Accidental Expired Doritos Eating: What will Happen?

Short Answer: If you accidentally eat expired Doritos, you may not get sick but you may notice a loss of quality in the chips.

Doritos are a type of corn chip created by Frito-Lay.

They come in many flavors and varieties, such as Nacho Cheese, Cool Ranch, Spicy Jalapeño Jack, and more.

They are crunchy, salty, and addictive.

If you accidentally eat expired Doritos, you may not experience any harmful effects, as long as the chips were stored properly and not contaminated.

However, you may notice a change in the taste, texture, or smell of the chips. They may become stale, rancid, or moldy.

This is because Doritos contain corn, vegetable oil, salt, and various flavoring agents, such as maltodextrin, cheese, whey, spices, and monosodium glutamate.

These ingredients can degrade over time due to exposure to air, moisture, light, or heat.

Corn can become stale and lose its crunchiness.

Vegetable oil can become rancid and produce an unpleasant odor and flavor.

Salt can attract moisture and cause the chips to become soggy.

Flavoring agents can lose their potency or develop off-flavors.

Cheese and whey can grow mold or bacteria if not stored properly.

Spices can lose their aroma and color.

Monosodium glutamate can react with other ingredients and form undesirable compounds.

It is quite uncommon to eat expired Doritos due to their popularity and long shelf life.

Most people consume them within a few weeks of purchase or before the sell-by date printed on the package.

However, some people may forget about an unopened bag in their pantry or leave an opened bag exposed to air for too long.

Finally, remember that Doritos are a snack food that should be consumed in moderation and as part of a balanced diet.

They are high in calories, fat, sodium, and artificial additives that may affect your health if eaten too often or in large amounts.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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