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.
10/3/2020 01:27:40 am
I literally tried for months to find, order, buy or have delivered taco flavored Doritos. It looks to me like all of their choices are fairly limited now. I was hoping this was just a delay until everyone was back to work. I also asked all of my friends in different states. They all now think I’m crazy. I tried to send emails but non of them went through to frito lay. Thank you for posting this I guess I can stop looking. If you hear any good news about them, please let me know.
10/18/2020 05:48:32 pm
Target carry’s the Taco Doritos
9/28/2021 07:12:38 am
Thank you god bless
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11/19/2020 08:16:51 pm
Found them in Seattle tonight for the first time in months!
10/26/2020 01:49:40 pm
Been a fan of Taco Doritos since the 70's. They make the best nachos with pepperjack cheese! Family spent years mailing them from FL to CA for me. There have been a couple of shutdowns and a failed attempt at a Ranch-Taco flavor decades ago. We searched as the pandemic got underway and found they were gone. But they are back in the stores in FL today! 2020 is looking up.
12/30/2021 06:07:10 pm
By chance, do you remember a snack bk in the 1970’s called DOO-Dads!!?
12/3/2020 08:13:46 am
I just ordered some on-line from Target. They are in stock.
8/3/2021 10:23:25 am
I always preferred the Taco Supreme Doritos. I once saw them described as original Taco meets Cool Ranch.
12/3/2021 08:03:26 pm
Why?? I luv em
12/30/2021 06:02:06 pm
I too am disappointed they hv put the Taco Doritos on hold. I hv eaten these since they 1st came out!!! I was born in 1965, so these are a child hood memory!!
3/12/2022 10:01:21 pm
OMG I have been looking for taco Doritos for so long and am now devastated hearing they have been discontinued. I loved them with french onion dip- I just shed a tear remembering them. 😢
7/3/2022 12:12:38 pm
Found Taco Doritos today in St Pete Florida
10/5/2020 06:13:40 pm
I’ve been looking for them. Thanks for letting us know. However, I’m very disappointed ☹️
Glorious D. Johnson
10/6/2020 03:04:30 am
I pray that it is only temporary!🙏😞
10/10/2020 04:25:56 pm
I thought i had imagined that there was ever Taco flavored Doritos. They are my husbands favorite and we have been looking for them for months. He even e-mailed them, with no reply. Thanks for writing the article.
10/12/2020 08:10:13 am
Thanks for this post, even though it confirmed what I feared. Taco Doritos were the best by far. Hope they make a triumphant return, even on a limited basis. Back in the 70's, they had a Sour Cream and Onion variety which were also amazing - those mad a brief comeback a few years ago and they were never around as long as the Taco variety, so there is hope.
Brenda L Bond
10/13/2020 07:12:30 am
Noooooo! Bring back my taco flavored Dorito! Pleeeeze!
10/14/2020 04:04:50 pm
I got so psyched when I saw them in the store because I asked Frito Lay in the past to bring them back.
10/25/2020 11:37:04 am
I agree with ALL the comments so far and have tried different cities & states to even trying to order on-line, but those prices, I cannot afford (I always buy LOTS when they are on sale & I am soooo disappointed about the "discontinued" TACO flavored chips. I'm also begging you to "pleeze" bring them back! I suspect those Talpatio (sp?) are the replacements? THEY ARE NASTY TASTING!!!
10/15/2021 04:02:23 pm
I grew up in the 70's as a kid and we all loved the TACO flavored doritos in our house. They really should bring them back as they would sell like crazy!!! There are too many confusing dorito flavors now it's ridiculous!!! I can't be bothered to stand there and read every bag!!! I won't buy any doritos now sirry ☹
I thought it was just me but I see I have lots of company who love love Doritos Taco Favor, people who grew up in the 70's know and understand, we didn't have all these different flavors but what we did have was good good & since they've started making Doritos Taco flavor, I see they stock so little and sure that price of $4.99 doesn't make me super happy but I pay it for my Taco Flavor Doritos.
Jeffrey C Hepola
2/8/2021 07:33:19 pm
When I returned from Vietnam, I was at the Fitzsimmons Hospital in Denver, CO. The food was terrible, so I would go to the vending machines for my lunch most days. This was my introduction to Taco Flavored Doritos. They have remained my favorite snack chip for almost 50 years now. If I cannot get them, I will buy no other product from the company. Might seem insignificant, but it is my only way of protesting; not giving them any of my money.
I'd be interested in seeing what fans of the taco flavored Doritos think of Sabritas brand Rancheritos. I'm not suggesting they're a dead-on replacement, but there are some definite similarities which took me back to those bags in the 70s. This is my go-to until Doritos brings back taco flavor AND I'm able to find said bag of Doritos.
