O Caaaanadaaaaa! The home and native laaaaand…of ketchup chiiiiiiips! Condiment-flavored chips are a snack staple north of the border, but are harder to find here in the U.S. Frito-Lay is giving America its condiment moment with a pair of new offerings: Ketchup Doritos, which are apparently similar to a variety sold in Canada, and brand-spanking-new Spicy Mustard Doritos.
We did it, U.S.A.! We’re now arguably as cool as Canada! We already had some moose, now all we need are Mounties and a can-do attitude. I believe in us! But let’s focus on these chips for now.
So, why do we suddenly have Ketchup and Mustard Doritos? And why are they only available online?
Well, for the ketchup flavor, we truly can thank Canada (thanks, Canada!). PepsiCo (which owns Frito-Lay which owns Doritos who owns me who owns a cat… someday) decided to test out a version of the Canadian flavor in the U.S., specifically in the lower-stakes online-only market. The Spicy Mustard Doritos, which are also being sold only online for now, are brand new and inspired by Chinese hot mustard. YUM. Both flavors are available at Snacks.com, which is a website where you can buy snacks that are under the Frito-Lay umbrella, which, much like me and my aforementioned future feline, is owned by PepsiCo.
These chips actually sound fantastic. As someone who eats ketchup with a spoon (only sometimes, please don’t call my mom) and also enjoys very spicy and tangy snacks, I feel like both of these are right up my alley. Also, I have always wanted to try ketchup chips ever since I found out they existed, so this is my chance! I may actually go and order some of these bad boys online, especially since they seem to be limited edition and won’t necessarily be around forever. And, hey, if either of these turn out to be half as good as those Tamarind Doritos were, I’m sold. Those things tasted like Hint of Lime Tostitos and Takis had a heavenly lovechild. Doritos, here’s hoping you’ve outdone yourself again, eh?