Doritos (/dəˈriːtoʊz/) is an American brand of flavored tortilla chips produced since 1964 by Frito-Lay, a wholly owned subsidiary of PepsiCo . The original Doritos were not flavored. The first flavor was Taco, released in 1967, though other flavors have since debuted for the company. The concept for Doritos originated in a restaurant at Disneyland.[1] The snack became a favorite topic of discussion on Time Crisis beginning in Episode 17 . Discussions have ranged from the history of the chip and its brand, to the variety of flavors, particulary the international flavor names. Discussions often intertwine with Pepsi and PepsiCo. Doritos are one of the brands covered in the Corporate Food History segment of the show.


Episodes in which Doritos have been discussed or mentioned.

Episode No. Date Details
17 May 8, 2016 Ezra and Jake discuss which chip is better: Fritos or Doritos.
18 May 22, 2016 Jake calls in to discuss the history of Doritos and the brand's ownership by PepsiCo, which had ties to Richard Nixon and his presidential administration
19 June 5, 2016 Jake reads more interesting flavors of Doritos
20 June 19, 2016 Mentioned by name
22 July 17, 2016 Ezra eats Cool Ranch Doritos during the episode and Jake talks about the history of the chip
85 January 27, 2019 Mentioned by name
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