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Apr 21, 2010 05:53 PM

What have they done to Fritos?

We don't eat them as often as we like but we had a small bag the other day and they had a different texture-lighter,airier. We got another bag a few days later and they were the same way. Even my husband who doesn't always notice these things noticed right away. I liked them better the other way. They did taste the same. Someone told my husband that they were quietly lowering the fat in the snacks , so maybe they had to change the texture. Has anyone else noticed this?

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  1. Honestly, I haven't noticed this, but would not be surprised if you're correct. Frito Lay may simply trying to steal a march on the food Bolshevism that is gaining strength within the Beltway.

    PS--I no longer see BBQ Fritos, and this really hurts my parts.

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    1. re: Perilagu Khan

      I love your comment about "food Bolshevism." New York City banned partially hydrogenated fats. About three months ago, some goofy New York state congressman introduced a bill to prohibit the addition of salt to ALL food in restaurants. The FDA announced that it was going to "study" issuing regulations to gradually reduce the salt in canned goods. Chicago's city counsel banned serving foie gras inside the city limits. (They then repealed the ban when the city became a laughing stock.) The U.S. Congress is talking about taxing sugared soft drinks for the good of fat kids. Kraft announced that it was reducing the fat across the board in all of its products where it was possible.

      Yeah, Perilagu Khan, food Bolshevism is on its way. What is scary is that these are just the opening shots. It's going to get worse, much worse. The capacity of people to want to control the lives of strangers is amazing.

      And, unfortunately, Fritos and a whole host of other foods, are not the sort of foods that you can stockpile in an attempt to resist food Bolshevism. When they're gone, they're gone, unless you can get a hold of a good copy-cat recipe and make it yourself.

      1. re: gfr1111

        The salt thing--not everybody is even affected the same way. Not all hypertension is made worse by salt.

        1. re: gfr1111

          The capacity of people to be bullied by government is also amazing. Until Americans grow a spine and develop some common sense these disgusting trends will proceed apace.

      2. Personally Fritos are a gourmet food in my book, but I have not noticed a change.

        I have not seen the BBQ Fritos but the Chili Cheese ones are addictive.

        1. I haven't noticed that either, but like others said, I wouldn't be surprised. I think the reason I didn't notice is that I usually only eat them at the bottom of a bowl full of chili! :)

          1. I know it's not the same thing, but if you want that corn flavor with the good, crunchy texture, try corn nuts. They're my new addiction.