3/9/2021 11:51:04 am
Found them for sale at Sams Club - Pensacola!
4/21/2021 11:55:07 am
I think they changed an ingredient.
7/16/2021 02:51:31 pm
They have been in Ohio still for years ! I am enjoying a bag right now. Purchased at Giant Eagle.
8/7/2021 02:55:14 pm
Come to LA. We have Taco flavored all over town.
9/22/2021 01:12:31 am
The two best flavored Doritos were Taco and Sour Cream and Onion.....heaven. Why are they doing this to us. Don't they know we are loyal to these flavors!.
9/23/2021 11:34:05 am
I think they quit again! I can’t find them anywhere except for online for 7 or 8 dollars a bag plus shipping!
10/16/2021 07:51:14 pm
Me too .many years I've enjoyed taco flavored Doritos. Really a bummer. .only kind I eat. Hope there back soon
11/4/2021 01:28:35 pm
Please bring back Taco Doritoes and plain Doritoes those are my favorite, you have too many spicy doritoes,not everyone can eat them. I want my grandkids to get to enjoy them as much as did growing up. Please
11/25/2021 09:56:11 am
I am very disappointed that Frito Lay Taco chips have been discontinued. I always used them in my taco salad on all the holidays. The nacho chips are what I use now but it is not the same. 😢
1/6/2022 06:09:58 pm
First you take away the regular flavor. Now you want to take the taco. I can
1/12/2022 05:56:11 pm
You don't know what the hell you are talking about. They are still on Dorito's website. I have bought some back in 2019. 2020 and 2021. I will be buying some more soon.
Shirley r bass
1/16/2022 06:51:08 pm
Just went to attached website. Taco doritoes are out of stock :(
1/17/2022 05:07:03 pm
Aw man! Sorry to hear they are out of stock for you! But all this talk about taco flavored, I am getting them when I get back to the store this week!
2/3/2022 10:44:56 am
The Taco flavored Doritos is the best (only?) flavor that goes with Fritos Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese Dip. I refuse to ever buy this dip again, unless they bring back the Taco flavor.
2/3/2022 02:43:49 pm
But that's just it, Gary, they are NOT discontinued.
2/3/2022 02:45:40 pm
When you get to their site, click buy now. It will use your zip code and find stores that should be carrying them. If nothing, then go to the store and request and write at the website requesting restocking them at a specific store.
3/8/2022 11:21:22 am
LOL, CJ. I just followed your link. Received a huge page that said DENIED! 'You are not authorized to access this page. Then there's a button that says 'Go Home' Not sure if it's telling me to get lost or go to their home page. :-)
2/4/2022 02:57:54 am
Just realized I haven’t tried that dip before. Guess I will look for it next time I pixk up some taco Doritos.
Pete D Garcia jr
3/13/2022 05:07:06 pm
Just boycott doritos...until they start to make it again...I know the man who invented them ..he lives in San Bernardino County. Closer to la.county...last name start with a m.....frito lay...get it together..and start to produce them.. like now...sgt. u.s.m.c.
3/19/2022 04:23:34 pm
Thanks for this! I have been searching and searching but feared this news. I even asked the young man stocking Doritos on a store shelf about this flavor…I knew he was lying.
3/26/2022 02:11:55 am
PEOPLE!!! I WILL SAY THIS ONE MORE TIME!!!
5/7/2022 08:18:00 pm
Buy the new Fritos Chili Cheese and dip in sour cream. Tastes like our wonderful Taco Doritos.
6/29/2022 07:31:58 pm
Found today at Safeway in puyallup. Bought all 3 bags that they had. Jumped up and down when I saw them on the shelf as I have been looking forever.
7/6/2022 04:58:46 am
YES!!! CONGRATS RUTH!!! The last 3 months I cannot find them now!!! Guess they shipped them to your store, instead! haha
8/23/2022 10:54:29 am
I love taco flavor the most, tired of nacho cheese, I can't find them in will county Illinois, they are the best with jalapeño cheese dip
Please Bring them back those are my favorite yes if I have to I will eat cheese Doritos and I really can’t stand the cheese Doritos the ultimate one for me and I read a lot of replies is the taco flavored please please bring them back all the time when I have the biggest turkey and ham sandwich I put my taco flavored Doritos on that sandwich and it makes it wonderful when I make a taco saladIt is amazing with the taco flavored Doritos please and when you make the boxes of chips put little bags of taco flavored Doritos or just a big old box full of them please I’m begging you I’m Christie& from Lubbock Texas thank you and God bless
11/7/2022 04:58:55 pm
On those rare occasions when I find Taco-flavored Doritos at the Fred Meyer and Bi-Mart stores in Oregon City, I buy at least a half-dozen bags 'cause I know I won't see them during a subsequent visit.
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