The Doritos brand is always trying new, creative flavors.
From the classic Nacho Cheese flavor to the spicy Dinamita Chile Limon chips, Doritos has a lot of variety in their products.
Unfortunately, not all Dorito flavors are meant to be. There are many experimental Doritos that simply didn’t sell well enough to stick around.
There’s always the chance they may return, but for the time being, many fan favorites are now a thing of the past.
So whether you loved them or are curious about which flavors you’ve missed out on, here are twelve discontinued Doritos flavors that may never hit the shelves again.
Sour Cream and Onion
Sour cream and onion is one of the most popular potato chip flavors, so it only made sense that Doritos created its own version.
This discontinued Doritos flavor first appeared in the 70s but disappeared sometime during the 80s.
If you grew up with Sour Cream and Onion Doritos, you might have fond memories of enjoying these onion-flavored chips with an ice-cold glass of Tab.
This mashup between two beloved snacks—Doritos and Cheetos—was a short-lived experiment in the 90s.
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These Doritos had an incredibly cheesy taste. They were a bit different from the typical Nacho Cheese Doritos flavor.
Unfortunately, these chips stopped appearing in stores by the 2000s.
Have you ever mixed two different types of Doritos in a bowl?
If you have, you would probably have loved Doritos Collisions. Each bag contained two different complementary flavors of Doritos.
These Doritos came in several flavor combinations. A few popular versions were Cheesy Enchilada & Sour Cream, Blaze & Ultimate Cheddar, and Pizza Cravers & Ranch.
Pizza Cravers and Taco Supreme
In the 90s, Doritos came up with two new flavors inspired by popular food chains: Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.
Taco Supreme, inspired by Taco Bell, had a spicy cumin flavor. The Pizza Supreme flavor, inspired by Pizza Hut, had a cheesy, garlicky, and tomatoey taste.
In 2015, Doritos released the Roulette flavor. Each bag of Roulette Doritos mainly consisted of Nacho Cheese Doritos with a handful of ultra-spicy chips in the mix.
As a fan of both Nacho Cheese Doritos and spicy snacks in general, it was always exciting and enjoyable having these Doritos.
In 2008, Doritos launched “The Quest,” which was a line of Doritos with a secret mystery flavor.
The first person to correctly guess the flavor would receive a $100,000 reward. So, what was the mystery flavor? Mountain Dew!
After the contest ended, Doritos discontinued The Quest, so you can’t find this strange flavor anymore.
X-13 D Flavor Experiment
Like The Quest, the X-13 D Flavor Experiment was a mystery flavor of Doritos. These Doritos first appeared in 2007.
They came in all-black bags with no indicators of the flavor aside from a single hint: “All-American Classic.”
What I always loved about these Doritos was their unique barbeque-hamburger flavor.
3D Doritos had a cone-like shape and a puffy texture. If you like Cheetos or Bugles, you would have probably enjoyed these.
These Doritos came in several flavors, including Jalapeno Cheddar and Zesty Ranch.
Though they became discontinued in the 2000s, they’ve periodically returned as limited edition items.
The “Degree Burn” line of Doritos came in three scorching-hot flavors: 1st Degree Burn Blazin’ Jalapeno, 2nd Degree Burn Fiery Buffalo, and 3rd Degree Burn Scorchin’ Habanero.
These Doritos were first introduced in the 2010s. The spicy, savory flavor powder also gave them a unique, bright red look.
Jumping’ Jack Doritos
Jumpin’ Jack Doritos first came out in 1990, though their existence was very short-lived.
In 2013, they briefly returned to shelves as one of Doritos’ throwback flavors.
These Doritos had a savory pepper jack cheese flavor. I loved reaching for them whenever I was in the mood for snacks with a little kick but nothing too spicy.
Late Night Editions: Allnighter Cheeseburger
If you liked the X-13 D Flavor Experiment, you might have also been a fan of Late Night Editions: Allnighter Cheeseburger Doritos.
These chips had a cheesy hamburger flavor! They also had a heavy pickle-y taste, so they were best for those who enjoy their burgers with extra pickles.
Smokey Red BBQ
Smokey Red BBQ Doritos made a brief debut in the late 90s.
They were quite similar in taste to the Sweet Spicy Chili Doritos, which are still available in stores.
These Doritos had a smoky, spicy barbeque flavor. They were also quite popular, so it’s not certain why this became a discontinued Doritos flavor.
- Sour Cream and Onion
- Chester’s Cheese
- Pizza Cravers and Taco Supreme
- The Quest
- X-13 D Flavor Experiment
- 3D Doritos
- Degree Burn
- Jumping’ Jack Doritos
- Late Night Editions: Allnighter Cheeseburger
- Smokey Red BBQ
Which Doritos Flavor Do You Miss?
While many discontinued products are removed from the shelves for good reason, we miss some of these Doritos flavors! Which Doritos would you bring back if you could? Tell us in the comments!
Check out other discontinued items we miss, like discontinued Pop Tart flavors!
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14 CommentsLeave a Reply
Pizza craters and taco supreme
Am I the only one that swears the last time I was in Walmart they still had the roulette Doritos?
Omg I would definitely bring back the sour cream and onion. I was only a kid when it was discontinued but I still talk about it all the time and how I miss it because that was the BEST flavor EVER!!!
Those Jumpin’ Jack ones were awesome!
I think Frito-Lay should bring sour cream and onions Doritos back there was a great chips many people has requested them back I guess Frito-Lay likes to ignore the customers what they like
You forgot about the extreme flavors. Extreme BBQ was the best.
I miss the salsa rio flavored Doritos they had back in the late 80s, early 90s
Definitely without a doubt 2nd and 3rd degree! I have asked them to consider bringing it back. Hopefully they do. Where’s the salsa doritos!? Those were my childhood favorite but hard to get!
I can get the roulette nacho cheese and the roulette Cool Ranch Doritos at my local Walmart still to this day
Sleeping on the Guacamole flavor Doritos. I haven’t stopped thinking about them since they disappeared when I was 12 years old. It truly changed me. It gave me abandonment issues. I miss him every day.
Jalepeno and Jack. Looked like the salsa Verde bag.
BLAZE and 3rd DEGREE BURN absolutely love and miss dearly ❤️ ???? ???? ????
I would kill for the Cheeseburger Doritos to come back!
It was a sad day when they left me for good.
Sour cream and onion were my favorite flavor growing up. I also liked pizza cravers.