Food of the Eighties, Corn Quistos
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They were similar to combos but no pretzel...I would suck the nacho cheese stuff out of the middle and then eat the rest...God I loved these things...I really wish they were still around and if they are let me know!!!!! Twistiburger@yahoo.com
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Aimee - January 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I LOVED these too! I talk about them all the time, but my friends don't remember them. It would make my day if my mom packed them in my lunch when I was in 5th grade!! Wish they still made them. I keep checking the Combos flavors to see if they've come up with it.
Mungo Park - July 01, 2009 - Report this comment
This was my favorite snack. And I liked the commercial too (the Cornquistodores). I was a college student when these came out and everyday at the student center, I used to buy 3-4 bags (they were small, not like the big bags you would find at the supermarket). If I recall correctly, they were only around for less than a year. But everyone was buying them so I never understood why they were discontinued. As much as I hate to disappoint my fellow Cornquistodores, I doubt seriously that they are being made now by anyone but if enough of us who do remember them write to the company who made them (was it Frito Lay?), they might consider bringing them back. It might be worth a try.
Germy - August 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved these things when I was a kid growing up in AZ. It seems like they were around for a couple of years. They were so much better than Combos. They had a semi-spicy filling, a crispy corn shell, with a dusting of seasoning. Makes you wonder about all these great foods that were pulled off the shelves, kind of like the old red m&ms......
freddy fudpucker - November 03, 2009 - Report this comment
They were great. ate them all the time in the early 80's. maybe the reason they pulled them was because they had a problem with the center filling running out when they got a lil hot and made a mess in the bag in a store that had them on shelves in the sun. only thing i can think of.
michelle - January 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Try Combos "Zesty Salsa" flavor. They are a spicy filling surrounded by a corn wrap, not pretzel. They're as close as I've seen to the original Cornquistos yet.
Pepelaputr - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Bring Cornquistos Back! Petition www.petitiononline.com/cornquis/petition.html
Claire - February 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I love Combos of all varieties, but was not born yet when Cornquistos were around. I do love the zesty salsa combos, but I am very curious about cornquistos! mmm.
Jeffro - March 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Thank the heavens - I am not alone. BRING BACK CORNQUISTOS!
perkdog - March 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved cornquistos! Bring them back.
Babygrl - April 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I love cornquistos!!! Out of all the things I miss, I wish they bring these back =(
Corny Quistostein - April 26, 2010 - Report this comment
M&M/Mars MasterFoods made these. Maybe if enough people spam them with demands they will bring it back. So get to it people! =)
Lisa - May 08, 2010 - Report this comment
God I loved these. I used to buy them in the mid-eighties in Austin, TX when I was in college. I'd buy a bag of the nacho cheese flavor and sneak them into the movies to eat instead of popcorn. Good times. I was heartbroken when I couldn't find them anymore. I would THRILLED if they became available again.
Chip - May 17, 2010 - Report this comment
YES!!!! I LOVED Cornquistos. I took them in my lunch all the time in Jr. High. There were three flavors...Picante, Nacho Cheese and ???? Anyone else remember the other flavor? I have tried the Zesty Salsa version of Combos and they are pretty good...but they still can't touch "Cornquistos'!
Ehhh - July 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Cornquistos is from Mars, Incorporated. Call 1-800-627-7852 Monday – Friday during these times: Eastern Standard - 8 am to 5pm, Central Standard – 7 am to 4 pm, Mountain Standard – 6am to 3pm, Pacific Standard – 5 am to 2 pm, Just tell them you would like them to bring Corquistos back. The more calls they get the more likely we’ll be able to get these back on the market and in our bellies. They are always interested in what will make them money. So call, call, call! Let’s just bombard them with calls to bring back these delicious morsels of happiness.
Amanda - August 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Another snack I miss the heck out of. 10 times better than Combos, so much crunicher!
Tim - August 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I just added a request to the Mars site to bring these awesome snacks back. The website is http://www.mars.com/global/index.aspx and there is a contact us link that allows you to leave a message. Lets get these back!!!
Tim - August 12, 2010 - Report this comment
As a follow up to my previous comment. I received this email response from the company. "In response to your email regarding CORNQUISTOS FILLED SNACKS. Thanks for contacting us about CORNQUISTOS FILLED SNACKS. Because we are reviewing our marketing strategy, this product is unavailable at this time. Your comments will be shared with our Marketing Staff." Everyone send them emails about bringing them back and maybe the marketing staff will get the hint!!!
NelsonB - August 16, 2010 - Report this comment
My parents would always buy these as a snack for my sister and I when they were going out and we were going to have a babysitter. We would sit and eat the entire bag! Loved them and miss them!!!
