'Doritos' on Serious Eats

We Try the New Doritos Locos Tacos Chips (!)

The folks at Taco Bell and Frito-Lay have joined forces to bring us the next generation of taco-chip hybrids: the Doritos Locos Tacos Doritos in both Nacho Cheese and Cool Ranch flavors. That's right, a chip version of the taco version of a chip. So meta. We kind of wanted to hate them, but really couldn't. More

How to Pair Soda with Cool Ranch Doritos

If you're reading this post you're probably trying to get chip-faced, and what you really need to know is which soda is going to make your Cool Ranch Doritos (CRD) taste best. Last week I ripped a page from a real wine sommelier's playbook and set about discovering just that. We went to the store and bought a lot of soda. A lot. More

Fast Food: Taco Bell's New Doritos Loco Is Worth the Hype

The fast food commentariat lost its collective mind when Taco Bell introduced the Doritos Loco Taco in March—simply a Taco Bell beef taco transplanted out of its plain corn case and into a Dorito-sanctioned hard shell—but I rolled my eyes and dismissed it as a clumsy blunt force gimmick. My mistake: the Doritos Loco has since become the best-selling Taco Bell product of all time. And turns out, it's worth a lot of the hype and all of the $1.29. More

Why Nacho Cheese Doritos Taste Like Heaven

I don't love Nacho Cheese Doritos because my late grandfather used to sneak them to me under the pew during tedious Sunday sermons (he didn't). And I don't crave their cheesy crunch because my grade school crush, Bridget McElroy, sported an ever present orange film of "cheese" under her fingernails (thoughshe probably did). They taste like heaven because their creator, Frito-Lay, designs them to. Today we're focusing on the science behind that cheesy seasoning. More

Pizza Snack: Doritos Collisions, Pizza Cravers and Ranch Tortilla Chips

[Photographs: Adam Kuban] Stick the word pizza on your snack-food item, and Slice is sure to buy it. The latest pizza-but-not-pizza thing I saw at the supermarket was Doritos Collisions Pizza Cravers/Ranch flavor. The Collisions line features two flavors in one bag. The four combinations are Hot Wings/Blue Cheese, Zesty Taco/Chipotle Ranch, Habañero/Guacamole, and Cheesy Enchilada/Sour Cream.... More

In Videos: 'Mexican Beauty' Doritos Commercial

It's like that scene from American Beauty featuring a rose petal-covered Mena Suvari, but with Doritos instead of rose petals, and an overweight Mexican dude instead of Mena Suvari. And...wait, whose dream is this? It's yours! But only if you eat Mexicana Doritos, according to this commercial from Australia. I'm not sure that's an appealing prospect. Watch the video after the jump.... More

Doritos' Virtual Haunted Hotel

Who knew that Doritos even had an online virtual universe? Well, the nacho-snack-chip folks there have added a virtual haunted hotel to it. Hotel 626 is only open from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., otherwise you have to make a reservation to visit later. It's best to visit with headphones, a webcam, and a microphone—they help you complete challenges once inside. [via AdRants]... More

In Videos: Doritos Wins Peabody

Last week, Stephen Colbert credited Doritos for his success on winning the Peabody award for "distinguished achievement and meritorious public service" of television news: "Doritos gave me the money to produce those ground breaking shows. Doritos, I believe, also, gave me nacho-cheese lung... So Doritos have now won a Peabody." To commemorate this "landmark achievement in snacking," Colbert has created stickers that say "Peabody Award Winning!" for people to download, print, and take to their local supermarket to stick onto bags of Doritos. Watch the video, after the jump.... More

Photo of the Day: Nacho Cheese Doritos

Photograph from Allen Sandquist on Flickr I had no idea that Doritos packaging ever looked as cute and simple as this one from the 1970s. Today's bag design looks a bit more...intense. Check out more great retro food packages in Roadsidepictures' Flickr set. Previously Photo of the Day: Skippy Peanut Butter Tin Can, 1930s Potato-Chip Connoisseur... More

Super Bowl: Food Commercials Wrapup

The Super Bowl is about so much more than football. It's also about commercialism! After the jump watch six examples of food-related commercials from yesterday's Super Bowl that range from "funny and witty" to, "That was kind of horrible, why did I sit through that?" Check out more Super Bowl ads at myspace.com.... More

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