Food of the Eighties, Tostitos
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Corn chip similar to Dorito's, but round in shape. Came in two flavors, white-bagged plain and yellow-bagged cheese.
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Hannah - January 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Very good and even better with salsa.
fjehjda - January 08, 2008 - Report this comment
oh yea tostitos are amaing
ANGELA - April 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Sharon - January 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Loved them... I especially remember the circular "window" on the bag where you could see in. I loved those bags!
Karen - March 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I miss the original cheese ones, they were awesome. I remember in the 90s they came out with the salsa and cream cheese ones and another flavor. They were so good. I do like the plain ones for dipping, but I crave the original cheese ones so much!! - August 25, 2009 - Report this comment
i need a bag of these and would be willing to pay a good ammount of money to have one yellow bag
Donald - November 23, 2009 - Report this comment I echo your thoughts! I still think of these sharp nacho cheese flavored Tostitos all the time! They were SOOOOOOO much better than Doritos. If I could have one item from my childhood, this would be it !
jeff - January 28, 2010 - Report this comment
my older brother and i used to love the cheese flavored tostitos rounds.
erica - February 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I agree!!! I too think about the nacho cheese flovored Tostitos, often! They need to bring them back!!!!! and in the same yellow bag!
Drew - May 23, 2010 - Report this comment
No one believes me that Tostitos nacho cheese chips ever existed, and in fact, that they were better than Doritos!
Joshua - July 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I e-mailed Frito-Lay a few months back and asked them to bring back that flavor. They have experimented with all the WEIRD Dorito's flavors (cheeseburger? seriously?), but nothing matched the flavor of Nacho Cheese Tostito's
Bobbie - July 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I just called Frito lay and ask them to bring them back and how much my husband loved them the person i talked to(very nice and helpful lady) said she could not find nothing on a nacho cheese flavor that they ever made. another co worker that had been there longer helped her find them.please folks contact them and tell them BRING THEM BACK. I even included there # If you wish to contact them by phone during business hours, please call them toll free at 1-800-352-4477, Monday - Friday 9AM to 4:30 PM Central Standard Time
Dave - August 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Another vote for the cheese flavored Tostitos. They ruled. You have to wonder - does FritoLay ever monitor sites like this and "RoadFood?" Spare us the crazy flavors of Doritos they're coming up with now, and bring back nacho cheese Tostitos and original taco flavored Doritos!
allie - September 14, 2010 - Report this comment
cream cheese salsa tostitos were my fav.. everyday after school id park myself in front of my television and eating those till i was blue in the face.. bring them back!
Leah - November 09, 2010 - Report this comment
In the early 1980s, these use to come in single serve packages that were 35 cents. They were round instead of triangular like Dorito's. They came in a white bag with an Aztec design, and clear window. My favorite was the cheese flavor, which was milder than Dorito's Nacho Cheese.
Tut - June 07, 2011 - Report this comment
They need to bring these back. They were amazingly good. Different than Doritos. They both had their place.
Cari - September 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Finally found someone else that remembers the cheese ones!Everyone i ask thinks i am crazy or something.they need to bring them back!!!!!
Jeff - September 19, 2011 - Report this comment
Nacho Cheese flavored Tostidos were the best!!! How come they discontinued this flavor?
Janet - September 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved Nacho Cheese Tostitos. They were the best ever. I would love to have those again.
lance - September 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I smell conspiracy. Frito Lay doesnt want competition to there beloved doritos. I cry FOUL! ITS BEEN OVER 20 YRS SINCE THEY TOOK OUR NACHO CHEESE TOSTITOS (OR SO) REVOLT I SAY!!!!!REVOLT!!!
Shirley - September 29, 2011 - Report this comment
I get weird looks from my kids when I talk about wanting Cheese flavored Tostitos, and my kids are adults now. PLEASE BRING BACK THE CHEESE FLAVORED TOSTITOS-ROUNDS! =)
Raul - October 01, 2011 - Report this comment
The cheese flavored Tostitos were awesome crispy and since everything is being "throwback" (Pepsi, Mountain Dew), Frito Lay should "throwback" to cheese Tostitos Rounds. I've recently had Taco flavored Doritos, you can find them every now and then.
