Mexico City has taken the simple nacho cheese Doritos and made them loco! Meet the Dorilocos, the newest Mexico City street food craze that lives up to its name. Teenagers and 20-somethings wait on long lines for a sampling of a bag of Doritos sliced open and topped with everything but the kitchen sink: carrots, jicama, cucumber, pickled pork rinds, peanuts, jellied candies, lime juice, chili powder, and hot sauce.
It may sound nauseating, but over the past year, the combination nightmare for diabetics and gastritis patients everywhere has exploded in popularity. There are Facebook fan pages dedicated to the street food, and YouTube tutorials that can show you how to make your own.
“They’re just a fad,” Carlos Gonzalez, a pushcart tamale vendor, watching teens line up at the Dorilocos stalls across the street, told the Washington Post. “They’re for kids.”
Evelia Alcala named her stall Dorilocos La Sonrisa — roughly, translated, “Crazy Doritos with a Smile” and she sells them for 18 pesos, or about $1.50. You can even get the same crazy salty-sweet snack made with Fritos, Ruffles chips or Flaming Hot Doritos.
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi