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2006/09/06 16:39:28 (permalink)

Taco-flavored Doritos

Does anyone else remember this flavor? It was around in the '70s and early '80s, and had a sombrero image on the bag. These are not to be confused with the Taco Bell Doritos that were around in the '90s.
I loved this flavor and wish Doritos would bring them back. Considering all of the flavors they came out with.....bring taco flavor back! They were spicy and so tasty.
Also Frito-Lay: Bring back Nacho Cheese Tositos while you're at it.
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    tamandmik
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2006/09/06 18:15:52 (permalink)
    Count me in as well. I was about 7 or 8 at the time, my dad used to buy those at the liquor store down the street just for me, along with Wise BBQ chips (still around). They are right up there in the pantheon of long lost snacks. Another candidate would be Charles Chips, which once had a bacon flavored potato chip that was out of this world.
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2006/09/06 18:46:21 (permalink)
    At least we still have Chili Cheese Fritoes!
    Joe
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2006/09/06 22:51:28 (permalink)
    I have seen Taco flavored Doritoes around, and have recently bought them, but they are nothing like the ones in the 1970's, that left your fingers orange. They don't have as much seasoning on them now. Just not the same.

    Mike Sell's in Ohio has a bacon flavored potato chip that is awesome!! And I love Chili Cheese Fritoes, as well.

    Mmmm, snacks!
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2006/09/06 23:30:10 (permalink)
    Wow, a snack I actually remember! Been a day or two on that one. But actually, they had a seasoned taste, but nothing I really miss. Was like a dusting of Lawrys Taco Seasoning on them if I remember correctly.

    Give me back the Cheetos Flaming Hot, (ya, they're still around, but the bite is nowhere near what it used to be).

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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2006/09/07 03:17:12 (permalink)
    actually at a meijer in the greater detroit area, i found some doritos taco chips last week..they were on special 3 for 5 dollars
    and they were soo good..tasted like cool ranch but without the tangy kick...brings back memories of old dutch taco chips

    so it's a good sign that these are still available...
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2006/09/09 10:38:04 (permalink)
    Speaking of bringing chips back, I wish that Frito-Lay would bring back those honey BBQ Fritos that had a grilled look to them. They have the same chips in a Twist form, but the flattened ones were so much crunchier.
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2006/09/09 10:43:03 (permalink)
    In my opinion, The Taco Doritoes on the shelf now taste nothing like the one in the 70's.I have tried them in hopes they were the original.I am not saying they are not a good chip, but not what I remember in my minds eye.Or my taste buds have changed over the last 25 years!!!!!!
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2006/09/09 11:00:25 (permalink)
    Yeah, I remember those. I've mused about them often. They were especially good, I think, because they weren't over-ingrediented or over-seasoned. Just tortilla chips dusted with taco seasoning, mostly chili powder, if i remember correctly. A nice simple flavor profile that didn't mask the flavor of the chip itself. Impossible to sell nowadays, it's not "extreme" enough.
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    ann peeples
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2006/09/09 12:48:19 (permalink)
    essvee-you hit the nail on the head-a subtle flavoring where the taste of the chip was still evident...
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2006/09/15 03:42:01 (permalink)
    hey frogger, i live in chicago and we have had taco flavored doritos ever since they originally came out, and they never took them off the market, so come here to chicago and get ya some!
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2006/09/15 03:48:00 (permalink)
    The old ones had a nice earthy taste.
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2006/09/23 22:44:06 (permalink)
    I was surfing the net tonight, looking for a place to buy Doritos Taco chips when I found this site! Wow, it's good to know I am not the only one thinking about them! I remember eating them back in the 70s, I was hooked on them! Then, they suddenly disappeared from my area. I always thought they discontinued them. Then one day last week, I got a real bad craving for them and decided to contact Frito Lay to see if they could maybe bring them back, after all, it's been 20 something years since they were in my area, and Mexican food is more popular in the northeast now too. I was surprised when the customer service lady said they were never discontinued, just pulled from this area, because their market research department decided they weren't doing good in this area. The only place you can find them now is somewhere in the midwest. She said she would give my message to the marketing department, because they like to hear that their product is wanted in a certain area. So I suggest that if you want to find them again, call Frito Lay, you can get the phone number from their web site, and let them know. In the process, you'll get two 55 cents off any Frito Lay product!
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2006/09/23 23:06:33 (permalink)
    The local Frito-lay marketing people come in for lunch all the time-and i have discussed the taco flavored Doritoes-the ones from the 70s were discontinued and they have new ones brought "back"in 2004(?).Not at all the same but still a decent chip-by all means call them and get the free coupons and ask for them to be brought back in your area!!
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2006/10/31 22:11:41 (permalink)
    I liked the taco flavored one's better than the nacho cheese.

    But I really would like to see the Nacho Cheese flavored Tostitos come back! That is one of my favorite snack foods of all time.

