Taste test: We've reviewed more than 80 kinds of Cheetos, but for this one, Chester Cheetah went to a new level of danger, adding something "Xxtra" to the previous generation of Flamin' Hot Asteroids. (There's also a corresponding crunchy curl with the same Xxtra Hot flavor.)
These balls of fire were indeed hotter than merely Flamin' Hot, but aside from the heat, there really wasn't that much flavor. The heat was strong, but it was far shy of being the hottest of all chips ever. It did stay around for quite a while in the aftertaste.
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Smell test: Not much, and definitely no heat in the smell.
From the package: “U.S. Pat. D447,418 and 6,596,328; other patents pending”
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Valero gas station, Anaheim, California. Review published .