Code-X (20)

By: Joshua Glenn
July 13, 2014

doritos

Call this snack-chips category code: Snacking Surrealism.

Definition: Absurdist, ironic, magical, deeply strange evocations of the snacking experience.

doritos 2

Notes on this code: Surrealist experience is a reason-to-believe for chips brands like Doritos and Cheetos. A thumb in the eye to other brands’ more earnest r-t-b codes (like the code we might call Olde Tyme); and a trumping of dominant r-t-b chips codes like Adventurous or Exclusive. You want adventurous and exclusive? Step into the Twilight Zone of snacking.

cheetos

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