Sometimes, not even the ultimate comfort food can satisfy the growling monster otherwise known as your stomach. Enter Burger King's Mac n' Cheetos, a junk food mashup that's back by improbably popular demand. The snack is fairly self-explanatory: a stick of fried macaroni and cheese dusted with Cheeto flavoring. Basically, it sounds like what happens when you accidentally drop a glob of macaroni and cheese into a half-consumed bag of Cheetos resting on your lap, and a few hours later, you decide to eat said glob because it's 2 a.m. and nobody's watching. You already know if this is something you're into.
Fast food connoisseurs may recognize Mac n' Cheetos from last June, when Burger King introduced them to an unsuspecting world for a limited time. Aimed squarely at "anyone who ever wished they could eat warm mac n’ cheese like they do a bag of chips," i.e., those of us who maintain the diet of a college freshman, they sold out within a few weeks. After Mac n' Cheetos were removed from menus, people mourned their loss; when it was discovered that frozen versions of the fried cheese sticks were sold at grocery stores, the Internet basically threw a party.
THEY HAVE MAC N CHEETOS AT SHEETZ I'M ON THE VERGE OF TEARS— Joy @ play it loud🎉 (@diorpain) January 4, 2017
mac n cheetos from sheetz are the bomb— Jєяαldiηє Mαятιηєz (@Jeraldine24_) December 27, 2016
At last, it seems Burger King has taken pity on Mac n' Cheetos lovers. On Thursday, the fast food chain announced the snack — described in a press release as "cheesiest, most amplified version of mac n’ cheese imaginable" —would return to participating stores on May 18. According to Business Insider, the snack mashup will be sold in packs of five for $2.69.
Like last time, though, it's for a limited time. So, you may want to plan a trip to Burger King before the Mac n' Cheetos disappear into the void once more. Otherwise, you'll have to content yourself with the many, many other Cheetos novelty snacks out there.