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1970's "Taco-Flavored" Doritoes BACK in some locations!

natewrites Jan 4, 2011 04:32 PM

How I found Chowhound a few years ago was in regards to an old post mourning the lament of those 1970's "Taco-flavored Doritoes," not those lame re-makes but the real thing.

So my sister calls me from Richmond/Pasco Washington about an hour ago, and they're there! I didn't believe her, but she texted me a picture of the bag sitting in her cart and promised to send me two bags via post. They are the SAME design even!! Same old tacky orange 70's design.

Can you believe it? It doesn't matter that 1. it's a 100% nostalgic "I grew up in the 70's thing" nor 2. They're so processed they could last beyond a nuclear war. It's about they're back!!!!! I can finally make my old 4-H recipe for "Taco Salad."

Yay. You remember these bad boys? They were the bomb. I hope they still taste as I remember.

P..S, I will send a picture as soon at the satelite will send me one from my cell.

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  1. natewrites RE: natewrites Jan 4, 2011 05:10 PM

    For you purists, lol, the EXACT location of this "spotting" was Richland WInco Foods in Richland, Washington. Picture forthcoming.

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    1. re: natewrites
      vitese RE: natewrites Jan 5, 2011 06:37 AM

      Also saw them in Southern CA. My brother loved those things.

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      sedimental RE: natewrites Jan 5, 2011 08:20 AM

      Those were the BEST!

      1. Firegoat RE: natewrites Jan 5, 2011 10:05 AM

        I remember eating those unnaturally colored things! I hope they don't disappoint.

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          sedimental RE: Firegoat Jan 5, 2011 10:43 AM

          Well, I don't get "the munchies" anymore...and my lava lamp is long gone.....I think I used to swig them down with a "tab" cola.............so I hope they taste the same!!! LOL

        2. gmm RE: natewrites Jan 15, 2011 07:25 PM

          I have to admit that I don't remember if I ever tried these the first time around, but I looked them up on the Frito Lay/Doritos product finder and quite a few stores in my area were supposed to have them. I had no luck at four different grocery stores, but finally located some at a WalMart in Spokane, WA. Love the retro packaging.

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            poser RE: gmm Jan 15, 2011 07:32 PM

            Enjoy them while you can. They are an in and out item and as of today they are no longer available.

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              gmm RE: poser Jan 15, 2011 08:53 PM

              I have to say, I think they're okay, but they won't replace Salsa Verde as my favorite Doritos flavor. I did just notice, on the back of the bag there's an ad for Taco flavor in "new" packaging coming soon. I wonder if that means they're planning to add the flavor to their regular lineup.

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                poser RE: gmm Jan 15, 2011 09:20 PM

                They have recycled Taco flavored Doritos in various forms and names over the last few years. The most recent offering was partnered with 'king sized fritos', another example of their throw back marketing.

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