Frito is a corn chips brand owned by Frito Corporation. It is currently a part of the Pepsico group.
In 1932, Elmer Doolin ate a bag of corn chips served in a cafe in San Antonio, Texas. He bought the recipe of the corn chips for $100. He eventually started Frito from his car like stall. The same year H.W. Lay and Company was formed. In 1961, Frito and Lay merged to form Frito – lay in 1965.
Frito kid was the first mascot of first mascot of Frito. It was later replaced with Frito bandito. Later in the mid 1970’s, a caricature of W. C. Fields was used as the mascot.
The corn chips are available in the following variants under the brand Frito
· Ranch style
· Chilli cheese
· Flamin’ hot
· Slightly salted
Dips are also available under the same brand name
· Bean dip
· Chilli cheese dip
· Jalapeno cheddar cheese dip
· Hot bean dip
· Southwest enchilada black bean dip
Health and Nutrition Facts
Frito original corn chips
Serving size - 28 g
Calories – 160, Fat – 10 g, Protein – 2 g, Sodium – 170 mg
Frito snacks are not very high in calories but high in fats. It is also high in sodium and is not recommended for people suffering from high blood pressure problems.
It is used to make Frito pie, a snack made with corn chips, cheese and chilli. It is popularly served in Southern and South-western America.