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Posted: 12:58 Mon 19-04-2004. Price: 24p/ 21g bag. Location: Convenience store, Willesden.
"Stuart Campbell" reports: I've never cared for Wotsits before, but love Flamin' Hot Monster Munch, so these had a 50/50 chance of being a hit. As it turned out, the ball landed on red - these are ace, tasting exactly like aforementioned Monster Munch, but with a softer, meltier texture and a smaller pack size and price for those with small appetites/ wallets. Also, you get jokes on the back.

...Quite a complicated history to this one, with "Stuart" at last confirming earlier observations by "Rob Rymond", who agreed: A lot spicier and hotter than the Monster Munch equivalent, they certainly taste good. A great addition to the Wotsits range! and the ever-vigilant HotPhil (7/10 - Nice snack... and my keyboard does indeed now have lots of keys covered in a strange red residue). But then I wasn't sure whether to allow this suspiciously high-quality pic of Wotsits Twisted BBQ, described by "EvenScore" as: Also available as Really Cheesy flavour. Also from Walkers, Monster Munch - Turns Your Tongue Blue - not a product recall, limited edition out this summer!


Posted: 18:00 Mon 19-04-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: i was too lazy to send in my wotsits 'mild cheese' packet scan. they are really lame and taste a _lot_ like those packaging corn puffs. my friend said they tasted like vanilla to her. *blee* all round then!
Posted: 18:32 Mon 19-04-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: Actually, "Rob" is right. The first packet of these I had were quite mild, but subsequent packets have been much more aggressively-flavoured. Still good, though.
Posted: 19:03 Mon 19-04-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: sorry for being so behind the times, but have all "normal" Wotsits been downgraded to "mild cheese" as well?

either way, I hope these Flamin' Hot ones are more palatable than the US Cheetos counterparts that I had last summer (though, to be honest, their "bloodstained Twiglets" appearance didn't really help):

Posted: 19:37 Mon 19-04-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: no, the mild cheese are even milder than the normal! http://www.pinkbunny.co.uk/graphics/wotsits.jpg
Posted: 00:29 Thu 29-04-2004 by "frothy" # permalink comment
Comment: why did cheetos stop being sold everywhere instead of wotsitas stopping? the ads for cheetos were much better and the flavouring was much more supreme.
Posted: 02:01 Fri 30-04-2004 by "dozs lovver"
(apparently posting from tnt6-216-180-4-230.dialup.hiwaay.net) # permalink comment
Comment: flamin hot cheetos rock my socks off!!!
Posted: 01:13 Mon 03-05-2004 by "frothy" # permalink comment
Comment: just the cheese flavour man. you cant improve on perfection
Posted: 19:07 Sun 09-05-2004 by "viccy" # permalink comment
Comment: hello. As a college graduate, to enjoy a delicious packet of flaming hot wotsits really makes my studying more bearable. The great flavour and fantastic packaging is a sheer delight. But what the f#ck is it with the sh!t jokes?!?!?! Example, 'why was the clock sick? it was run down' Is my intelligence masking my sense of obvious humour? is my intellect clouding my judgement? Or is this really a sh!t joke? please, someone elaborate on this for me. It has been a hot topic in my study sessions, leading us into the early hours of the morning. Please someone, answer me plea for help. Or let us group, and start a crusade against wotsits SH!T JOKES!!!!!!
Posted: 00:31 Mon 10-05-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: I can't quite understand what you're saying, Vicci. Shot jokes? Shut jokes?
Posted: 02:28 Mon 10-05-2004 by "frothy" # permalink comment
Comment: the jokes become funny when you eat enough packets and consume copious amounts of E numbers. how many wotsits can you fit in your mouth viccy?
Posted: 12:18 Sat 29-05-2004 by "scribbler" # permalink comment
Comment: Walkers!!!!! Since when? These were Golden Wonder only a few months ago!
Posted: 17:31 Tue 16-Nov-2004 by "Danny" # permalink comment
Comment: Can anyone tell me where i can find a flaming hot cheetos t shirt my girlfriend loves them and i wanna get her one? email me at shmouelbabilla (at!) yahoo.com
Posted: 08:39 Fri 14-Jan-2005 by "bob wilson" # permalink comment
Comment: why did wotsits call wotsits
Posted: 12:53 Sat 15-Jan-2005 by "Matthew" # permalink comment
Comment: To get to the other side!

