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Our Flamin' Hot Odyssey continues

Man God

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Oct 25, 2017
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Regular smartfood is bad enough for leaving cheese dust residue, now make it a violent shade of orange. It's delicious though.
 
Flamin' Hot Smartfood Popcorn Impressions
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This is a bit late, as I wanted to try out the other spicy Smartfood Popcorn variant, Hot Buffalo. Now that's done, here are my impressions:

Smartfood Popcorn is not something I typically buy. When I want popcorn I usually buy popcorn pre-popped, as its cheaper and I like the smell as it pops up in the microwave. While its more expensive as buying pre-popped, I can certainly see the appeal of the bagged popcorn. No kernels or burnt pieces, and the addition of flavors in an even fashion.

Flamin' Hot Smartfood Popcorn is very good. It's got an intense first impression of Flamin' Hot flavor, and then a really nice after-taste of the white cheddar as your tongue tingles. This makes it a very bingeable food, and I went through an entire bag in maybe one 24 hour period. It's not quite the strongest Flamin' Hot heat, but its up there, and lasts just long enough to take control of your taste buds.

Now, this isn't the first time I'v had Flamin' Hot popcorn.



The Chester's Brand Flamin' Hot Popcorn was good, but saltier. I would also say that the heat wasn't as intense, but I'm not sure if that's because of the change of the complementing cheese (Cheeto's cheese vs white cheddar). Overall, Smartfood Popcorn wins out.

As one more comparison I wanted to try out Smartfood Popcorns Hot Buffalo flavor, just to get a comparison to how far apart the flavors/heat might be. The Hot Buffalo are very Frank's-like in flavor, a good amount of vinegar cutting through the straint burn. It's a bit less savory than I would've expected for a buffalo flavor, but I was very happy that it wasn't too salty. I imagine Smartfood dials back the salt flavor a bit on purpose. Not bad, but I'm more into Flamin' Hot.
 

A.J.

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Oct 25, 2017
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I wish my half of the state had Flamin hot smartfood popcorn. I only have the buffalo variety over here.
 
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I wish my half of the state had Flamin hot smartfood popcorn. I only have the buffalo variety over here.
it's not widely available around me, I found mine on a 'island' display at a Walmart

It might just be Walmarts that have it right now, haven't seen it in other stores yet
 

A.J.

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Oct 25, 2017
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it's not widely available around me, I found mine on a 'island' display at a Walmart

It might just be Walmarts that have it right now, haven't seen it in other stores yet
Hmm, I might have to check the next time I'm there. They did have all that cereal from the Eldritch dimension after all.
 

grang

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Nov 13, 2017
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Finally found the flamin hot Smartfood after I basically stopped bothering to check places. It was a big bag in the grocery store which was definitely not where I was expecting to find it. I'm kind of obsessed, I really hope this isn't a limited edition thing
 

Faiz

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Oct 26, 2017
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Flamin Hot Smartfood popped up in Kroger this week.

This is... man, this is really good.
 

Smylie

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Oct 25, 2017
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Visited down in Southern California last week, and stumbled into these, which I've never seen before. Good flavor, but I didn't like the overly soft texture.

Meh.
 

PrimeBeef

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Oct 27, 2017
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hot damn



The bags design is great, the reflective purple catches the eye really well, though the font choices could be better matched.

Opening up the bag, you get a pure pickle smell. If you've ever had Lays Dill chips, these smell exactly the same, very sharp vinegar smell. No hint of heat from the smell.

Looking at the chips, they look almost like cheddar and sour cream chips, very pale red, doesn't look like any other Flamin' Hot crisp, which are usually much more red.

OH MAN THIS TASTE. It's closing up my throat in a good way. The first thing you get is the pickle, followed immediately by the heat. The heat takes you by surprise, its almost like the pickle flavor lets the guard down to something more refreshing, but instead its bombarded by Flamin' Hot. It 100% tastes hotter than normal Flamin' Hot, it's very intense.

It's such a nice, sharp burn, and it drops off very quickly, making you want another chip asap. Aftertaste is mostly the tingle of heat and pickle.

This is one of the better combinations of flavors I've ever had, but that is because I do love both Pickle and Flamin' Hot. If you don't like Pickle chips, you probably won't like these, besides the heat they are roughly the same bright pickle flavor you get from the regular Dill Lays.