Damian - October 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Me and my 4 siblings talk about these (nacho cheese tostitos) all of the time. We all echo the same sentiment of not understanding why they stopped making them. Head and shoulders the best chips ever IMO. Glad to see there are others out there that remember and would love to see them make a return
Jaimee - October 30, 2011 - Report this comment
I LOVED these chips (cheese)....I would give anything for them to come back! PLEASE bring them back!
Sergio - January 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I found a similar taste in generic form. I live in Keller TX and found them at Albertsons. They are called Julio's Tortilla Chips. They are not round, but immediately reminded me of the original Tostitos. They are made in Del Rio TX - 877-616-2240
Jay - April 01, 2012 - Report this comment
Does any one else think that the Yellow corn round tostitos tasted so much different and better in the early 80's then the yellow corn rounds they make today?? the bag was yellow and had the clearview in the middle with the aztec design. i hope they will bring back the original taste.
@DanTheCannon - April 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I have a theory that years ago Doritos paid Frito Lay to take them off the shelves and never speak of them again. It was the only direct competition and when left with the only one nacho cheese option in Doritos what choice do we have?
Albert - July 28, 2012 - Report this comment
I miss the salsa and cream cheese ones so much :(
judith - September 12, 2012 - Report this comment
Why does all the good stuff disappear its not fair come on Frito lay bring them back. Just once...please
Anna - September 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Which flavor came out in the late 90's when the hint of lime ones did? I wanna say some kind of chile or cheese flavor, but they weren't spicy at all. Those were the BEST chips ever and no one remembers them!!!!
Deb - October 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Yes I wish they would bring back the nacho cheese tostitos. They were the best..Very flavorful.
Paula - November 15, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember like a cheese and salse flavor (maybe the cream cheese and salsa flavor) i know they were a white tortilla chip though. and they came out the same time the clear pepsi did! BRING THEM BACK!!!! ATLEAST once a year. ya know let us 80's babies enjoy something from the past since its been 20+ yrs and they STILL HAVENT made time travel machines :)
Marie - November 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a lime and chilli flavor? I remember them when I was really little. They tasted like the hint of lime one, but it was spicier.
Sylvia - January 06, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember tostitos chili lime chips , they were the best I would eat them in the morning. The only one I see now is the one with a hint of lime it's gross ,what happened to chili lime was it discontinued or what ?
Sean - January 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Bring back the nacho cheese.
Daphine - February 09, 2013 - Report this comment
Oh my God I finally found some people who remember! I loved the cheese flavored ones better than doritoes! I wish they would bring them back!
Lazy80'sBaby - April 16, 2013 - Report this comment
Yummmmmy! I can't remember the last time I tried them but it has been during adulthood for me. Like many other long ago snacks, I found a bag in the vending machine at my job, lol.
Angela - September 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Bring back the salsa and cream cheese tostitos!!! I'm begging!! They were the best.
Deb - October 17, 2013 - Report this comment
Loved cheese Tostitos! They were definitely better than Doritos. However, the same company made both products, so it doesn't make sense that they stopped selling them because of Doritos. Either product would make them money, so why not give consumers a CHOICE?
Nikki - November 23, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember the cheese Tostitos in the yellow bag with Aztec design. I loved them so much! I thought I was the only one who remembered and want them back. I have not found anything that came close to being better. Please bring them back!!
Marsha - January 30, 2014 - Report this comment
I agree, BRING BACK THE NACHO CHEESE TOSTITOS.......They were my total favorite!Yes, I'm from the 80s too...... I'm calling that number to inquire...... Let's petition for them to bring'em back......
Victoria - February 11, 2014 - Report this comment
I agree with most of the people on here as well as the people I talk to on a regular bases and people I've just met, chit/chat. The consensus is as follows: We enjoyed the cheese Tostitos and would greatly appreciate if you could bring those back. Yes, they were much, much better than any of the Doritos brands. They were perfect! Please consider doing a throwback celebration to the 80’s and make them for a year. Your sales would be astronomical. We talk about them all the time because we LOVE them.
Terri - February 14, 2014 - Report this comment
Nacho Cheese Tostitos Were My Favorite! Please, Please, Please Bring Them Back.
WHY???? - April 06, 2014 - Report this comment
For some reason they were even great with salsa which seems to be a dead combo. Damn you Frito Lay!
