Lafayette is Doing Crazy Things With This Convenience Store Snack
Leave it Lafayette to create a new food trend. We can't leave well enough alone, can we? (lol) That's because we know great food when we taste it and folks in Acadiana also know how to improve the taste of something. Heck, when it comes to food, Acadiana cooks can reinvent that wheel. As in the case of a particular snack food found on grocery store and convenience store shelves.
Have you ever heard of Cheetos Sweetos? Sweetos debuted several years ago around Easter and were supposed to be the shape of Easter eggs (but really didn't look like Easter eggs. Then around 2017, they looked like tiny onion rings. Each time, the bag said, "Limited Time".
Well, Sweetos are back! This time they don't say "Limited Time" and the shape is different. This is the first non-savory snack Cheetos has rolled out in the history of the company.
Cheetos Sweetos are cinnamon sugar puffs with a unique hint of butter. Sugar, cinnamon and butter...all in a puff! You can't eat just one bag.
I just ate 2 bags of these in my pajamas on the couch. These Cheetos Sweetos are hot hot fiiiiyyyaaaa! They're not spicy haha, they have the most delightful, crisp, airy cinnamon sugar taste...with the tiniest hint of butter flavor. These taste like Taco Bell's cinnamon twists, but 100x better. -Toni V
These are meant to be snacks, right out of the bag gratification, right? Not so fast. Remember, we do things a little differently in the south.
Folks here in Acadiana have found a different way to consume these delicious bits of cinnamon heaven. They are buying Sweetos for their morning cereal and adding milk.
We can't keep these on the shelves. People in Lafayette are buying these like crazy. They buy a bag to eat in the car on the way home, the rest they use in the morning for their kid's cereal. -Convenience Store Clerk
Frito Lay needs to take a look at what Acadiana is doing with their snack. There are other cinnamon cereals but most people say Sweetos is much better in milk. And the puffs are big, one puff fits a spoon perfectly.
In the morning, I give each of my kids a bag. One bag is perfect for a bowl of cereal. -Ruth R.
Acadiana may be on to something!