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These Chilaquiles Have A Nacho Cheese Doritos Twist

Traditional Mexican chilaquiles consist of fried tortilla chips, so why not take things to the next level and use the world’s most famous fried tortilla chips?

We’re talking about some good ol’ fashioned Nacho Cheese Doritos, as that was the thought process for this mom & pop Mexican restaurant in Cerritos, California.

Amor Y Tacos is known for its “Chicano cuisine,” which means they take traditional Mexican favorites, and give them a little bit of a California twist.

That’s where these Doritos chilaquiles come in.

“I grew up eating chilaquiles in our house for breakfast,” Amor Y Tacos owner Thomas Ortega said. “Growing up I used to love Doritos, and just combined the two. On a whim, I said, ‘I’m going to try it out.'”

Purists might find the concept blasphemous, but unless you’ve tried them yourself, it’s hard to knock the subtle genius of taking familiar flavors from both Mexican cuisine and the packaged snack world, for a flavorful dish.

Those worried about an overpowering Doritos flavor can rest easy knowing that they use a balanced mix of their standard freshly fried tortilla chips and Doritos. After trial and error, Amor Y Tacos found that they couldn’t put out a whole plate of Doritos, as they’d be a tad salty to the average palate. So they found a ratio that worked so that every bite of the salsa-smothered chips taste just right.

“We don’t want to use too many Doritos because if you’re overbearing with the Doritos, the dish will come out too salty,” Ortega said.

After that, the combination of chips are hit with a chile guajillo sauce, Oaxacan cheese, Monterrey Jack, crema Mexicana, sliced red onion, cilantro, and a fried egg.

It’s one of those dishes you have to try for yourself to understand what the hype is about, and thankfully, it has become a staple on the menu. So if you’re ever up for a new twist on an old favorite, this quaint little restaurant might do the trick.

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Cheetos Just Dissed Doritos’ New ‘Flamin’ Hot’ Flavor

If you haven’t heard, Doritos recently dropped its own Flamin’ Hot chip, and Chester Cheetah was not too pleased.

Dropping a diss track titled, “Flamin’ Hot Diss Track,” Chester made his hip hop debut in savage fashion.

“Come on Doritos, you can’t rep the Flamin’ Hot name, watch your step, I’m the OG in the snack game,” Chester said menacingly. “I’m Flamin’ Hot, and you’re flamin’ not.”

The diss comes on the heels of Doritos’ Super Bowl commercial, where Chance the Rapper masterfully remixed the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want it That Way.”

Of course, this is all just a cute commercial package, and no real beef exists between the chip brands, seeing how they’re both owned by Frito-Lay.

So just like most cases in the hip hop world, this is just fake beef, but it’s fun. Hopefully Chance the Rapper claps back.

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Doritos Fires Up Our Tastebuds With New Flamin’ Hot Nacho!


That nacho flavor we all love is spicing up for the new year. Doritos is taking their classic cheesy flavor and adding that addicting flamin’ hot kick that has been near and dear to our hearts for so long. Doritos Flamin’ Hot Nacho is a match made in heaven, as if it was always meant to be.

For the first time ever, the famous tortilla triangle will be dusted with heat. Begin your flavor journey with that familiar nacho cheese crunch quickly followed by fire. I am so ready for my fingers to be stained red with happiness.

Look out for the signature black and red Flamin’ Hot Doritos bag in the snack aisle today. It’s about time Doritos joined the hot and spicy family. New year, new chips!

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Study Reveals Which Popular Chip Brands Have The Best Chip to Empty Air Ratio

One of the biggest gripes folks have with chips is that almost half the bag is comprised of air. Sure it makes sense for packaging reasons, and you wouldn’t want your chips to be crushed, but large part of us are still salty that there aren’t more chips to occupy all that empty space in the bag.

Which now begs the question, how much air-to-chip ratio is really out there and what brands give you more snack for your money?

Kitchen Cabinet Kings did a recent study to see exactly how much air was inside your favorite bags of chips.

To do so, they purchased 14 different chip brands that ranged from Ruffles to Fritos and measured the air-to-chip ratio for each of them.

For testing, they used the water displacement method to measure air percentage. This is where the bags are submerged to calculate the amount of air left over in the bag versus chip content.

Here are their findings:

As you can see from the image above, some chip containers are filled with as much as 59 percent air. A few, however, only boast about a little more than half.

So what chip brands will give you the most for your money?

They discover that Fritos, Pringles, and Tostitos were the brands lowest in air and highest in snack content. While knowing this probably won’t stop me from crushing a bag of Cheddar Sour Cream Ruffles, I will begrudgingly eat those chips knowing the bag’s about 50 percent empty.

The full infographic can also be seen here.

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This Dino-Sized Dorito Chip Is Everything We’ve Ever Wanted

It’s like Universal Studios and all the pathos that comes with it was mailed to us at Foodbeast.

Unbridled child-like joy is what a group of grown men felt when we opened this big ass box, following some corny instructions and getting hyped over a foot-long Dorito chip, taking pictures like some eager tourists.

It’s a good move from the Jurassic Park movie series and I’m not surprised that their marketing has taken on such a ridiculous yet amusing tactics. Chris Pratt helped, I’m sure.

After opening the gargantuan over-the-top packaging, we found what Doritos is calling, “the world’s largest” Dorito chip.

It’s as big as my head, and apparently my head is as big as a baby dinosaur because this chip hatched from a dinosaur egg.

Check this out.

Jurassic World has partnered with Doritos to promote the upcoming movie and in doing so has released this colossal chip. However, this promotion is not just some gimmick, as there’s actually some cool stuff Doritos has offered to fans.