This is a fucking winner, hot damn.
These are by far the best of any flaming hot products. It's a shame I saw them once over here and cannot find them anywhere anymore.
 

SilentRob

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Oct 26, 2017
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what the fuck is that a human hand instead of a dog paw in those photos?

This entire forum is a lie.
 

Clefargle

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Oct 25, 2017
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hot damn



The bags design is great, the reflective purple catches the eye really well, though the font choices could be better matched.

Opening up the bag, you get a pure pickle smell. If you've ever had Lays Dill chips, these smell exactly the same, very sharp vinegar smell. No hint of heat from the smell.

Looking at the chips, they look almost like cheddar and sour cream chips, very pale red, doesn't look like any other Flamin' Hot crisp, which are usually much more red.

OH MAN THIS TASTE. It's closing up my throat in a good way. The first thing you get is the pickle, followed immediately by the heat. The heat takes you by surprise, its almost like the pickle flavor lets the guard down to something more refreshing, but instead its bombarded by Flamin' Hot. It 100% tastes hotter than normal Flamin' Hot, it's very intense.

It's such a nice, sharp burn, and it drops off very quickly, making you want another chip asap. Aftertaste is mostly the tingle of heat and pickle.

This is one of the better combinations of flavors I've ever had, but that is because I do love both Pickle and Flamin' Hot. If you don't like Pickle chips, you probably won't like these, besides the heat they are roughly the same bright pickle flavor you get from the regular Dill Lays.

This is a fucking winner, hot damn.
I need these in my life, nay

In my veins 👀
 
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Finally found these here in Oregon. They're super great.
of all the Smartfood popcorn (I’ve sampled most since the Flamin’ Hot came out) they are easily my favorites

they have a caramel variety and even tho i have a bit of a sweet tooth id scorf down a bag of Flamin’ Hot first

maybe i should buy both and combo them in me gob
 
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The flaming Smartfood was better than the buffalo one. Those somehow just tasted like vinegar.
yeah, they are super vinegary

i could see some people liking them, but the heat doesn’t nearly work as well to me

especially not after having those Flamin’ Hot Dill chips, that’s how you mix vinegar and heat right
 
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mikehaggar

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Had a bag of Taco Bell Reaper Ranch chips yesterday. They were damn good. Great ranch flavor followed by some intense heat. I've tried the other Taco Bell chips and was into them at all, but these seem to be step up.
 

grang

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Nov 13, 2017
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I've gone way out of my way trying to find more of the Smartfood. It's nowhere. NOWHERE
 
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you know what, maybe i expect too much from State Fairs when it comes to making food that will kill you in seconds, but please



this is just plain boring

Flamin' Hot Cheetos crunched up on some nacho fries?

thats it?

you can do better than that Big Kahunas

via the NYS Fair

i need to start inventing some novelty Flamin' Hot foods

like a meat pie where the crust is infused with Flamin' Hot or sommit
 

Necromanti

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Oct 25, 2017
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you know what, maybe i expect too much from State Fairs when it comes to making food that will kill you in seconds, but please

i need to start inventing some novelty Flamin' Hot foods

like a meat pie where the crust is infused with Flamin' Hot or sommit
Flamin’ Hot curly fries? You’d just need to change up the seasoning.
 

Crumb

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Oct 25, 2017
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you know what, maybe i expect too much from State Fairs when it comes to making food that will kill you in seconds, but please



this is just plain boring

Flamin' Hot Cheetos crunched up on some nacho fries?

thats it?

you can do better than that Big Kahunas

via the NYS Fair

i need to start inventing some novelty Flamin' Hot foods

like a meat pie where the crust is infused with Flamin' Hot or sommit
lazy, boring, maybe. But no one could honestly say they wouldn't destroy that
 

grang

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Nov 13, 2017
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you know what, maybe i expect too much from State Fairs when it comes to making food that will kill you in seconds, but please



this is just plain boring

Flamin' Hot Cheetos crunched up on some nacho fries?

thats it?

you can do better than that Big Kahunas

via the NYS Fair

i need to start inventing some novelty Flamin' Hot foods

like a meat pie where the crust is infused with Flamin' Hot or sommit
If that was accepted, imagine the inspired shit you could concoct and make bank selling at a fair
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Why don’t they just make Flamin’ Hot cheese dip/sauce? Might as well.
Warm it up and drizzle it over some hot Cheetos or hot Fritos.