By Jeremy Selwyn
Chief Snacks Officer
The taste was pretty good, as they were indeed filled with small pieces of macaroni bathing in cheese, and the breading was just lightly fried. What was missing was the Cheetos taste. It seems they forgot to put a huge amount of cheese seasoning (or really any) on the outside to accomplish the "Dangerously Cheesy" aspect. Still, not bad.
Anytime anyone figures out a new thing to add to the list of things that you can deep-fry, it gets a lot of attention — think Oreos, Twinkies, Butter and Doritos-shaped mozzarella sticks. When news spread over the Interweb about this new one from Burger King, some friends who shared links with me said it sounded awful. I've had fried mac & cheese at restaurants (respectable ones, not just BK), but the gimmick here was that they shaped the nuggets like Cheetos Puffs.