Original “Doritos Girl” Ali Landry Returns to Help Usher in a New Era of Doritos 3D’s for A New Generation
PLANO, Texas, December 21, 2020 – After years of clamoring on social media, popular petitions, and celebrity endorsements, one of the most sought-after snacks in Frito-Lay history is making a triumphant return. Today, Doritos announced Doritos 3D Crunch, a revamped version of the original Doritos 3D’s introduced in the late 1990s to immense fanfare. Doritos is ushering back the same great product and iconic three-dimensional shape, but with even more bold and spicy flavor – just in time to bring some much-needed multi-dimensional joy to the Holiday season and New Year.
Since launching in 1998, Doritos 3D’s became an instant fan favorite – catapulted into the spotlight by the memorable “Laundromat” Super Bowl commercial featuring actress Ali Landry. Deemed the original “Doritos Girl,” Landry helped bring the new three-dimensional shape and flavor to households across the country – making Doritos 3D’s one of the brand’s most successful product innovations. Phased-out in the early 2000s, fans from coast-to-coast have been clamoring to bring back Doritos 3D’s ever since. Today, Landry announced the new Doritos 3D Crunch in a social media post (viewed here).
In celebration of Doritos 3D Crunch, the brand is taking the original and turning it up a notch. With the same three-dimensional shape, new Doritos 3D Crunch will be available in two bold flavors: Spicy Ranch and Chili Cheese Nacho. These flavor offerings are Frito-Lay’s latest expansion in the hot-and-spicy food category, one of the fastest-growing segments in the food industry.
“Across our Frito-Lay portfolio we’ve definitely had some fan-favorite flavors throughout the years, but Doritos 3D’s are on another level,” said Rachel Ferdinando, SVP and CMO, Frito-Lay North America. “For nearly two decades we’ve seen everything from Facebook fan sites to Change.org petitions to everything in between, all calling for the return of the snack. So, we’re thrilled to bring it back at a time when we all could use a small moment of joy.”
To help fans reimagine snacking on Doritos 3D Crunch – something Millennials will remember, and Gen Z will love – the brand is once again partnering with Landry to launch a nationwide challenge. Paying homage to the original “Laundromat” commercial, Landry will ask fans to catch Doritos 3D in their mouth in the boldest ways possible. Fans are encouraged to check out the #Doritos3DChallenge on TikTok starting December 28.
Doritos 3D Spicy Ranch and Doritos3D Chili Cheese Nacho are available starting Monday, December 28 in $XX oz. bags for a suggested retail price of $XX. For more information, please visit Doritos.com.
Doritos believes there’s boldness in everyone. We champion those who are true to themselves, who live life fully engaged and take bold action by stepping outside of their comfort zone and pushing the limits. Doritos is one of many Frito-Lay North America brands – the $17 billion convenient foods division of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP), which is headquartered in Purchase, NY. Learn more about Frito-Lay at the corporate website, http://www.fritolay.com/, and on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/fritolay.
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