To those of you who fly frequently: God bless you. I fly once a year and only because I have to – there is no other way to get where I want to go for vacation, unless I want to go by boat, and there is no way that’s happening; I get seasick. Like many of the horror stories you hear regarding flights getting delayed mine is no different, except for the fact that I discovered Burger King’s Mac n’ Cheetos.
So there I was staring at the flight indicator board checking on the status of my connecting flight from Charlotte, NC to Pittsburgh, PA. In big, bold letters it was written: DELAYED.
My heart sank. I had just spent three or so hours smashed in the middle seat between two of the most obnoxious dudes ever. To my right was a guy who after eating a six-cut pizza decided to pass out and snore up a storm. Not only that, he kept trying to use my shoulder as a pillow. To my left was this hippie sort of dude who thought deodorant was optional. Every so often he’d lean back and try to take a peak at my iPad – not cool bro – even if you don’t eat meat.
My flight was a disaster. The very last possible thing I wanted to see was that my flight was delayed. I just wanted to be comfortable – I wanted to be home.
As I turned around from the illuminated board of doom, the smell of Burger King (a smell I associate with little league baseball after-parties, late night college runs for food, and America) a feeling of home registered in my brain. I needed some good, comfort food to make me feel better, and there waiting for me like a long-time friend was Burger King.
I ordered my usual, but then I saw it. An ad for Mac n’ Cheese encrusted in a layer of Cheetos – Mac n’ Cheetos is what they called it. I like Mac n’ Cheese and Cheetos so I decided to give it a try. It was like eating mozzarella sticks, but with a center that has more to it. It was chedder-y, it was gooey, it was goodness!
Consume Review Repeat gives Burger King’s Mac n’ Cheese an 8 out of 10 crowns and talking cheetahs.