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Greyghost

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The Origins Of Fritos Mon, 05/12/08 6:16 PM (permalink)
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 Mon, 05/12/08 7:46 PM (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 Mon, 05/12/08 9:00 PM (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 Tue, 05/13/08 2:49 AM (permalink)
        That was a good article, loved the old commercials.
         
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          MellowRoast

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          RE: The Origins Of Fritos Tue, 05/13/08 5:01 AM (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 Tue, 05/13/08 5:10 AM (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 Tue, 05/13/08 9:00 AM (permalink)
              What a marvelous story. Thhank you for making it available.
               
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