It all started with this simple recipe posted by Reynolds Kitchen: A Hot Cheetos turkey cooked in a Reynolds oven bag. Sure, there were Ranch Doritos and Funyun covered turkeys included on the list, but it was the Hot Cheetos version that really had people reacting. The recipe — which calls for placing “hot puffed cheese sticks [read: delicious Hot Cheetos] in a food processor and process[ing] until fully crushed” — involves brushing the turkey with oil or butter, coating it with the chip crumbs and roasting. And roast is what the internet did.
The devil is REAL https://t.co/welMyks2M0
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) November 19, 2018
WAIT!!! A Flamin’ Hot Cheetos turkey though?!
— Justin Andrews (@Justin_EAndrews) November 19, 2018
Fixed this …
Hot Cheetos turkey declared a human rights violation https://t.co/03DDoex58r
— Phil Watson (@PhilWatsonFS) November 19, 2018
About 30 minutes after eating that I’d be Thankful for indoor plumbing.
— Enlighten The Populace (@JC_Kentucky) November 19, 2018
It goes perfectly with Raisin Potato Salad.
— John Edwards 🇨🇦 🍁 (@Anorak_CA) November 19, 2018
Everyday we stray further from God’s light 🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️
— Mr.Gore (@ThatsMrGore2You) November 20, 2018
Did I just see a turkey with crushed up hot Cheetos on my TL? Smdh. Y’all don’t deserve nice things. LOL
— ShesforOKC (@shesforOKC) November 19, 2018
But of course, the hate wasn’t unanimous. Some people were into the idea of a turkey covered in tasty, cheesy chips. We mean, combining one good thing with another good thing is bound to make a great thing, right?
Lowkey, the Hot Cheetos Turkey looks good as hell. Am I the only one who thinks so? pic.twitter.com/uMGp2ZuXpi
— Marty. (@Atwitisborn) November 19, 2018
Don’t act like yall don’t put hot cheetos in your turkey sandwiches 🤣 Its good af lowkey https://t.co/2lh25sJvzo
— TommyNolan ♦ (@ItsTNolan) November 19, 2018
— Feitelberg (@FeitsBarstool) November 20, 2018
I would eat the hot Cheetos turkey
— Auntie (@NoosieBadAzz) November 20, 2018
I would absolutely eat the hot-Cheetos-crusted turkey
— treska 🌴 (@treskaneska) November 20, 2018
Yes. God yes.
“Spice up Thanksgiving dinner with a Flamin’ Hot Cheetos turkey”
“Other ‘Flavor Blasted Turkeys’ listed on the site include a ranch flavored turkey and an onion flavored turkey” https://t.co/A1BsTdZsC5
— Martin Casas (@MARTIN_CASAS) November 20, 2018
— Melissa Chan (@MelissaChan722) November 22, 2017
There are many things that seem to divide our opinions: durian, haggis, pineapple on pizza, cheddar cheese and apple pie, cilantro. Crocs. Kanye West. But, we all know what you’re wondering. Would we try this Hot Cheetos turkey? Is it an abomination, or absolutely genius? Does it really matter, since you’ve likely formed a strong opinion either way? Well, the answer is…
And we’re fine with that.