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      29.02.2012 12:49
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      A nice savoury snack for special occasions

      Doritos have always been pretty much my favourite crisps, personally if I am going to have a treat I would rather have something sweet and chocolaty, however over Christmas I decided that I needed to stock up on some savoury snacks as well. I like pretty much all of the Doritos flavours, at one point the Tangy Cheese variety were not suitable for vegetarians so I was unable to eat these, but in the last few years it seems that the recipe have been changed and they are now suitable for us veggies to eat, which I was very pleased about.

      Over Christmas I brought the large sharing bags of Doritos as there was no way small bags were going to last 5 minutes, especially with me and my Mum eating them. The Tangy Cheese flavours come in a large plastic type bag which has a foil inside, similar to regular bags of crisps. The whole of the front of the bag is a bright orange colour so they really do stand out on the shelves in Tesco. There is a large blue triangle at the top in the shape of a Doritos with the word "Doritos" coming from it in white lettering outline in black, this really stands out against the bright orange background. The flavour "Tangy Cheese" is written just below this again in white writing, the rest of the bag I have is taken up with details about a competition which are continued on the back of the bag, however usually there is a large picture of a Doritos dip with a Doritos on the front of it, the only other information on the front of the packet is the nutritional information and the size of the bag. The back of the packet contains all of the product information such as the ingredients, allergy advise, nutritional information and a sentence about the Doritos, this is written down one half of the bag, the other half is taken up with competition details continued from the front of the bag.

      The Doritos themselves are basically triangle shaped corn crisps, the Tangy Cheese ones are quite a bright orange colour which is the tangy cheese flavouring, personally I try not to think about the colourings that must be in this after all they taste nice. Doritos are described as giving you the ultimate taste, crunch and dipping experience as they are made in the authentic Mexican way. I have to agree Doritos crisps are always very crunchy when you eat them and have plenty of flavour, you do not get half of the crisps which are basically plain with the rest of them being covered in the cheese flavour, the crisp are quite evenly covered so that every crisp is lovely and cheesy. What I like about Doritos is that they are not greasy, I cannot stand crisps which are overly greasy however these are made with corn and sun seed oil which makes them less greasy. The flavour of these is certainly strong, if you are the sort of person who prefers mild flavours then these would not be for you, they are definitely a crisp for those who like strong flavours. The cheese flavouring on these does not taste artificial, some cheese crisps I have had have a horrible false flavour to them, however these really do taste of a strong tangy cheese which is ideal for me.

      The nutritional information for these appears on both the back and front of the packet and is given per 100g, this includes
      *Calories - 506
      *Protein - 8.2g
      *Carbohydrates - 57.1g
      *Fat - 26.5g
      *Fibre - 3.0g
      Personally I wouldn't eat Doritos every day of the week, for me they are more of a treat on occasions like Christmas or Birthdays and so on, however I was still a bit surprised at the amount of calories and the fat content, obviously I knew it was going to be high but it always seems more when you see it written down. Due to the calorie and fat content I definitely will not be eating these as part of my everyday diet and will stick to just buying them on occasions, I find if they are not in the house then its not a problem, however when they are I cant help myself and have to have some.

      When I brought my Tangy Cheese Doritos they were on offer, I brought the large 250g bags, these are sold at £1.98 per bag, they are quite reasonably priced, however in our house they do not last that long, they are of an average price compared to similar products. I purchase my Doritos from my local Tesco however they can be purchased in most supermarkets, obviously the price may vary a little depending on where you buy them from.

      On the back of the Tangy Cheese Doritos bag is the allergy advise, this states that this product contains gluten, wheat and milk, also that they are made in a factory which may handle Barley, Soya , Celery and Mustard. This is clearly written on the back of the packet so it is easy to read, these may not be the best product if you suffer with food allergies. It also states that this product is suitable for vegetarians, something which has changed in recent years as I have mentioned.

      Overall I would definitely recommend Tangy Cheese Doritos, they make a lovely change from the regular flavoured crisps that you can buy, the flavouring is strong and not artificial tasting, you also find that the crisps are evenly coated so that you do not get some that are virtually plain. Personally I like the fact that they are not greasy as I am not a fan of greasy food. they are reasonably priced and come in a variety of bag sizes, personally I prefer the larger bags as these are ideal for sharing if you have guests. For me the only down side if the calorie and fat content, however as I only have them occasionally as a treat I don't let it worry me too much. This is certainly a product I would recommend to anyone.

