Food of the Eighties, Cheetos--Bacon/cheese flavor
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These cheetos were the best! They were cheese and bacon flavored and the package was a maroon color. Why the heck don't they bring it back?
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brownielocs - October 20, 2007 - Report this comment
Bacon/cheese cheetos were the best. I loved them. I really wish they would bring them back. I would be so happy!
JS - May 27, 2008 - Report this comment
bring back the bacon flavored cheetos!!!
Steve - July 19, 2008 - Report this comment
Bacon Cheetos were my all-time favorite snack ever! From what I remember, they were only around in 1983 (maybe '82 as well) then they disappeared. I've been wishing Frito Lay would bring them back ever since!
Rico - November 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Yes! They were great. I was so excited when I first saw the Cheetos Bacon Cheddar crackers, but they are terrible -- the old puffs had a much better bacon flavor. FritoLay won't admit they existed, which makes me think there was something horrible in the cooking process. But I remain hopeful they'll bring it back someday...
can - December 10, 2008 - Report this comment
yes guys!!!!!i couldnt agree with you mor.i want these cheetos so bad.i called frito lay up and asked them why dont they bring them back.the lady said they have get enuf requests.so call them up or drop them an email!!!!!power in numbers guys
Slay - February 16, 2009 - Report this comment
They actually still sell Cheetos Bacon & Cheese flavor puffs in Australia.
chilly - March 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to buy 4 to 5 bags at a time, that's how good they were... I really missed that awesome flavor. Do you think if all of us Bacon/Cheese Cheeto lovers expressed this concern to Fritolay they would bring them back????
Earl - June 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I had them once at a party and they were GREAT, but I could never ind them in the store. I wish they would bring them back.
dude - June 27, 2009 - Report this comment
My friends dad caught me full tilt on this bag of delicious smoky bacon cheddar cheetos while we had the munchies in his garage. It was the funniest thing in the world- we laughed hard. But that was in the mid to late 80's - Maybe 1987-88. So I know these chips existed here in California during that time. They were crunchy; they weren't puffs. Please bring them back you ratt bastards at Frito Lay!!!!
groovin - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember. Please bring back the bacon flavored cheetos. Man, I used to buy a bunch before each fishing trip. Fishing hasn't been the same since...
CarolinaMuncher - August 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Man I was just mentioning these the other day to my wife and decided to google them, found you guys. I told her those crunchy bacon and cheese flavor cheetos were the best snack of my childhood and I still remember that smokey flavor I craved at recess. . .I am now mid thirties.
Peter - September 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Finally, I found someone else who remembers Bacon and Cheddar Cheetos! I was starting to think they had just done some test marketing in our area (northern Illinois) in the early '80s. I'm glad other people across the country got to experience the bliss, too.
Ron - September 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Ok, so I was starting to think I was crazy...like I had made this up in my head. Glad to know that others remember the CRUNCHY bacon flavored Cheetos. I LOVED THEM. One day, I was munching on them as I walked home from elementary school. The next day, they were gone. "They sold them in the DC/Maryland area. Please, O'PLEASE bring them back Frito Lay!
ER RN - October 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh yes, I remember the last time I ate a bag of Bacon flavored Cheetos....1981! They gave you breath that would kill an elephant!!
MJ - November 13, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG, For so long I've asked people if they remember this flavor and nobody did. Being that I was so young I thought maybe I thought they were bacon flavered, but now I know. I was only 3 or 4 when they were out. I mean the store was at the corner and we would walk there daily and that's all I wanted, and here I am as a grown woman wanting them so bad. PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!PLEASE!
selly belly - November 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I remeber my first time it was like no other . It was a summer night I hjust got out the pool and there they were my mom suprised me with my first bag after that it was on yo all night after night i would sneak in a bag before dinner i knew it was wrong but I couldnt stop .some time i wake up from a dream and wish that we were together again .until we meet again
crystal - December 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Like the rest of you i am so happy to know that others think about those damn chips.I remember & really wish they would bring them back without messing with the recipe.I know it's wishful thinking but we really need to get on frito lay cuz if aussie's have them i want em too.
