TGIF Treats


Does a Doritos Anonymous exist yet? If not, does anyone want to start one up with me?

Even as a kid, during the very brief occasions when I had unlimited access to junk food (like friend birthday parties, for example), I always gravitated towards the Doritos. This was back when Doritos were only known for two flavors – Nacho Cheese and Cool Ranch. Now they’re available in almost every flavor imaginable. I could just picture the licensed Dorito-Scientists who are like, “Spaghetti and Meatball Doritos*? Yeah, why not!”

I chose Doritos for our TGIF Treat of the Week, even though I think they’re TGI-anytime-and-all-the-time Treats. Why do I think I have a problem over these delicious triangles of wonder? My mood improves if I know they’re in the house. Certain meals have been made better with the addition of Doritos. Ever try dipping them into some homemade chili? You’re welcome.

Here are a few fun facts about Doritos. They made their wonderful debut to the world in 1964, and became the first tortilla chip to be launched nationally. The first flavor produced was known just as “Toasted Corn” (which is available once again  in a “flashback” bag), and for a brief time in the 1970s, a Sour Cream & Onion Dorito was introduced. Doritos were only introduced in New Zealand last year – shocking, right? Friends in New Zealand – you need to catch up on all of the Doritos you should have been able to eat years ago.

Is it true that a Dorito by any other name would be as tasty? Of course! Remember when Nacho Cheese was “Nacho Cheesier”, and Cool Ranch was “Cooler Ranch” back in the 90s? And that was just in the States! According to Mike McGuff, Cool Ranch is known as “Cool American” in the Netherlands. That’s pretty amazing, isn’t it?

This Friday, I encourage all of you to invite a friend over, pop in a good movie and celebrate the end of the week with a gigantic bowl of Doritos. And make sure to share something quite important in the comments section below: What’s your favorite flavor?

* As of right now, this flavor does not yet exist. Give it some time.

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