Prontos Chips

In the mid-1970s, Frito Lay mailed out samples of Prontos chips in little boxes, and they were really good. I found a reference to the commercial from 1976.

Prontos were similar to the Sun Chips that are available now; they had the same shape, and I'm pretty sure they were also multigrain chips. They were very salty, and if I remember correctly, they were thicker and crunchier than Sun Chips. When looking up this product, I found that some people say they tasted like bacon. I never noticed that, so I can't say one way or the other, although I doubt I would have liked them if they had. I do like bacon but tend not to like meat-flavored products.

I like Sun Chips but would really like to see Prontos being manufactured again.


Elizabeth Mueller May 2, 2011 at 2:52 AM  

I love your blog--it's so beautiful! Glad that I stumbled across it! ;)

Sarah Allen May 2, 2011 at 2:02 PM  

Learned something new here :) Thanks for sharing!

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Auto Title Loans May 10, 2011 at 6:50 PM  

I'm with you- I think I would prefer the Sun Chips to bacon chips. Bacon is a breakfast food, not a flavor :)

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