so good. It’s amazing how much flavor can be in a boring looking puff. We’re so used to the neon orange.

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