A Definitive Ranking of the Best Doritos Flavors

Crunchy, zesty and delicious are just three words we could use to describe everyone's favorite snack: Doritos.

They're popular worldwide, and have even found their way into fast food meals thanks to Taco Bell. Plus, every bag comes packed with a punch of flavor, no matter which version happens to be your favorite. With that said, though, we must admit that some flavors are simply superior, and that's we've decided to go ahead and rank the best of the best. We hope you're hungry, because we're about to kick it off with:

10. Ultimate Cheddar

If you're a fan of dipping your Doritos in queso, why not skip the dip (or go all in double-fold) with these cheesy flavored chips? Ultimate Cheddar Doritos are not for those who aren't big cheese lovers, but they are great if cheddar is your personal cheese board favorite.

Doritos ultimate cheddar

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9. Spicy Nacho

Doritos took their classic Nacho Cheese flavor (more on that later) and said, "let's take it up a notch" with this bag of spicy goodness, which combines the cheesiness of cheddar with the heat of a tangy hot sauce for a crispy, crunchy snack that's as good on its own as it is dipped in salsa.

Spicy Nacho Doritos

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8. Tapatío

Fans of the famed hot sauce, you're going to want to listen up. This Doritos flavor undoubtedly deserves a spot on our ranking of the best flavors, especially when you consider how well-balanced the spiciness is with the texture of the chip itself. It's truly a perfect bite for any hot sauce lover you know.

Tapatio Doritos

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7. Salsa Verde

If zesty is more your thing than spicy, you'll want to pick up a bag of this underrated Doritos flavor. It's packed with enough punch to be snacked on alone, but also simple enough to be eaten with your favorite guacamole or other dip.

Salsa Verde Doritos

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6. Flamas

It's your time to shine, spice lovers of the world. We ranked the Flamas Doritos flavor higher than other ultra-spicy ones (including Flamin' Hot Nacho Cheese and Blaze) thanks to their balance between heat and zesty lime, which just sets them into a category that's slightly more elite than the rest of the pack.

Flamas Doritos

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5. Blazin' Buffalo & Ranch

When it comes to this Doritos flavor, all we can say is "wow." If you prefer more understated flavors, you might want to stick to other bags in the aisle, but if you're ready to take your taste buds on a bit more of an adventure, this is the perfect choice.

Doritos blazin buffalo and ranch

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4. Poppin' Jalapeño

Not for the faint of heart, Poppin' Jalapeño Doritos pack a punch and a half when it comes to flavor. Smoky, sweet, salty and so delicious, these chips simply tick all the boxes (if you can handle the heat, anyway).

Doritos poppin jalapeno

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3. Nacho Cheese

A grocery store shelf staple, Nacho Cheese Doritos are a snacking standby for most of us. It's a safe pick no matter who you're trying to please, with the right balance of cheesiness and slight spice that'almost too good to resist.

Nacho Cheese Doritos

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2. Cool Ranch

We said "almost" on the last flavor, because it's just barely edged out on our definitive ranking of the best flavors by the blue bag itself, Cool Ranch Doritos. If you could take the word "zesty" and turn it into a snack, it would be this one, with a tangy taste that can be enjoyed straight from the bag (and finger licking afterward is never frowned upon).

Cool ranch Doritos

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1. Spicy Sweet Chili

And finally, the king of all Doritos flavors is (insert drumroll here): Spicy Sweet Chili. We know this pick might be controversial to fans of the original Nacho Cheese and Cool Ranch flavors, but we had to put it out on top for its Asian-inspired unique blend of spicy sweetness. After all, there's a reason spicy sweet chili is a favorite sauce for so many people, and Doritos really cracked the code with this bag of absolute chip perfection. Oh, and as if they needed any more bonus points for this flavor, it also happens to be vegan (so even your plant-based friends can indulge).

Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos

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Hungry yet? If you don't have a bag of Doritos handy, take this as your sign to go and get yourself one.

If you're craving something a little more though, click HERE to check out our list of the best Taco Bell secret menu items (and get yourself a Doritos Loco Taco while you're at it, of course).