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they were soooo good ... they were a cheese flavor but not zesty or nacho... they were the BEST... it was either late 80s or early 90s...i remember eating them with my neighbour...does anyone know what i'm talking about???? lol
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Stonie - March 12, 2009 - Report this comment
No-ORIGINAL Doritos were just plain corn chips- I occasionally still see packages of them in stores. They came in a yellow bag. The Nacho Cheese Doritos came in a Red bag, and the BIG news was when they added Cool Ranch! Heck- Tortilla chips of ANY kind, were only JUST catching on.
Darin - September 24, 2009 - Report this comment
In the early 80s, Doritos weren't packaged in foil bags -- they were plastic, with a clear window you could see the chips through. In addition, the 'Nacho Cheese' flavor (not the 'Nacho Cheesier' flavor) was a different formula that didn't adhere evenly to all the chips. As a result, in a given bag, some chips had WAY more nacho cheese flavor than others. When Doritos switched to 'Nacho Cheesier', they changed the formula, and now the chips are more evenly coated, but they do NOT taste the same. Compared with the original, it has almost a metallic note. I would love to find a bag of the originals.... or at least find somebody else who remembers them!! :)
Amanda - October 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember the ones with a clear window.They also had a little mouse with Sombaro on the packaging. The Doritos were excellent back them.The chips they make now are great.But they had a better flavour back then
DP - November 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember that the original Cool Ranch and Nacho Cheese were much better than their recent incarnations. The chip itself was much more of a real corn chip. I also remember Wild n Mild Ranch Fritos. Ultra good.
Bobby - December 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Doritos started in 1964 so those were the originals.
Nate Deezy - December 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I agree, they need to listen to the people and bring back the Doritos of the 1980s and 1990s. They tasted way better and could eat a lot of them at once. Now they are way too cheesy and almost gross me out a little bit.
Jason - January 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I believe the flavor the original poster is searching for was Jumpin Jack Doritos. they were monterey jack cheese flavored, and damn I miss them. They came in a black colored version of the clear plastic bag with the window that was mentioned earlier.
Dorito - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
If they made Doritos like they did in the early 80's I would buy a bag every time I went to the grocery store - seriously. IF I buy a bag now - the small one like at a gas station - I pick through them and eat the ones that aren't covered in the cheese. God do I miss Doritos from the 80's.
amber - February 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I am ALMOST POSITIVE the FIRST Nacho Cheese Doritos came out in the early 1970's. I remember getting my mom to buy 3 bags and I sneaked them into my suitcase for my 2 wks at a diabetic camp that Summer. They were/ARE SO addicting, that I just never buy them anymore.. Man, youth!!
Traci - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I really miss the cheese Doritos from the 80 as well. I talk about them often to people who don't remember them, they were day and night to the Doritos now. I can't stand Doritos now, they just taste nasty( the cheese ones). I wish they would bring back the old ones, at least for a time.
Heather - February 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved the 80's Sour Cream Doritos, in the light green and white bag w/ the clear window... Yum
Sharon - February 17, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG! The sour cream were my favorite, Back in 83' I think it was, I walked 2 miles to school and every day on the way home, I got a big bag. then .98 cents, and ate the whole bag by the time I got home. I so want those back, Also would like the doritos 3D back as well. The ranch is okay, but I want the original Sour cream back, not the mixed bag out now with Cheezy Enchilada.
SAL - February 19, 2010 - Report this comment
yes I remember them. They used to stick together they were so wet with cheese. I used to love them....I want them now!!!!!
josey - April 26, 2010 - Report this comment
back in the early 70's i use to scrounge up enough change around the house to buy ( i think they cost $69 or $89 cents or something back them )a bag of cheese doritos . The taste was amazing . I would sit on the central air unit in my backyard on hot summer days downing a whole bag . The taste of nacho cheese doritos today don't even come close to the ones back in the 70's and early 80's.
teresa - May 08, 2010 - Report this comment
The nacho cheese doritos were amazing in the 80s def not as good now. Why change an amazing product????
chad - May 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I am 26 now, but the first Doritos I remember was probably in the late 80's. It was a red bag and I remember it had an onion and some other vegetables pictured on the front. I still remember what they tasted like....what kind were these?
fz - May 27, 2010 - Report this comment
were can i buy origanal flavore doritos in cleve oh.
k - June 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I do. I loved them. If I remember right it came in a black bag.
trish - June 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to LOVE doritos back in the 80's, now they are too spicy or something-they just don't taste right:(
BB - July 13, 2010 - Report this comment
They were called Taquitos I believe well in Canada anyway and they did have a mouse on them there was cheese and taco and they were good!
