Enjoy a nostalgic stroll down memory lane as we remember the former days of Doritos flavors that piqued interest but are no longer available on store shelves. This piece delves into the world of discontinued Doritos varieties, bringing back memories of the distinctive and tasty chips that have become a thing of the past when it comes to snacking. Known for their daring and inventive flavors, Doritos has offered a variety of options to suit a wide range of palates. Many snack enthusiasts had a particular place in their hearts for these discontinued flavors, which ranged from zesty and daring to bold and experimental. Come along on this flavorful journey with us as we celebrate the flavors of these discontinued Doritos, remembering the tantalizing tastes that, despite being discontinued, have left a lasting impression on the snack food industry and will always be etched in the annals of Doritos lore.
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. 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.