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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 12:15 PM
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Thousands Of Bags Of Doritos Wash Up On Beach
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Hatteras Island is famous for its shipwrecks. But Thursday locals experienced their first ever "chip-wreck".

A cargo container loaded with thousands of bags of Doritos Tortilla Chips washed ashore on the beach near Frisco and broke open.

The container apparently fell off a ship. The chips scattered for about a half a mile, and some even floated as far north as the Bonner bridge.

Arley Spake photographed the broken container. Spake works for Frito-Lay, the company that makes Doritos. His wife Janice joined him at water's edge.

"It was really weird," said Spake. (Arley) was taking pictures for Frito-Lay, we still don't know what happened. Lots of Doritos, lots of people putting them in garbage bags."

Many of the chips were sealed and still edible. Dozens of people were seen gathering the chips and taking them off the beach. Jessica Maxfield, who is doing an internship with the National Park Service, grabbed a couple of bags.

"I was doing a bird survey. The gulls love the Doritos."

The National Park Service does not like the Doritos, however; the beach is protected. The container is now at the National Park Service maintenance area.

As for the accident, it's still unclear which ship lost the cargo or to which port it was being shipped.

http://www.wtkr.com/Global/story.asp?S=5753928&nav=ZolH...
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 12:30 PM
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1. this thead is useless without pictures
i wish there was a photo of all this!
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 12:31 PM
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2. *this* thread is useless without...
BEAN DIP!

For cryin' out loud!

:rofl:
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TommyO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 12:33 PM
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4. Make it Kraft Guacamole and you have a deal!
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 12:35 PM
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7. eh, it's just not avocadoey enough.
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 12:48 PM
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9. 'Made with natural avocado like flavoring'...
10th ingredient on the label. Just under, Propylene Glycol and MSG.

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zonkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 12:35 PM
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8. Ooh, I am laughing harder than that smilee.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 12:32 PM
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3. try clicking here
I happen to disagree. I think of the Outer Banks as a magical unspoiled place. Most of it is national seashore so there aren't many high rises. I guess there are worse things that could spill from a cargo ship though

http://content.hamptonroads.com/story.cfm?story=115267&...
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 12:33 PM
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5. PHOTO
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 04:52 PM
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16. Free Doritos?
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 08:19 PM
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19. thanks! EOM
:-)
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 12:34 PM
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6. I miss the taco flavored Doritos
This thread just reminded me of that. I don't know why they took taco flavored Doritos off the market in the late 80s, but it was a huge mistake. They were the ONLY Doritos worth eating.

Maybe they had uranium in them, or something.
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Little Wing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:13 PM
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11. They're back up here
:shrug:
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 04:16 PM
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13. Where are you?
I haven't seen a taco Dorito since 1988. But then, I'm in Idaho. We haven't had state-of-the-art dental care in about 20 years.

There was a test market for "Taco Bell" Doritos in about 1994, and they seemed to come from the same recipe as the old taco Doritos. But as many bags as I bought, it didn't seem to make any difference. I haven't seen a taco Dorito west of the Mississippi in probably ten years.
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Little Wing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 04:35 PM
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14. New England
I also saw a very shortlived "Buffalo" flavor, I think we are in a market-testing area.
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Mrs.Matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 04:51 PM
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15. Had some on Thanksgiving
those buffalo ones are pretty good!
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:09 PM
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10. doritos
Unless they were the 'ranch' kind, it is ok


Ranch Doritos rock!!!
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pstokely Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 01:19 PM
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12. why would they need to put Doritos on a cargo ship?
are they made in China?
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 04:56 PM
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17. Thousands of BC residents asking
"why couldn't it have been here?"



;-)
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 05:02 PM
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18. Now all we need is a case of that Kraft '2% avocado' guacamole.
Yum.

'chip wreck'
very good
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 08:38 PM
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20. Olberman covered this story tonight.
I thought I'd "chip" that in.
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