Jalapeño flavor
USA

Jalapeño – USA

Flavor: Jalapeño Country: USA When Seen: April 2021 In a Bite: Savory with a hint of sour and an occasional burst of heat. In a Haiku: Like Russian roulette; without risk of grisly death. Spin without caution. Origin Story: This flavor was originally slated to be called Shishito, which explains why only about one in …

Hickory BBQ flavor
USA

Hickory BBQ – USA

Flavor: Hickory BBQ Country: USA When Seen: March 2021 In a Bite: Hard to explain. Kind of sour and smoky. In a Haiku: No time to slow roast. Need that hickory fix quick. Without mouse or clock. Origin Story: Hickory is a favorite smoking wood among pitmasters, so what better way to celebrate it than …

Extreme cheddar flavor
USA

Extreme Cheddar – USA

Flavor: Extreme Cheddar Country: USA When Seen: March 2021 In a Bite: Like an explosion of concentrated cheese powder mixed with salt. In a Haiku: So much chedda here. An overnight millionaire; arrives in your mouth. Origin Story: Late nights at work in the Flavor Department led to some staff snorting pure cheese powder for …

Honey Habanero flavor
USA

Honey Habanero – USA

Flavor: Honey Habanero Country: USA When Seen: March 2021 In a Bite: A hint of honey up front, followed by a mild spiciness. Crunchy all the way. In a Haiku: COVID closed theaters. Nosh on these sweet and hot chips. Crunch from home, no shame. Origin Story: Originally envisioned as a milder, crunchier version of …

Grilled squid flavor
China

Grilled Squid – China

Flavor: Grilled Squid Country: China When Seen: May 2019 In a Bite: Untasted. Have you tried it? Email us and tell us what you thought. In a Haiku: Pungent, fishy smell; without the rubbery flesh; and the messy ink. Origin Story: Grilled squid is the type of delicious street food you can smell from a …

Game day chili flavor
USA

Game Day Chili – USA

Flavor: Game Day Chili Country: USA When Seen: January 2021 In a Bite: Cheddary, beefy taste, yet oddly similar to the deep dish pizza flavor In a Haiku: Sleep in late today. No need to slow cook this one. Couch and sports await. Origin Story: Nothing is quite like sitting in front of your TV …

Limón flavor
USA

Limón – USA

Flavor: Limón Country: USA When Seen: January 2021 In a Bite: Sour, yet artificial lime taste In a Haiku: Lemons are yellow; just like the Spanish limón; unless they are green. Origin Story: As of 2019, the US census estimates that more than 60 million people in the US are of Hispanic origin, which is …

Cheese pizza flavor
Thailand

Cheese Pizza – Thailand

Flavor: Cheese Pizza Country: Thailand When Seen: January 2021 In a Bite: Untasted. Have you tried it? Email us and tell us what you thought. In a Haiku: Not enough spacebucks? Pizza the Hutt gives these cheap. Just don’t share his fate. Origin Story: As in the US, Pizza Hut is a major pizza chain …

Esan hot pot flavor
Thailand

Esan Hot Pot – Thailand

Flavor: Esan Hot Pot Country: Thailand When Seen: January 2021 In a Bite: Herby with a strong red onion-y taste In a Haiku: Now more than Andrew; can eat this pungent hot soup; stripped down on a chip. Origin Story: Esan, or Isaan, is the region in Northeast Thailand, and this flavor is inspired by …

Chili lime flavor
Thailand

Chili Lime – Thailand

Flavor: Chili Lime Country: Thailand When Seen: January 2021 In a Bite: Artificially sour, with mildly spicy notes In a Haiku: Harry had it wrong. Lime goes better with chili; than with coconut. Origin Story: Chili and lime are two widely used flavor enhancers in Thai cuisine, like salt and pepper in the US. Given …