A Frito-Lay employee gave major insights into how the company makes its iconic Doritos chips.
His clip is a response to another user’s video showing what Doritos allegedly “really” look like before cooking. Meanwhile, @dadoritodude — who claims to work for Frito-Lay, which makes Doritos — describes the process as being much, much different.
“Not really sure what they were showing,” he captioned his video. “But it certainly wasn’t our delicious #Doritos.”
The clip drew much praise online. Many TikTok commenters thanked @dadoritodude for setting the record straight.
While this video doesn’t show the process for making Doritos, he does give an example with a ball of dough. As the TikToker explains, Doritos start with masa, a dough made from ground corn.
The dough, which @dadoritodude says looks similar to Play-Doh before it’s cooked, gets crushed in a series of rollers. Later, it’s cut into the signature triangular shape, then fried and baked.
There are other processes at play, according to @dadoritodude — but, presumably, for the same reason he couldn’t show much of the factory, he left those details a mystery.
“It’s kind of a big secret,” he says of the formula.
TikTokers seemed unbothered by the lack of details — and instead, celebrated @dadoritodude’s behind-the-scenes insights.
“@Doritos, give this guy a raise! I love Doritos even more now!” one user wrote.
“This guy is showing the truth,” another added.
“Bro went into a military secret base,” another joked, in reference to the factory’s numerous doors.
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