These are VERY elite LTO snacks because they are from Portugal. Probably also available in Spain, but I found through meticulous research (a quick Google) that you cannot find these anywhere else.
So the translation on these is what’s the best part.
Sabor Jamon means….flavor of ham? or ham flavor technically. It clearly has some ham hawks just swinging around which is pretty disgusting but I’d rather it be that and not an image of a cartoon pig.
The Cheetos Pelotazos Futebols were more difficult for me to translate because Pelotazo translated to ‘slug’ and ‘to blow/throw with a ball’ soooo it’s something like that. They are clearly little futebol shaped Cheetos.
Now let’s delve into the flavors, or should I say FLAVOURS of these.
Sabor Jamon: I was very nervous to try these because anything that has a meat flavor (that’s not actually meat) kind of freaks me out. BUT, these were actually really good. They were basically barbecue flavored chips, but a lot smokier. Also much saltier than any other chip I’ve really had. These were consumed in 2 nights, 2 drunken nights, in the Azores. I think they were a hit. Atleast between lovely Panico and I. I really, really wish they sold these in the US, but I’m sure there is something similar or identical with a different name. Please help a girl out if you can locate such an item!
Pelotazos Futebolas: I just love saying this one. I like to get extremely risky when I go on vacation, like eat cheese-based products like this one. However these were not really that cheesy. They weren’t much like regular Cheetos at all. They are kind of like cereal puffs, with yet another smoky barbecue flavor. I think the smoky bacon and barbecue flavor dominates Portugal. My friends and I did go to a meat volcano after all. I could explain this further, but I won’t. Just let your mind wander and be slightly weirded out. I did like these too, because they were like a solid crunchy ball of cornmeal. I liked the futebol shape, or stencil-type design on these, but I think it’s just lines of barbecue dusting. I wish these were in the US too!!
These were worth it, and I’m glad I didn’t get crazy with the chocolate in Portugal, and I took a different route with the chips. I like International chocolate but to be honest they are much easier to find in the US than these kinds of snacks above.
I don’t have anything else funny to add, except this GIF of a skeleton eating Cheetos with chopsticks because A.) yesterday was Halloween, and B.) it looks like it’s falling all on the floor instead of into the skeleton’s rib cage. If you know me, you know that I make a complete mess when eating chips of ANY SHAPE, FORM, OR KIND.