I am all for a world of brand mashups. Taco Bell's Doritos Loco Tacos had me racing to the drive-thru opening week, and the Sour Patch Kids-flavored Slurpee at 7-11 is...not my favorite, but I just like knowing that it exists.
For the latest edible remix, Burger King has tunneled deep into the American psyche and excavated something the people didn't even know they wanted: Cheetos powder-dusted mozzarella sticks filled with deep-fried macaroni and cheese.
Just $2.49 will get you a 5-piece order of these coagulated orange clumps of processed cheese, and they come with ranch dressing dipping sauce because The Burger King knows taste. It's only available in select Burger Kings in Southern California for now, but if we all work together, we can make this a permanent thing. We can do this, you guys!
This YouTube fast food reviewer was lucky enough to try out the Mac n' Cheetos, eating it inside his car fresh from the drive-thru: the way all fast food is meant to be eaten.
Listening to him chomp away on crunchy mozzarella sticks is like ASMR-powered teleportation. I am there. I am eating the fried cheese dust. His review: "Dangerous for you Cheetos fans, dangerous for you mac and cheese lovers, definitely bomb sexy for your face, this is pretty awesome."
I understand that not everyone shares in my joy of raccoon-trash food combinations. The Verge staff was in emotional shambles as news broke of the unholy hybrid:
Where do you stand on Burger King's new experiment? Sound off in the poll below, and if you live in Southern California, please mail these to me. I'm sure they'll still be perfectly intact by the time they get to New York.