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      28.11.2011 14:28
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      Best tortilla chip on the market.

      I recently attended a market research event where the subject of discussion was the packaging of Doritos crisps. The event made me think about how appealing I find the brand and spurred me on to write a review.

      I'll focus on the tangy cheese flavour, which gets my vote as the tastiest flavour over the other established variety - cool original.

      I referred to Doritos earlier as a crisp, but on reflection they're actually a tortilla chip. Some tortillas need to be dipped (in say sour cream or salsa) to be enjoyable but not Doritos. As other reviewers have commented these are packed full of flavour, as is evident from the lurid orange colour of the tangy cheese flavour. I expect this means they're high in salt or fat or both because nothing this tasty can be good for you but then crisps, or should I say tortillas, are meant to be a treat rather than a health food so let's not get caught up in E numbers, fat content, etc.

      They're not the cheapest of tortilla chips and the large sharing bag is about £2 in the supermarket but look out for occasional deals where you can pick up a bag for as little as £1. In my experience supermarkets' own brand chips are much less expensive but then they're often much less tasty too. If you end up buying a dip to make up for the lack of taste then you'll probably spend more than you would have if you'd just bought the bag of Doritos in the first place.

      In terms of their appeal, this is something that we looked at during the market research event I mentioned. With the brightly coloured bag and slightly cartoon style script it seems to me that this brand is aimed at families with children and the big bag places an emphasis on sharing, possibly at a party. As a family man myself, this is very appealing. However, if my research event is anything to go by, it seems that the plan for the future is to make this product more desirable to a slightly older market and perhaps predominantly single blokes. We were given some example bags to look at and comment on, pretty much all of which were black with sharp lines and futuristic font. To me most of them looked like branding for deodorant or an energy drink!

      Still, I suppose if the product remains as good as it is at the moment and they still leave the customer with orange teeth and fingers from all that flavour then who cares how they package them?!

      Thanks for reading my review.

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      15.11.2011 17:26
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      A good tasting Corn Chip!

      I am not actually a lover of Corn Chips. I have been in restaurants where you get corn chips which are basically a plain flavour and I don't eat them; they taste of nothing in my view. Without any flavour added I don't really like Corn Chips. Before I started buying Doritos I didn't actually think I would like them due to my previous experiences of Corn chips. However the children wanted them so I thought I would give them a go. I was surprised at how much difference a nice flavour can make!

      Walkers, the makers of Doritos state that they 'taste so amazing because they are made the traditional Mexican way'. They say that 'the best Corn is ground in to soft dough, it is then shaped, lightly toasted and quickly fried' before being seasoned. Perhaps it is the case that the other corn chips I have tasted have just been cheap ones. Anyway, these Tangy Cheese Doritos are certainly full of flavour. You can see the coating of flavour on the Doritos and I must say it is excellent. It really is quite tangy and I think because of the great flavour, it makes these Doritos become very Moorish.

      Other flavours of Doritos available include Chilli Heatwave and Cool Ranch

      *Ingredients*
      Corn; Whole Maize kernels, Sunflower Oil, Tangy Cheese flavour (Cheese powder from Milk, Buttermilk Powder, Whey solids(From Milk), Wheat Flour); Salt, Flavouring, Flavour enhancers (Monosodium Glutomate, Disodium 5- Ribonucleotide), Dextrose, Colours (Paprika Extract, Annatto, Palin Carmel), Citric Acid, Sugar, Vegetable Oil

      *Calories*
      In each30g bag there are 152 kcals

      Doritos were originally released in the USA in 1968! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doritos).

      These are a great flavour Dorito and good quality Corn Chips; its 4 Dooyoo stars from me.

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        25.09.2010 10:24
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        A great tasting snack to share!!

        I just had to write a review on these with them being my favourite savoury snack! They come in smaller bags for one but I like to buy this large 245g bag which is ideal when holding parties.

        They taste really good with any kind of dip and I use them as part of my famous hot chicken nachos. They are really full of flavour, a lovely crunchy texture and a great large size to scoop up loads of your favourite dips.