Paul - December 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm glad I'm not the only one to remember these bacon cheese snacks. They were the only time that I purchased a Cheetos product on a regular basis. Why do companies in this country insist on offering us only chocolate, vanilla and strawberry when we really want diversity?
Kevin - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I told someone about these, and they didn't believe me, but I too remember the bacon flavored cheetos,and wonder why Frito Lay never bought them back out
Lacrisha - January 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Only one person I know remembers the bacon flavored Cheetos. The only way you can eat something close to it is the bacon cheddar crackers by Frito-Lay, but it's not the same. I recall they were out in the early 80's cause I was 4 at the time. I know I was super young when they came out, but a flavor like that you'll never forget! I agree with everyone, they need to bring them back!
weegie - January 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Bacon and cheddar Cheetos were simply the quintessential 80's junk food creation. I can remmember one evening my mom tempted me to behave on a Saturday when pops was at work as a way to bribe me. I was playing with my orange Stomper battery powered monster truck on my parents red carpeted floor on a Saturday right before the muppets and chilling with my big brother. Then mama came with the blue striped bowl of F@&*ck'n Bacon Cheddar Fritos! I was jam'n my stopper on the floor, although the damn thing was battery powered, and making slobbery engine noises. Sweet, this was a good tasting jumk food of the 80's--I recall the taste just as I recalled this childhood memory--good marketing Cheetos! Slipp'n some partially-hydrodgenated oils that were mass produced and modified for corn fry'n.
Big Biz - February 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Whatup all you bacon cheddar cheetos lovers those cheetos were me and my brothers and sisters favorite back in 1984 thru 86 or 87 we couldn't get enough of them things, i feel like a lot of you out there every time i would ask someone if they had ever had these cheetos they would say, what! i done remember those but i do and them bad boys was hittin we grow up in compton ca and in my late 30's now and sure would like see them back in the markets and stores.
llagaunda - February 24, 2010 - Report this comment
WOW!! This is crazy...me and my friend would be late to school in the morning going to get these chips. I tell you this brings back soooo many memories. Bacon and Chedder Cheetos were the best chips in the world. I grew up in San Diego and she just text me and told me that they have them at the corner stor as a trial. Wow!! I told her to mail me a bag. That is the reason why I googled it to see if they have them in Atlanta....I can't wait to get a bag!!
Cheeto Lover - March 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I am so glad I am not the only one that have been looking for these chips for Years......I have contacted cheetos and they act like they didnt have a flavor like that. I was like " i was not on drugs at that time sir" lol... s i know i ate those chips and want the taste back so bad.
Rico G - April 10, 2010 - Report this comment
They must have used drugs in the product because I couldn't stop eating them. (and subsequently went through withdrawal after I could no longer find them)
BB - April 23, 2010 - Report this comment
I was a skinny lil' thing back then, but I could scarf an entire bag of the crunchy ones alone in my dorm room. It was about all I spent my pitiful quantity of spending money on. This was in CT in the early 80s.
ke-ke - April 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Please bring back the bacon and cheese cheetos
Shirley - May 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I love the bacon cheetos about 10-12 years ago i called Frito Lay to ask What happen to my bacon cheetos? I was informed at that time they were not a very popular item. I thought at that time I was the only person that even tried them. I loved them. I want some bacon cheetos!!!!!!!!!
Johnny - May 17, 2010 - Report this comment
The flamin' hot cheetos are the closest I could get to the sweet MSG after taste the bacon flavored cheetos had. Dammit! I loved that snack product! Bring em back...PLEASE!
