We all know that the baked cheetos in the cafeteria don’t taste anything like the real thing, but just how bad do they taste compared to the normal, beloved cheetos you find at almost every store? Well, as my mom put it when I opened the bag and had her try it, “These suck!” I personally thought it tasted like an artificial cheese covered packing peanut. To my relief, my mother bought a bag of normal cheetos that I sampled throughout the school day. I will use four points; crunch, cheesiness, taste, and packaging. For this review, I chose the regular cheesy flavor so when I switched to the next cheeto flavor, the hotness of the last bag wouldn’t interfere. Overall, the baked cheetos were greatly lacking. The crunch was like biting into styrofoam. The artificial cheese powder was the same as the regular cheetos, so I suppose the baked did earn a point in that category, but the taste is of the actual cheetos is just as important if not more important than the taste of the cheese.. The packaging of the baked cheetos was sub-par at best. It had this odd, unsavory texture. It was smooth, but was also matte, which upon looking at the normal cheetos packaging, which is shiny, it does not earn the point for packaging. So, the point count for the baked cheetos is a 1 out of 4 points. The regular cheetos that I sampled were perfect. Crunch factor definitely earns these cheetos a point. It was crunchier than a styrofoam peanut, which is all it had to be better than, but it went passed that. It was a perfect crunch, the kind you can hear in your head louder than people talking in the halls. The cheesiness was about the same as the baked cheetos that I mentioned earlier, so this also earns the regular cheetos. The cheeto taste was nice, much better than the baked cheetos. Packaging wise, as it was the shiny, smooth texture I know and love, it scores yet another point. All in all, the regular cheetos scores a 4 out of 4, which is much better than the baked cheetos. Just bring your own cheetos to lunch if you want to eat good tasting cheetos. It will save you and your taste buds from the awful taste of styrofoam.