        No they may not be the most healthy of snacks but like with anything, as long as they enjoyed as part of a healthy diet. And if you are eating them with houmous or a greek yoghurt based dip you can feel a bit better about yourself!

        The packaging keeps the un eaten Doritos fresh for over a week as long as a clip is used to seal them!

        The only downside is that the flavouring on the crisps is bright orange and can get your hands in a bit of a mess!!!

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        23.01.2010 16:45
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        yummy snack or accompany to meal

        As a frequent snack eater I like to endulge my pallette with different tastes now and again. Doritos have to be one of the nicest crisp snacks EVER! I have had these for years, I tend to eat a pack every week or so and am always looking forward to when it's their turn again. The price point is acceptable with 40p being the average price for a 40g bag or big snack packs for £1 from super markets.

        Tangy cheese is just one of the the flavours available and to me the best. If you prefer dip with yours then I recommend lightly salted with salsa dip(great for parties).

        Not much to look at but those triangular bad boys will give your mouth a sensation it won't forget, made from corn ground into a dough, they are shaped, lightly toasted and quickly fried....simple hey :-s

        I like a crisp that has a good crunch to it and a nice flavour, the name "tangy cheese" to me should leave your mouth with that so called "tangy feeling" but all I get is a craving that I want more and that I spend the next 30mins getting left over bits out my teeth.

        Originating from the USA they score a big hit in the UK as nachos in cinemas and super markets, the taste from any of these is nice just Doritos has the best flavour...Tangy Cheese

        To summerise as a snack food they are quite delicious packaged in a bright orange foiled bag, goes well for a snack, pack-up or side dish to Mexican food such as fajitas.

        ~~nutritional info (per 40g pack) ~~

        200 calories
        10.6g fat
        1.2g fibre
        0.29g sodium
        0.73g equivalent as salt
        3.3g protein
        22.8g carbohydrate

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          07.10.2009 17:23
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          Strong Cheesy Flavoured Tortillas that will make you stink

          After getting a taste for Doritos again after having a bag of Chilli Heatwave flavour I decided to buy a multipack of Doritos which included a variety of flavours. I had never tried the Tangy Cheese flavour for years ......... and after trying a bag I realised why I had stayed clear of these crisps for so long!

          ***Packaging***

          Tangy Cheese Doritos come in a standard sized and shaped bag, as do most bags of crisps. This is brightly coloured and stands out when on the shelf. The packaging is bright orange with black trim and an image of a Tangy Cheese Dorito on the front of the crisps packet. This is a golden slightly orange coloured crisps. Interestingly the image on the front of the packet has been toned down and the colour of the crisps are actually a lot more orange.

          ***Price***

          A 30g bag of Doritos are priced at 40p in my local newsagent, the same price as other standard sized bags from Walkers etc. You can also purchase a multipack of 6 30g bags of Cheese Doritos from Asda for £1.29, and there is currently on offer on these crisps offering 3 6 pack multipacks for £3. Great value for those that like these flavoured Doritos.

          These also come in a 225g sized bag for "sharing". A bag of this size is priced at £1.49 in Asda although are often on special for £1 a bag.

          ***Cheese Doritos***

          As soon as you open the bag of Doritos you are hit with an extremely strong smell. This is really unpleasant and actually put me off eating the crisps. The smell is of strong cheese, much stronger than opening a bag of Cheese flavoured Quavers and much more of an unnatural scent that actual strong cheeses.

          Once I had got over the strong scent I managed to try one of the crisps. Gingerly picking it out of the bag I studied the Cheese flavoured tortilla crisps before eating it. The crisps is very noticeably orange, not just a slight orange hue but very orange. I then noticed that this orange colour was actually and orange covered dust on the golden crisp and this orange flavouring/ "dust had already transferred onto my fingers making these a very messy crisp to eat.

          I popped the crisp in my mouth and immediately I was hit with a very salty taste before I then could taste what can only be described as a very strong unnatural cheesy taste. The crisp is very crunchy and has a nice crunch to eat it but that is the only positive in my opinion. The cheese taste remains and the "tangy" taste hits you. I would not describe this taste as "tangy" simply cheesy which has a sweet sickly after taste to it.

