We Tried Cheetos Popcorn to Know if It’s Legit or Internet Lies
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We’ve been drooling over Cheetos Popcorn since we heard it was available at participating Regal Cinemas in 32-ounce bags. Cheetos AND cheese-dusted popcorn?! Seemed too good to be true. We headed to our local Regal Cinema in NYC to get a first bite of Cheetos Popcorn ($8, a nationwide rollout starts December 15), without seeing a movie, because apparently you can do that. Here’s what we thought.
The popcorn is covered with the signature, neon-orange Cheetos cheesy dust yet still has that classic, warm, buttery movie theater popcorn taste. There are a few actual Cheetos pieces mixed in to give the snack’s texture a nice crunchy variety. Unfortunately, there really are only a few Cheetos; we counted about 10 in our bag. But maybe that’s on purpose. We’d hate to be seated next to someone loudly munching on Cheetos during a quiet part of a movie.
Overall, we think this enjoyable snack would pair nicely with any cheesy movie, a rom-com perhaps. We’d order it again and maybe bring along a bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos to spice up the mix.
Would you get Cheetos Popcorn at the movies? Tweet us @BritandCo to let us know!
(Images via Cheetos and Gabi Conti / Brit+Co)