If you know me you may know that I think ranch is awesome. On salad? Sweet - best salad ever. Dipping things in it? Sup, buffalo wings, you're looking delicious. Blue cheese? No thanks - that's gross. Check plus ranch dressing. So, needless to say, when I saw these I decided I should buy them. I would've preferred a smaller bag in case these are awful, but they didn't have a smaller bag! Of course, I ended up finding a smaller bag at a different store later in the week, but that's not the point. I have these now.
But what do they taste like?
Spicy. But not buffalo wing spicy, like the Pringles Blastin' Buffalo Wing - it's more of a generic spice. Maybe it's just me, but I'm not really tasting the buffalo or the ranch taste. To be fair, it probably isn't easy to make one chip taste like two flavors, but I don't think they've quite done it. The actual taste isn't obvious. My mouth mostly just burns a little right now. It really doesn't taste like much, weirdly. Or, at least, not of buffalo wings or ranch.
They don't taste bad - Doritos rarely do, but they're also very much not buffalo wings and ranch which is kinda strange since some of them are nearly neon with flavor. They're a bit spicy and mouth burn-y, but not really anything more than that.
As far as wanting something that tastes like buffalo wings or ranch these definitely miss the mark. That being said, they don't taste bad necessarily... they're pretty much just mildly spicy nacho Doritos that don't quite taste like cheese. Weird.