Postponements, delays and cancelations in this Corona pandemic world are words that we are all hearing a lot of these days.
I still can’t believe the Iowa State Fair has been canceled. No state fair camping and no new food on a stick in 2020. I’m sure glad I didn’t waste the money on a 2020 Iowa State Fair T-shirt.
And to top that, Frito Lay has discontinued making taco-flavored Doritos. It’s one of my favorite chips. Talk about taking one to the gut! Man, this nonsense has got to stop.
It was about six or so weeks ago when I first noticed that area grocery stores quit carrying the taco-flavored Doritos. Fareway, Hy-Vee, Walmart and even Super Valu in Montezuma no longer had them. I even put a plea on Facebook looking for the taco-flavored delights. I was offered several options of where I could find them, but none panned out.
With no luck on my search, I went online and had a chat with the good folks at Frito Lay. They confirmed that it was true. There are no more taco-flavored Doritos. I was told they have been discontinued temporarily.
In the chip world, that could be years!
Frito Lay was glad to visit with me and even sent me a coupon for a free bag of chips of my choice worth $4.29. I appreciated it, but still, it’s too bad it can’t be my taco-flavored Doritos.
I first started eating taco-flavored Doritos as a kid in the 1970s. I’d slipped through my neighbor’s backyard and head the block from my boyhood home to Dixon’s neighborhood grocery store and gas station. It was on the corner of 15th and Gary.
There was nothing better than a .49 cent bag of taco-flavored Doritos and a cold 16 ounce bottle of Pepsi Cola. And Dixon’s had plenty.
Frito-Lay first developed the taco-flavored Doritos in 1967. They were the second chip in the Doritos line, coming on the heels of the toasted corn Doritos, which debuted in 1964.
Nacho cheese-flavored Doritos followed in 1972. Today, there are more kinds of Doritos than toilet paper at the grocery store. They include: Blazin’ Buffalo and Ranch, Jacked (Ranch Dipped Hot Wings flavored), 1st Degree Burn Doritos, Blazin’ Jalapeno Doritos, Flamin’ Hot Nacho Doritos, Flamin’ Hot Limon Doritos, Spicy Nacho Doritos, Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos, Fiery Habenero Doritos, Blaze Doritos and to cool you down, Cool Ranch Doritos. And I can’t forget about the original - Nacho Cheese Doritos. I don’t know if all these flavors are still available, but it seems the chip section at the grocery store is overrun with hot and spicy chips of some kind or another. I just want my taco-flavored Doritos.
As disappointed as I am about taco-flavored Doritos being temporarily discontinued, life goes on. Change is part of life.
Life is also filled with new opportunities to be a blessing to others and make a difference in this world.
The best kind of climate change in this world is to respect others, give more than you take and do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Have a great week and always remember that “Good Things are Happening,” every day and always.