11 Things You Didn’t Know About Doritos

11 Things You Didn't Know About Doritos

Crispy, crunchy, and covered in an irresistible neon orange powder, Doritos are one of America's favorite snacks.

They were invented at Disneyland

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Legend has it, we have Mickey Mouse to thank for these crispy treats, according to Business Insider. Doritos' parent company, Frito-Lay, operated a restaurant named Casa de Fritos inside the park in the 1960s. When a salesman saw Casa de Fritos throwing away stale tortillas, he suggested they fry them for chips instead. When marketing executive Arch West saw this, he loved the idea and convinced Frito-Lay to start selling the chips nationally in 1966. Celebrate the Dorito with these 14 recipes that make the most of your favorite chip.

Doritos means "little golden things" in Spanish

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Well, kind of. While the name has been said to mean "little golden things" by Frito-Lay executives, it doesn't actually translate that way. Instead, the name was made up by Arch West, who decided to combine the Spanish word for gold, "oro," with Frito's suffix "-ito" and tacked a "D" in front because he felt like it. The resulting Doritos was approved, and it's been the name of these tortilla chips ever since.

The first Doritos weren't flavored

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Originally marketed as a standard, salted tortilla chip, the Doritos sold in 1966 were without their now-iconic neon orange cheese powder. It wasn't until the next year that Doritos sold their first flavored chip, which was dusted in taco seasonings. Here's how to make your own taco seasoning at home.

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