Item: Tapatio Doritos
Spotted in: Your favorite gas station, corner store, or bodega.
Tastes like: Spicy, slightly tomato-flavored Doritos.
Best used for: Curing the munchies. Though like all Doritos, good luck quitting once you start eating them.
We have a very refined system for deciding if something is a Find or Fail: taste it. See, nutritionally, Doritos are an epic fail. They are carb-heavy and nutrient-light. They are loaded with artificial flavorings, salt, extract-of-this and solids-of-that, all brought together with a healthy dose of MSG. (Ever wondered why you can’t stop eating them and they make your mouth feel a little funny? MSG.) But when you’ve got the munchies and you want to misbehave a little, Doritos are a two-thumbs-up Find. I personally can put away a LOT of Cooler Ranch — excuse me, now Cool Ranch — Doritos, as I demonstrated my freshman year of college. This new flavor, with its Tapatio-inspired spice and slight tomato tang, was the perfect excuse to buy a bag. Because we had to try them for the blog, right? And as you can see, they didn’t even last long enough in the Foodie Find lab for me to get any photos of the chips themselves. Next time you feel like misbehaving a little, get a bag of these.
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