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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

R.I.P. (In Nacho Cheese Doritos)

Posted by Tony Perez on Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Arch West, the man credited with inventing my least favorite food on the planet, has passed away. He was 97 years young. He struck powdery-orange gold while vacationing with his family in Mexico, when they came upon some kind of snack shack selling "deep fried tortilla chips" (I know...seems far out). Doritos were introduced in Southern California in 1964, and by the 1970's they were one of the best-selling chips under the Frito-Lay banner.

According to The Dallas Morning News, when West is buried on Saturday, his family will be "tossing Doritos chips in before they put the dirt over the urn."

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