Food of the Seventies, Nacho Cheese Cheetos

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Smae flavor as the flamin hot cheetos without the hot taste. THey came in an orange bag. Very tasty!
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John Schaeffer - September 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Ever since I got 5 free bags off of cartoon network, when I was 10 About 11 years ago, my farts still to this day smell like Crunchy Nacho Cheetos. Which is why I think they discontinued them... Now every time I fart I wish I had a bag, they were so good!
Keysha Gary - March 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Those were the best cheetos ever they should have gotten rid of those darn nasty puffs i sure miss those cheetos
Tasha - May 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Nacho cheese cheetos were the best cheetos ever made.
JR - June 14, 2009 - Report this comment
They're still readily available in the Canadian province of Newfoundland. Not sure where they're manufactured, but I'm eating a bag right now. They're great. I've lived all over Canada, and I've only ever seen them in Newfoundland.
NewF - July 09, 2009 - Report this comment
Well currently i've only gotten them in Newfoundland, but my brother just got back from Sydney Nova Scotia, and they sell them there too.
TJ - July 19, 2009 - Report this comment
hailey - January 28, 2010 - Report this comment
i love cheetos. i have two kitties.
nolan - January 30, 2010 - Report this comment
man i live in new waterford nova scotia which is like 10 miniute drive away from sydney and they still sell um
Jim E. - February 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to eat them every day for lunch, for at least one year, while I was in high school. OK, so that wasn't my best choice for daily nutrition, but I WAS just a kid in those days. In Baltimore they were 35 cents a bag and I'd buy three of them from the store at the bottom of the hill from my school. Man, they were great! A number of years ago, I contacted Frito-Lay to ask about them. Initially, I was told that I was mistaken until, after some inquiries on their part, they put this older woman on the phone who remembered them- so I wasn't crazy! Maybe my taste buds have changed over the years, but I'd love to try them again some time.
mary - February 10, 2010 - Report this comment
they have a frito-lay canada. i emailed them they said that they can't be bought through the company.any one out there in canada want to share?
Crystal - March 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh my goodness! I ate nacho cheese flavor Cheetos when I was a kid back in the 70s. I loved them and they were the best ever. I am so suprised that there are so many other people out here who are craving them as much as I am. Would someone from Frito Lay please, please bring them back to the US - PLEASE!!!!!! They'd sell for sure. I really miss them.
Pete Sirianni - June 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Will someone from Canada please mail me some Nacho Cheese Cheetos. I'm dying for them!!!
T J - July 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I left a message above about nacho cheetos. I need them bad..... I was in the corner store tonight and cheetos has 2 new flavors: enchilada and cheese barbq. nothing can top the nacho flavor. Frito Lay needs to get on the ball. Where can i get the nacho flavor
DJ - August 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Please bring the nacho cheese cheetos back!! They were the best, even better than flamin hot cheetos. Hurry time is wasting.
sheila - August 17, 2010 - Report this comment
i just got done emailing frito lay and asked them if there were any way possible that they could bring back nacho cheese cheetos....i loved them in the 70's and they were my favorite snack...i dont konw why they were ever discontinued but i really think they would sell good now...PLEASE...BRING BACK MY NACHO CHEESE CHEETOS!
miracle - September 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Let me tell you, Those Nacho Cheese chetoos were the best tasting cheetoos ever made. I am suprised that the compeitors has not tryed to make and market some. I will email frito lay to bring them back on the market. If we all do it maybe they will listen
JJ - October 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I miss them soooo! I am going to email Frito Lay as well. We need to start a petition and in the meantime find someone to mail us our NCC!!!
Pamela - December 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I woke up this mrng. with this awsome craving for some Nacho Cheese flavored Cheetos. Glad to see I'm not the only person that remembers this flavor. After reading all the other comments, I too will deffintely email Frito Lay.
doreen Milligan - January 30, 2011 - Report this comment
I also remember nacho cheese cheetos, they were the best. Don't know why they ever got rid of them, always thought they would make a come back. They have BBQ flavor out, not as good as the nacho cheese flavor, but not bad.
