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Doritos Means “Little Golden Things,” And They Were Invented At Disneyland

People might have freaked out when a Starbucks opened within the Main Street Bakery at Walt Disney World, but how soon we forget. Cross-branding is nothing new. When Disneyland opened, it featured a Mexican(ish) restaurant called Casa de Fritos run by the Frito company. It was on New Orleans Street, near another product-placement eatery: Aunt Jemima’s Pancake House. It at the Casa de Fritos that the beloved Dorito was invented. Yes, really. [More]


Shrimp Mayonnaise Doritos: Yet Another Bewildering Flavor You Won’t Find In The U.S.

Sometimes it’s just like food media outlets in other countries are playing a kind of flavor Mad Libs: [Ingredient not usually in American snacks] + [Another ingredient not usually in American snacks] + [Brand name] =  snack concoction the American will inevitably buzz about. Oh, hello, Shrimp Mayonnaise Doritos. [More]

(Northwest dad)

So Who Actually Came Up With The Idea Of The Dorito-Shell Taco?

The answer to the question posed in the headline is probably “every somewhat buzzed college kid in the last 30 years,” but while many of us likely pondered the combination of tacos and Doritos, we all somehow failed to get around to pitching the idea to Taco Bell. And though the recently departed Todd Mills has been credited with pushing the company to make this dream a reality, a writing instructor at the University of Chicago claims he was part of the first group to actually pitch the notion to Taco Bell — in 1995. [More]

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The Thought Of Dorito-Covered Hot Wings Convinces Buffalo Wild Wings To Switch From Coke To Pepsi

Restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings is ditching Coca-Cola as its soft drink supplier and switching to Pepsi. But what’s most fascinating about this change is how the folks at PepsiCo convinced BWW to jump ship. [More]

You’ll Have To Go To Japan To Get Avocado and Cheese Doritos

You’ll Have To Go To Japan To Get Avocado and Cheese Doritos

Our site mission is to bring you the very latest in cutting-edge snack technology, and also some incidental consumer news. As part of that mission, we’re sharing the wonderful news that avocado and cheese Doritos are now officially a thing…that you can only buy in Japan. [More]


Of Course You Can Buy Hempfest Doritos On eBay For $50

Who would’ve thought the cool thing to do at Hempfest would be to run toward cops, instead of away from them? After Seattle police’s weekend supply of Doritos ran out lickety-split at the festival celebrating all things pot, the only natural result is a smattering of eBay listings for the chips. Because if there’s one thing that extends 15 minutes of novelty fame, it’s eBay. [More]


Seattle Law Enforcement Going On Doritos Duty At This Year’s Pot Fest

Now that marijuana is legal in the state of Washington, the role of police at Seattle’s yearly Hempfest is changing just a teeny bit. While in the past, enforcing laws against pot smoking were already a low priority, police will be protecting and serving — Doritos. They’ll be serving chips. The munchies situation must be dire at this festival.  [More]

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New Taco Bell Doritos Locos Tacos Flavor Is Fiery: Reactions From Those Within Earshot

When the breathless press release landed in Consumerist’s inbox, panting that the new flavor of Doritos Locos Tacos at Taco Bell would be Fiery Doritos,  the first reaction was kind of, “Oh. Okay.” Because sure, sometimes the third time is the charm, but in this case, it feels a bit like we’ve been Doritos Locos Tacos’d out. You try typing that phrase repeatedly over three years of ramped up anticipation about various iterations of a fast food product and see if you can summon any real enthusiasm. [More]

Bizarro Snack Time: Bacon-Flavored Doritos And Pepsi-Flavored Cheetos

Bizarro Snack Time: Bacon-Flavored Doritos And Pepsi-Flavored Cheetos

The world has pretty much accepted that the next Doritos Locos Tacos flavor from Taco Bell will be the chili-lime deliciousness of Flamas. That’s only because most of us didn’t know that the Frito-Lay/Yum Brands universe also contains other simultaneously amazing and horrible flavors that are only available in Japan. Like bacon Doritos and Pepsi-flavored Cheetos. [More]

New Doritos Locos Taco Flavor Coming On August 22

New Doritos Locos Taco Flavor Coming On August 22

Taco Bell made a big fancy announcement today that the next flavor of the Doritos Locos taco is coming in only three weeks. What is that flavor? They won’t say! It’s a mystery! Except for how they already told everyone months ago. [More]

(Paxton Holley)

7 Things We Learned About The History Of The Doritos Locos Taco

We’ve been writing about Taco Bell’s Doritos Locos Taco for more than two years, since it was just a fast food experiment being tested in small pockets around the country. But we never knew exactly where the idea came from. [More]

And the snake eats its own taco-flavored tail.

Snack Food World Collapses In Upon Itself As Doritos Announces Doritos Locos Tacos Doritos

It was an inevitability we all secretly knew but refused to openly admit for fear of having to face the inherent existential dilemma it presents, but the fearless folks at Pepsico have decided to mess with the snack-time continuum, announcing the impending release of Doritos Locos Tacos flavored Doritos. [More]

Have a family party? Buy both

The Difference Between Family Size And Party Size Doritos: One Ounce

Grocery shopping recently, reader Joseph noticed something interesting: there were two different types of Doritos bags on the shelf that were very close in size, but the same price. The Grocery Shrink Ray is nothing new, but the bags came in two varieties: the positively economical seventeen-ounce “Family Size,” then the small and portable sixteen-ounce “Party Size.” Wait, what? [More]

(Kitty & Kal-El)

Doritos Planning Taco Bell Chip Flavor: We Get It, You Guys Love Each Other

You know the couple — they start all cute, engage in a little PDA, one of them launches a line of wildly successful tacos using the other’s flavor, and then all of a sudden they’re all over Twitter, gushing at each other in public and making the rest of us cringe. The news of Frito-Lay creating a new chip in a “Taco Bell” flavor is the last straw. Get a room,  you guys. And also, what does a Taco Bell taste like? [More]

Get in our bellies.

Taco Bell CEO Makes Everyone’s Day With Doritos: “We’ve Got Cool Ranch. That’s Coming.”

Ever since Taco Bell learned that putting this together with that would result in millions of smiles, with “this” being nacho flavor Doritos and “that” being taco shells, we’ve been waiting and hoping for a Cool Ranch version of the Doritos Locos Taco to show up.  We got a hint a few weeks ago and now the company CEO himself has confirmed our greatest (or second greatest) hope and desire. [More]

Everything you could ever need -- assuming you only drink Bud Lite, Pepsi and eat Doritos.

Doritos, Pepsi & Bud Light Join Forces To Form Huge Supermarket Display Voltron

Sick of going separate sections of the supermarket to buy beer, soda and snacks? Then the folks at PepsiCo and Anheuser-Busch InBev N.V. have created the monster one-stop display for you. [More]

This is apparently becoming a reality.

Taco Bell Drops Huge Hint That Cool Ranch Doritos Taco Is To Become A Real Thing You Can Buy

Are you tired of having to craft your own Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco shell in the privacy of your own kitchen? I can’t be the only one. Regardless, it looks like Taco Bell is prepping to unleash the cooler, ranchier version of its wildly popular food-like item. [More]

Doritos Shells Arrive At Taco Bell Restaurants Nationwide Tonight At Midnight

Doritos Shells Arrive At Taco Bell Restaurants Nationwide Tonight At Midnight

UPDATE: After further review of when this news was posted and reviewing taco calendars, we realize that the Doritos tacos are actually ALREADY ON SALE. Forgive the confusion, and commence freaking out. [More]