Francisco Pizarro - August 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Sign the petition to BRING CORNQUISTOS BACK!! http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?cornquis&1
Michelle H. - November 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to eat these all the time in the 80's. My boyfriend and I would go to Circle K. That was a convenient store in Broken Arrow,OK, and I would get these and a fountain Pepsi and he always got those white powdered doughnuts. I want them back.
karren - December 26, 2010 - Report this comment
i loved these!! back in high school instead of eating lunch,i would go to the canteen and buy a bag of them.i want to be able to see the look on my sons and friends faces when they bite into one for the first time!!
Dalep - December 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Have to say they are in my top 3 snacks of all time. I pledge to work extra hours at the gym just for a chance to eat those incredible snacks!
Patrick - March 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved these things! The new combos jalapeno cheddar are the closest thing available to them.
Kaa - May 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember reading somewhere that they were massively high in cholesterol and fat, which is why they discontinued this amazingly delicious snack. I remember going to the movie theater and getting a bag of them before watching Star Trek 3 -- the Search for Spock.
Bryan - May 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Bring them back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chris - August 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I will second the statement that Combos "Zesty Salsa" are VERY close to the Picante flavored Corn Quistos. When I was 16 I would get off work from the grocery store at 11:00 pm, buy a large Dr. Pepper and a large bag of Picante Corn Quistos and enjoy them while watching TV. I almost always had a bellyache the next day but it was worth it. My favorite snack of all time!
Tom - September 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Just found a pack of Combos, Pepperoni Pizza that pretty good and close.
Tonya - November 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Picante Corn Quistos were the best snacks in the world! There was nothing better than a bag of Picante Corn Quistos and a bottle of Pepsi for lunch! Ohhh, the good ole days:)
Chriss - December 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Corn Quistos, Better than Combos..Please bring them Back!!...
Anonymous Online Stalker who lives in his parents basement - February 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Amazing how many positive remarks there are here,and yet the online Petition only has 517 signatures! C'mon people - lets Rock n' Roll! http://www.petitiononline.com/cornquis/petition.html
John Sexton - February 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Been talking about what happened to that great snack for years! Even though combos replaced Corn Quistos, I've always thought they weren't nearly as good, and would love to have them back!
Tami - March 25, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG I loved These!!!! And Yes Picante was my favorite!!!
erica - April 17, 2012 - Report this comment
I just dont understand why they dont make them if everyone wants them back on grocery shelves. please make them soon before i die of anxiety i have been craving them since they went of to be discontinued we demand them back now, this was and is my favorite snack from the past n I would like to have them soon.
Ashley - April 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Loved, LOVED these snacks, especially the Nacho Cheese ones :) I could polish off a whole bag of them in one evening when I was a kid. My parents would never buy them for me growing up, so I would get my older brother to buy me some at the grocery store he worked at and he would bring them home and smuggle them to me :) They really do need to bring them back.......of course, I would weigh 200 lbs if they do!
zvhiglet - May 19, 2012 - Report this comment
These were incredible...they gave me foodgasms
Kevin - May 20, 2012 - Report this comment
I have been trying to find these for years. They were so good! Combos are horrible. Please make these again. I can keep your Oklahoma dealers in business. Please mars, make something good.
Greg O'neal - August 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I am so glad someone else remembers these! I too just emailed Mars explaining that they should bring these back instead of making their lame candy.
John Mills - September 05, 2012 - Report this comment
I called ant talked to a nice lady, and she said that they were reviewing marketing and she would pass the request along! C'mon people! Get busy on this!
Noel - November 07, 2012 - Report this comment
I was eating a bag of Combos, not the same as the Corn Quistos, please bring them back.
Kim thompson - March 09, 2013 - Report this comment
For the love of Christ! Bring them back! I miss them and there is no substitute.
Mike - August 16, 2013 - Report this comment
This were my all-time favorite snack. I miss them so. I don't know why they got rid of them when it seems there are so many people that miss them. BRING THEM BACK. PLEASE!
John Wilson - January 14, 2014 - Report this comment
I used to buy a bag of these and a Dr Pepper every afternoon from the Jester Center Store, then watch Jeopardy! in the Jester East TV lounge. Got me through my freshman year at UT. Been missing them ever since.
LDB - July 27, 2014 - Report this comment
This was my favorite snack. I want some right now. Please come back!!!
The director - July 29, 2014 - Report this comment
These were the best snack OF ALL TIME! Loved the nacho cheese flavored corn questions! Please bring them back!!,

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