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Snackpocalypse Now: Meet Japan’s Mountain Dew-Flavored Cheetos

Snackpocalypse Now: Meet Japan’s Mountain Dew-Flavored Cheetos

Like Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs. Kramer, Mountain Dew and Cheetos have waged a savage custody battle for our taste buds and our affections in an attempt to prove which artificially flavored pile of empty calories loves us more than the other one. Sometimes, they can pander a bit too hard to win over our fickle mouths — we’re looking at you, Mountain Dew Game Fuel. Sometimes they leave us with a dusty orange sheen that takes industrial strength carbolic soap to remove from our fingertips (and everything they may have touched).

But it’s 2014, for crying out loud. When will enough be enough? When will there be peace between corn syrup-filled soda and corn flour-enriched snack foods? The answer, according to Japan, is now, because, like a high calorie Henry Clay, they’ve made a great compromise: Mountain Dew-flavored Cheetos.

Despite how horrific and Lovecraftian of a combination this may seem, this isn’t the first time Mountain Dew has made the leap from liquid to solid. Apparently, back in 2008, there was a mystery flavor of Doritos called “Quest”, which was sold here in the US, the flavor of which bore a striking resemblance to doing the Dew. Frito-Lay Japan also rolled out Pepsi-flavored Cheetos a while back, which coated the cheesy corn puffs in a sweet cola flavor that sounds infinitely less revolting than this one.

In any event, the Mountain Dew Cheetos evidently taste similar to lemon-lime chips and evoke the soda’s sweet, fizzy taste while keeping that puffed corn texture you know and love. In I’m venturing to Japan in March, so I’ll be sure to report back then, but for those of you who want to do the Dew that cannot be undone, you can order them online for roughly $3.50 a pop. Just be sure to post in the comments what you’d like your epitaph to say in advance.

HT: Topless Robot


  1. Kim says:

    I wonder what they taste like!

    They’re even cheaper at White Rabbit Japan! ($2.75)

  2. JetpackBlues says:

    Except for anime (and even some of that is a stretch as an exception) it just seems like Japan does awesome stuff wrong because they’ve run out of things to try.

    I hear they’re test-marketing a new carbonated alcoholic beverage that’s baker’s chocolate, grapefruit juice & sake and they’re going to call it Gojira Kuso.

  3. Midgetlegs says:

    The link works for me and I’m ashamed to say I bought some immediately .

  4. Andy says:


  5. Dave says:

    Gotta love Jbox, also they’re other side Jlist!

  6. Kirk says:

    Are they caffeinated?

  7. Kevin says:

    They’ve banished! The site in which the article links to doesn’t work, and a quick search on the site shows nothing.

  8. Dave says:

    Taco Bell Mountain Dew-Flavored Cheetos Cinnamon Twists. Think about it. Or don’t, because that’s actually really gross now that I think about it.

  9. DJ Kento says:

    …and the link to buy them is broken. Thanks Obama!