So it dawned on me a couple of weeks ago that I haven’t been able to find barbecued flavor Fritos anywhere in what must be 6 months or more. So I did a little Googling and one of the first hits was this Facebook page:
It turns out that for some bizarre reason Frito Lay has this weird “distribution black-out” with that one specific flavor. Whole or partial states are completely left off the deliver list but ONLY for that flavor. It’s very strange. Like for example around here (47714 zip, Evansville, IN) ALL you will find in stores are: Original, Chili-Cheese and those silly Honey BBQ Twist things. Frankly I don’t even count the twists as “real Fritos”. And the Chili-Cheese are good for about 5 crunches and then they start to make me kinda nauseous. For me it’s gotta be the BBQ! So clearly I HAD to find the BBQ. I wanted some before but now that I learn some “blackout” is keeping them from me….well it was time for a Quest! So naturally I first hit the web. I did find a few online vendors that would sell me a case at an “OK” price. But a case isn’t really what I wanted as I do eat healthy now on all but two days out of the week. Eventually I ended up here:
My first trip I tried the closest hits on the map and they had ZERO of the elusive BBQ variant despite Frito Lay corp saying they did. I was not happy! Yesterday I expanded the search to include Owensboro, KY. And I am happy to report success! I scored 6 full size bags at the following location:
“Hometown IGA store #21” 201 Carter Rd, Owensboro, KY 42301
It did take a 40 minute drive but they were on sale 2 for $4.00.
I just wanted to share my find for any more BBQ Frito starved souls out there! They DO still make ’em -you just may have to take a drive depending on where you live.