Word on the street is that Doritos has reformulated the nacho cheese flavor and they are now gluten-free. It is unclear whether or not Frito Lay did this intentionally, or if the new formulation just happened to be void of the wheat that once rendered the chips unsafe for those following the gluten-free diet. Whatever the reason, this girl and her boy are as happy as a couple of kids in a candy store.
Once I heard the news, I added a trip to the grocery store to my list of things to do. I had to check to see if the reformulated Doritos were on the shelves yet. I may have done a little happy dance right in the middle Walmart when I found a bag that was indeed free of the dreaded wheat. I know it sounds a little silly that a grown woman is so excited over such a trivial thing. I think that when you are told you can’t have something it makes you want it even more, regardless of what that reason is for not being able to eat said forbidden food.
Of course I dove right into the bag once I got home. I am surprised that I made it home without ripping open the bag, but I was strong and plotted my feast. Everyone has a different memory involving Doritos nacho cheese since they are the original flavor. My mom ate these non-stop when she was pregnant with me, so I truly believe that plays a part in my love for the cheesy delight. As a child, I remember digging through the bag with my sister looking for the cheesiest chip, as back in those days they were few and far between, not abundant as they are in the bags today.
I knew that in addition to eating the chips straight out of the bag, I wanted to create one of my childhood favorites – a turkey sandwich with Doritos on it. There is no need for cheese on this sandwich – just turkey, lettuce and Doritos nacho cheese chips.
My sandwich was made on a Schar hamburger bun, as I didn’t have any other bread on hand. I toasted the bun and piled on the layers. This was nothing short of fantastic! I was transported back to my childhood days, sitting at the table bickering with my sister about why she dipped her Doritos in applesauce. Who does that? I’ll tell you who does that – the gluten-free people who no longer have to avoid Doritos nacho cheese now that the wheat has been removed.
Have you tried the new, reformulated Doritos nacho cheese? Care to share your experience?
**Please exercise caution and make sure that you have a new, reformulated bag of Doritos nacho cheese before indulging, as there may be old bags still on the shelves.