(Photo: Burger King/Bloomberg)

We’re not sure when fast food went from “normal food made quickly” to “food normal food has nightmares about,” but it seems like America is becoming increasingly desensitized to the terrifying creations that come from the underground labs at Yum! Brands and/or the McDonald’s compound in Oak Brook, Illinois. We all dropped our monocles at the KFC Double Down and the Doritos Locos Taco, but they too quickly became the new normal. Even the green bun of McDonald’s Chinese Angry Birds burger barely warranted a retch.

So we’re not sure how to feel about Burger King’s recently revealed Mac N’ Cheetos, which are deep-fried sticks of macaroni and cheese covered in officially licensed Cheetos powder. One the one hand, they seem like a crime against nature, but on the other, Cheetos and deep-fried macaroni and cheese sounds like an awesome combination. News of this horrible/delicious thing comes from Bloomberg, which says some Burger King locations have already started rolling out the Mac N’ Cheetos on a trial basis. That trial is presumably going well, because anyone who thinks an item like this wouldn’t sell in the United States probably lives in some kind of paradise like those small villages in Italy where everyone lives to 150.


Anyway, once the full rollout happens, the Mac N’ Cheetos will be available “for about eight weeks or until supplies run out,” and you can get a five-pack (which contains a relatively meager 310 calories) for $2.49. As of right now, there’s no word on how difficult it will be to wash the Cheetos dust from your soul.