Oh, wait.

Posted: 16:25 Fri 24-Feb-2006 by "cherr" # permalink comment
Comment: where can we get hot cheetos in uk from?
Posted: 11:55 Sat 25-Feb-2006 by "Philip Thompson" # permalink comment
Comment: Two Points:

I remember in the early 80's you could get two types of Cheetos. There was the wotsits type ones but there were also knobly ones somewhat similar to Nik Naks (I don't think Nik Naks existed back then did they?) and they were very nice... lovely cheese flavour. I was very disappointed when they disappeared.

Second point is that I was very disappointed when Weenie Wotsits disappeared!

Graveyard of snacks:

Cheetos (the knobbly ones) Burtons Potato Puffs 3D Doritos Bugles Weenie Wotsits

Posted: 13:25 Sat 25-Feb-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I remember Bugles...who made them again?
Posted: 13:14 Sun 26-Feb-2006 by "Marc" # permalink comment
Comment: Wotsits Waffles. Now they were good.
Posted: 23:10 Wed 26-Apr-2006 by "lynsey olone"
(apparently posting from renf-cache-6.server.ntli.net) # permalink comment
Comment: where can i find 3d doritos and spring onion in glasgow
Posted: 15:17 Sun 07-May-2006 by "X-DEE-MIKCEE-X" # permalink comment
Posted: 22:08 Sun 07-May-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: Aww those poor deprived glaswegians

let's pray for them

Posted: 22:43 Sun 07-May-2006 by "clerk" # permalink comment
Comment: You can't get Cheetos any more in the UK. No point once Walkers bought Wotsits.
Posted: 16:28 Mon 15-May-2006 by "louise" # permalink comment
Comment: nice n spicy nic nacs
Posted: 22:55 Tue 06-Jun-2006 by "Anahy" # permalink comment
Comment: Why they don´t sell hot cheetos in Mexico.
Posted: 08:28 Wed 07-Jun-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: they do sell hot cheetos in mexico! they're ball-shaped though. they were widely available in b.c. and d.f...
Posted: 13:13 Wed 07-Jun-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: i just noticed at lunchtime that marks and spencer have something that looks very much like spicy cheeto balls in their snack section, currently on bogohp.
Posted: 00:13 Thu 08-Jun-2006 by "Marc" # permalink comment
Comment: Cheetos were immense! Re-release them walkers!
Posted: 16:58 Wed 11-Oct-2006 by "TheSmith" # permalink comment
Comment: Flamin' Hot Cheetos oh oh oh my, i had some of these for the first time when i was in florida about 2 months ago and i have craved them like crazy ever since.... that instant heart burn is just awsome. If ANYONE knows where i can get some even on import i would like to hear from you, i must have some soon no matter the cost.
Posted: 12:16 Sat 14-Oct-2006 by "vich" # permalink comment
Comment: when did monster munch come out with "flaming hit" flavour??
Posted: 00:55 Tue 17-Oct-2006 by "Darren" # permalink comment
Comment: Wotsit's became Walkers just before Golden Wonder went bankrupt. Yes - bad news - no more Golden Wonder, however most of GW's products were sold on to other companies - Wotsits to Walkers, Pot Noodle to The Pot Noodle Company (what would the world be like without Pot Noodle!?!?!) and I think Nik Naks have been took on by someone else.
Posted: 10:17 Tue 17-Oct-2006 by "Phillerena " # permalink comment
Comment: Don't KP own Nik Naks? 68188 7
Posted: 04:18 Fri 23-Feb-2007 by "thomas " # permalink comment
Comment: i cant find hot cheetos ever but i crave them i need them where do u find them in new jersey?
Posted: 20:31 Tue 27-Feb-2007 by "rik waller" # permalink comment
Comment: I absolutely loved MILD CHEESE WOTSITS. They made my day everyday. Why did they stop making them? Were they just too good for people to handle. I think so. I think also it was down to poor marketing, and bad placement on supermarket shelves, they would always be at the bottom of the shelf, and with only one multipacket on display compared to milliioonns of standard wotsits at eye level.

