Of all the snack brands out there, it seems like Doritos is one of the biggest to have never truly embraced the Halloween season by offering a limited edition spooky flavor of their chips. Sorry, but that is totally unacceptable. Halloween Doritos need to happen. And don't think I'm here just to complain without offering any solutions. No, I've actually drawn up an idea that came to me right after I finished my recent article about Halloween snack chips, and I think it's something everyone can get on board with.
So it seems to me that if the Frito-Lay company wants to claim their place in the pantheon of great Halloween snacks, they're really going to have to go all out with something that both captures the spirit of the season and the attention of everybody who adores it. For example - take the recent Candy Corn Oreo cookies that took the online world by storm. Whether or not you like the taste of candy corn, the cookies still look amazing, and it's the classic candy corn color pattern that people associate so strongly with the Halloween holiday. It's that very look which brings me to what I consider the perfect idea for a Halloween edition of Doritos. Behold!
Beautiful isn't it? We've already seen Doritos release their "Collisions" packages with multiple flavors, so you can't tell me this isn't a completely feasible product. More importantly, it's something that just about anybody would be willing to try. I may love candy corn, but I'm not crazy enough to think there's a way to shoehorn the flavor into tortilla chips and have it work on any level. However, one could easily take the visual of candy corn and have each of the three classic colors represent three flavors that do work. That's exactly what I've done here, using white cheddar, nacho cheese, and yellow corn tortilla - all three of which are very common in the snack arena.
And don't worry, Frito-Lay... I've already taken the liberty to help design the packaging for these new Halloween Doritos and even gave them a name:
Hallo Cheese! HALLO CHEESE! HALLO CHEEEEEEEESE!!!!
There you have it. "Hallo Cheese" flavored Halloween Doritos! I've come up with the idea and given you the blueprints, it's now up to you, Frito-Lay, to make the Halloween dream of billions (probably an underestimate) come true. Do not let us down.
How you can help: To those of you who are reading this and want to see Hallo Cheese Doritos become a reality, please help out by messaging the official @DoritosUSA Twitter account about them, by posting on the official Doritos Facebook page, and by contacting Frito-Lay directly. They seem to be pretty good about responding to people, so hopefully with enough of us contacting them, the right set of eyeballs will see these Hallo Cheese chips and maybe we'll see them put into production sometime.
Here's hoping we'll all be wiping Hallo Cheese dust off our fingers next Halloween!
A-bomb on 10/23/2012 5:33 am
Holy crap, this needs to happen. Great idea, Rog.
WhiteRoseBrian on 10/23/2012 9:59 am
I second that. That does sound like a very good idea. This could be especially tasty with monterey jack cheese dip--or maybe the white part of the chip itself could be monterey jack. By the way, my mother had a bit of an addiction to the candy corn Oreos and I picked up a few packages for her. Unfortunately, I haven't seen any at the local Target for weeks.
Stephen (Guest) on 10/23/2012 10:13 am
Brilliant. Just brilliant.
ColdFusion (Guest) on 10/23/2012 12:11 pm
Hmmm I'm not sure if the dipped ends or unflavored rear ends are possible but kudos on the idea, it's brilliant! I've seen a lot of those "how do they make this food" things and they make me sort of doubt this is doable with their current method, but I bet you they'd put it as a "fun recipe thing" on the back.. "Try this at parties" they'd say, dip different sides of the chips into different things..
sonicteam3000 on 10/23/2012 3:34 pm
that is simply devine. great idea rog.
ChrisGlass on 10/23/2012 3:40 pm
Genius. I love it.
HowardC on 10/23/2012 5:04 pm
What could fusion said.....
Typically they spray the coloring and flavoring on the chip as it goes down the belt... it's similar to spary paint. I don't think they could easily do striping, especailly with different materials.
AllHallowSteve (Guest) on 10/23/2012 7:02 pm
Be careful what you wish for, though, you just... might... get it...
-RoG- on 10/24/2012 2:24 am
We better get 'em. We don't have flying cars or even hoverboards yet... the least we can get is these Hallo Cheese Doritos.
Make sure you all let Doritos / Frito-Lay you want to see these chips (or some variant of 'em) come Halloween 2013!
Reese (Guest) on 10/24/2012 8:49 am
As much as I would like for this to come to become an actual product, there is a part of me that is hesitant. If it does come into fruition, there is a strong possibility that you -- Rog -- could get screwed over because they used your idea. Now if they compensated you, be it a year of Dorito's or something to that effect, you would atleast get something tangible for your idea. Or maybe the business law course I took last semester is barely seaping its ugly head too late. . .
40ozBierman (Guest) on 10/24/2012 12:24 pm
Why didn't you make the bag black, RoG? Black bag with yellow or orange lettering. That would have been awesome!
ColdFusion (Guest) on 10/24/2012 1:26 pm
Y'know what though? BUGLES get dipped, I know that. How awesome would candy corn bugles be?
Have you had their caramel flavor? it's boss.. they're really good at sweet stuff. Maybe they could go literal...
StuntZombie (Guest) on 10/27/2012 11:00 am
Blue Corn tortillas with blue cheese flavor, and regular Doritos in the same bag. Halloween colors, and two flavors that would go well together.
MrWarranty on 10/28/2012 5:32 pm
I tweeted at them about this, but they ignored me. This insult will not stand.
...oh wait, yes it will. But good luck anyway.
-RoG- on 10/29/2012 12:28 pm
Reese - Heheh, well, it'd be nice to have financial compensation if they actually use the idea... but at the very least, I'd expect them to give me credit for the idea and all the Halloween Doritos I could ever want.
40ozBierman - Feel free to create your own versions of the bag. I'm all for multiple concepts! I just went with their current design style and added in the new chips.
ColdFusion - Haven't had the caramel flavor, but I could actually see that working and being pretty tasty!
StuntZombie - There are Halloween color chips that some companies have put out (including Mission), but I want something more unique... hence, this proposal.
MrWarranty - Thanks for tweeting them. I get everybody to message them again come Halloween season 2013 so hopefully they listen to our requests.
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