Chester really has nothing on the stuff they think of out here in Korea.
How many of you love or just tolerate a good bag of Cheetos? Do you like the puffy ones or the more dense and crunchy ones? Does it even matter? The cheese to finger ratio seems to be the same.
Here in Seoul, you’d be hard-pressed to find the cheesy greatness of the American version of Cheetos. Instead of plain ol’ cheese, you will find other savory flavors like BBQ Steak and Spicy Galbi (Korean marinated meat). These two flavors are actually put out by Cheetos (Frito-Lay).
Now, prepare yourselves. Korean snack-makers have also cornered the market on sweet flavored Cheetos, or rather, Cheeto-like puffs. I offer you two varieties: Chocolate and Banana.
“What?!” you exclaim. Yes, they make chocolate Cheetos and they make banana flavored Cheetos. They are amazing. I love them. I will miss them immensely when we move home.
The chocolate ones really remind me of Cocoa Puffs, only in Cheeto form. The flavor and hearty crunch with each bite is pretty dead on.
The banana ones are a lot sweeter, but only subtly. It’s really like they took the plain Cheeto and glazed it with a synthetic banana flavoring instead of dredging it in cheese powder. While that may sound horrible, if you are ever able to try them, I guarantee you will have a happy mouth.
As a side note, if you live in a high-humidity region and have these snacks exposed to the air for much longer than a half hour, the moisture in the air will affect the crunch factor.