I think we've all had the experience of the sight or smell of a certain food bringing on a flood of memories. I recently had that experience with Doritos. Yes, Doritos. When I was in elementary school and my sister was in Junior High, our parents worked during the day. And although our they left us a list of chores to do each morning, we somehow managed to enjoy our summers.
One fond memory I have is of my sister and I riding our bikes to Fred's Market, a little corner store with over-priced convenience items. I would buy a large bag of Cheese Doritos and my sister would by a bag of Taco Doritos. It didn't matter that it was 100 degrees outside and we'd be dripping sweat when we got home. If we had a few dollars, we'd ride. Then we'd eat the whole bag (the calories didn't catch up with me until years later) while watching the twelve channels on our wood-encased console television. Sometimes we'd trade, chip-for-chip. Before Mom and Dad got home from work, we'd hide all the evidence.
Over the years, Doritos quit making the taco flavored chips. But a few months ago, when Doritos were on sale, guess what? I found a bag of them. Doritos is now putting two flavors into one bag, so I had to buy the taco flavored with some other newer flavor (was it ranch?). What great memories it brought back. And no, I didn't share them with my sister. Maybe I'll write the Doritos company and suggest they put cheese flavored with taco flavored; it is a winning combination. Just ask me and my sister!
What are your favorite food memories? ~Karen