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Sep 13, 2000 03:52 PM

Endangered and Extinct: Taco Flavored Doritos

  • j

Ok this will probably cause me to lose any respect I had on this board... but here goes... Yes, I realize they probably last produced them over 10 years ago, but for the limited time they produced them I -really- liked the flavor of those things. I'm probably the only one who did. I think they replaced them with the cool ranch ones, which I hate with a passion.

Now, those new Doritoes 3D things... I like the jalapeno flavored ones, those suckers are actually pretty spicy. You can only eat a few before your mouth starts to burn, which I think is a good thing considering how fattening they are.

Now.. you could really improve those 3D's by injecting their hollow casings with cheez whiz or something equally processed..

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  1. Jason, taco doritos may still exist "down here". I'll look. I like them too, and think the cool ranch are disgusting. They really tried pushing the "Pizza Hut" flavored ones but I don't know if it lasted.

    Have you tried the Poore Brother's Habanero and their jalapeno chips? not corn chips, but potato. Very very crunchy & hot.


    1. You are not alone.

      Taco-flavored Doritos was my all-time favorite type of Dorito. Every once in a while, it is brought back.

      What I don't understand is that Frito-Lay's potato chips are so depressing, and yet their Dorito line is so clearly superior to the mass market competition (including Frito-Lay's other tortilla chips). Like you, I boycott Cool Ranch, and I hate the texture of the 3D's. So if I'm going to go the orange finger route, it's usually Nacho Doritos for me.

      1. Oh my gosh. I finally found someone who not only has actually heard of them but loves them too. I have looked everywhere for them ,I ate them all the time when I was in jr high. They were my best friend and I favorite snack Those and the Nacho cheese. About 6 years ago I was traveling to Chattanooga Tenn and found some at the grocery store so I bought a few bags, went back a Yr. or so later and they were gone and I have never found them again. I wrote to Frito Lay and they said they still make them but they are sold only in New Mexico and a small part of Texes. If you have any luck in locating them PLEASE E-Mail me and if we have to buy them by the case so be it.

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        1. re: Joni

          A quick Google search turned up the following. I'm sure there are many more mail-order sources out there - I also found a place in Jakarta selling them. FWIW the Frito-Lay website lists Taco as one of the available Doritos flavors.


        2. I called Frito Lay yesterday and was told that Taco Doritos are available by themselves in selected US areas, California not being one of them. Here all we get are the combination bags of Taco & Chipotle Ranch. If enough Left Coasters call them and request they be made available out here, it might happen. Vox populi!

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          1. re: cheesecakeking

            I see Taco-flavored Doritos every so often at Target. They've changed the color of the packaging (I recall that they were once bright blue) so you need to read the package, but you should find them somewhere.

          2. Doritos flavours available in Canada: Nacho Cheese, Zesty Cheese, Spicy Nacho, JalapeƱo and Cheddar, Baked! Nacho Cheese, Sweet Chili Heat!, Bold BBQ, Chili Cheese Lime, Red Hot Reiner, Cool Ranch, Tandoori Sizzler! and Doritos Collisions Hot Wings/Blue Cheese.

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            1. re: mrbozo

              I soooo want tandoori doritos! And FWIW if you have Meijer in your area, which actually is only probably the Midwest, their generic nacho flavored corn chips, taste a LOT like Taco Doritos.