Houston native and Grammy Award-winning rapper Megan Thee Stallion told Jimmy Fallon about her favorite childhood snack on his nightly show, and it might turn your stomach. The locally popular food combination is spicy cheetos and pickles.
She appeared as a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on August 11 to talk about her new album Traumazine, but the presenter was quickly carried away by the cooking, which she confessed during the interview she couldn’t get enough of.
“We eat spicy Cheetos, but they have pickles on the inside,” she explained, giving Fallon a sample, which he actually liked.
The seemingly random combination is quite popular in Bayou City. The recording artist even mentioned that the snack was something she only saw there.
In fact, small business owners in the Texas city have taken the iconic culinary duo to a whole new level, turning them into the succulent, whimsical creations Houstonians go crazy for.
They use ingredients like chamoy, a hot spice, or different types of candy to enhance the flavor.
It’s so celebrated in the area that this year’s famous Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo had a basket of rippled pickle chips with a nacho cheese spread and sprinkled with hot Cheetos for the meal that guests could order.
Something you can also find around town are some of the most unique desserts featuring salty veggies and crunchy cornbread.
There are Cheeto-flavored desserts like fruit and pickle mixes, or a hot Cheeto-crusted pickle paired with Chamoy-flavored peach candy rings.
Some places go so far as to create wacky creations like cucumber-flavored Sno Cones along with hot Cheetos wrapped inside.
You can find these creations almost anywhere in the South Texas city and even beyond, from Latinx-owned home cooks or at places like Sno Cone stands and Antojito joints.