Shawn Foley - May 23, 2014 - Report this comment
Not sure if this is still around.. A cinnamon flavored chip by Tostitos? Something like that.. Anyway, I used to eat those a lot when I was younger, and yes, while Anyway, I've been looking around Google, nothing super definitive.. So I'm wondering if anyone's even seen them, or if they just don't make those anymore, or if I"m just going crazy.
Christopher - May 24, 2014 - Report this comment
HELL YEAH!!!! I found this site while reminiscing about one of my all time favorite snack foods, the Nacho Cheese Tostitos!!! They were SOOOOOO much better than Nacho Cheese Doritos, and they really need to bring them back. Hell, they made a Mountain Dew flavored Dorito, cant they just give us back our Nacho Cheese Tostitos (original recipe please, I don't care if it costs more, or if the ingredients offend someone, they were AWESOME!!!)? The weirdest thing ws that the wikipedia page for Tostidos doesn't even mention the Nacho Cheese flavor, which is sad. It's almost as if they don't want people to know about them. On a positive note, I've been able to find one of my old favorites, Taco flavored Doritos, and have been eating WAAAYYY too many of them lol! I might as well try to edit the Wiki page and add the Nacho Cheese flavor :)
Paula - July 05, 2014 - Report this comment
Like all of you on here I remember Tostitos Nacho cheese. Really wish they'd bring them back. I hate doritos. Don't know why they won't bring them back.
Renee - July 07, 2014 - Report this comment
Ohhhhhhh how I would LOVE to devour an entire bag of Nacho Cheese Tostitoes!!! They were the BEST!! I can't stand Doritoes!! Way to much cheesy flavor. Tostitos were my fav!! It would be fabulous if they brought them back if even just for a "limited" time!! Like a throw back!! UGH
tiffany - July 17, 2014 - Report this comment
OMG!!!! i was just talking about the nacho cheese Tostitos last week to people and they looked at me like i was nuts. They were sooo yummy. I have the same theory that they have an agreement to not compete with Doritos. That is sooo not fair. If it's the same company it makes no sense. I am definitely gonna call the number that someone posted. Everyone on here should call as well. Please!!!! LET'S BRING BACK OUR TOSTITOS!!!!!!
eddie - September 07, 2014 - Report this comment
Doritos do not hold a candle to salsa and cream cheese. Suck it up big D and bring back the good stuff. The only way i can eat Doritos anymore is if they're smothered by something. I would eat Tostitos salsa and cream cheese by the bag.
Kim - September 19, 2014 - Report this comment
The cheese tostitos are the best chips I ever had. Doritos don't come close to this. Oh how I miss them.
mellokitty1969 - September 20, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember these chips from the early 1980's and they were the best..way better than Dorito's. Now if Frito-Lay can produce Wasabi-ginger or Cappuccino flavored potato chips why can't they bring back Tostito nacho cheese flavored chips?
Victoria - October 20, 2014 - Report this comment
These were undoubtedly the best chips ever! I talk about them all the time. I do wish they would make a comeback.
kurt - December 16, 2014 - Report this comment
loved these chips...they were the best..the good ol days
80's kid - December 28, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember these when i was young they so good please bring these back!
Brian - March 11, 2015 - Report this comment
I used to eat a bag of these (the big bag!) every day after school. God I still miss them 30 years later! Why would Frito Lay never bring these back? We need a petition or facebook page.
steve - March 30, 2015 - Report this comment
we need to bring these nacho cheese tostitos back. somebody needs to start a petition!
Melly - March 30, 2015 - Report this comment
Oh, how I loved those crazy circles of cheezy goodness! Ate those with my RC cola!
JCH - June 16, 2015 - Report this comment
This has absolutely got to do something with Doritos not wanting the competition. They were seriously better, and they had to have been a top seller.
Tonya - August 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Omg I loved these!!!!. Please bring them back!!! When I was in 7 and 8 grade we had them for lunch almost every day. Mom would buy these from the grocery store and bring them home for us kids to eat to. Never got enough. Love these
Kimberly - August 11, 2015 - Report this comment
I love nacho cheese ones too. I remember being a tween and my mom taking me to the PX to buy them. I still remember the Aztec design with the yellow paper and the clear window. These were my favorite chips and they tasted so much better than Doritos. Please bring them back!
Nathan - December 13, 2015 - Report this comment
They were called 'Tostitos Spicy Quesadilla Bite Size Rounds'. I miss them everyday....
