I Ate Every Dorito Flavor On The Market & Learned So Many Things (2024)

Spoiler: the best flavor isn't Nacho Cheese OR Cool Ranch.

By Gabby Romero
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Doritos are a god-tier chip. They're crispy, savory, cheesy, and leave delightful dust on your fingertips. Few chips have the same star power that Doritos do. There's a reason why they don't serve Fritos Locos Tacos at Taco Bell.

You're most likely well-acquainted with the traditional Nacho Cheese and Cool Ranch flavors. But Frito-Lay is constantly churning out new Doritos flavors to spice things up. Some rise to become household staples while others are complete flops.

We here at Delish consider ourselves Dorito connoisseurs. So we took on the monumental task of finding every flavor available in the United States and tasting them all. And now, we're ranking them from worst to best.

Turns out, the results were not what we expected. Sure, you some old favorites are near the top of the list. But a sleeper hit snuck its way to the number one spot. Curious to see which Dorito reigns supreme? Then check out our super scientific and objective ranking.

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11. Spicy Nacho

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This flavor is great in theory but completely misses the mark in execution. We love their original Nacho Cheese flavor and we love spice. However, the latter is almost entirely missing. Where is the spice, Frito-Lay? Spicy Nacho is a complete letdown. Avoid at all costs.

10. Simply Organic White Cheddar

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We can appreciate where Frito-Lay is going here, but if we're craving Doritos, we don't care if it's organic or not. The cheese flavor is weak, the texture isn't as crispy as we'd like, and it's overall just unsatisfying. And from a nutrition standpoint the macros are essentially identical to Nacho Cheese. Not worth it.

9. Flamin' Hot Cool Ranch

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The Flamin' Hot flavor is powerful in a bag of Cheetos but it doesn't necessarily transfer well to other Frito-Lay chips. And when the chip is as distinct in flavor as Cool Ranch is, the overall taste is just muddled and confused.

"There's far too much going on in this chip," says one of our editors. "It's not focused enough."

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8. Flamin' Hot Nacho

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Flamin' Hot Nacho is marginally better than Spicy Nacho, which isn't saying much. Our same critique for Flamin' Hot Nacho applies to their Cool Ranch version. It's not really bringing much in terms of spice, just bright red dust. But at least it makes more sense with Nacho Cheese.

7. Salsa Verde

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Salsa verde and Doritos are the combo we didn't know we needed. The bright and fresh flavors of jalapeño, onion, and tomato make these much lighter than the standard Dorito offerings. It's also balanced with savory flavor coming from both MSG and chicken broth. However, we're docking a few points for being nearly impossible to find at most grocery stores.

6. Flamin' Hot Limón

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Tart-flavored chips can be polarizing, but Flamin' Hot Limón is the best Flamin' Hot Dorito we tasted. The heat hits at the end so you can eat a significant amount without blowing out your palate. The lime is truly the star here. So if you like limón chips, grab a bag.

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5. Sweet & Tangy BBQ

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This is the newest addition to the Doritos lineup, and we can already see it becoming a staple flavor. We're normally used to barbecue flavors on potato chips, but the tortilla chips really work here.

4. Dinamita Chile Limón

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Frito-Lay launched Dortios Dinamita Chile Limón nearly ten years ago as a Takis-inspired rolled tortilla snack. It might not be as spicy as the OG, but compared to the rest of the brand's offerings, it's pretty darn solid.

3. Cool Ranch

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One of our tasters described Cool Ranch as an "elite Doritos chip, no question." And we agree: it's a classic for a reason. It's jam packed with herbaceous tangy flavor and works in multiple applications, whether dusted on a Taco Bell hard taco or eaten straight out of the bag.

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2. Nacho Cheese

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Sorry Cool Ranch lovers. The OG Nacho Cheese is simply superior. It's classic, dependable, and consistently delicious. Especially after trying some of these...less delicious flavors, tasting Nacho Cheese feels like a lovely homecoming. One of our editors claimed that it's "one of the finest processed foods of all time."

1. Spicy Sweet Chili

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Spicy Sweet Chili is the whole package: it's savory, mildly sweet, and has a lingering spice that's present without being overwhelming. It's also the only vegan flavor in the Doritos lineup. We could clear an entire bag of these in one sitting.

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