Robert - May 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Interesting, the sustained popularity of the bacon flavored Cheeto after all these years. It took me nearly 2 years of convincing the brand to consider adding a bacon flavor line after experimenting with the flavor in my kitchen. I used a raw mix at home and deep fried them in bacon grease and then sprinkled them with the signature cheese mix. It wasn't bad but good enough to get the Frito Lay's R&D team to modify the recipe and spices to put on the shelves! The idea earned me a check for staggering $1.5MM after the first year the product was on the market. Pretty good for a guy that just watched Cheetos pour into bags on the production line. Thank God for my Southern roots and hillbilly home style cooking right? Anyway, I went to Campbell's as a consultant and learned that the bacon flavored cheetos were pulled from the shelves. There was no answer to why they made the decision and it still remains a mystery today. There was however a rumor that the flavor was served at a picnic and Frito's CEO was there with his wife. She was Jewish and adhered to a no pork rule but had already eaten at least two large bags of the bacon flavored Cheetos. Angry about not being informed of the pork flavored relationship with the food she silently demanded they be removed from the shelves. That's the story I got. But what do I care, I'm still as happy as a "pig in %$@#! I'd love to the return of the item myself!
Lynda D - August 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Bacon flavored Cheetos were the absolute bomb! They had the dollar bags and the 25 cent bags. Man I LOVED them! I truly, truly wish very very much that they would bring these BACON FLAVORED CHEETOS back, please! I guarantee this around THEY WILL be a top seller.
emile - October 21, 2010 - Report this comment
iloved em in the 80's as well...just had new cheddar bbq flavor and i must say not bad,not as good as the bacon but still good
L - December 08, 2010 - Report this comment
All my father asked for this Christmas is a box of the bacon cheese flavored Cheetos. I am afraid I will have to look somewhere else for a gift for him. I've already talked to numerous stores who say they can't order them. I would really like to see them back on the shelves again!
Tanya - January 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Loved the Bacon Flavored Cheetos! Not many of my friends remembner them but it was my #1 snack - I would so buy them again if they were back...come on freto lay....
L - January 16, 2011 - Report this comment
So upset that frito lay will not bring back bacon cheddar cheetos...they would be a huge hit. My all time favorite...
Dawn - January 16, 2011 - Report this comment
These were DELICIOUS!! I wish Frito Lay would bring them back!
Michael - February 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Hands down this was the BEST tasting snack ever. EVER! God I miss these. Some bacon snacks taste like crap, but these were off the charts good. Sigh . . . .
H - February 13, 2011 - Report this comment
My name is H. M. B Jr. and i grow up in Lexington Terrance Projects one of the worst projects in Baltimore city, at the time I was 8yrs old and being bullied very badly. I brought the bully a bag of bacon cheddar Cheetos that i happened to love and he never beat me up again. With that being said the bully and i are good friends and we would like for you to bring these cheetos back again. PS. Please bring them back he is calling me threatening to start beating me up again I am now 38 years old
Derrick - February 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Bacon cheddar cheetos were the best cheetos ever made. I will make you guys a personal bet I will eat 20 bags in one sitting and if you sell 1 million bags in the 1st week I Derrick will get cheetos free for the rest of my life. Or better yet I will give you my address and you send me a bag in the mail.
GREG - April 05, 2011 - Report this comment
A BAG OF BACON CHEDDAR CHEETOS, A COKE AND ONE GAME OF MS. PAC-MAN AT UTOTEM WAS MY LUNCH EVERY DAY, FRESHMAN YEAR 1983! I'VE BEEN ON A 25 YEAR QUEST TO GET A CBC-83' FIX! THE CLOSEST THING I'VE FOUND ARE THE NEW 2011 BBQ CHEETOS! YOU CAN TASTE A HINT (MAYBE 10%) OF THE CBC-83' FLAVOR. IT'S JUST ENOUGH TO MAKE YOUR SPINE SHIVER AND CRACK A SMILE! I DON'T CARE HOW BAD FOR THE BOD THEY WERE,I WANT MY CBC-83'! I'M WITH DERRICK, WE'LL GET AN ORDER TOGETHER FOR 1 MILLION BAGS, IF YOU'LL MAKE EM'!!! BRING THEM BACK!
Wanda - April 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I agree!! Bring back the bacon flavor cheetos!! They were the best and then they were gone!! Frito Lay needs to listen to the public!!
Cyndi - June 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I can't believe there are others who remember this snack. We would eat them together with a .25 pickle out of the jar! OMG, the flavor would burst in your mounth. Dreaming of purchasing bags of this tasty treat again.