BDR - December 20, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember the nacho cheese Tostitos. The original commercials would play up the fact that they were made from "stone-ground" corn (presumably Doritos weren't). That must have given them the better flavor over Doritos. Better crunch too. I especially liked that they were round chips because sometimes the pointy ends of Doritos' triangles would poke or cut the roof of my mouth. As to the packaging, I have loathed these opaque foilized bags ever since they started using them. Politicians talk about the need for transparency, it's no different with product packages. The little clear windows gave you a representative view of what you were about to buy, so you could feel assured it looked fresh and that the correct product was packed in the bag. Before I go I just wanted to mention something else from that era that disappeared as well. Why did they stop making the bacon and sour cream Cheetos? They were really good too.
I♡The80's - December 20, 2015 - Report this comment
I have an addiction sir!
Curtis - March 06, 2016 - Report this comment
It's been 36.... longgg years without you Tostitos!!!
Jodi - June 23, 2016 - Report this comment
Oh heck YES!! These rocked compared to Doritos and for some odd reason, you didn't haven't the same mess as Doritos left all over your fingers while eating them! This all came rushing back, I lost a dear friend way to young at only 45 years old, and one of the first things that came to mind was her love for Nacho Cheese Tostitos and Orange Crush that she would love about coming to my house. she had sort of rough time growing up, and didn't have things like this often at all, and I'll respect her and her Mom, and just leave at that. But I remember all of great memories we had making cookies and watching HBO when cable first was new, and HBO only had REAL movies like those that were in the Theaters only, and weren't the old ones either! We were dear friends from the time she moved into the neighborhood during Jr. High all through High School. I sort of get it, but not really... I was sort of her only best friend. She was very beautiful and tall, actually Modeled after her Dad paid for her Modeling school. She mostly did Teen types of magazines and catalogs for sears and JC Penny and a brand name Jean Co. (Gloria Vanderbilt) at a one time thing in High School, that money mostly went to add to her portfolio and to help her Mom with bills and her clothes ect... We lost touch when I was about 30, when I called one day and the phone was disconnected with no information at all. I am trying my best to think of all of the great memories we had. But am so, so sad!! I cried myself to sleep last night, she is just as beautiful as she always was. She had major lung issues due to her very heavy smoking since the age of only 13, when her Mom would even give her 2 packs per day! Those "More" Menthol's that were long and skinny in the brown paper all over. In the dark green pack. But there was no smoking at my house where she loved to spend a lot of time. My family sort of took her in and fed her, showed we all cared ect. I had talked to my Mon in confidence about the situation. She had a lot of empathy and even had a friend of mine move in when she turned 18 on her Birthday, due to her being abused sexually in her own home. The sad part is my dear old friend that had passed, did not have anything to do with ANYONE in High School at all! They didn't take the time to understand her like I had done, and YES! She was sure an original, very witty and a free spirit in more ways than just a few. But was a friend that cared and loved deeply for her true friends and family, probably more than herself sadly. But a friend that would stick by you no matter the circumstances, and both learn and share with so many things... She even showed me what type of make up to use as well as the right way to apply it correctly, while we were always munching on a bag of Tostitos and at that time (as it's still so vivid)I only had my 8 pack of the returnable bottles of Pepsi by then, that I became addicted to as well. They even had it at school! Heck, we even had a smoking area, could leave the campus by car during open hours and lunch to go to a fast food place or a park when it was nice out. I still can't believe we had that much freedom then. Then during my Sr. Year in the beginning, in October, I turned 18 and was on the emancipated list. I was JUST Grand Fathered into the 18 year old drinking age by only 13 days! And there were very few of us that had been, and that's when I met my Son's Father... But I didn't get pregnant until I was 20 years old. When I lost my virginity which I held onto like I had promised my Dad, until I knew it was the right time. But every single time through the 80's until they stopped making them :P . Which I do not understand why that was? Because even at school those were first to go in the vending machine before anything else! They should at least do a come back trial for them... That way, I could leave some flowers in a Tostitos bag when I go visit her. RIP my dear friend... So glad you found that happiness you deserved so much before we lost you to such a tragic mistake. I hope you heard my prayer or Jesus told you what I thought you needed to know. Love you always!
Kevin - September 04, 2016 - Report this comment
Where were u guys then ? Lol worked for Frito, I couldn't give a bag away :(. They sure have come a long way !