Rachelle - July 20, 2010 - Report this comment
THANK YALL!! I've posted several comments (on other sites) about the Doritos of the 80's that were in the clear front plastic bag. They were just nacho cheese and they were awesome!! When they went to nacho cheesier, the formula changed for the worst. Even if only for a limited time, they should bring back the "original" Doritos that I grew up loving. Now, I can eat them, but they don't excite me.
Tom - July 24, 2010 - Report this comment
You are all 100% correct!
Pete - July 28, 2010 - Report this comment
"I am 26 now, but the first Doritos I remember was probably in the late 80's. It was a red bag and I remember it had an onion and some other vegetables pictured on the front. I still remember what they tasted like....what kind were these?" I believe you are referring to one of the best flavors that I can remember "Salsa Rio". After that comment I got an instant flashback of the bag just couldn't remember the name until putting my thinking cap on.
Brandon - August 27, 2010 - Report this comment
For those of you who like the 70's/80's style doritos and have a 7-11 nearby.. try the 7-11 brand knock-off doritos.. they are as close to the original dorito as I've ever seen
Edward - September 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Brandon brings up an interesting point. I'll have to try the 7-11 knock off brang. I think you guys are right. The flavor has changed since the '70's!
Jody - September 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Did'nt they just make doritos plain...back in the 80's...oh my gosh i can still taste them..would love to get those again!!! they were the best tortilla chip ever!!
Leah - November 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Remember nacho cheese "Tostito's? They were in white bags with an Aztec design, and came in single serve bags before Dorito's did. In the early 80s. They were round instead of triangular.
Breane - December 06, 2010 - Report this comment
the cheese flavored Dorito's were called "Jumpin jack cheese" OMG they were the best floavor ever. They were discontinued sometime in the 90's :(
Breane - December 06, 2010 - Report this comment
It was montereey jack cheese they were called " jumpin jack cheese" they are the all time BEST flavor ever.
dorito dude - January 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember when the taste changed. It was like 7 years ago and the bag stated " new improved taste" The taste was defently worse and it took me a long time to get used to the new taste. I still wonder why they did this???
Paul Z - January 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I had a craving for Nacho Cheese Doritos recently. I haven't bought a bag in years. Was so dissapointed me that it bothered me so much, I had to look it up here on google search and I am glad I'm not the only one. Definitely miss the taste I remembered from the 80's. My first memory of Doritos Nacho Cheese is being 7 years old and on a school bus trip. Need to bring back the older formula.
BigD - February 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Omg I loved those too, they were in a red and white bag with the little clear window!!! Omg those were the best. Doritos please bring that wonderful flavor back!!! Please!!!
k - February 05, 2011 - Report this comment
pretty much all dorito flavors were amazing in the early 90s. the chip itself was thicker and cooked in trans-fat which gave it flavor, now they are thin, light, nasty-tasting, flavorless. i've tried almost all current flavors and none of them compare to the doritos from the late 80s early 90s.
TD - February 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I want old Dorito's back sooooo bad. The new ones are too funky and they are like neon orange. Way too much crap on them. I'd love to have the old dorito's, nacho tostito's, and remember the corn pringles? They had a ranch flavor. Sooo good. How can we get them to make the old ones again?
Matt - March 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Am I the only one who actually likes them BETTER since they changed the formula? And I grew up with the "original" ones. If there ever was a plain variety, they should bring those back.
L.B. - March 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I thought i was the only one who remembered the Jumpin' Jack Doritos. I still crave them. Oh, K the Doritos with the onion & other veggies were called Salsa Rio, they too were great & full of flavor.
Greg - March 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember the Salsa Rio chips! They were amazing. Doritos also had a Salsa flavor on larger corn chips in the early to mid 90s. The bag was clear with white bars at the top and bottom. On both the clear and white bars were red stripes. These chips were AWESOME... I believe they had two flavors. But I cannot remember the name for the life of me!
Doritos - March 30, 2011 - Report this comment
They are don't taste the same way the originals do,not even the same bag,they have no full flavor. At all sad.