James - March 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I done some research. It seems that in 1996 Frito Lay brought back the Nacho flavored Cheetos for about 2 years. They aren't manufacture here anymore and only a small part of Canada still has a plant that makes and distributes them. It's all about geographical location......there are almost 25+ varieties of Cheetos sold in the US. Depends on where you live on whether they got your favorite flavor though. One thing is for sure though.....NO nacho flavored Cheetos in the US and after that second trial run that only lasted about 2 years it's doubtful there will be a return of that flavor to US shelves. :(
cece houston tx - June 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved Nacho Cheese Cheetos, I tell ppl about them and am shocked to see all of these ppl who love them as well, FRITO LAY plz Plz manufacture them again. I use to eat them so much the tips of my fingers were orange, just like the bag. I use to eay them w/ a small carton of oak farm fruit punch back in the day. Oak farms juices aren't he same either. NAcho CHeetos wld fly off the shelves if they came back to the USA. Take care NAcho Cheetos Lovers. Cece Houston Tx
Barbara Nelson - July 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Everyone is right, those were the best tasting cheetos ever!!! The company had to be aware that those nacho cheese flavored cheetos sold like crazy! I can't begin to imagine why they just let them go away like that!!!! Please, everyone just write or call the company.
NJSSRS CA. - July 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I tried contacting the company to find out why and where if possible we could locate this wonderfully delicious snack to no avail. I used to eat these with a snickers bar & a coke. WHAT A LOVELY DAY!!! If anyone knows where they can be located please post~~~
Chanterra - July 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Those chips was the bomb I really miss them they was the best ever
Maxine Land - January 31, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG! I thought i was the only one who loved those chips. I agree they should start making them again. what do we need to do the get these things out. I mean come on they make any and everything else, also bring back old trends so why not bring them back. please look into this matter. signed been lost they been gone.
Martez - February 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Im am shocked that so many of you remember the flavor. I told my children how good they were. I wish there was some way we could get them back in the US.
miracle - February 28, 2012 - Report this comment
I did contact Frito lay to let know how I felt about the Orange bag of nacho cheese Cheetos which I mentioned on my post Sept 2010. I was just thinking again about the wonderful flavor of those Cheetos. I am on a diet now but If those Cheetos come back out, I would have to go off of my diet. Those Cheetos were addictive I would eat them every day. I remember when they did bring them back out for two years, back in the late 90's. I was so happy. Now I am sad that there gone again. If they come back out, I would have to purchase a lot, scared they might take them away again. Just Bring them back PLEASE!
Montu - March 22, 2012 - Report this comment
They Actually tried to test market them in St. Louis back in 1998. I must admit they brought back childhood memories., the taste was just as i had recalled. I know my kids enjoyed them as much as i did. I just don't get why they did not relaunch them.
Moon - April 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Hiya, reporting that nacho cheese cheetos are also available in Mexico a green bag with chester cheetah in it. So probably you can find them at stores that sell mexican groceries. Sabritas is the brand that is nothing else than the name frito lay has in latin america. I hope you find them.
Moon - April 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Moon here again I found them for you online. Enjoy :)
miracle - April 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Are you sure that this Is not the Nacho cheese & jalapeno flavor? If so, We don't want that! We want the plain Nacho Cheese flavor Cheetos. If someone ordered from the site above from Moon, let me know Is It the right flavor
donna - April 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I tried the link for mexicanpantry and the cheetos do have jalepeno. not just nacho!!bummer
DSEAN - May 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Nacho Cheese flavor Cheetos are/were the best. I'm in Chicago and the majority of these other flavors need to be yanked!! BRING BACK THE NACHO FLAVORED CHEETOS!!
minchat - May 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember these being sold in the fall of 1978, and they weren't around for long, but omg they were deliious!You could scarf a whole bag in one sitting--they were that addictive! And they stained your fingertips this deep burnt-orange color. I think Frito-Lay brought them back sometime in the '90s, but they didn't taste the same at all. Please try again. They were actually better than Doritos!
The Oke Doke kid - August 02, 2012 - Report this comment
I need them in my life again! I will try the Sabritas and see.
Sasha Dee - August 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Nacho Cheese Cheetos were The Best Ever. I can't believe they only bring them out in limited edition. FRITO LAY, I want them in my life again in Michigan. PLEASE BRING BACK THE CHEESE!!!
Mike J - August 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Omg they really need to bring them back. I told my wife and kids about them and they thought I was making it up.
llcoold - September 24, 2012 - Report this comment
You can get them in newfoundland still!! I have some that a relative brought back. Love them!
Neisha26 - September 26, 2012 - Report this comment
These was the best Cheetos I ever had back when I was a kid in the 90s dang I sure do miss me
Lil AA - October 05, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG......I miss these NACHO CHEESE CHEETOS.....I was staying the summer one year in Tennessee, and me and my cuzin found them at the neighborhood store..Everytime we got a dime, we would go back to the store for another bag. I was sad after getting back home to Chicago, and not be able to find them....THEY WERE THE BOMB....My children even know the story of the NACHO CHEESE CHEETOS..............
