Burger King’s Mac n’ Cheetos were originally introduced in June of 2016 and were an instant hit. These sticks of mac n’ cheese deep fried in orange Cheetos dust were the perfect answer for late night munchies. The portable little box contained five pieces and was served with ranch dressing.
You either loved them or you never tried them. According to Alex Swerdloff of Munchies, “Fox News took to the streets of New York and did a taste test. Most of the people they polled seemed to be pleasantly surprised by the orange snack, gushing the likes of, “Oh my god, this is so good!” Others pointed out pointed out that people are eating the Mac ‘N Cheetos, their fingers were clean and not orange—a big win.
Alex Macedo, president for Burger King inNorth America, called the Mac n’ Cheetos a “triple threat” for combining Burger King, Cheetos and mac and cheese. The snack has been brought to “satisfy guests’ cravings,” he said in a statement. But just as quickly as they captured the attention of the public, they disappeared. On the market for just eight weeks and poof- gone.
And just as suddenly, Burger King is brining them back its “Mac n’ Cheetos” for a limited time at participating restaurants starting May 18. You’ll get 5 pieces for $2.69, 20 cents more than they sold when they were available last summer.