The Origins Of Fritos

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2008/05/12 18:16:26 (permalink)

The Origins Of Fritos

The Origins Of Fritos

It had been a while since I sat down with a bag of Fritos Original Corn Chips, but there they were in the snack aisle in all their original simplicity and glory and I could not resist. Sometimes I like eating nostalgia and many times it is good, very good.

Anyway, while munching away in front of the computer, I began thinking about the humble origins of the little snack that made a snack empire and remembered a terrific NPR piece on the origins of Fritos from October 2007. I found it on the web and thought others might enjoy it so I am posting it here. It consists of the original NPR audio along with an excellent article with photos. Now would be the time to open that bag.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15377830

As always, comments are encouraged.
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    MellowRoast
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    RE: The Origins Of Fritos 2008/05/12 19:46:12 (permalink)
    Fabulous nostalgia. Thanks for posting. Never knew Mr. Doolin was a vegetarian.
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    Greyghost
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    RE: The Origins Of Fritos 2008/05/12 21:00:32 (permalink)
    The vegetarian aspect surprised me too, as well as the humble origins. Glad you liked it.
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    stricken_detective
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    RE: The Origins Of Fritos 2008/05/13 02:49:01 (permalink)
    That was a good article, loved the old commercials.
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    MellowRoast
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    RE: The Origins Of Fritos 2008/05/13 05:01:53 (permalink)
    By the way, I love the vintage recipes, and I'm going to put them to good use!
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    leethebard
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    RE: The Origins Of Fritos 2008/05/13 05:10:06 (permalink)
    That movie of his life will be interesting. Thanks for posting the story!
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    mr chips
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    RE: The Origins Of Fritos 2008/05/13 09:00:15 (permalink)
    What a marvelous story. Thhank you for making it available.
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