          I only managed about 3 of these crisps before I gave my bag to Mr Lools as "he does not like food to go to waste" . He finished the bag but pulled numerous faces whilst eating and asked me to buy different crisps in future. In his language that means "I don't like these crisps".

          After eating brushing your teeth, washing your hands and chewing gum is essential as your breath and hands are left smelling of the awful unnatural cheese scent. A cheese scent which I can only describe as a cross between mouldy gone off cheese and sweaty shoes. Extremely unpleasant.

          **Nutritional Information**

          Per 30g bag
          150 calories
          8g fat

          Not the unhealthiest crisps you could eat but also not the healthiest crisps you could eat either. The crisps also contain mono sodium glutamate

          ***Overall***

          I am a massive fan of tortilla crisps, strong tastes and cheese flavoured crisps therefore you would assume Tangy Cheese Doritos would fit this bill and I would enjoy a bag... absolutely not. These certainly are a bag of crisps that I will be avoiding as the cheese taste is certainly unnatural and the scent of the crisps is disgusting, a cross between mouldy cheese and sweaty feet. I think I will have to even avoid sitting in the same room as someone eating these crisps I find them that vile.......

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            06.10.2009 09:44
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            If You Fancy Cheese Look No Further Than These

            I used to love Tangy Cheese Doritos but went off them for ages and now love them again! They are delicious and are the strongest flavour cheese crispy snack available.

            Doritos are corn tortilla chips and come in a few flavours now but these cheese ones are the Cool Original are the 2 main flavours that have been available for years. They're proper smelly and stink the place out as soon as you open the bag. The cheese flavour is added as powder and it's proper thick on each tortilla chip making the flavour sooooo strong and delicious, you can make a bag of these last for ages because the flavour is that strong that you can afford to eat them slow.

            These Doritos make your fingers all greasy and covered in oil powder so I always make sure I have a face wipe next to me to wipe my hands on because I can't stand the feel of it. They don't taste greasy though and are quite dry I think because tortilla chips are dry anyway and the powder on these makes them even dryer. The flavour is in your face cheese and that's it, they're a bit salty as well but the main flavour is deffo strong cheese. You can't hardly taste the corn chips at all until you've sucked all the powder off it but that's nice because when you can taste the Dorito through the cheese it's a bit of a relief to get rid of the cheese flavour for a bit!

            I reckon the only thing that makes them tangy is the fact that the cheese is so strong because there's no spicy taste or anything, but all that cheese makes me screw my face up a bit sometimes so that's close enough for me. The taste lasts for ages and sometimes I think it lasts a bit too long because when your breath still stinks of cheese 4 hours later it's a bit embaressing, that's the worst thing about them but my craving for them is so strong that sometimes I'll eat a bag and then go and brush my teeth to get rid of the taste!

            These are dead moorish and I love them, my corner shop has just started selling big 100g bags for 99p and I can eat one of them no probs and still fancy more later. I try to just buy the normal size bags because these big bags have got 500 calories in them so I can't keep stuffing myself with 100g every time even though it works out loads cheaper!

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              05.07.2009 10:45
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              As you know from a couple of my reviews, I am a crisp lover and will try anything! My favourite brand of crisp is Walkers, you just can't beat them! And when I first heard about these nacho-type crisps I just had to give them a go. I bought one of each flavour, "Tangy Cheese", "Cool Original" and "Chilli Heatwave". I have to say, the Tangy Cheese flavour was definitely my favourite one.

              *****APPEARANCE*****

              The Walkers packaging is always of good quality, and the Doritos aren't an exception. For the Tangy Cheese flavour, the crisp packet is a distinctive orange flavour probably to symbollise the cheese, with the word Doritos across the top then in smaller writing below it, Tangy Cheese. The average packet is 245g unless you want to purchase the larger size.

              *****TASTE*****

              The first thing I notice when I open the packet is that there is a lot of crisps inside the packet, which is good as knowing me, I won't hesitate to finish them all off! Each crisp is a large size, triangle-shaped like a nacho. As I take a bite, it has a good crunch. The crisps are very cheesy and are orange-coloured, it does have a tang as you can tell by the name! The taste is really delicious, but don't try it if you don't like cheese!

              *****OVERALL*****

              These crisps might not be for everyone, but I found them absolutely delicious. But as I said before, they aren't for people who dislike cheese. If you do, maybe you could try another of the flavours but I say give it a go for sure!

