Doritos are certainly a yummy snack, but apparently there are women out there who don’t particularly care for them, and not because of the taste. PepsiCo, which owns Doritos, says women don’t like their chips because they crunch too loudly and make a mess of their fingers, so the company is doing something about that.
PepsiCo just announced plans to launch a new “lady friendly” tortilla chip, which they say will be quieter, less messy and will also come in packages small enough to fit in handbags.
“They don’t like to crunch too loudly in public,” Indra Nooyi, Global Chief Executive of PepsiCo says of female customers. “And they don’t lick their fingers generously and they don’t like to pour the little broken pieces and the flavor into their mouth.” She adds, “'For women [it’s about] low-crunch, the full taste profile, not having so much of the flavor on the fingers and how can you put it in a purse. Because women love to carry a snack in their purse."
As you can imagine, news of the new “lady friendly” Doritos didn’t sit well with a lot of women, with some groups saying it plays into a “tired gender stereotype.” And as you can imagine, folks took to social media to express their outrage about such snacking sexism. Check out reactions below:
women: give us equal pay— Ali Vingiano (@alivingiano) February 5, 2018
the world: look, a KFC female colonel!
women: we said equal pay
the world: doritos won't crunch anymore!!!
women: EQUAL PA-
the world: have you tried "BIC PENS FOR HER"??
In response to Doritos lady friendly crisps I shall be eating the biggest crisps I can find crunching really loudly burping and carrying a packet of crisps as a handbag— kate ford (@kateford76) February 5, 2018
Good news, ladies. We got a female Colonel Sanders and Doritos that don’t crunch, so feminism is cancelled. We’ve achieved equality.— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) February 5, 2018
Has anyone at Doritos ever met a lady— Danielle Sepulveres (@ellesep) February 5, 2018
Well done Doritos. I am sick of all my female friends complaining about how ‘man sized’ Doritos can’t fit into their handbags. They go on about it non stop https://t.co/Y6Qp47jLvX— LJP (@TheLordJalapeno) February 5, 2018
OMG thank you @PepsiCo! I spent 26 years not being able to enjoy a snack because they’re so manly and big, but now I’ll be able to eat them with my tiny fragile hands!— Lara Mendonça (@laramendonca_) February 5, 2018
Feminism has finally achieved something! https://t.co/jh4aF4PY2g
.@Doritos If you're doing "lady-chips," I would love some Cool Ranch infused with Plan B— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) February 5, 2018
Source: New York Post