Laurie the Cheetos expert - October 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I have longed for nacho cheese Cheetos for 25 years! I'm not dying yet but I'd like to have nacho cheese Cheetos before I do!
christina - December 01, 2012 - Report this comment
nachocheesecheetosmunchabuncha - February 01, 2013 - Report this comment
OMG AMAZING we really need these chee-tos back, really. I remember when eating a hot link sandwich and nothingelse could set it off like a bag of them nacho cheese chee-tos OMG!!!! oh yeah and red soda too, LOL. But seriously we need them chips back. wHO'S GOING TO TAKE LEAD AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!!! come on now it's 2013 AND WE GOTTA DO SOMETHING Y.O.L.O.
Vanessa - February 11, 2013 - Report this comment
Please put them back on the shelf. They are my all-time favorite snack.
missing my nacho cheese flavor - February 17, 2013 - Report this comment
Yes yes, please bring back the nacho cheese flavor, i rember as a kid not buying any other chips but those & was so sad when i suddenly couldnt find them anymore!
taboo2u - April 14, 2013 - Report this comment
As a kid in Michigan during the late 70's, I remember the Cheetos in the orange bag fondly. However, they were not called Nacho Cheese as I remember. They were called Zesty Cheese Cheetos.
THERESA - April 16, 2013 - Report this comment
I grew up in Chicago in the 70's and the nacho cheese flavored Cheetos were my favorite. I never understood why they disappeared; my friends loved them also. PLEASE BRING THEM BACK WITHOUT CHANGING THE OLD RECIPE. Or at least tell me where I can buy them on the internet.
Tracy - May 01, 2013 - Report this comment
Please bring back the Nacho cheese Cheetos.
Chris - May 15, 2013 - Report this comment
I use to eat a bag of them for lunch. Couldn't stop till they were gone. If Frito lay had any brains they would bring them back and advertise them this time. I never saw any adds for them when they were out. Maybe to busy eating them :-)
Candy - July 04, 2013 - Report this comment
my twin sister and I used to buy these after school and they were delicious. We never cared for the regular Chesetos, but Loved the Cheetos in the orange bag. The flavor was was awesome, like none other. We couldn't remember the name of them (thx taboo2u). Frito Lay plz plz bring them back with recipe. Can u order them from Canada?
Tonya - August 19, 2013 - Report this comment
I don't know why they discontinued these snacks. I used to eat Nacho cheese Cheetos when I was pregnant with my son so much that I probably paid one of the workers car off. I LOVED THEM!!!! Bring them back or make a way for those who love them to get them. Anything less is just mean!
Lauri - September 16, 2013 - Report this comment
Yes! OMG!! I miss them soo much!
Sheila - December 03, 2013 - Report this comment
Where can I find them...I've searched all over and no luck.
Deborah - January 23, 2014 - Report this comment
OMG! I'm so amazed so many people remembers the Nacho cheese Cheetos. I remember eating them as kid in the seventies and I would drive out of my way to buy them from the only store that carried them. They were the best!
Esther - February 09, 2014 - Report this comment
Please Frito Lay bring back the Nacho cheese cheetos
C.T.Smith - February 18, 2014 - Report this comment
I missed them, sooo much. I remember loving them as a kid and being so upset when they discontinued them. Years later, they brought them back and I was super stoked about it... only to have them taken from me again. What did I ever do to, Frito-Lay to deserve this. Bring Them Back!
Mary - March 16, 2014 - Report this comment
My mom used to complain about the smell of them in 1980. I ate a whole bag every Saturday while watching cartoons. Ate myself sick. Bring them back!!!!!!
AMANDA - March 19, 2014 - Report this comment
Errold Davis - March 26, 2014 - Report this comment
Please bring back the Nacho cheese flavored cheetos, they were the best and it was apart of my childhood
Selena - June 16, 2014 - Report this comment
I lived on Nacho Cheese Cheetos and canned Hawaiian Punch during Jr. High in the late 70's. I hated all the other "cheese" snacks and still do but this one rose above the rest.
Katie - August 09, 2014 - Report this comment
I live in New Brunswick, Canada, and I just enjoyed a back of Nacho Cheetos.:D
John - September 26, 2014 - Report this comment
I just ordered the Cheetos from the Mexican pantry link that was provided above and they are no where near the same flavor as nacho cheese flavored Cheetos. Wish I could find the real thing.