Heather - December 06, 2016 - Report this comment
So happy to find this thread! The nacho cheese flavored Tostitos were the only chips my mom would buy (early 80's). I still remember their fabulousness. So tasty! Please bring them back, original recipe!!
Clare - December 09, 2016 - Report this comment
Please bring back the nacho cheese totitos chips there are dynamite I am 63 yrs old and I was hooked hope to see them soon
Lokker - March 16, 2017 - Report this comment
they had Nacho Cheese Tostados, they were in competition with Doritos so company that owned Doritos bought Tostados & did away with the Nacho Cheese Flavor, I miss them along with Calvin or California Coolers & LaChoy Mini Eggrolls
Greg - June 09, 2017 - Report this comment
If you go back a little further, back into the 70s they had Nacho Cheeze Mini Tacos Tostitos. Please bring those back. Tasted like the tortilla rounds.
Julie - July 19, 2017 - Report this comment
My grandma used to buy these for us to have with our sandwiches at lunch in the summer. We would come over twice a week for the afternoon. I remember "Days of our Lives" coming on in the living room while we were eating. These chips were so good and should be brought back.
Maggie - September 22, 2017 - Report this comment
Salsa and Cream Cheese Tostitos are my fave ever. I craved them so much while I was pregnant with my oldest daughter. Then when I got pregnant the second time they had been discontinued where I lived... We were in Memphis and I saw them at the store and freaked out and freaked and brought home like 10 bags. I miss them so much! lol
David - February 05, 2018 - Report this comment
Nacho Cheese Tostitos and Mt. Dew got me through college. They were my favorite chip snack. I'm sure I went through one large bag a week. Compared to Doritos, they were lighter and crispier - not as hard and no sharp pieces. A Tostitos fragment would never stab you between your teeth and gums. I would never choose Doritos over Nacho Cheese Tostitos. While I like the flavor of Nacho Cheese Doritos, they are too hard to eat so I rarely buy them.
Jae - March 07, 2018 - Report this comment
Yes, these were delicious! I remember both white and yellow bags. Even though I couldn't have been no more than 4 years old, I remember the taste of cheese Tostitos, and how I preferred them over the plain ones. Frito Lay/Dortitos are a bunch of haters! A company like Utz or Granny Goose should bring them back to life.
Emily Laidlaw - October 06, 2018 - Report this comment
I LOVED these chips as a kid and have been trying to figure out what they were/confirm their existence for years. No one ever believed me about these or knew what I was talking about either, so I'm so happy to have found your site! Here's to fun 80s food memories!!
RichR - October 09, 2018 - Report this comment
It's no coincidence they disappeared when Frito-Lay bought Tostitos. They eliminated the competition under the guise of Tostitos being their unflavored tortilla chips. It was a crime against humanity. I thought monopolies were illegal.
Erock N - February 14, 2019 - Report this comment
Nacho cheese Tostitos where round light and Crispy! Nacho cheese Tostitos were me and my friends favorite. We all knew they were better than the others. Just like old T-Rex they are gone forever. Thank you for all the good times Nacho cheese Tostitos!
La Sponge - July 23, 2019 - Report this comment
They have the round Tostito chips in flavors like Salsa Verde and a spicy salsa so I'm hoping they will bring back the original nacho cheese back. They always seemed lighter and crisper than Doritos to me.And didn't leave as much "dust" on your fingers either! Would love to wash a bag of Tostitos nacho cheese tortilla chips down with a 2 liter of California cooler!☆
Keablewine - October 18, 2019 - Report this comment
I tried calling and they didn't know what I was talking about. I miss these and the chester cheese doritos real bad.
cody - November 04, 2021 - Report this comment
they discontinued because Doritos sued them for copy cat n them figures
Art Van Delay - December 31, 2021 - Report this comment
I need these chips tonight
Hippeas - May 19, 2022 - Report this comment
Hungry!! Where my chippeas at?? True stoner snackage in a package!!
Mike Phillips - April 18, 2024 - Report this comment
Nacho Cheese Tostitos were great. They were better than Doritos Nacho Cheese. I was SO mad when Frito Lay bought Tostitos and killed that flavor, which I'm sure was the main reason they made the acquisition. What gets me is that they could've continued to produce both for people who preferred one over the other. I eat Doritos now, because I do like them. But sometimes when I see Doritos and Tostitos on the chip aisle, it brings back the feelings of regret and resentment towards Frito Lay!

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