Food of the Eighties, Pepitos
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Tortilla chips loaded with jalapeno flavored seasoning. I don't know if they were their own company or if FritoLay owned them but they were my favorite - hot & spicy!
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redherkey - September 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Indeed, these were actually spicy chips, unlike the over-marketed, under-spiced Doritos today. Plus Pepitos weren't encased in fake cheese and didn't turn your fingers orange. Nice crisp chip with plenty of hotness.
pepperitoNY - September 29, 2007 - Report this comment
Yes! They were in a class of their own. They were my favorite. I sometimes feel like my memory of them is a hallucination because most people have never heard of them. The recent Habanero Doritos come close in spiciness, but do have the unidentified orange pseudo-queso coating.
The Honorable... - October 24, 2007 - Report this comment
yes I remember them.. they rocked...
dummydelbert - November 20, 2007 - Report this comment
Still my fave chip, ever! The long since discontinued (I think) taco-flavored Doritos were close. Think they were Frito-Lay.
the davi - July 13, 2008 - Report this comment
We miss them- we remember the song from the commercial:" Oh-oh Pepitos, so crispy and hearty, Pepitos- To pep up your party, Pepitos- you can't beat those Pepitos!" WE MUST BRING THEM BACK
Pepito lover - October 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Try Fritos new Tim McGraw Jalapeno corn chips -- taste exactly like them
mari - October 28, 2008 - Report this comment
We used to drink Olde English Malt Liquor and eat Pepitos in my friend's basement. The perfect combination!
Alienhideout - December 30, 2008 - Report this comment
I just found these chips at my local Walgreen's. They are called "El Sabroso all natural Jalapenitos" jalapeno and cheese chips. The first thought that came to me when I ate the first one was "PEPITOS". Try them if you can find them. You wont be disappointed. I used to buy Pepitos everyday at the lunch counter in 8th grade for 25 cents a bag!
MESOCUTE730 - March 24, 2009 - Report this comment
i WAS JUST LOOKING PEPITOS UP TO SEE IF i COULD ORDER A BAG ONLINE...i DID NOT KNOW THER WERE SO MANY PEOPLE THAT LOVED THEM LIKE i DID, THAT IS AWESOME. i LOVED THE JALAPENO ONES THEY WERE THE BEST EVER. I THINK THEY STILL MAKE THEM IN MEXICO. SAW AN ADD WHILE LOOKING THEM UP BUT IT WAS IN SPANISH. ANYONE KNOW HOW TO SPEAK SPANISH? LOL WE MAY BE ABLE TO ALL ORDER SOME. I NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE CALLED 80'S FOOD. WHY IN THE WORLD DID THEY STOP MAKING THEM, I HAVE BEE LOOKING FOR THEM EVERSINCE I MOVED OUT, AND DID MY OWN GROCERY SHOPPING.
playitbyear - July 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I LOVED Pepitos, and I remember that commercial jingle too! My lunch as a picky kid used to consist of a bag of Pepitos and a pepperoni sandwich. It's weird how you'll bite into chips now and think that they come close to the BEST CHIPS EVER. Please Frito Lay, BRING BACK OUR PEPITOS!!!
seaninomaha - August 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Will someone please vring back the pepitos!!
Saffernellie - September 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved Pepitos. I was working as a DJ ar a radio station and one of the perks was as many Pepitos as I could eat. Sure wish they still had them today! Blessy Heart, Saffy
Dan - January 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Loved eating them Had two bags every day for lunch in high school
A - July 18, 2010 - Report this comment
*sigh* Thought I was the only one who remembered and missed them... *sigh*
T.P. - July 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Best chip ever made. Please bring them back.
Sunshine - August 29, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG! I didn't know if I remembered the name correctly or not. Just recently, these chips have been in my thoughts. And what do you know, yesterday in the grocery store, I saw some Tostitos Scoops Hint of Jalopeno were on the shelf. Of course I bought them! They are tasty, but the texture is more of a Doritoes cool ranch, as opposed to the light, crispy jalopeno Pepitos! I must find them...
wd - September 07, 2010 - Report this comment
This is such a hoot! Believe it or not, I created the Pepitos brand, the flavors, the packaging, the television commercial, the jingle -- my client was the Snacktime Company, owned by Culbro Corporation -- it was not a Frito Lay product. After all these years it's a joy to read that people still remember, talk about, and loved the product. Many thanks.
Mike W W - October 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I ate Pepitos daily in Jr High in Manitowoc, WI circa 1983 - 1985...loved all the seasonings...I remember sometimes being just chucks of just spice the size of marbles...I had a buddy that would lick each side of the chip and then eat.
wow! - November 02, 2010 - Report this comment
i cannot believe these things ever went out. best chip ever made, whoever has the rights, please bring them back. been waiting since 88
marsha ward - November 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Man o man!!! I am so with the rest of these tortilla gurooz! BRING THEM BACK!!! Yummy!
Bob MC - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I e-mailed Fritos and said that I would pay any price and would buy them by the case of they would just tell me where to send the check. they replied by saying that they don't know what I'm talking about and are totally unfamiliar with Pepitos. Who made these awesome little chips?!?!?!?!?
wd - June 23, 2011 - Report this comment
This is such a hoot! Believe it or not, I created the Pepitos brand, the flavors, the packaging, the television commercial, the jingle -- my client was the Snacktime Company, owned by Culbro Corporation -- it was not a Frito Lay product. After all these years it's a joy to read that people still remember, talk about, and loved the product. Many thanks.
Chief - July 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Well try and bring them back wd, I've been trying to explain how they tasted to my kids for years. I could eat a bag a day and wash them down with a Totino's pizza. Back when they weighed almost a pound, now they're only 10.2 ounces. I want my Peptitos!!!
peppytoes - January 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Where these the round tortilla chips?
Class of 87 - February 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I think Pepitos were the only thing I ate for most of middle school.
Chief - March 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Doritos Salsa Verde are close and yes Peppytoes, they were round tortilla chips.
garth - March 15, 2013 - Report this comment
Funny thing is I've recently tried looking for this jingle on youtube with no luck. I've brought these chips up to coworkers and even gave them a bit of the jingle, but nobody remembers them. Oh oh pepitos(horn), Oh what a treat those pepitos (horn).
matt d - June 17, 2013 - Report this comment
Try the Better Chip sea salt and jalapeƱo from fresh gourmet. Vegan friendly of course. Taste just like a blast from the past
moose alini - August 04, 2013 - Report this comment
Been lookin for these chips for years. Found similar chips with similar packaging but no jalapeno flavor
Steve - November 24, 2013 - Report this comment
Probably most of the weight I have on me can be attributed to these delicious spicy round tortilla chips. I really really wish they were still around.
Charlie - March 07, 2014 - Report this comment
It looks like there was a trademark filed for these back in 1986

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