Wow–flashback to the 80s–Frito-Lay is back to its old trick of slapping the word “Cajun” on random, spicy snack foods. I spied these Mighty Zingers Cheetos piled high in a pirate-ship shaped cardboard display at Wal-Mart, and the combination of “Ragin’ Cajun” and “Tangy Ranch” stopped me in my tracks. ‘Cause when I think “Cajun”, y’know, I think of the natural companion flavor RANCH.
What in the H-E-L-L does a Ragin’ Cajun taste like anyway? Dust from a clamshell road? Swamp water? Crawfish boil? Melted bubblegum snowball? Fried shrimp poboys? Satsumas? Chewing cane? Smoked boudin? Fig preserves and warm biscuits? Slightly-too-warm beer that’s been floating around in an ice chest full of speckled trout? Crab fat?
Now, Cheetos flavored like crawfish heads or crab fat….those might qualify as Ragin’ Cajun flavored. I could eat a bag of crab-fat-flavored Cheetos all by myself. (Note to self: somewhere in Japan, crab-fat flavored crunchy snacks probably exist.)