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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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The Humble Janitor Turned Exec Who Invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Is Getting His Own Movie

Richard Montanez, the man who went from factory janitor to top-level executive after inventing Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, is getting his own biopic.

According to Variety, FOX Searchlight and producer DeVon Franklin will bring the film to life. It will center on how Montanez went from picking grapes to a Frito-Lay janitor to the head of their Hispanic marketing team. The current working title for the movie is “Flamin’ Hot,” after the iconic snack Montanez created that became one of Frito-Lay’s top-selling products.

There’s no specific timetable as to when the movie will come out, but there’s been at least one suggestion online for who should play the role of Richard Montanez.

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Frito Lay Has A Line Of WALKING TACOS Featuring Hot Cheetos & Doritos

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Frito Lay has created a new line of TOP N GO Walking Tacos. The savory snack item, inspired by street food, allows you to top your favorite chips with anything your heart desires and eat them on the go. Get it? Top and go.

Currently, flavors available are Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Nacho Cheese Doritos, Original Fritos, Original Ruffles, and Tostitos. The packaging, unlike traditional chip bags, are wider rather than vertical. This leaves room for you to access your loaded chips without getting sauce or other food bits all over your hands.

While toppings aren’t included in each bag (can you imagine the mess?) they’re designed to throw on whatever you heart desires. This includes cheese sauce, ground beef, jalapeños, olives, peppers, onions, or whatever you would on a taco.

Once your chips are loaded, you can commence with the convertible dining experience.

You can find a list of vendors and retailers that sell the walking tacos here.

Photos: Frito Lay
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15 Beautiful Things to Eat at Dodgers Stadium That Aren’t Peanuts or Cracker Jacks

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A staple for Los Angeles residents is to frequent Dodgers Stadium during baseball season. It is, after all, America’s pastime. When you’re not busy watching Kemp strike out, you’re probably wondering what you want eat. Now we don’t know about you, but peanuts and crackerjacks just don’t fill us up enough for a 3-hour game.

Though stadium food can be expensive, we at Foodbeast want you to get the most for your money. That being said, we took an afternoon and did some hard-hitting research on some of the best food options you can get at Dodgers Stadium. While their game against the Chicago White Sox was a tad disappointing, we made the most of our time there nonetheless. Our stomachs stretched so your wallets don’t have to.

You’re welcome.

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BBQ Beef Sandwich

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What: A 12-hour slow-cooked beef brisket smothered in BBQ sauce and topped with pickles and onions between two hamburger buns. Comes with coleslaw and potato salad. Tangy, hearty and they don’t skimp on the sauce.

Price: $10

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Elote

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What: Roasted corn seasoned with cheese, mayo and chili powder. Super flavorful and tasty. Definitely worth the money but a tad bit messy.

Price: $5

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Louisiana Hot Sausage

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What: A spicy Louisinana sausage dog topped with coleslaw and bleu cheese. The sausage is buried somewhere under all that slaw, but it’s definitely a recommend.

Price: $9

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Italian Meatball Marinara Sandwich

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What: Italian meatballs that were hand-formed and thrown into a sandwich with special seasonings. Some of the best meatballs we’ve ever tried. Definitely worth it.

Price: $9

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Lasorda’s Pasta Platter

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What: Penne topped with a zesty marinara sauce. Includes two hand-formed Italian meatballs and parmesan cheese. A carbo load option for all the photography we had ahead of us.

Price: $10

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Chicken Parmesan

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What: Hand-breaded chicken breast served on an Italian roll and covered in marinara sauce, Provolone cheese and grated Parmesan. Another sandwich from Mr. Lasorda’s Trattoria.

Price: $9

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Brooklyn Dodger Dog

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What: East Coast cousin of the Dodger Dog, the Brooklyn Dodger Dog is made with a casing that adds a much welcomed crunch. Just make sure to load it with condiments before feeding the Lasorda.

Price: $7.50

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Garlic Fries

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What: Fries smothered in a garlic marinade. A very popular snack at Dodger stadium, sold at practically every stand.

Price: $7.75

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Big Kid Dog

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What: A hot dog topped with a melted heap of mac n’ cheese and a generous handful of fritos. For the big kid in all of us.

Price: $8.50

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LA Extreme Bacon Dog

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What: A 1/3-pound all-beef dog that’s wrapped in three slices of applewood smoked bacon, smothered in grilled peppers and onions and topped with mustard and mayo. Because we Californians love bacon-wrapped anything.

Price: $9.50

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Doyer Dog, Jr.

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What: Drenched in nacho cheese, chili, jalapeño  and pico de gallo. For those with a taste for spicy, the Doyer Dog is the perfect choice.

Price: $8.50

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Frito Pie Dog

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What: Made with chili, cheese and half a bag of Fritos. We recommend saving a few Frito chips to dip the chili cheese that falls out of your dog. Because you will spill.

Price: $8.50

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The Heater

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What: Topped with a special bleu cheese coleslaw and smothered in a spicy buffalo wing sauce. The dog added the necessary heat to a pretty weak game.