Lola Livingston - May 21, 2011 - Report this comment
When my son was younger we were sharing a bag of Doritos. I noticed the chips were soggy and wet, when I looked over at my son was licking the cheese and putting them back in the bag. Oh to be a kid again....gross story though.
Desmon margan - May 28, 2011 - Report this comment
YEs! I thought I was the only one! Yes doritos used to be just Cheese flavor! I remember it like the back of my hand! Omg they were good. My grand pa used to have a bag of them and a pepsi ready for me when I came over to visit. They taste way better then the nacho cheese now. I hated when they switched over and was very pissed. I also remembered when cool ranch came out. Was not a big fan but they grew on me. Wow let me seee if i can find a pic of the old bag of cheese
Lance - June 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Just had some Taco flavored Doritos. They were in a retro looking "limited edition" bag. They were really good and I thought I remembered them from the 80's, but can't remember for sure. Did they exist back then?
Vanessa - July 31, 2011 - Report this comment
Omg YES! I most definitely remember the Doritos from the 80's/90's era. I was only 11yrs old when I got hooked. If I ever run across the ones that they sold then with the see through front, the red bags can just forget about existing in my world...
Richard From California - August 11, 2011 - Report this comment
When I was a kid, late 80's early 90's, nacho cheese doritos were my favorite snack. Every time my parents went to the store, they bought me a big bag. I must've eaten over 10,000 bags in my youth and was I a fat kid! I still remember the white and red bag with the blue stripe on it. I remember how the chips were thick and cheesy and tasted like cheese. After they changed to nacho cheesier, the taste was horrible and reminded me of the type of cheese that is on cheetos. I haven't bought a bag in years. They lost one of their best customers and after how terrible the new ones taste, I'll never go back. Shame for them. Bad marketing ideas are costing them A LOT of money!
Jason - November 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember them from the 80's also when they had no cheese. We go into the gas station buy some and pump the cheese fro nachos into the dorito bag. What memories!
noemi - November 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Omg!! So I'm not crazy!?!? I'm about to turn 27 and I totally remember the nacho cheese doritos! I've been telling everyone that modern day doritos just don't taste the same..but everyone thinks I'm crazy.. now I know why... oh how I wish they would bring back the good doritos. These disgust me. Whenever I get a.craving for doritos, I buy a bag and am.quickly reminded that the flavor I crave is. no from this decade..:-/ I will have to try the 7eleven ones!!
J.C. Ohio - December 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Yes! I knew it! I do miss the old doritos. I am now 28 yrs old and when my friend and I growing up we would eat them for breakfast they were so good. Now I can't stand doritos they have changed the flavor. Once in a while I go for the spicy nacho but the cheese ones are not even close to the original cheese flavor in the 90's. I did try the cheddar jalapeno that was for a limited time about 3 yrs ago of course I liked those and they took those away.....bummer.
hilla - December 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I know...I do remember those...Dont know why they go and mess up a good thing...They were great and yes, I did love to get a bag that had the little ball of extra cheese in the bottom...it was so good by itself. The cheese now is just plain nasty!
Arron - January 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember those chips they had a mouse on the package they where the best
Beverly - February 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Doritoes originated in the 60's. There was a recipe called King Ranch Casserole that was made with the "ORIGINAL" Doritoes. They were plain and for years and years you could not buy them anymore, only the flavored kind and I had to find something else. I was glad when Tostitoes came out.
cooler ranch - April 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Im actually eating some cool ranch doritos right now. I had been craving them for awhile but after eating just a few i lose interest in them. one of my fav memories growing up in the 90s is going grocery shopping with my mom and getting a small bag of cooler ranch doritos before leaving. They tasted so much better when they were cooler ranch, they were def my fav snack. They just dont taste the same now, like someone else said they were thicker back then and made with trans fat lol which made the favor so good. Im 23 now and today Ill be lucky to get a bag where the chips arent totally plain! Ugh i hate that! they are so thin and plain and the seasoning just doesnt taste the same, they were more powdery back then. I really miss the old ones, cant believe they got did rid of them. Wish theyd bring them back. Long live the 90s :/
MELISSA WILSON from Canada - May 03, 2012 - Report this comment
My FAVORITE ORIGINAL DORITOS was the ORIGINAL ZESTY DORITOS in the ORANGE BAG with SEE THROUGH WINDOW the SEASONING was KIND of SWEATY LOOKING NOT POWDERY LIKE NOW and were TWICE AS THICK! When you OPENED the BAG it MADE YOUR MOUTH START WATERING ,OH HOW I LONG FOR THOSE DAYS WHEN YOU COULD GET THEM !!!!!!! =^(
Doris from New Jersey - June 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember the Doritos Nacho Cheese flavor.. I missed it.. todays Doritos taste like dry powder and the chips are much thinner.. I really would love if they stayed with the ingredients from the 80's and 90's - it made a lot of difference.. I would always buy a bag.. today I really don't care for them.. too dry and not as tasty..
