RIP Arch West Of Doritos Fame
'Tis a sad day for Dorito fans worldwide. The creator of the Cool Ranch snack chip has passed away, and in true munchy style his family has bid him a fittingly crunchy goodbye.
The creator of Doritos tortilla chips is no longer among the living, snacking population. Last week Cool Ranch Doritos fans worldwide paused mid-bite to remember snack creator Arch West -- or at least we imagine both he and his surviving family members would have appreciated the gesture, had the notion come about.
At the age of 97 Doritos creator Arch West has passed away. In memoriam of the drool-worthy inventor his daughter has announced a unique tribute that will take place when he is buried. TMZ reports the family will be "tossing Doritos chips in before they put the dirt over the urn."
Once the initial shock wears off we're sure you'll be curious to know which flavors of the triangle shaped chip the family plan to offer in remembrance. Arch West's son-in-law reveals the family will use Original, Cool Ranch and Nacho flavored Doritos, since those were the late creator's favorite.
An intersting side note, the son-in-law says of Arch West says, "He was NOT a fan of the Cheeseburger flavor."
In celebration of Arch West's legacy we present eight fast Doritos facts:
What do you think of the chip tossing tribute to the deceased Doritos creator?
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