How do you CRUNCH? Doritos After DARK


For Winter Solstice, I went to an epic Doritos® After Dark pop-up experience in Los Angeles at Ground Level Studios. Our tastebuds were tantalized with a menu of globally-inspired culinary bites packed with our favorite Doritos® flavors.  

Thanks to Aaron, Gabriela, Sarahí and Amy for the FUN night and PHOTO team efforts!

First we had drinks flavored with Doritos, and every flavor of Doritos chips with incredible photo opportunities in a chip inspired gallery where everything was in the shape of a triangle even the glasses and tables!

Later, we moved into the dining area with a superb DJ for a festive late-night atmosphere and tasted all five courses of Doritos® After Dark™ including: 

o   Doritos® Flamin’ Hot® Cool Ranch® Corn Puppies: The afterparty starts as soon as these Corn Puppies arrive. Crunchy Korean corn dog-inspired triangles filled with gooey cheese and beef hot dogs beg for a double dunk in ranch sauce and crushed Doritos Flamin’ Hot Cool Ranch crunchers. Once you bite in, everything else just melts away. 

o   Doritos® Nacho Average Nachos: Start with the essentials of queso, guac, and salsa, and then go off on your own flavorland adventure. Take your pick of ground beef or chopped chicken and pair with Doritos® Flamin’ Hot® Cool Ranch® Flavored Tortilla Chips or Doritos®️ Nacho Cheese Flavored Tortilla Chips to reach nacho nirvana. 

o   Doritos® Spicy Sweet Chili Chicken Bites: You’ve had fried chicken. But not like this. These crispy chicken bites are inspired by Japanese fried chicken with light breading for a soft, snackable crunch with taste bud-tingling flavor. Sprinkle on crushed Doritos Spicy Sweet Chili Flavored Tortilla Chips for a final touch of flavor. 

o   Doritos® Cool Ranch® Loaded Pita: Late night hunger is no joke. A chicken kabob-inspired sandwich pairs perfectly roasted chicken with smooth yogurt sauce for a meal that’s fresh and filling. Take it to ANOTHER LEVEL® by adding Doritos Cool Ranch Flavored Tortilla Chips for crunch in the clutch. 

Doritos® Cool Ranch® Loaded Pita Photo by Gabriela Sanchez from Camila Creative

o   Doritos® Spicy Sweet Chili Sammie: A banh mi-inspired sandwich that packs a late-night punch with perfectly seasoned beef, Asian slaw, sriracha aioli, and fresh cilantro. Grab that delivery and dress it up with delicious Doritos Spicy Sweet Chili Flavored Tortilla Chips. Triangle vibes incoming. 

Thank you to Team Doritos® After Dark

DORITOS® isn’t just a chip. It’s fuel for disruption — our flavors ignite adventure and inspire action. With every crunch, we aim to redefine culture and support those who are boldly themselves. Are you ready? If so, crunch on.

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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