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                26.11.2008 00:59
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                Tasty Crisps

                Crisps don't last long in my presence - that's a fact.

                Doritos were first produced in the US in 1966, and are now extremely popular throughout the world. Although I like all the varieties of Doritos including 'Cool Original' and 'Chili Heatwave', the 'Tangy Cheese' flavour is my favourite. Once I eat one, it's hard for me to stop.

                The flavour is delicious, and the crunchy corn crisps are coated in a orangey cheese layer which is quite appetizing.

                The 245g bag of Walkers Tangy Cheese Doritos currently costs £1 from Tesco - but bizarrely, it's also part of their '3 for £3.50' offer... you do the maths...!

                In terms of the ingredients, the product contains:
                Corn (Whole Maize Kernels), Sunflower Oil (27%), Tangy Cheese Flavour (Cheese (2.5%), Buttermilk, Whey Solids (From Milk), Wheat Flour, Flavouring, Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium 5'-ribofnucleotide), Sucrose, Dextrose, Citric Acid, Colours (Ammonia Caramel, Turmeric Extract, Sunset Yellow), and Salt.

                There's a few somewhat dodgy ingredients in the above list - Monosodium Glutamate is especially notorious - and certainly isn't that good for you. Eating an entire packet of Doritos will add over a thousand calories to your daily intake - so be careful if you're watching your weight!

                In conclusion, I find Walkers Tangy Cheese Doritos to be a particularly Moorish snack. I only eat them occasionally, due to their unhealthy nature - but I certainly enjoy them. For the current price, the crisps are exceptionally good value, and are an especially good accompaniment to Mexican food.

                Fact of the day: 'Dorito' is Spanish for 'little golden one'.

                For more information, see www.doritos.co.uk.

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                  13.07.2008 16:27
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                  When I was first introduced to Dorito's a couple of years ago, I pulled my nose up and wouldn't try them. They looked horrible, smelled horrible and did not come across as the kind of snack that I would eat and like.

                  It was when I went to Mexican Restaurant and one of my friends that I was with had a portion of Nacho's at that particular time, I wasn't aware that they were more or less the same thing so reluctantly I tried one and much to my surprise I actually liked them.

                  On my next shopping trip and still to this day I find myself putting a couple of the large family sized bags in my shopping trolley. I can buy the small ones or multi-packs as I find that once I start I can't stop so I will just down a large bag to myself in one sitting because they are so addictive.

                  Dorito's are Tortilla chip that was invented in Mexico in 1521. Over that period of time Dorito's were not available, it was in 1966 that the prodcut actually become available in America and later here in the UK in 1994.

                  When you open a bag of Tangy Cheese Dorito's, the first thing that hits you is that pungent smell of cheese. It is an extremely potent smell and to be honest does not smell very nice, but its the taste of Dorito's that leaves you wanting more.

                  They come in the shape of a triangle some with little bubbles in them where the product had been fried and they have blown up a little. The colour of the product just goes to show how much flavouring they actually cover this product in. YOu can imagine it being a golden colour when manufactured until they add the cheese flavour and then the turn into a orange powdery coated tortilla.

                  When you taste Dorito's the first thing that hits you is that intense flavouring of cheese and it does stick to the name on the packet, it is extremely tangy and there is plenty of flavouring on them as you initially imagine when you looks at one before actually tasting it. As you chew the crisp you can taste the corn. They are very crunchy and as I mentioned before they are addictive and once you start you are not going to put a bag down if you like them.

                  The only downfall is the smell, once you have eaten a bag of these you either need to go and brush your teeth or is you have chewing gum at hand, have a piece, and the flavouring is very potent.

                  In a 35 packet the standard size, there are 175 calories, so in comparison to a bag of crisps they are not to bad, as standard bags of crisps normally weigh in and around the region of 25g. These also seem to have a little more protein in than a normal bag of crisps and less carbohydrates of which is sugars so in general to me they do actually come across as a better form of snack in terms of nutritional information. The good thing is because they are made of corn you seem to fill up quickly with these than normal crisps.

                  They are available in other flavours, however I tend to stick to the Tangy Cheese which are my favourite.

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                    16.03.2008 21:33
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                    A great crunchy corn chip with lots of flavour.

