During a Freakonomics podcast on January 31, PepsiCo chief executive Indra Nooyi discussed the different ways that men and women eat chips. Nooyi used Doritos, which is owned by PepsiCo, as an example. Nooyi states that men will “lick their fingers with glee” when eating chips.
“When they reach the bottom of the bag, they pour the little broken pieces into their mouth because they don’t want to lose that taste of the flavor.”
Nooyi continued. “Women would love to do the same, but they don’t. They don’t like to crunch too loudly in public.”
According to Nooyi, the new chip will feature be, “low-crunch, the full taste profile, not have so much of the flavor stick on the fingers.” The snack will also be more purse friendly.
PepsiCo also owns brands like Lays and Cheetos, and while Nooyi did not confirm which brand will create these lady-friendly chips, this did not stop the phrase, “Lady Doritos,” from trending on Twitter on Monday.
“Doritos that don’t crunch? That’s a great idea. We can market them for movie theaters and maybe students.”
“How about calling them Lady Doritos? You know, because women don’t want to be all noisy and garner attention.”
“Where did you study advertising?”
— neontaster 🚟 (@neontaster) February 5, 2018
Why would Doritos market quiet and less messy chips as “Lady Friendly Doritos” and have a huge PR fiasco instead of just calling them “Discreetos”?
— Nathan Sharp (@NateWantsToBtl) February 6, 2018
These Kardashian baby names are just too much.
— • °☆🔥☆° • (@cagedwanderlust) February 5, 2018
LADY DORITOS ARE DORITAS, YOU’RE WELCOME.
— Emotional Support Peacock Tim James (@TimJamesAuthor) February 5, 2018
To be honest when I saw “Lady Doritos” trending I was really hoping that it was just Kylie naming her baby. #LadyDoritos
— Ali Kolbert (@AliKolbert) February 5, 2018
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