MAN SHARES HACK TO PICKING THE PERFECT BAG OF CHEETOS EVERY TIME
The video explaining the method comes from Phoenix-based TikTok creator Chef Joni Blackstone (@joniblackstone), promising a surefire method to snag one of people’s favorite snacks.
“I hate when I get a bag of hot Cheetos that hardly has any seasoning on it,” Blackstone reports to start the video. “So I’m going to show you a hack to find the ones that have more seasoning on ’em.”
He then boasts, “Over the last two days, I’ve spent over $100 confirming this theory, and I can now say with confidence, I can pick out a bag of hot Cheetos and know that it’s going to be a good bag.”
To Blackstone, the best Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are dusted completely with the red powder, and show little yellow, providing spice and kick. In short, the more red powder covering the snacks, the better.
His theory has to do with where he buys them. He claims that carnicerias—Mexican grocery stores or meat markets—carry better quality Flamin’ Hot Cheetos than non-Mexican chain stores that he surveyed.
He reports that a carniceria he tried provided “the best” Flamin’ Hot Cheetos that he’s ever had, and then he went to the same store to get another bag, and again found them “amazing.”He also claimed that a Home Depot where he bought a bag offered similar quality.