Released nation-wide in 1966, Doritos were an instant sensation when creators at Casa de Fritos in Disneyland took extra totrtilla chips, cut, fried and added seasoning to them. The corn chip giant is now a $4 billion a year product, surpassing the Lay’s Potato Chip — it’s less-colorful brother product under Frito Lay.
Doritos have always been one of my favorite chips, especially when I was younger and 3D Doritos were all the rage in the 90s. Fast-forward to March 2012 when Taco Bell unleashed the mother of all tacos — the Doritos Locos Taco, which featured a hard shell made of corn and seasoned with either the Doritos’ Nacho Cheese or Cool Ranch flavor.
And then 7-Eleven happened.
The popular convenience store recently concocted the Doritos Loaded, a triangular mozzarella stick made from the iconic snack. The Doritos Loaded are only sold at select 7-Eleven locations in the United States and are priced at four for $1.99. Ryan Broderick of BuzzFeed said the latest cheese-filled invention is “the future.” An enthusiastic resident of Washington, D.C. and Doritos fanatic, Kevin Cobb, spotted the rare delicacies and told Yahoo, “They tasted like Nacho Cheese Doritos dipped in queso.” As if Doritos couldn’t get cheesy enough.
A spokesperson from 7-Eleven also told Yahoo that the Doritos Loaded are merely a product test and there is not much to discuss about it at this time. Test or not, many people took to Twitter to express their opinions on the newest addition to the Doritos family.
— Michele W. Berger (@MicheleWBerger) February 12, 2014
— Alyssa G (@agardina) February 11, 2014
I will basically eat any variety of fried, breaded cheese you put in front of me, but I would not touch a Doritos Loaded with a 10-ft pole.
— Melissa Brown (@itsmelissabrown) February 11, 2014
Curious as to what Doritos Loaded tastes like? Wait patiently because these munchies aren’t available anywhere else outside of the D.C. area. Until then, great creative by making your own Doritos-themed snacks.
Images: Kundl/Flickr, Kevin Cobb/imgur.com