Cindy Lu - June 06, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh my god, I've been craving these so bad over the years!! They would sell like crazy if they brought them back! Forget hot cheetos, we need bacon flavored! Listen up FRITO LAY!
Jay - June 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Can someone start a petition?
Susan B. - July 14, 2011 - Report this comment
These were favs of my Mom (now 83) but we could never find them in local groc stores & it became my habit to buy them whenever I was traveling as they appeared readily available at gas station markets. Then I hit the bonanaza in '06 @ Ingles in Robbinsville, NC where they sold it by the box. Whenever we went to our place there - I'd stock up. Then 2 years ago - nothing. So all you who've missed it for years, it was on the market until just about 2 years ago. I've been deligently searching & finally today, thought to google it. I am NOT looking forward to telling my Mom they are no longer made:( but she may actually still have a pack, if we need to PROVE to Frito Lay they DID make them! LOL
bill - July 23, 2011 - Report this comment
pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee bring them back. pleeseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
kittyk969 - August 13, 2011 - Report this comment
YUP! I was telling my kids about these bacon-cheddar cheetos and they were planning on having me committed cause they said I was imagining it all now I can tell them I may be a dreamer but I'm not the only one :) PLEASE!PLEASE! BRING THEM BACK!
angie - December 13, 2011 - Report this comment
THEY HAD THEM OUT THIS SUMMER OMG I KEPT GOING TO THE VP AND SHELL GAS STATION EVERYDAY TO GRAB A BAG THEN AS QUICK AS THEY CAME THEY LEFT. I WAS SO PISSED OFF I STILL TO THIS DAY CHECK TO SEE IF THEY HAVE ANY EVERY TIME I GO TO THE GAS STATION AND VP
ashley - January 25, 2012 - Report this comment
PLEASE BRING BACK THE BACON AND CHEESE CHEETOS AND HOW ABOUT SOME BARBECUE DORITOS!I FOUND THEM AT THE GAS STATION FIRST AND THEN WALMART. THEN THEY DISAPEARED. IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE IN THE CHIPS DEPARTMENT....
Tiffany - April 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I thought I was the only one who remembered bacon flavored cheetos. No other chips compared to these. Frito Lay should bring these chips back. I thought I was crazy or something until I found this site. There is a petition to bring Bacon Cheddar Cheetos back
Tina - April 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Are you guys going to ever bring back the bacon chedder cheetos. please please please
Denise - April 22, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember, while in elementary school, going to the corner store after school everyday and buying a bag of these awesome tasting cheetos with a can of coke for a dollar. I'm now 39 and still crave the bacon cheddar Cheetos.
Curtis - May 06, 2012 - Report this comment
BRING THEM BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!111
bill - July 06, 2012 - Report this comment
please bring them back .i neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed them.badly.
Bobby - August 04, 2012 - Report this comment
So I guess I didn't dream these up when I was kid, unless we all had the same dream. Why do corporations ignore obvious consumer demand like this? Instead they bring out Salsa Con Queso Cheetos, nobody asked for those!!
Jack - November 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember these still being around circa 1989. They should bring back the cheddar bacon flavor of Crunchy Cheetos. The ball puffs came close though.
Nyhm - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Man, I remember these when I was a kid. Talk about crack addiction, indeed I was hooked.
Kevin W in Gig Harbor WA - December 10, 2012 - Report this comment
i had a paper route and picked the papers up at a mini-mart. I ate crunchy bacon flavored Cheetos all the time. My favorite of all time. All the papers I delivered had dark orange fingerprints cuz i couldn't wait till i got home to eat them... BRING BACK THE BACON CHEETOS !!!!!!!!!
Paulette - February 14, 2013 - Report this comment
I called Frito Lay and asked about the bacon cheddar cheetos and the rep told me they never manufactured them. Hmmm??? I told that lady that she was wrong and she didn't know the history of her own employer. My mother used to send my sister and I to the store in Culver City, CA to get her a bag along with a RC cola, and a hostess honey bun. This was in the early 1980's. Those bacon cheetos were THE BOMB!! I can still taste them. Please bring them back!!
