We Need to Talk About These Black Doritos

We Need to Talk About These Black Doritos

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Ariel Knutson
Sep 28, 2016
(Image credit: © Frito-Lay)

There are a ton of different Doritos flavors that have been created throughout the years. There are some good ones (Cool Ranch for life!) and some not-so-good ones. This latest chip, however, might be the most fascinating of them all. These garlic Doritos that you see above are being sold exclusively in Japan for Halloween.

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Black-colored food — both naturally black and unnaturally so — is having a moment in Japan and the United States. For example, we learned earlier this year that IKEA Japan was selling black hot dogs. There was also the black anchovy Ghostbusters burger and Burger King's black bun burger for Halloween last year in Japan. Earlier this year in New York, black coconut ash ice cream was also having a moment.

These black Doritos are pretty perfect for Halloween. First because they are jet-black and super spooky-looking. Second because vampires hate garlic and we don't want anyone to suck our blood this time of year (or any time of year, really). Also, garlic-flavored Doritos just sound like something I'd actually want to eat.

Unfortunately these black Doritos aren't currently available in the U.S. If you really want to get your hands on them, Nerdist suggests you try to buy the on napaJapan or JList, although both sites currently say they are unavailable.

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