The man who invented the extra smelly, can’t get enough, salty snacks, Doritos, died last week. While Arch West was 97 years old, his death was no big surprise. He lived a very long and fruitful life.
But what is shocking to many, is that his daughter announced that his family planned to spread Doritos over the urn before they buried it. Family members even went further, saying they selected his favorites to be used…you guessed it, Cool Ranch and Nacho Flavored. That must have been a strange conversation, “I’m so sorry dad died, my vote is to spread chips on his urn.” While the loss of a parent is not a laughing matter, it still is funny to think they had the idea to send him away with smelly chips.
West was a Frito-Lay executive who was praised for inventing the crunchy, triangular tortilla chips known as “Doritos” back in 1966. This invention was a slam dunk and it was reported that back in 2010, Doritos pulled in a whopping $5 Billion in sales!
Sad to hear of his passing, but great that he left an incredible legacy behind. I love Doritos and also enjoy Nacho Flavor. R.I.P.