Price: $8.50

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Homestand Special – Chicago Dog

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What: Dodger Stadium has a tradition of making a customized hot dog in honor of the opposing team. Since they faced the White Sox the night we attended, behold the Chicago Dog. Made with a  slice of pickle, tomato and a buttload of relish. Fell to pieces after two bites, but the dog was picked clean regardless.

Price: $9

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Cannoli

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What: A Sicilian pastry lined with chocolate, filled with creamy filling and topped with more chocolate chips. A sweet end to a bittersweet game.

Price: $6

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Honorable Mention: Kirin Frozen Beer

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You’ll Never Think of Doritos the Same After Learning How They Were Invented

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Have you ever heard the story of “where” Doritos were invented? It’s not a story you’ll forget and it’ll leave you thinking “Only in America.”

Let’s go back to 1955 when Disneyland first opened. The founder of Frito-Lay got permission from Walt Disney to open up a Mexican, as Mexican as Disney would allow of course, themed restaurant in Frontierland. They called it “Casa de Fritos,” and Fritos were a main ingredient in most of their dishes.

In the American way, Casa de Fritos contracted their tortilla production to a family owned company called Alex Foods. One day, a salesman from Alex Foods was making a delivery to Casa de Fritos when he noticed all the stale tortillas in the garbage. He gave the cook at the Casa some advice- fry the old tortillas and sell them as chips instead of tossing them in the garbage. So Casa de Fritos began frying up their old tortillas and seasoning them- it became a huge success, but they never reported their new menu item to Frito-Lay.

A year after it’s dumpster conception, the VP of Frito-Lay Archibald Clark West, made a surprise visit to the Casa and discovered the new snack. It was love at first sight, and he called that love Doritos. West made a deal with Alex Foods to sell Doritos as a snack. When the snack exploded with popularity, they moved production to a factory in Tulsa, Oklahoma, cutting out Alex Foods from the Doritos club- luckily the Morales family, who owned Alex Foods, were doing alright.

According to Business Insider, West really, really loved Doritos. He stayed on the seasoned fried tortillas his entire life, his favorite being the plain corn and Cool Ranch. When he retired from being VP, he still worked as a taste tester. Before he died, he tasted the Cheeseburger-flavored Dorito and spat it out. When he did die, he requested that his daughter throw Doritos into the grave with him. Talk about Doritos for life.

So the next time you finish up a bag of the good old Cool Ranch or one of their other steroid inspired flavors, as you clean the delicious seasoning off your fingers with your tongue, remember you are sucking on the magic of a Disneyland dumpster.

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Sun Chips Bamboozles Customers, Shrinks Bags From 10.5 Ounces to 7 Ounces

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Apparently Sun Chips is trying to pull a fast one on us. Recently Frito-Lay has been stocking store shelves with 7 ounce bags of these wonderfully addicting multigrain snacks, which wouldn’t be so bad if they weren’t originally 10.5 ounces. Now if the 33 percent reduction had been in the half bag of air that’s packed in with our salty snacks that would’ve been once thing, but no, it’s 33 percent less chips. So, basically we’re getting more air.

Although the bags were downsized the price supposedly has remained the same. What the French Onion guys?!

Customers aren’t taking the sneaky move lightly with complaints dominating the Sun Chips Facebook page. Sun Chips has been replying to customer comments explaining that a price reduction should be reflected at grocers. The new 7 ounce bags should retail for $3.29 versus $3.99 for the 10.5 ounce bags, but so far customers are reporting the price has remained the same.

H/T + PicThx Consumerist

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Shrimp Mayonnaise-Flavored Doritos Hit Shelves in Japan

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We know what you’re thinking: First, Pepsi-Flavored Cheetos, then Bacon Doritos, and now Shrimp Mayonnaise in a bag? This is surely the beginning of the end. However, before you slowly back away and give this latest “gourmet” Dorito flavor from Japan a swift and final no, let’s take a moment to talk it out.

Shrimp and mayonnaise are often paired together to create Honey Walnut Shrimp — a sumptuous, creamy dish found at many restaurants — and are even slathered on sandwiches as a topping. The flavor combination itself is rich and an attempt to recreate this taste in a single chip is not only ambitious, but intriguing.

Of course, if you’re still trying to get over the idea of a seafood-flavored bag of chips, you’re probably not convinced. Well, I tried. For those in Japan willing to give it a try, they’ll be available ’til March 17, 2014.

Picthx Neatorama

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Er, Mountain Dew Cheetos Hit Shelves in Japan

 

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Mountain Dew Cheetos have arrived and nothing will ever be the same again. The latest limited-edition snack come from Frito Lay Japan, the same people who brought us Pepsi-Flavored Cheetos coated in a sweet cola flavor. According to BrandEating, this isn’t the first time a Mountain Dew-flavored item has found its way onto shelves — back in 2008, they released a mystery Doritos flavor known as “Quest” that appeared here in the US.

The new Mountain Dew Cheetos are dusted with the soda’s signature sweet, fizzy taste that bears a similarity to lemon lime chips. Unfortunately, like all breathtaking and beautiful eats, Mountain Dew Cheetos are only available in Japan. However, if you’re really aching to get your hands on some, you can order them online for about $3.50 a pack.

Oh, hello 2014.