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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Doritos Tandoori Sizzler flavour Confirmed sighting: Doritos Tandoori Sizzler flavour
Posted: 13:08 Thu 19-Aug-2004. Price: sub-50p I think. Location: Sheffield. Nutritional unusualness: "Extreme crunch and flavour overload".
As "HotPhil" posts on his "blog": Another new Dorito flavour - if I recall correctly, when Doritos first launched they came in three varities - "Cool" (revolting), Cheese (revolting) and Barbecue Beef (ace). They stopped doing the beef variety a while back. A chilli flavour was brought in which kind of redressed the balance, but not much. Now we find ourselves with Tandoori Sizzler to boot. Who'd have thought it - Mexican snacks with Indian flavour? Genius? Well, no actually. They just don't smell or taste of anything remotely Indian, certainly not of anything cooked in a tandoor. Quite edible though, and worth buying for a bit of a change.

...Now, I'm no expert, but I got distinct inklings of "spicy", "tomato" and "Monster Munch" when I tried these - as "HotPhil" implies, it's not "Tandoori Chicken" or anything, just the generic flavour of "Tandoori Extreme". In other savoury salutations - "Cameron" paid 69p for a variety pack of Ringos in Sainsbury's, Nine Elms, chortling: They're back, the staple of my school packed lunches in the '80s!, while The Grocer's pages have been packed with crispy strangeness recently, from Walkers rebranding Spudz as Snack-a-Jacks Mini Bites (49p/ 28g, 1.29/ 120g) to Jacob's launch of Thai Bites Fusions (39p/ 30g, 1.45/ 150g).


Posted: 14:50 Thu 19-Aug-2004 by "Kat" # permalink comment
Comment: did anyone else notice the "Less than 10% fat free!" flashing notice on the walkers website of these "new" mini bites (bottom left hand corner). interesting, they seem a bit too eager to tell people how "healthy" these are...
Posted: 14:54 Thu 19-Aug-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: well spotted K, though thinking about it, doesn't "less than 10% fat free" mean that at least 90% of the product is actually fat?
Posted: 16:29 Thu 19-Aug-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: How anyone can eat Doritos after that god awful advert with Vernon Kaye in it beats me.
Posted: 17:05 Thu 19-Aug-2004 by "Daveybaby" # permalink comment
Comment: Exactly - Surely if (as the theory goes) we are supposed to helplessy buy lots of the product if we like vernon, then surely we should actually STOP buying the product if we hate the lanky smug grinning twuntfull of hair and teeth.

Kinda like barclays(?) in the 80's(?) with those godawful "its a bit like a photocopier, except the paper's more expensive" ads - If i'd been banking with them at the time i'd have made a point of closing my account.

Yay for the negative effects of advertising - boycott those feckers for filling our ad-breaks with putrid garbage!

Posted: 17:49 Thu 19-Aug-2004 by "Kat" # permalink comment
Comment: that was my point, snackspot sorry if it got lost in the e-transfer...
Posted: 09:59 Fri 20-Aug-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: If we all boycott products with bad adverts, in the long run we'll end up with better TV.
Posted: 15:50 Sun 22-Aug-2004 by "sandworm" # permalink comment
Comment: i've been in hospital 5weeks and i'm amazed at all the new snacking goodness on the shelves, i've missed my daily serving of snackspot, lots of catching up to do
Posted: 21:56 Mon 23-Aug-2004 by "Cjw" # permalink comment
Comment: Dunno..i just ignore the vernon kaye stuff

Wonder why he is promoting it? Its not as if they rhyme with bolton is it ;)

Ah..the days of doritos 3ds

Posted: 23:05 Mon 04-Oct-2004 by "Highlander" # permalink comment
Comment: On a recent holiday in Crete, I bought a packet of TUC bacon flavoured biscuits in a supermarket and they were lovely but I can't find them here in Scotland. Anyone know if they are marketed here or are they only on sale abroad ? The company is owned by Danone but their website is not very helpful.
Posted: 01:06 Sat 16-Jul-2005 by "Rich" # permalink comment
Comment: I want Tuc Bacon too! Where can you get them? My girlf would be so chuffed if i found them, help!! 2235 8 34
Posted: 02:06 Thu 12-Apr-2007 by "Joe" # permalink comment
Comment: not even close to any tandoori flavour. Piece of garbage.
Posted: 11:38 Sun 06-May-2007 by "dan" # permalink comment
Comment: MAN!!! YOU PEOPLE ARE MAD!!!! now im not like a snack expert bu doritos are amazing! all the flavors!
Posted: 10:17 Tue 08-May-2007 by "Electric Apple" # permalink comment
Comment: Does anyone know what happened to these?
Posted: 15:10 Tue 08-May-2007 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: Discontinued would be my guess
Posted: 10:12 Wed 09-May-2007 by "Electric Apple" # permalink comment
Comment: If so, then that's a damn shame. They should have used a PETSY 2000...............- ..........
Posted: 21:50 Mon 23-Jul-2007 by "gissa" # permalink comment
Comment: It seems that tandoori doritos' North American run is limited to Canada, and even there I can only reliably find them in Shopper's Drug Marts for some reason... It's a pity, I've come to rather like them. They don't taste tandoori-ey, per se, but do taste Indian in a spicy cumin/coriander sort of way. Much better than the disgusting Nacho flavored kind >.<
Posted: 19:44 Mon 01-Oct-2007 by "Davec" # permalink comment
Comment: I to am looking for bacon tuc's but where. Having to import from france at the moment.
Posted: 21:50 Thu 09-Oct-2008 by "DoritoLover"
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Comment: Did they stop making the tandoori Doritos in Canada? I cant find them, Can someone tell where I Can get them in Canada. My e-mail is geography_lover (at!) hotmail.com


Posted: 00:52 Mon 03-Nov-2008 by "Nick" # permalink comment
Comment: They are widely available in Ontario, Canada. Most variety stores and grocery stores stock this flavour.
Posted: 23:14 Tue 13-Jan-2009 by "Alice"
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Comment: I live in Ontario, Canada and I cannot find this chip anywhere. Does any one know where I can get them in Toronto? In what stores? My E-mail is geography_lover (at!) hotmail.com
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