Yeah, you read that right. Mt. Dew and Doritos Cupcakes. These were another Pinterest find, a few months back. I mentioned them to Marc, one of my coworkers, who drinks probably about as much Mt. Dew and eats about as many Doritos as Jay does. He said the cupcakes sounded kind of good to him, and when I mentioned them to Jay, he agreed. They both said the same thing–Either they’d be really disgusting, or wind up being the best thing ever.
I’m not a Mt. Dew drinker at all (If I’m going to have soda of any kind, I prefer colas, RC Cola being my favorite), and I don’t usually eat Doritos–Jay tends to buy the wacky, super-spicy flavors while I’m a basic, Nacho Cheese Doritos kind of gal. And if I’m going to snack, I’d rather bury myself at the bottom of a bag of potato chips anyway. So I’m rather unfamiliar with the combo, but Marc and Jay both speak highly of it.
I had to force myself to try one…And I’ll be honest, they’re not my favorite. They’re waaay too sweet–Cloyingly sweet. The chip on top helps cut the sweetness a little, but even still, not my thing. That being said, though, Jay liked them. Perhaps he drinks enough Dew that he’s used to the overly sweetness, because he didn’t think they were bad at all. He said you can definitely taste the hint of Mt. Dew present in them, but the overall flavor is lemon. So if you like lemony-flavored desserts (I’m pretty picky about what I like when it comes to lemon, and cupcakes/cake are not one of those things), you’ll probably like these.
And as for my coworkers? Everyone who tried one said they were pretty good. I wasn’t expecting to take home an empty box, and I have to bring a couple more to work tomorrow for folks who missed out. So maybe it’s my tastebuds that are all out of whack.
That being said, though, I don’t think I’ll be making these again, unless I get a request for them!