I do not think it is too much to say that Frito-Lay is the king of the chip world. The company is responsible for not only Fritos and Lays but also Doritos and Cheetos. And every variety therein. Sun Chips and Tostitos. Munchies and Funyons. Rold Gold pretzels and Ruffles chips too. Smart Food Popcorn and Stacy's pita chips fall under the Frito-Lay umbrella too. In short, Frito-Lay is responsible for much of our daily snacking.
But we are going to take it back to basics for a second and talk about the classic Frito-Lay snack box. You know, the ones your office gets and that you try to avoid visiting all day but give up around 9:30 a.m. because you're bored. Recently, someone posted a video in which a bunch of dudes argue, while ranking the chips that come in the classic snack box, and the internet immediately went wild.
At the end of the day, we all just want to eat chips.I think we can agree on that. The only question is, what order do you ideally want to eat the chips in, and is that the "correct" order?
Actor and comedian Kevin Fredericks recently posted this video, in which he and a bunch of friends share their ranking of the chips in the Frito-Lay snack box:
What is the correct way to rank these chips? https://t.co/NYktna1HJo— Kevín (@Kevín)1552232242.0
The people of the internet immediately began chiming in with their personal rankings...
@KevOnStage Cool Ranch Doritos BBQ Lays Doritos Classic Lays Cheetos Fritos https://t.co/hTQSJ7nEJ4— Larry the Platypus 🙃 (@Larry the Platypus 🙃)1552232615.0
This guy doesn't even want to look at Fritos.
Doritos Cheetos Cool Ranch Plain Lays Barbecue That's It. PERIODT. "I just move the fritos so I can throw away the… https://t.co/2I6vxwCTc6— PROTECT BLACK WOMEN (@PROTECT BLACK WOMEN)1552315406.0
People started getting mad about other people's rankings!
@yashar No. No. No. No! The correct ranking is: 1. Doritos 2. Doritos 3. Lays BBQ 4. Fritos - but only if you put… https://t.co/icG2zwNQS9— Ellen Taussig Conaty (@Ellen Taussig Conaty)1552284709.0
Then, Captain America himself weighed in, and this blew the lid off the whole conversation.
The correct answer is: 1. Cool ranch 2. Cheetos 3. Nacho cheese Doritos 4. Fritos 5. BBQ lays 6. Original lays I… https://t.co/hDBRfyQi3v— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans)1552329631.0
Leslie Jones of SNL was not playing around when she shared her ranking.
The look I have when muthafuckas ain’t putting nacho Doritos first! So to be clear it’s: Nacho Doritos!! Original l… https://t.co/9H19MXVsvh— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Leslie Jones 🦋)1552434920.0
The Roots' Questlove soon got in on the conversation:
1. Cool Ranch 2. Cheetos 3. regular ritos 4. BBQ Lays 5. fritos 6. regular ass Lays but on the real? Migos Rap Sna… https://t.co/UND2Q0UWww— 1/20 Soulquarianseason/Eviction Notice (@1/20 Soulquarianseason/Eviction Notice)1552342757.0
Journalist Yashar Ali then boldly shared the "correct ranking" (according to him).
The correct ranking 1. Fritos 2. Doritos 3. Doritos 4. Cheetos (unless they're flaming hot then they go to the… https://t.co/LV5fRDliG6— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1552283642.0
Some agreed with Ali:
@yashar Fritos are honestly so underrated. Incredible chip.— Louis Peitzman (@Louis Peitzman)1552283975.0
Others weren't so fast to hop on the Frito train:
@yashar Fritos first? Yashar how could you? https://t.co/2wGJgkKkr9— Matthew A. Cherry (@Matthew A. Cherry)1552301458.0
The conversation is far from over. People keep offering up their strong opinions.I respect the love for Classic Lays, but this is totally the list of a very white man. Sorry not sorry.
Another vote for Fritos first...
