Hey 3.5 readers.
I love Doritos. In fact, if it were possible to determine where all the fat on my body came from, Doritos would have a significant amount of responsibility.
I think the idea of a chip that isn’t as crunchy or messy is a good idea, provided that it tastes as good. I assume it doesn’t. Chips always have different versions, the fat free version, the this version, the that version, none of it is as tasty as the regular. They might be more healthy, but not as tasty.
But I mean, if it were possible to make a less crunchy, less messy chip, that sounds like a good idea. A chip you could bring to a quiet place and eat and not bother anyone. A chip that you could eat and it wouldn’t make your hands all messy with cheese and then your fingers are all orange for the rest of the day and you inevitably leave cheesy fingerprints all over everything around you.
I don’t think society is necessarily clamoring for that type of chip, but you know, if a chip scientist came up with this, that would be the way to market it. Cue commercial of an annoying coworker eating his loud, messy chips, driving everyone nuts. Maybe the boss picks up an important document with cheese dust all over it, then that’s the last straw, he smacks the chips out of the worker’s hand and gives the worker a bag of office friendly Doritos.
Hell, that’s what you could call them. “Office friendly Doritos.” Put them in all workplace vending machines.
Soooo…instead, Doritos calls these, “Lady Doritos.” Women, y’all are too messy and gross and loud and if you want a man you’re going to have to get Lady Doritos.
COMMERCIAL: Man sees a woman. He is in love. She eats a load chip. Man says, “Ugh!” and runs away. Announcer says, “Coulda been married by now if you’d had Lady Doritos.”
Folks, you know me. I’m very un-PC. I believe it’s generally good to be nice and thoughtful of feelings but we can’t just walk around on eggshells, scared the littlest thing might offend so we just say nothing.
But even an un-woke person like me, who laughs at people who require safe spaces, trigger warnings and therapy coloring books and puppies has to admit, Lady Doritos was a bad idea.
First, it wasn’t like there was a groundswell of people who were pissed at loud and/or messy chips. Yeah, there might be some situations where they’re annoying but it’s not like the crunch is akin to a deafening fog horn and the cheese residue is nothing that a trip to a sink can’t cure.
Even so, the idea is interesting and worth a go. I just don’t understand how the marketing people flubbed this.
Had they called this, “The Clean, Crunchless Chip” people would probably give it a try. People who bring their lunch to work might be inclined to buy that variety of Doritos over a rival brand of chip.
But they called it “Lady Doritos.” Holy shit. I’m very un-woke but had I been in that marketing meeting I’d of been like, “Dudes! Y’all are going to be crucified on Twitter.”
“The Crunchless Chip” inventor would get a Nobel Prize and there’d be science journal articles about his invention and shit.
But they screwed it up. “Lady Doritos.” Shit. What a bunch of dummies.