Larry - October 13, 2014 - Report this comment
I've had random thoughts over the years about going into the corner store as a kid and asking for Cheetos "in the Orange bag". It was so long ago I couldn't remember what was different or if my memory was even real. So I googled Cheetos in Orange bag and came across this post! So that's what they were...Nacho cheese. It's good to know I share some childhood memories even with people I don't know! Cool!
Grace - October 14, 2014 - Report this comment
Terrie / Louisiana - January 19, 2015 - Report this comment
I have thought over the years what happened to the nacho cheese Cheetos they were my favorite! They had a flavor like no other. If they can bring back the taco Doritos every so often why not the nacho cheese Cheetos???? I am glad to see I am not the only one it's been over 30 years and I reme them and I would buy them again if I knew who what when where and how!!! Please bring them back
Deborah/Arkansas - February 22, 2015 - Report this comment
Please bring the nacho cheese cheetos back! I was a little girl when they were out. Im ready for them!
Leo b - March 23, 2015 - Report this comment
I hope they bring them back I need the in my life the best
Dee - July 06, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember the nacho cheese cheetos. They were out in the late 70s and 80s in the orange bag. I loved them so much, that I was lucky to enjoy them again in the early to mid 90s. This is when frito-lay brought them back in those shiny aluminum bags. They came back very briefly in an aqua-blue shiny bag. I have called and written to frito-lay several times requesting their return, and all I received was an insulting .50 off coupon. You would think they would listen to the consumers a little more.
Terry - July 08, 2015 - Report this comment
I LOVED these as a kid in the seventies and eighties and they disappeared. By the time I discovered as a twenty something that they were back at Target, I had a bag or two, the store's stock was outdated, and they never returned. I think of them every now and then and search, hoping beyond hope they are back. I used to see them painted on a Frito truck in the mid eighties (at my first part time job) as a constant reminder of them and to rub salt in the wounds that I couldn't have them anymore. I FINALLY got Shazam on DVD, Batman (1966-68 version) on DVD (Blu-ray in fact), Legends of the Super Heroes on DVD, Zotz candies, and Maple bun candies, so now I need Nacho Cheese Cheeto's (Come on Pepsico), some Red Lightning pop (come on Coca Cola), and some Dixie Drumsticks (come on, Nabisco). , original McDonald's filet of fish and McDonaldland Cookies, and I would be pretty set as far as childhood things. People got Surge soda brought back (even if only one time so far), so let's get the Nacho Cheese Cheetos back (the top or top two (Red Lightning soda) of my list above). Maybe they can and have it on Amazon if nothing else. Come on, Frito, it has been years since your last test market Bring them back and promote them.
Rob - September 01, 2015 - Report this comment
So what will it be? Are we going to get these back or not?
Shannon - September 30, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved these Cheetos! I used to eat them in the late 70's early to mid 80's with a strawberry Crush soda or Welch's Grape soda. All I remember is they were in a Orange bag and had Zesty at the bottom! Soooo good!! Frito Lay has way too many "Flamin' hot" choices. Get rid of one of those and bring back the Zesty Nacho Cheese ones, they will sell like hot cakes! Please!
Shannon - September 30, 2015 - Report this comment
I forgot to describe the was the Old School light Orange bag with the stripes on both sides of the Cheetos logo. The middle section of the bag was clear cellophane; not solid like todays' style and at the bottom it said "zesty". Just thought I'd share that! ☺
Sandie - January 30, 2016 - Report this comment
I really wish they would bring them back!! They have to many of the flaming hot ones. The nachos were the best ever,!!!
Deborah - February 25, 2016 - Report this comment
I'm so glad someone else remember these chips. My cousin and I used to eat them in the 70's but she can't remember them. I was able to find them at only one gas station in the 90's and all of a sudden they were discontinued. They were the best!!!! Bring them back, I'm sure this new generation will love them as well!!!
Dee - March 17, 2016 - Report this comment
Looks like you can order them online here.
Dan - July 02, 2016 - Report this comment
You can get them on the east coast of Canada still I'm eating a bag right now
Lateshia - July 21, 2016 - Report this comment
I was born in 1972 and I remembered these nnacho flavored cheetos a free years back. I remember going to the corner store for family and friends to buy them and having them say not the red bag; get the ones in the orange bag. But when I asked them if they remembered, they told me no. I knew I wasn't wrong because I'm a chip fanatic. So glad I found this link. But it would be even better if I could get the cheers so I can prove to my family that there was such a thing.
