We Tried That: Doritos Baja Fiery Mango Delivers More Sweet Than Heat

The Doritos Baja Fiery Mango chips are part of the 20th anniversary of Mtn Dew’s Baja Blast.

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May 1 2024, Published 2:03 p.m. ET

Doritos Fiery Mango Chips
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Some things just don't need to be combined together to make the perfect snack. But right now, all things spicy are in, and most of us like a little sweet with our heat. Frito-Lay and PepsiCo seem to know this, because they've combined Doritos and Mtn Dew to create the Doritos Baja Fiery Mango flavor. And we tried it to see if it's another spicy Doritos flavor to stock up on before it's gone.

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According to the press release for Doritos Baja Fiery Mango, the chips are “another way the brand is showcasing its dedication to bringing unexpected flavor experiences to loyal Doritos fans.” And the collaboration is in honor of the twentieth anniversary of Mtn Dew Baja Blast, in case you didn't get that from the name of the Doritos flavor. But is the flavor profile everything you've been looking for in a new Doritos dust?

A bowl of Doritos Baja Fiery Mango
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We tried Doritos Baja Fiery Mango chips.

Mixing sweet and spicy is never a bad idea. And it isn't even a bad idea here, with Doritos Baja Fiery Mango. But there is so much of the sweet mango flavor right away that the heat takes a back seat. You do taste some of the “fiery” part of the Doritos flavor after a minute or two, as it sneaks up on you. However, the sweet mango might be a bit overpowering for some.

The idea behind the flavor is that it's supposed to be more on the tangy side. However, it's hard to taste anything but the fruity flavor of a sweet mango. Doritos Baja Fiery Mango chips taste like a sweet tortilla chip, and without some chunky sweet salsa to go with it, the sweetness is honestly a bit much.

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Two bags of Doritos Baja Fiery Mango
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It almost tastes like you just dunked one of your favorite Doritos into a cup of juice. Or, better yet, into a cup of Baja Blast. That's probably the idea here, to be fair. But the spiciness of it all just got lost along the way.

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Where can you find Doritos Baja Fiery Mango?

Just because the mango flavor might be overpowering for some, that doesn't mean it's the case for everyone, though. And if you want to snag a bag of your own, you can find Doritos Baja Fiery Mango at grocery stores nationwide. The flavor comes in 9-oz, 2.6-oz, and club size 18.3-oz bags. But there's more.

The press release promises potential Baja Blast merch with the purchase of Doritos Baja Fiery Mango: “With the purchase of any Baja product, including Doritos Baja Fiery Mango, fans can scan the packaging for a chance get exclusive DORITOS x BAJA gear, accessories, electronics, a Taco Bell deal, and more at the BAJA BLAST Shop.”

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