steve fierro - July 08, 2012 - Report this comment
monterray jack omg bring this heavenly chip of deliciousness back to stores asap my fav chip all time
Paul - July 31, 2012 - Report this comment
Dorritos nacho cheese came out in the seventy's. Sometime in the late eighty's I believe they went from deep fried chips to baked chips and that's where the problem started.
Paul 99 "the sequell" - July 31, 2012 - Report this comment
Hey "Paul" you got your ears on as they truckers said in the 70's? Can't believe what you said. DID they really switch the formula in the late 70's? I always believed it was different, Dorritos that is, when it came to taste since 1975 till now! Go on the Dutch Mill web place and comment.
Pickler - September 18, 2012 - Report this comment
The super cheesy doritos in the orange bag with the little mouse with a sombarro were called taquitos and they were the best. Can't find an image for the life of me on the interwebs.
James - October 10, 2012 - Report this comment
I like Doritos, They are tasty. But back then they had more taste.
Kim L. - October 16, 2012 - Report this comment
They're back!!! Limited edition. I'm eating on a bag right now. Walmart in Michigan.
Lila - November 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Yummy!!!!The old Doritos had big chunks of dry cheese at the bottom of every bag.. I'd dive in for it as the chips got to the bottom. They would also leave your fingers nice and yellow like cheese doodles.. they were a slice of heaven!
Paul - December 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Lila, that would be "orange", not yellow color on your fingers. But I, too, remember the delicious taste of Nacho Cheese Doritos back then! I can't find any of these claims of original recipe Doritos! I want some! :) Maybe they're just not in my town.
Jack - March 29, 2013 - Report this comment
Where can you get the salsa rio ones? Or are they just discontinued??? That was a great flavor!!! My son ate those growing up till they came out his ears! Really would like to get these again.... Jack
Tanya - May 23, 2013 - Report this comment
So I am not the only one who thinks Dorritos today stink.... I remember they used to be sooo good and we used to fight over the globs of cheese chunks we would find at the bottom of the bag, sort of like prizes in cereal which they no longer have either. Things used to be better when I was a kid...... growing up in the 80's ruled!
Godchild - July 01, 2013 - Report this comment
AAAAAAHHHHH DROOL!!!! Atlast! Intelligent people with real tasebuds! I could eat an ENTIRE LARGE BAG IN ONE SITTING when I was a kid! My mom would actually have to take the bag from me to keep me from eating them all!! I actually wrote to Frito-Lay/PepsiCo to persuade them to bring them back! (To no response,& no avail) Even suggested they do a "Doritos Throwback" line like they did with Pepsi & Mountain Dew! The revenue would roll in!!! I mean; I don't even drink sodas, but I sure bought some Pepsi Throwback on a few occasions! Why does Doritos suck now? The same reason Pizza Hut now sucks and has to practically give. Their pizzas away now...cutting corners & being cheap, trying to make an extra buck. & Let's not even start on GMOs... & if you remember...Doritos has actually changed their recipe TWICE since the 80's!
Ty - July 16, 2013 - Report this comment
The bag with the mouse wasn't made by Dorito's. They were made by Hostess. Here is an ad for the old goodies! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsTPqSXm71A
Trish - September 16, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember loving nacho cheese doritos growing up in the mid to late 90s,(born 1990), but just now, when I try some nacho cheese doritos, they don't taste the same. :( They taste too nacho-y to me now, and not enough cheese. I think this is because I probably used to like the nacho cheesier kind instead, which they sadly do not make anymore. I've never been big on any other flavors, except spicy nacho cheese. The last time that I had spicy nacho cheese I liked it, but that was some time ago....I'm afraid to try it now because if I don't like that now, I don't like any of the dorito flavors anymore, which is sad because doritos used to be my favorite snack! D: I would be interested in trying those kind of doritos mentioned that were in the 80s. Sounds yummy! Doritos should definitely try a throwback! :D
Shawn - October 02, 2013 - Report this comment
Boy, do I miss those 80's Doritos. Todays Doritos are nowhere near as good. But I also remember when Tostitos had nacho cheese flavored chips, those were my favorite. Oh well... At least I have my memories.
