TIL: The Difference Between Family and Party Size Doritos is One Ounce — ONE OUNCE


Doritos are applicable in all situations. They serve as the perfect crunch factor in the awesome DLT, and if you beer and batter and deep fry those bad boys, the result is a cheesy soiree in your mouth. So many kids and adults have become such huge fans of the tasty triangles that it’s almost ridiculous, but today I learned the folks over at Doritos are pulling a sly move when it comes to packaging.

Guess what America — the difference between family and party size bags is ONE OUNCE (that is, the family size = 17 oz. and the party size = 16 oz.). That’s like, a few chips at most. Well, 12 if we’re being technical, but still. It’s just so hard to stay mad at Doritos because a) prices of the two varieties are usually the same, and b) the chips just rule, guys.

So what’s the moral here? Don’t trust everything you read on packages. But keep the Doritos lovin’ coming.

H/T + Picthx Consumerist / Laura Northrup

By Cameron Simcik

Cameron is a Philadelphia native who is borderline obsessed with chocolate, coffee and sushi. She writes for TheFW and The Daily Meal, and making a mean chocolate chip cookie is her specialty. She also tries pizza everywhere she travels in hopes someday she'll become one of those cool pizza snobs.

4 replies on “TIL: The Difference Between Family and Party Size Doritos is One Ounce — ONE OUNCE”

Great start to an article; however, I would have liked to have seen more. Perhaps an interview with company executive or marketing/media relations that can explain the role of packaging and its impact on marginal sales vs. cannibalizing its own brand.

If you want journalism, don’t read a blog. Bloggers like Cameron are just unemployed “writers” who are supplementing their welfare check with the $10 thatthey get for the page viewws they get from spamming sites like Digg with this crap.

Do you realy not get what is going on? They are going to be phasing out the Family Size, but are doing it gradually so you don’t notice that you are now getting more. They have no intention of offering both sizes for long. My god..when I first saw the bags saying thatthey were going to have a new look soon, it was the FIRST thing I thought of…that the sizes were going to get smaller.

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