                    Following a late lunch round a friends house today, I didn't fancy much this evening, so I'm just finishing an opened bag of Doritos Tangy cheese flavoured corn chips, there are not many left, probably due to the fact that everyone in my house loves them, I'm surprised there are some at all.

                    Our bag is a 245g bigger pack, suitable for sharing. The bag is bright orange and shows a picture of two Doritos on the front, in their traditional triangle shape.

                    Inside you find a large portion of these triangular chips, some being fairly flat but others have curled up slightly or completely folded over, whichever one you pull out, you will experience lots of cheesy flavour.

                    The description is 'Tangy' but I feel that this is not the right word to describe them. Tangy to me would mean sharp or spicy, like when describing orange or lemon juice, or even spicy curry dishes. The best word to describe these would be 'ultra cheesy'.

                    Each corn chip is coated in an orangey powder which gives them their cheese flavour. They are very crunchy and delicious to eat on their own or with a salsa/creamy dip.

                    Ideal for parties or when friends pop round, great for sharing, even better to eat all on your own, but not all at once. You can get smaller bags which are better for one sitting and great for lunch boxes, just beware your fingers may go orange and your breath will smell cheesy.

                    These are my favourite Doritos flavour and will always buy some to have in the cupboard.

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                      07.06.2007 22:05
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                      Don't do it! Or is you have to, try and limit your consumption!

                      Doritos
                      Love ‘em? Or Hate ‘em?

                      Well it seems my unborn child has already inherited the family penchant for cheese, and is turning her mother into even more of a cheese freak than she was before. Cheese on toast, cheese on crackers, cauliflower cheese, macaroni cheese, cheese in soup, cheese on oatcakes, cheese simply cut from the block, and dipped, ceremoniously in tangy homemade tomato pickle. Cheese. And now, cheesy blinking Doritos. I am craving cheesy Doritos even though they are SOOOOO bad in such large quantities!!!! But they taste yummy at the moment, so I try not to worry too much about it!

                      But I have to say that if I was not pregnant, craving food nasties like Doritos and hotdogs (with soft onions, tomato sauce, and white soft hot dog rolls….Mmmmm), and fairly hormonal when I’ve not eaten for about an hour, I probably wouldn’t go near these damn crisps with a barge pole. Not even a very long one. And I’ll tell you why.

                      Sunset Yellow. This is the lovely substance which makes Doritos that warm golden corn yellow colour. You may be interested to know, if you didn’t already, that it’s pretty bad for you. It is actually banned in Norway and Finland – yes, BANNED – and can cause all sorts of horrid allergic reactions, including:

                      "...urticaria (hives), rhinitis (runny nose), nasal congestion, allergies, hyperactivity, kidney tumours, chromosomal damage, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, indigestion, distaste for food; increased incidence of tumours in animals."

                      (from the uk food guide online - ukfoodguide.net)

                      Food companies like Walkers, who make Doritos, could use beta carotene to colour their crisps. It would be better for the consumer, but not, it seems for the companies wallet. Beta carotene costs more. And we all know that money rules the world.

                      So you can see that despite the fact that they’re low in saturated fat (well, not much lower than a normal bag of low fat crisps – 1.1g) and cooked in sunseed oil which is apparently the most healthy oil you can cook in these days, they’re big on added nasties, like monosodium glutamate (makes it taste yummy but is not that great for your health). So all in all, yes they taste great, they’re crunchy, they are fabulous dipped in sour cream and hummus, and they make a chilli-con-carne dish look so terribly authentic, but they’re bad, bad, bad. And I wish I didn’t like them so much!

                      A standard bag of Doritos will set you back anywhere between 40p and 55p, depending on where you buy them. You can buy the bigger bags (140g and upwards) for BOGOF deals at supermarkets or on the high street.
                      If you're a huge fan of the wonder of Doritos, then you can visit the website at www.doritos.co.uk.

                      My final thoughts on the matter is that I hope this craving doesn’t last, or that I can find something else to replace it with. Maybe it’s just mind over matter? Perhaps I should have a new mantra to meditate and include the phrase “sunset yellow is made from coal tar waste….sunset yellow is made from coal tar waste…Doritos are bad…Doritos are bad…” Think it will work?

                      Thank you for reading, Kate x

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                      245g. Snack.