Beavis - October 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Doritos changed somewhere around 1994 to Nacho Cheesier. I will never forget the horrible taste of cheaper ingredients. They were my favorite snack. Making an obscene profit has went too far.
Kim - November 27, 2013 - Report this comment
The best we're the Doritos in the 80's, there were 2 flavours, nacho and taco, taco was my absolute favourite, I would kill to have a bag of those again!,, they were a thicker chip then, they also had a tendency to stick together because they had so much seasoning on them. Doritos recently in the past 6months released a taco flavour but it wasn't even close to the taco flavour in the 80's, I was a teenager then and it was a huge addiction for me, I had never had a tortilla chip before that. In fact I always thought that was the first time I had ever seen that type of chip being sold in the store, which was why I had tried them in the first place because they were something new and different from regular chips
Charlie - January 14, 2014 - Report this comment
I think I remember these!
Channa - January 16, 2014 - Report this comment
I agree I so miss the bags of Nacho cheese Doritos I could eat a whole bag now I don't even buy those cheesier fake garbage chips. Won't even touch them if I ever eat a Dorito it's cool ranch which are also toooo ranchy almost. They almost ruined goldfish with flavor blasted nonsense but at least they keep origional as well. No brainer Doritos !
Kim - January 30, 2014 - Report this comment
I liked the regular plain salty doritos in the yellow bag. They tasted way better than totitos.
Eugene - February 15, 2014 - Report this comment
They've been around since the 1940s
neil - March 09, 2014 - Report this comment
if u want the old flavored doritos go to a grocery store called aldis and buy a bag of clancy brand nacho cheese flavored tortilla chips u will feel u r back in the 80's :>)
Rita - April 10, 2014 - Report this comment
I miss the texture of the Doritos pre-Doritos Tacos. The chip texture was lighter and completely different since they came out with the tacos at TB. Has anyone else noticed this? I had a bag the other day and the chips were more taco shell like and not as crispy as they used to be. :(
Ree - May 30, 2014 - Report this comment
Pleeeease bring back the original nacho cheese doritos. You know in the red & white bag w/the round see thru window on front of the bag. They were soooooooooooooo darn goof, and I mean just that !! My goodnesd I remember my brother who.has now passed on, we would have it out over those delicious doritos lol :))) I miss that ! I DO NOT buy the doritos they have now, they are not so good. If the original doritos come back, I just know the sales would be thru the roof alllll the time, I would buy them all the time for sure! Pleeease bring em back pleeeease.
SweetRee - May 30, 2014 - Report this comment
All i can say is i beg to plzzzzz bring back the original nacho cheese doritos in the red & white bag with see thru on the front of the bag. I remember i brought those doritos all the time back then. The doritos they have now don't taste like much at all, I don't buy them at all !! If they bring back original nacho cheese doritos i surely would buy em allllllll the time, that was one snack i just couldn't do without. I couldn't believe it when they changed em, why change such a great tasting bag of doritos? Bring back pleeeease, thank you:-)
N - July 07, 2014 - Report this comment
I used to love Doritos with sour cream...yummi! However, in recent years they have changed the formula and the chips are so much thinner and less flavorful. It's ashame because now whenever I do have chips, I have to select a different brand. I wish they would atleast make them thicker, like they used to be. The lesson here is that not all "new and improved" is good.
erin - July 07, 2014 - Report this comment
there were many doritos flavs....the really red doritos were texas tang and salsa rio....I am looking for a list of old Dorito flavors since the 80s cant find one..
Mike - July 13, 2014 - Report this comment
Does anybody remember the doritos in the black bag with a clear window? I think they were called Monterey jack. I remember eating these in 1987,1988.
jonathan - July 27, 2014 - Report this comment
Wow just remembering back in the day when I had fun dip,Charleston chews,and my favorite the original taco flavored Doritos these were before the nacho cheese ones came out it had to be back in 1976 that I remember the bag had a clear window an a Mexi can sombrero hat on the bag God I miss those chips!
christopher - August 22, 2014 - Report this comment
I miss the original cool ranch dorito from the 80s,they were a lot more flavor then the ones today. I miss being able to get that one dorito that was in the bag that was loaded with ranch.. So good!!!

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