I LOVE THE WAY PEOPLE TALK ABOUT SNACKS. I love talking about snacks as I am a fat ....... failed pop star. I remember the days of wotsit waffles.

Posted: 14:05 Wed 14-Mar-2007 by "sayara kennedy"
(apparently posting from ) # permalink comment
Comment: my favorite food is hot cheetohs
Posted: 10:24 Tue 03-Jul-2007 by "Electric Apple" # permalink comment
Comment: Anybody know when:

1. They stopped making Cheetos?

2. They stopped making Mild Cheese Wotsits?

Posted: 15:00 Sat 11-Aug-2007 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: i love hot cheetos..... i wish they had them in the UK :( :( :( :(((((((
Posted: 12:04 Mon 17-Sep-2007 by "KAZ"
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Posted: 16:10 Tue 05-Feb-2008 by "THUGLIFE"
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Posted: 22:43 Thu 20-Mar-2008 by "chana"
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Comment: i love hot cheetos
Posted: 04:10 Fri 21-Mar-2008 by "karina"
(apparently posting from ) # permalink comment
Comment: well i love hot cheetos!!i eat them everyday!!u should try them with lime
Posted: 01:17 Sun 06-Apr-2008 by "TheAmericanShoppe" # permalink comment
Comment: I sell Flamin' Hot Cheetos in my eBay store.http://www.theamericanshoppe.com.
Posted: 02:09 Fri 11-Apr-2008 by "perla"
(apparently posting from ) # permalink comment
Comment: perla eats hots chettos everyday. she loves them so mucho.just like he.lucia is weird.hahahahahahaha
Posted: 11:06 Sat 24-May-2008 by "RIchard" # permalink comment
Comment: Does anyone know of crisps similar to Wotsists Twisted as they were the best crisps ever.
Posted: 07:25 Sun 19-Oct-2008 by "A Scientist" # permalink comment
Comment: Flamin' Hot Crunchy Cheetos...

Ferrous Sulfate Thiamin Mononitrate Monosodium Glutamate E129 (Allura Red) E110 (Sunset Yellow) E102 (Tartrazine) Disodium Phosphate Sodium Diacetate Sodium Caseinate Disodium Inosinate Disodium Guanylate

God knows what they will do to me, but they sure do taste good!

Posted: 00:53 Mon 03-Nov-2008 by "cheetos twisted" # permalink comment
Comment: now theres a snack
Posted: 21:18 Thu 06-Nov-2008 by "fonz"
(apparently posting from ) # permalink comment
Comment: hey i love hot cheetos and the one thing i hate is that the price has changed from 99 cents to a dollor 30..! and who ever reeds these should ask if the old bag can come back they look kooler and less money.!
Posted: 21:45 Wed 19-Nov-2008 by "nick" # permalink comment
Comment: Bring wotsit waffles back!
Posted: 19:45 Tue 06-Jan-2009 by "tracey tracey snacky bum bum" # permalink comment
Comment: want some mild cheese wotsit action. WHY would they stop selling them?? there's just nothing quite like them anymore. unless of course you lick the wotsit of all it's really cheesy flavour. maybe if you soak them for a while in water. but i fear they would probably just go soggy/disintegrate.

any news on mild cheese wotsits then?

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