I live to be shocking, so here’s a new article, exploring, recapping and reviewing the very first episode of the PokÃ©mon cartoon series. Special care was taken to put that little squiggly line above the “e” over 200 times in this article, and I hope you appreciate that. The genesis of this one is that I got the first season on DVD and can’t believe how well the series still holds up. It’s written more or less for people who know nothing about PokÃ©mon, so my apologies to anyone who really didn’t need an explanation of what a PokÃ©ball was. But you know what? You’ll live.
Seems like as good a time as any to get this out of the way. I know it’s old news by now, but it just didn’t feel right to not archive the Doritos X-13D Flavor Experiment chips on the site. Basically, it’s a wonderful promotion of an unnamed “mystery flavor,” in which junk food lovers are supposed to suggest names for a chip that was clearly based on a cheeseburger.
It’s pretty unbelievable…they taste just like McDonald’s cheeseburgers. While “beef flavoring” is a listed ingredient, what you’ll really take home from X-13D chips is the strong flavor of pickles, ketchup and mustard. Knowing that, they’re pretty terrible once you take away their fancy clothes. I assume Doritos has no choice but to release the chips with whatever name is decided upon when the promotion ends, but I don’t expect them to last much longer than that. They’re putrid.
Putrid…like a fox. Twenty years from now, when the Internet comes in special edition colors and is capable of cooking steaks for you, upstart nostalgia websites will likely pay tribute to Doritos X-13D chips. These would’ve made an incredible impression as me as a child, but even as an adult, I can appreciate eating from a bag that looks like a leftover prop from Back To The Future Part II. Just wish they didn’t taste like the asshole of a dead bear.