Doritos Creator to Have Chips Tossed Into Grave

Arch West died last week at age 97
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2011 11:03 AM CDT
Doritos chips are shown on display at a grocery store in Palo Alto, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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(Newser) – Not even death can come between a man and his Doritos. Arch West, the Frito-Lay marketing exec credited with inventing the chip brand, died last week at age 97, reports the AP, and his Oct. 1 graveside service will feature the chips he dreamed up after stumbling upon a San Diego snack shop that was frying up tortilla chips in 1961. His family intends on "tossing Doritos chips in before they put the dirt over the urn," it said in a statement. NPR reminds us that there are now 23 different Doritos flavors available in the US; no word on which ones will grace the grave.

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