Fritos first all day. Them nasty ass bbq chips are last. Fritos, cool ranch, Cheetos, potato chips, Doritos, bbq https://t.co/PVXBsppmM7— Miles Morales 🇯🇲🍀 (@Miles Morales 🇯🇲🍀)1552316332.0
Here's another "correct" ranking.I like the friendly discourse, the feisty back-and-forth, but when people come in hot saying their order is the only "correct" order, we have a problem.
This no-nonsense list is a little perplexing.
@yashar 1. Cool ranch 2. BBQ 3. Nacho cheese 4. Cheetos 5. Fritos 6. Lays regular— Ben McDonald (@Ben McDonald)1552284576.0
The "Blue Doritos" crowd came out swinging.
1. Blue Doritos 2. The rest https://t.co/WmVdKslBNB— ⭐️ deku™ ⭐️ (@⭐️ deku™ ⭐️)1552366446.0
This person has an interesting viewpoint.
1 - Cheetos 2 & 3 - Doritos. But only if I'm solo. If I'm in public they aren't an option because of how they coul… https://t.co/NLFKFbgSlc— Dion aka iMAV3RIQ (@Dion aka iMAV3RIQ)1552270964.0
This is how it goes, according to this person:This ranking doesn't super offend my sensibilities. I understand that some people just aren't into Cool Ranch.
This person has very strong negative feelings about Cool Ranch.
Just gotta say: 1. Doritos, obviously 2. Cheetos 3. Fritos 4. BBQ 5. OG 6. Cool ranch, shouldn't even rank https://t.co/l2hFvdYs9L— Bitchmoji™ (@Bitchmoji™)1552536961.0
This guy gets what I'm talking about.
Original Lays Nacho Doritos Cheetos Fritos Cool Ranch Doritos The box The cellophane That dude's hand Barbecue Lays https://t.co/LgYQ8WKlfg— Sean WK Turner (@Sean WK Turner)1552407182.0
There are no wrong answers here.
I didn't want to get involved in this, but I've seen so many wrong answers. This is the correct order. 1. Nacho c… https://t.co/TyZ7k3G9Eb— Jacques Slade (@Jacques Slade)1552402617.0
This guy just really went for it, huh?
Alright.... What's your ranking 1. BBQ 2. Cool ranch 3. Cheetos 4. Cheese Doritos 5. Regular Lay's 6. Fritos🚮 https://t.co/fFDvuVVvW0— Jason Budzi (@Jason Budzi)1552527360.0
Not to mention, the Frito hate is getting out of control.
Some of y'all confused so here y'all go: 1. Nacho cheese Doritos 2. Cheetos 3. BBQ Lays 4. Cool Ranch Doritos 5.… https://t.co/pzzSJAe5dG— Sidraaa (@Sidraaa)1552424305.0
Someone stopped the nonsense with this big ol' bag of truth.Regular Fritos are plain, sure. Maybe they're even your least favorite of the bunch. But HOney BBQ Frito Flavor Twists are perfect.
And other Frito flavors are pretty good too.
@KevOnStage These are the only Fritos I’m eating without bean dip https://t.co/clLlNqWkpL— Linda (@Linda)1552288030.0
This person has some serious thoughts about this whole thing.
Lays can stay in the box. Both ones. Fritos is just salt but its still not as bad as people think. https://t.co/FS1k0Y9KQ2— november 45th (@november 45th)1552317651.0
Finally, someone with some real experience steps up to the plate.It's kind of true. In my office, Fritos, Classic Lays, and BBQ Lays were always the last bags left.
We got a Hot Cheeto stan over here, everybody.
All of them are trash... Where are the hot Cheetos?? 🤷 https://t.co/veGLZ5PDYS— Alexxis Orozco (@Alexxis Orozco)1552420252.0
Frito-Lay itself got in on the conversation.
Wow, the people have spoken! As for the ranking, they all take a top spot for us… that’s the beauty of variety! 😎 https://t.co/2GnLnFHvec— Frito-Lay (@Frito-Lay)1552319720.0
Lays owes these guys like 1 mil$ by now. https://t.co/OnnqPg2ylR— Jolly Saint Ridiculous (@Jolly Saint Ridiculous)1552463598.0