Why Everyone Is Talking About The New Cheetos Mac 'N Cheese

Your favorite cheesy crunchy snack is about to get a mealtime makeover. Cheetos now comes in mac and cheese form, and the varieties offered will probably blow your mind. While the snack food has already moved from chips into other mashups like Cheetos popcorn and a limited-edition KFC Cheetos sandwich, this latest development is perfect for lunch or dinner, and it sounds like it's here to stay.

With more people cooking at home, people are getting creative with their meals. "Recipe searches for Cheetos are up 192 percent year on year," said Kristin Kroepfl, chief marketing officer for Quaker Foods North America (via CNN Business). "We embraced that insight."

The product makes the most of two PepsiCo products while breaking into a new food category. The new Cheetos Mac 'N Cheese combines the Quaker (the maker of Pasta Roni) and Frito-Lay (the home of Cheetos) brands to make this new cheesy pasta. And if one cheese-filled pasta isn't enough, there will actually be three flavors to choose from.

What you need to know about Cheetos Mac 'N Cheese

The new mac 'n cheese will be available in Bold & Cheesy, Flamin' Hot, and Cheesy Jalapeno flavors. While you'll have to try them yourself to see what they really taste like, it sounds like there is a regular cheese option, a mild spicy option with jalapenos, and an extra hot version with the Flamin' Hot variety (via Today). Apart from your run-of-the-mill mac 'n cheese sauce, Cheetos Mac 'N Cheese will also feature "Chester's Top-Secret Seasoning." Named after the Cheetos mascot, the special ingredient should ensure the pasta dish has a signature Cheetos flavor.

The new mac n' cheese will come in boxes as well as individual cups, which means you can make enough for just you, or you and your friends. You'll be able to buy this must-try from Walmart beginning on August 8th, both online and in stores. And at a reported price of just 98 cents each, you can definitely try them all to find your favorite. Keep your fingers crossed that all goes according to plan and this new pasta is released to retailers nationwide in 2021.