Let’s Talk About the Best Takis Flavors

If you are alive in 2022, you know (and probably love) Takis. These crunchy, spicy, citrusy rolled tortilla chips are wildly popular and available nearly everywhere in the U.S. They are one of Gen Z’s favorite snacks and were even the star of a popular TikTok food craze. What some people might not realize, however, is that Takis makes so many different types and flavors of products.

Lucky for us, Good Mythical Morning writer Kalyn French is a hot chip aficionado and Takis superfan. She stopped by our office to help me taste every Takis flavor available in the Takis universe. While some were forgettable, these 4 were absolutely fuego.

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takis fuego

Best of the Best

Takis Fuego

They are the classic. The blueprint. The perfect example of Takis. You simply cannot go wrong with the taste of Takis Fuego. Spice and sourness are perfectly balanced in this version of Takis. Kalyn thinks they are “excellent” and I completely agree. You can’t improve something that’s already perfect. They’re not for the faint of heart, but they are for the strong of taste buds. In my opinion, nothing can trump the OG. Takis Fuego forever!!!

Credit: Sarah Demonteverde / Walmart

Rating:

10/10

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takis nitro

Best Citrus

Takis Nitro

These are red. So red that they look like you should absolutely not eat them, which only makes me want to eat them more. They are an un-forbidden forbidden food. And the only thing stronger than the color is the flavor. These are some of the most citrusy Takis we tried. The lime factor is off the charts in Takis Nitro. If you’re part of the citric acid fan club, grab a bag of these.

Credit: Sarah Demonteverde / Target

Rating:

9/10

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takis fajitas

Most Unique

Takis Crunchy Fajitas

These Crunchy Fajita Takis were my favorite take on Takis. They are a little spicy and super savory, but the sour tang is more gentle than it is in most other Takis products. We all agreed they taste like taco meat in the best way possible. Cumin is kicking in the Takis Crunchy Fajitas seasoning. While the group was split on these, we all agreed that they are definitely the most unique. But, hey, since I’m writing this list, I am in charge and I will say that these are among the most delicious!

Credit: Sarah Demonteverde / Walmart

Rating:

9/10

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takis stix

Best Crunch

Takis Stix Fuego

Kalyn absolutely loved these Takis Stix in Fuego. Sometimes, when I see her in the office, she waves and then approaches me to reminisce about how much she loved these Takis Stix. The crunch is airier in these than in their classic Takis counterparts. The flavor, however, is class Fuego. If you want to mix up your snack game but can’t stop eating your beloved Takis, these are a great option to diversify your noshing.

Rating:

8/10

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Other Products We Tried: Blue Heat, Flare, Guacamole, Stix Flare, Waves Fuego

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About the Author

Jordan Myrick

Jordan is an L.A.-based writer and comedian who believes all food should come with extra sauce. When they're not writing for Sporked, Jordan is at the movies or sharing an order of french fries with their elderly chihuahua.

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  • But….but the Hot Nuts are the best tho. Where are those fellas?

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  • I am so desperate to know what the crew thinks about the blue takis! They’ve been mentioned a few times but never expanded upon. I think they are absolutely perfect. A good heat, a nice citrus tang. I like them better than the original. What’s the difference between the blue and the fuego in Sporked’s opinion? My flavor profile taster is broken.

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    • I also think the blue takis are better than the orginal. I wonder what the crew thinks of them. im assuming they didnt try them because theyd have to be on here.

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  • I see guac takis on the post below, but not here? Wass goin’ on?

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  • Were you able to try the limited edition volcano Queso? That is my absolute favorite. I just can not find them.

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  • You forgot xplosion taxis

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  • As a Mexican girly that grew up eating these after la primaria as my after school snack, I am here to tell ya that Fuego is NOT the “OG” Takis. It is actually sabor Original. They are in the all green packaging. So please, put some respect on the actual OGs.

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  • i do like your choices but i do feel like crunchy fajita are lacking spice if you know what i mean

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