Admittedly, I laughed when I saw this commercial on Super Bowl Sunday. The visual of a dog getting revenge on a taunting human hit home, but then I began to analyze the moral. Is it all in good fun or does it show that these collars are too cruel for a human (by his dramatic shocking) . . . but not too horrible to still use on pets?
These chips are intense: each triangular bite is densely covered in a blizzard of burnt orange powder and flecked with black spices. Upon first trying them, I wasn't too crazy about their seemingly artificial taste. They had a flavor that I couldn't pin down — but by the 15th chip or so, I'd figured it out. To find out what they taste like, keep reading
Doritos recently announced a new flavor called The Quest, which is sold in a black package with the words "Guessing the Flavor Is Just the Beginning . . ." in bright green letters. As someone who's always up for a challenge, I decided to play the game. The chips look more like Cool Ranch Doritos than Nacho Cheese — and by that I mean they're not neon orange. In fact, they're more like yellow Fritos corn chips, but with a slightly green hue. The flavor was a bit of a mystery to me; they've definitely got more than a hint of lime and are slightly sweet. Our initial guess was Mango Chile Lime. However when I went to the website, I discovered it was incorrect.
The Doritos Quest website appears to be one long game. Sort of a fun marketing strategy if you think about it: Give customers an interesting new flavor and have them guess it. Once they guess it, they'll start down a larger quest that could win them $100,000. Pretty gimmicky, but you can't blame them for trying something new, can you?
What you can blame them for is creating a ridiculous chip flavor. Once you find out what it is, you'll probably end up liking them less. They're worth trying once, just for the novelty of it, but I won't be adding them to my roster.
If you've had them and absolutely can't figure it out — or if you're just curious and have to know — then I'll ruin the surprise when you read more
What is it about tongues lately? They keep showing up either with minds of their own or, as in the case of this Doritos commercial, disembodied altogether. I'm not sure how some dude's severed and flopping tongue is supposed to make me want to eat this product. Anyone?
This year, the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest gave one musician the chance to have a single turned into a music video (and Doritos commercial) for Sunday's Super Bowl. The winner: Kina Grannis, a 22-year-old singer-songwriter from California, whose "Message From Your Heart" aired early in Sunday's game. The song is also now available from iTunes, and Doritos and Grannis also teamed to make a full music video for the song.
I was a little surprised that such a folky song would be the winner — wouldn't people watching the Super Bowl be ready to rock? Still, the snippet in the ad was sweet and catchy, if a little generic, and it scored Grannis a record deal with Interscope Records. What did you think of it? Check out the ad and then let me know if you liked Grannis and her Doritos tune.