Jone' - January 02, 2017 - Report this comment
Please bring them back. The were the best
Beth - January 02, 2017 - Report this comment
Would like to know when those delicious nacho cheese cheetos will b back
Rebeca - March 10, 2017 - Report this comment
I loved them, too. I hope they bring them back.
Glenda - May 04, 2017 - Report this comment
I haven't found a Cheetos flavor that topped the flavor of the Zesty Nacho Cheese Cheetos. I don't understand why something so loved and wanted isn't on the shelves. BRING BACK THE ORIGIONAL ZESTY NACHO CHEESE CHEETOS. I really want my kids to experience what I've talked about all their lives.
teddy - August 18, 2017 - Report this comment
I was pregnant. I lived off Nacho Cheetos. Everything else made me throw up. True story.
Judee0705 - September 22, 2017 - Report this comment
I was telling my coworkers about these and how AWESOME they are. It's a shame they don't make nacho cheese Cheetos anymore. They should put them on Amazon for those of us who love them to stock up!❤
Draydayj - December 27, 2017 - Report this comment
I can’t believe that so many people remember the Nach cheese Cheetos as I do! I loved those Cheetos and wonder why they were even discontinued. As many flavors as many promotions Lays has with these chop contest surely we can campaign for Nach flavored Cheetos to be put back on the market if just for an promotional period because I’m sure they would do great right now! Besides, everyone doesn’t like flaming hot or jalapeño Cheetos. Let’s bring this back: “BY POPULAR DEMAND!” 👍🏽👏🏽
scott beumer - January 13, 2018 - Report this comment
I've never commented about anything in my life on the internet but this deserves a shot..those Cheetos were so good I still remember how delicious they were even tho I haven't seen them since the late seventies
Timmy - January 31, 2018 - Report this comment
I to am a Big Fan of Nacho Cheetos. Anybody looking to get a taste of that flavor, here's what I do. I get a big bag of Cheetos and a big bag of Nacho Doritos and mix them in a big freezer bag. Then grab one of each and eat them together and it taste just like Nacho Cheetos,enjoy and let me know what you think.
Glenda4sho - May 07, 2018 - Report this comment
I found some Nacho cheese cheetos on EBay. The bag is green, not the orange bag as I remember. They are nacho cheese flavored, $3.00 a bag with free shipping. I simply put nacho cheese cheetos in the search box and found these.I ordered 5 bags, the minimum is 4 bags per purchase. I'll follow up after I recieve them to let you guys know if its the real deal.
Coretta - January 29, 2019 - Report this comment
Nacho cheese cheetos were the best. Will you PLEASE bring them back!!!??? They had a taste that none of your other cheetos compare to. When I was a little girl, those nacho cheese cheetos were my favorite and to this day out of all the cheetos made non of them out beat the NACHO CHEESE FLAVOR. PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!
AA - April 26, 2019 - Report this comment
Omg....I want some now...please bring them Frito Lay
JANET - June 28, 2019 - Report this comment
Sharon - September 06, 2019 - Report this comment
I would love y’all bring back zesty Cheetos. Please bring them back. They was my favorite Cheetos.
Joe - October 12, 2019 - Report this comment
Man I wish F L whould listen to us I remember !!! Dam they were the best still crave them 35 years later. I dont think they remember how to make them !
Tim - December 29, 2019 - Report this comment
Please the one snack I have never been able to forget.i walk through life just waiting for to return
Dymnjim - August 21, 2021 - Report this comment
In 1984 - 85 I went to trade school at 5 hours 5 nights a week for 14 months after working 8 hour days. Almost every night after school I had a 30 minute drive home and made one stop for a drink and a big bag on Nacho Cheetos. It was my reward for each 15 hour day. I was so disappointed when they disappeared from the snack shelves. I want them back. I’m 75 but I remember their great taste.
Muneerah - October 25, 2021 - Report this comment
Nacho Flavored Cheetos were my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE snack. Oh, Frito-Lay can you PLEASE bring them back? I haven't found a snack yet that even compares to your NACHO CHEESE FLAVOR. I BEG OF YOU......PLEASE BRING THEM BACK, even if you do it temporarily!
Louise Tilley - December 18, 2022 - Report this comment
Powell’s supermarket in Newfoundland has an online store. I seen them on there but I don’t know where they ship.

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