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From June 13th until June 20th, a bidding auction will go on putting up the Jurassic Dorito, so you have your own chance to crack this huge thing and find your very own T-Rex approved snack. All proceeds from the auction will go to help funding disaster relief efforts for the American Red Cross chapter in Hawaii.

Until them, I’m gonna spend the rest of the day chomping on this foot-long chip.

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The Foods Stoners Stock Up On For 4/20

Anyone who observes the religious holiday of 4/20 will tell you that you need to stock up on very particular snacks to keep you going through the night.

The April 20 unofficial holiday is a perfect excuse for weed enthusiasts to get high without boundaries, but it is also an excuse to eat whatever the hell you want at the same time.

Everyone has their own strategy. You might make a quick run to Taco Bell and stock up on Doritos Locos Tacos or just walk to 7-Eleven and grab 20 bags of Cheetos. Either way, you know it will hit the spot.

A convenience store delivery service called goPuff hooked us up with some data to let us know what their users have been clamoring for the most on this haziest of days, and while some foods are obvious, others might surprise you.

Check out the snacks below and see if they fall in line with your 4/20 process:

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

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Smartwater

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Nerds Rope

Half Baked Ben & Jerry’s

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Nacho Cheese Doritos

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Mexican Coke

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Reese’s

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Kit Kat

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Laffy Taffy – Strawberry

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Twix

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Doritos Is Creating Chips For Women To Keep Them Quiet

At a groundbreaking time in history when women all over the world are being encouraged to be louder, PepsiCo’s Doritos are making chips to keep them quieter.

According to an article by TIME, Indra Nooyi, the CEO of PepsiCo, told Freakonomics Radio that the company is creating a chip that’s made exclusively for women.

The idea for women’s Doritos materialized because, according to Nooyi, women “don’t like to crunch too loudly in public. And they don’t lick their fingers generously and they don’t like to pour the little broken pieces and the flavor into their mouth.”

Furthermore, the new women’s chip bags will be designed to fit better into purses because “women love to carry a snack in their purse”, according to Nooyi.

In a backwards effort to try and include more women to snack, PepsiCo has ultimately ostracized their target audience. Nooyi’s backhandedly sexist comments have left a bad taste in the mouths of women, and they’ve taken to social media to express their confusion and bewilderment.

 

 

Of course, Doritos has tried to smooth over the controversy with their weak tweet below:

However, it’s important to note that Nooyi’s Dorito comments aren’t the first time the powerful business woman has acted contentiously or made remarks that reek of sexism.

In April 2017, Pepsi’s highly controversial ad starring Kendall Jenner was pulled after backlash on social media. The ad, which showed Jenner handing a police officer a can of Pepsi to create peace and unity, was accused of appropriating and trivializing the Black Lives Matter movement all at once, and was regarded as tone-deaf.

Nooyi came under fire again in August 2017 when she did not step down from President Trump’s business advisory council after his nonchalant stance after white supremacist violence in Virginia. The public was left stunned by Nooyi’s choice to not immediately leave her position on the advisory council, especially because Pepsi has a long standing public portrayal of supposed unification and diversity. It was even more curious considering Trump himself has had his fair share of sexist controversies that have gone public.

Furthermore, in an interview with Fortune from September 2017, Nooyi made the following comment when asked about what advice she’d give women who were entering the workforce today:

For women, know your journey is going to be tougher because you have so many other priorities to worry about. Today people would argue that men have the same priorities. Yes, but women were born with an extra gene that makes us worry about those things just a little bit more. I don’t know why—societal or genetic—but we worry about the family, the husband, evening’s dinner, yesterday morning’s breakfast, aging parents.

Whether or not the issues she notes are legitimate worries isn’t the point. The issue is that Nooyi seems to already have a predisposed notion that women aren’t equal with men and need to worry about household problems more than them.

Women are capable of prioritizing their professional work, just like how men are equally capable of worrying about their family and home life as well. It’s difficult to see how different her statement is compared to the popular sexist belief that “women are too hysterical or emotional.” And additionally, if it is a societal issue, isn’t that what we’re trying to tackle at this very moment in history?

At the end of the day, food is food, and it’s made for anybody and everybody. How a female CEO of a worldwide, billion dollar company thought it would be ok to market gendered chips is beyond concerning, and it really makes us wonder what other ludicrous ideas brands will come up with to separate men and women in the future.

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Why Your Customary Free Taco Bell Is In Jeopardy This World Series

For the third consecutive year, Taco Bell is doing a promotion where everyone in the U.S. gets a free taco if there is a stolen base in the World Series. The promotion has usually been money, as stolen bases have always been essential to baseball, and it’s almost a certainty that we’ll all be able to cash in on their offer.

This year’s a little different, though, as the four teams fighting for a shot at a World Series appearance aren’t, well, very fast.

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Take the Houston Astros and New York Yankees for example — both are trying to get to the World Series, and in 12 combined 2017 playoff games (as of this writing), they’ve only mustered out a total of 2 stolen bases between them.

On the other side of the playoffs, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs do have 8 stolen bases between them during the 2017 playoffs, but most come from the Dodgers, who were almost gifted every single stolen base.

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OK, enough baseball stats. Let’s get to what you really care about — free tacos. All those stolen base stats were to show that stolen bases have been few and far in between this postseason, which brings up the real possibility that there could be zero stolen bases this World Series, meaning zero free Taco Bell tacos for us.

For comparison, the 2016 World Series between the Cubs and the Cleveland Indians saw a total of 12 stolen bases, which is more than the the four remaining teams COMBINED.

Your best bet would be to root for the Dodgers, as they’ve had the most stolen bases (5) between the four remaining teams, but again, we might be very disappointed this year, and might not “steal” ourselves free Taco Bell, as has become customary over the last two seasons.