✨ I love food! More specifically, I love spicy food. I’ve been eating spicy food for as long as I could remember, ever since I could chew solid food. Because of this, I’ve always had a high spice tolerance and that’s perfect for today because I have two competing spicy chip brands to test and rank.
🌶 How I tested and ranked 🌶
Taste: A good chip has to have flavor and taste good! If it just tastes like plain corn chips, I don’t want to eat it or buy it again.
Smell: I don’t really care for the smell, but if it smells awful, I don’t want to eat it. A good spicy smell for me is one that burns my nose and feels tingly.
Amount of heat / how spicy it is: My spice tolerance is one of which I can eat a full packet of Samyang Spicy Chicken fire noodles and feel great afterwards. If a spicy chip or food doesn’t make me need to drink something to cool the spice, I have to dock some points. I absolutely love the pain of spicy food!
Texture: Texture is such a big point when I’m eating something. It’ll make or break a food, and for chips my preferred texture is something crunchy and suitable for mindlessly chewing on while doing another task.
My process: I left both bags of hot fries sealed until I was ready to eat it in a room at 65 degrees Fahrenheit, only two days after I received them in the mail. That way, both bags are as they were delivered. I use chopsticks to eat my chips so my hands don’t get messy and to help with portion control (smaller bites, takes more time to eat, and helps you to pace so that you don’t overeat). From that, I judge the rest of the chips just by eating them.
🌶 Ranking (and why) 🌶
1. Chester’s Flamin’ Hot Fries
✨ About the product
Chester Cheetah is a mascot owned by Frito-Lay. These flamin hot fries are made with a special blend of real cheese seasoning on top of real potato and corn to help perfect the product. These chips are crunchy, cheesy, and spicy! The product says that it’ll make your mouth feel like its on fire. The serving size is one package of 1 3/4 oz. flamin’ hot chips. It has 270 calories per serving.
- The fries give off a good puffy crunch
- A little bit of heat and spice, but not that much
- The flavor is pretty good - I can taste a little hint of lemony lime.
- I’m not a big fan of the texture. It seems to just soften and become soggy after the first crunch.
- The smell isn’t great, it’s a little strong and not in a good way. It’s like smelling the inside of a used shoebox.
✨ Do I recommend this?
- I think the average person would a lower spice tolerance would enjoy it, so I definitely would recommend it to someone like that. If you’re like me and also have burned off your tastebuds, I would recommend seeing if there are any other options that are spicier.
If you’ve tried this and want something spicier, my favorite spicy chip is imported from China: Lay’s Spicy Crayfish flavor. Compared to Chester’s hot fries, the Lay’s chips smell like a spice heaven and they’re so good with heat creeping up on you rather than an immediate hit.
2. Andy Capp’s Hot Fries (I’m sorry :()
✨ About the product
Andy Capp’s fries look like shoestring french fries, but they crunch just like chips do. They’re corn and potato chips, just like Chester’s. Andy Capp’s says that these hot fries pack a powerful punch in every crunch. The serving size for these is 1 oz, which is about 50 fries. There’s 140 calories per serving.
- They’re my childhood snack! I was brought back to my childhood eating these, and they taste just as good as I remember.
- These fries are super crunchy! I love the texture as well, and they make a great food to snack on while doing other things.
- Disappointedly not spicy at all, I remember I used to find these spicy but now they taste plain.
- There’s not much flavor either, they’re a bit bland.
✨ Do I recommend?
To a spice beginner, yes. And to those who also grew up on this and have memories of these being in your school cafeterias. If you’re looking for something with a little more kick and spice, you can try the Chester’s hot fries or my favorite Lays chips. Personally, I would only recommend this for nostalgia and those who just snack while occupied, but not for those who want a lot of spice.
✨ Q&A ✨
- Do hot fries make you gain weight?
Fries and potato chips are both linked to weight gain because of their compositions. They’re both high in fat, refined carbs, and salt. However, you can still eat them in moderation and not gain weight.
- Do hot fries or hot cheetos burn holes in your stomach?
No, they’re not at all even close to being able to do that. They’re unable to erode through the stomach because of stomach acid. Even if your stomach acid leaked, it only causes irritation and not erosion.
- Are Hot Fries healthy?
Healthy is a very loose term - anything healthy can become unhealthy in too large portions and changes. With moderation and control, Andy Capp’s hot fries are a healthier alternative to regular potato fries because it contains 0 grams of trans fat and 0 milligrams of cholesterol.
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