    I'd like to sit back with some Chicken Littles, some nacho cheese Tostitos and a Nesbitt's blue creme soda right now.
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2007/03/15 22:06:05 (permalink)
    HI EVERYONE, I GET MINE ON EBAY.JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW!!!!
    NOT THE NASTY TACO BELL FLAVOR.
    ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2007/03/17 23:55:27 (permalink)
    I loved the original Taco flavored Doritos. I never understood why they stopped making them. I hate the "taco supreme" flavor they replaced them with.
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2007/05/17 12:41:53 (permalink)
    I had cheeseburger flavored doritos. My sisters neighbor works at frito-lay here and gave her a bg to try. They were pretty good and tasted like a cheeseburger.
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2007/08/14 21:43:11 (permalink)
    There is no doubt that for my money, Taco Flavor Doritos were the very BEST of their brand to EVER hit the market. Why they decided to remove these are BEYOND me. The Nacho Cheese flavor does not even compare. I was born and raiser in the bay area (Northern California) and I ate the Taco Flavor Doritos in the 70's and 80's as a kid growing up. I think I'll try and go to their site and ask them WHY they don't bring these chips back, unchanged recipe.
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2007/08/16 07:58:10 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by tamandmik

    Count me in as well. I was about 7 or 8 at the time, my dad used to buy those at the liquor store down the street just for me, along with Wise BBQ chips (still around). They are right up there in the pantheon of long lost snacks. Another candidate would be Charles Chips, which once had a bacon flavored potato chip that was out of this world.


    Wow-you brought back great memories for me. In the 70's, my dad would drive me to 7-11. I would run in and get Wise BBQ chips for him, Taco flavored doritos for me and we would go home and watch the Yankee game.

    Nicole
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2007/08/16 09:28:56 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by nicolem

    quote:
    Originally posted by tamandmik

    Count me in as well. I was about 7 or 8 at the time, my dad used to buy those at the liquor store down the street just for me, along with Wise BBQ chips (still around). They are right up there in the pantheon of long lost snacks. Another candidate would be Charles Chips, which once had a bacon flavored potato chip that was out of this world.


    Wow-you brought back great memories for me. In the 70's, my dad would drive me to 7-11. I would run in and get Wise BBQ chips for him, Taco flavored doritos for me and we would go home and watch the Yankee game.

    Nicole


    It must be a New Jersey thing. I was more disposed to watching the Giants, though.
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2007/08/16 20:27:50 (permalink)
    I'm tellin' ya, the Taco Flavor Doritos were the absolute BEST Chips EVER!!!!
    quote:
    Originally posted by nicolem

    quote:
    Originally posted by tamandmik

    Count me in as well. I was about 7 or 8 at the time, my dad used to buy those at the liquor store down the street just for me, along with Wise BBQ chips (still around). They are right up there in the pantheon of long lost snacks. Another candidate would be Charles Chips, which once had a bacon flavored potato chip that was out of this world.


    Wow-you brought back great memories for me. In the 70's, my dad would drive me to 7-11. I would run in and get Wise BBQ chips for him, Taco flavored doritos for me and we would go home and watch the Yankee game.

    Nicole
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2007/08/21 23:16:27 (permalink)
    This weekend I went in a 7-11 down in FL. They had snack sized doritos bags with two flavors inside. One was taco. Should have bought them but I was going for health kick. Stupid, should have known health kick would go up against pizza and lose.
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2007/08/22 13:04:24 (permalink)
    I just went down to the little store in our office building and what did I see? A bag of Doritos "Collisions" (two flavors in one bag):
    Chipolte Ranch and (drum roll)...Zesty Taco.
    The zesty taco tastes like what I remember--maybe a little too much taco powder, but much better than that Taco Bell flavor they had.
    Let's see if the powers that be at Frito Lay decide to dedicate an entire bag of them.
    I also saw Lay's Crab flavored potato chips...that's a new one too. Utz has a crab flavor chip that's pretty spicy.
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2007/08/22 16:06:25 (permalink)
    I bought those zesty taco and ranch two flavors in one bag and you know what?? I think the zest taco IS the old taco flavoring from the 70s and early 80s!!
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2007/08/22 16:32:11 (permalink)
    Do they have large bags of the collisions? Been travelling so no grocery shopping. I've only seen grab bags.
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2007/08/22 16:43:46 (permalink)
    I bought a large bag
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2007/08/23 15:03:25 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by tamandmik

    Count me in as well. I was about 7 or 8 at the time, my dad used to buy those at the liquor store down the street just for me, along with Wise BBQ chips (still around). They are right up there in the pantheon of long lost snacks. Another candidate would be Charles Chips, which once had a bacon flavored potato chip that was out of this world.
    Gibbles had a bacon flavored chip too but they're gone as well, DRAT
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2007/08/30 21:27:25 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by reno30

    I bought those zesty taco and ranch two flavors in one bag and you know what?? I think the zest taco IS the old taco flavoring from the 70s and early 80s!!


    I also just bought a big bag of Collisions Zesty Taco/Chipotle Ranch since I'm required by law to try every new flavor of Doritos, or at least someone told me that once. Anyway, I got it expecting the horrible, tragic Taco Bell Taco flavor with a "zesty" kick and some bland ranch chips but much to my surprise there was a curious flavor to the Zesty Taco chip. It was familiar. As described earlier, it had that unmistakeable "earthy" flavor that is much more chili powder then just about anything but not in-your-face like most modern Doritos flavors. I've been thru a couple of bags and I'm convinced that this flavor is very close to the original Taco recipe. I'm positive it's not exactly the original but then again it's been a well over a decade since I've tasted it so who knows. But it definitely brought back memories of my favorite Dorito flavor and one of my favorite chips period that was so tragically taken away all these years ago. I hope they do push this back to a full-bag flavor but I'll buy the Collisions if need be because it's really close to that great and of course wonderfully nostalgic flavor. *drool*
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    RE: Taco-flavored Doritos 2007/08/30 21:53:48 (permalink)
    I have been picking out all the taco flavored chips and throwing away the other ones.
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