REV - April 09, 2013 - Report this comment
Wow, I thought it was just me. I just ran into a frito lay who doesnt even remember them. Bacon and Cheese Cheeto Lovers, UNITE!
Shawn - April 17, 2013 - Report this comment
Omg please bring them back! The bacon & cheese cheetos were off the chain. I was about 8 when they were out. I dont understand whyyy....would you take something off the shelves that was so good!
Tenitta Franklin - April 18, 2013 - Report this comment
customer is always right we need to demand for bacon favor cheetos to bring them back or ask them nicely! Lol.I was so young then too! I remember running home from school to go to the corner store just to grab a bag and wacth the mosters TV series!oh how we miss your taste!
adrianna jasso - May 02, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember back in the day when they were out, man I miss them, I would ask everyone if they remembered them but no one ever did, im glad I found this site and im hoping they bring these bacon flavored Cheetos back, brings back childhood memories for me.
layrock - May 03, 2013 - Report this comment
Will our comments actually help bring'em back?
mink - August 05, 2013 - Report this comment
Yes,Yes, Yes, PLESASE...pleaSe, bring those bacon chedder Cheetos back to our lives before leave this awful planet, makr life WOrth LIving again!!!!!
Tina - August 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I was around 8yrs old when I had my first bag. I bought them from Rudy's market on 106th and wilmington, in Watts, CA. If I didn't have money, I would collect bottles and trade them for beacon flavored cheetos!
Nutty Professor - October 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I used to LOOOOOVEE these cheetos, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring them back.
Adrian - October 26, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved these bacon cheetos! Why can't we have them back? Com on please bring them back.
marky_d - October 28, 2013 - Report this comment
yeah buddy. glad to see I'm not he only one who misses them. I don't get it, in this market of oversaturation of weird flavor combos and the pop culture popularity of Bacon, why can't hey bring th Bacon-Cheddar Cheetos back for at least a trial run? DO IT
Eric O. - November 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I had em in Bridgeport Ct. In 1983!!!Maroon or dark brown bag.....Bring em back!!!!!!
Rico - February 28, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember having these as a kid in the 80s. I'm 36 now. They were the best snack that I remember. If you still have the recipe, please bring back the Bacon Cheetos! Used to come in a brown bag. I can visualize and taste it like it was yesterday.
Lisa - February 28, 2014 - Report this comment
These cheetos were the best. I used to ride my bike to the corner store all the time to buy these cheetos. I wish they would bring them back.
ericka - May 01, 2014 - Report this comment
I have stopped eating cheetos!no not really but it hurt my feelings to see the bacon cheddar cheetos go:( and I might eat myself into a cheesy puff if they return, but if thats the price for happiness im all in.
Tanya - May 01, 2014 - Report this comment
OMG all i'm going to say is I need them back in my life. I loved those things..they were awesome and taste better than any chip i have ever had. please bring them back.
Chef Marshall - May 11, 2014 - Report this comment
The year was 1982 a small town just outside of Houston Texas . My mother was into you the double and triple coupons phase of her life. And I'll never forget the first bag of baking flavored crunchy cheetos I rehab . It was a glorious moments ! By young pallet had never experienced such a delicious treat . The glorious taste in baking with that crunchy cheese flavor blew my mind ! Somehow she ended up getting for about $3 . I believe it was the best 3 point my mother ever spent . She originally back them for the children at her small daycare center and when I realized she was about to pass them out to the other kids I hated every bag slightly evil perhaps mostly genius definitely ! Please Frito Lay for the love of God in baking flavored she does lovers across great girl and bring them back sincerely. Chef Marshall J. Marroquin
SeekMar - May 24, 2014 - Report this comment
me and my sister loved them things and often reminisce about them. i love all u guys,
amy - June 17, 2014 - Report this comment
Love these cheetos. Wish they'd bring them back
STEPH - September 11, 2014 - Report this comment
WHY WOULD THEY NOT BRING THESE BACK?? THEY WOULD CRUSH THE COMPETITION!!! YUMMM
Celene Balvaneda - September 19, 2014 - Report this comment
Sanza.co.uk that's the site I found that will ship them to the US. Not cheap but sooo worth it !!!!

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