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When were Lay's first invented? Today, we're diving into the history of chips! GMM #1840

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100 Years Of Chips Taste Test - download from YouTube for free

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- When we were making videos that nobody was watching, we had a SunChips joke. "What's the deal with SunChips? I mean, they're not hot." Remember that? - Yeah, it's still a good joke. (cheerful music) Good Mythical Morning. - Colorado and Washington state, today is your last day to register online. Are you registered to vote like a beast? - If you're not, use the tools at and make it happen, you can also check your registration status, get more info about how to vote and educate yourself on the issues that matter most to you.

- Have you ever opened a new bag of chips, and then sniffed in that chip air and thought to yourself "I'm sniffing in air that was captured in a potato chip factory." - I wasn't thinking about the factory. I was just thinking about the chips. - Well, you better start thinking about that factory air.

- Why? - I don't know. It just kinda makes me feel weird. Well, have you ever eaten a chip and thought about when it was invented? - No. - But that sounds like fun, doesn't it? It's time for The Shuffleboard Game, Chips Edition. - Welcome to The Shuffleboard Game zone! - Yeah, each round, we're gonna reach into the old fry basket over here and pull out a bag of chips that were invented in a certain decade.

We're gonna taste them. And then we're gonna guess which decade we think the chips came from by shuffling our answer down to that particular decade, or as I like to call it, desade. - Oh yeah.

Desaday. And whoever lands to the closest desaday wins the round, the winner at the end gets his own bag of, listen to this everybody, foldy chips! And also gets to explain why that is so special. - Let's shuffle, y'all. - Reach our hands into the deep frier. - No, don't do it! - You ever wonder what I look like without a beard? Don't Google it. - That is freaky in a different way.

Give me a barbecue chip. - I do have a chin! - Okay, so we have barbecue flavor chips, not barbecue sauce flavor.

I never really thought about that. - Is there a difference? - No, I know that's what they mean, but they need to clarify. - You think too much, man. Okay, now listen, you've won the last two in a row of this game. I mean you're on the verge- - How many? - Two in a row, you're on the verge of just owning this game. Three in a row means you own the game. That means you own the game, it also means you go first.

So I have a slight advantage. - I know this is part of your strategy to psych me out. I didn't hear anything you just said.

- If you win three in a row, you could say "I own this game." - Put the bag back over your face. Beardless Rhett, be quiet. Barbecue chips seem like a more classic. - More classic, what does that mean for you? - Than like a newfangled creation. Definitely around in the 80s. I feel like it's 1970, but I don't feel like any could be earlier than that. Something about flavored chips seems like a modern invention. All right, I'm going 1950.

- Okay, out of nowhere, you went with a decade you haven't mentioned yet. - I'm splitting the difference. 1950.

- Ooh, that's... - Too hard, too hard? Yes! - [Rhett] It got a little stopped there. Okay. - I think the new board, something about it, my accuracy has gone up. - What I was thinking was, these had to be around in the 70s, because I remember them in the 80s, which means they probably came before that, but once you get earlier than 60s, man... - I know, they're not flavoring chips back in the 20s. - Did they even use the term barbecue back then?

I don't know! I think it's 60s, but what's a good strategy here? I wanna knock you back into the 90s, and away from any correct answers.

And kinda land around 60, so that's what I'm gonna do. But I don't wanna be too hard. - Oop, that's too hard. Oh gosh. That is a masterful bump, my friend. - [Stevie] Okay, before Lay's came out with sour cream and onion chips in the 70s, the only flavor available in the US, other than their original salted chip, was Lay's barbecue flavor chips, which were invented in 1958. - Oh, man! Got me with the bump. - It worked!

- [Stevie] Okay, and here's a photo of what they looked like. - I kinda like that retro design, bring that back, Lay's! - [Rhett] No, I want the smile.

(screams) - It's hot. - It's tough to watch. Are you okay? Your hands still work? - I can't feel 'em anymore. - Fritos, man, I love these. I love everything about a Frito. - The original corn chip. Oh, yeah, salty.

- You just did that like... - You just spit corn chip (indistinct) back into the bag? - That's how I claim all the corn chips.

Okay, I'm gonna go first now 'cause I've got a point. - The bump boy gets to go first now. - Okay, Fritos are old school, everybody knows that. I mean look how it's shaped! That's like something you come up with 100 years ago. - Corn. - Just corn, Fritos, corn. Here's the problem, though. If I land on 1930, which is what I think it is, I'm a sitting duck, brother, you're just gonna knock me out of the way.

So I'm gonna try to do something potentially overly strategic here. I'm gonna try to get it to land right there, right on the tip. - Stop short of the triangle.

Oh, he stopped short of the triangle! No, you didn't. - That's basically what I was trying to do, 'cause it creates a decision matrix for you, Link. - A decision matrix? Okay, here's what I see to be my decision matrix. I can bump you into oblivion and stay at the tip of the triangle. - Maybe. - That's all I'm gonna do. It's not much of a matrix when there's only one thing.

- Well if I had it stop where I wanted to right here, that would've been a problem. - I agree that Fritos are a classic, so we're definitely in that 20, 30, 40, so I gotta come from over here. I think this is the right angle.

Hoho, what a beautiful bowl! - [Rhett] I don't see how you could not be right. - [Stevie] Frito inventor Charles Elmer Doolin owned a confectionary in San Antonio, Texas at the height of the Depression. He decided he wanted to sell a fried corn snack, and using his own corn, he created Fritos in 1932. - Oh, yes! - [Stevie] And look at this bag. - [Link] That is a strange bag. - [Rhett] It looks like microwave popcorn! - [Link] Truly krisp with a K and tender.

- [Rhett] They're not tender. Maybe they started off tender. - That is really weird.

All right, the bump daddies are doing it. You did it. - Funyuns! - Funyuns, onion-flavored rings. - It's just like a onion ring, without onion. - Now I've said on this show, I'd never eaten a Funyun until on this show, maybe within the last year. Even though I like onions, an onion-flavored snack is not something that I was enticed by. - But now you are, now you know the truth. - Yeah, 'cause they are good.

- You gotta go first 'cause- - I won last time. - We move back to the last game. - Now who makes Funyuns?

It's not Lay's. - No, Frito-Lay. - Frito-Lay, same as the corn chips. I mean it has the word fun in it, and they really had fun in the 80s. Are we looking at the 80s, or could these be around in the 60s? I think by the 80s, they would've thought making an onion-flavored snack is stupid. So it was established early. And I think that was 1960. Now, this is yours, I'm gonna move it over here.

Move mine over here to 1960, dang, it could be earlier. I'm gonna go for the 1940 side of 1960. - [Rhett] Okay.

- [Link] Slow and steady, oh man! - Link, you're really, you're on target today. - What do you think about my reasoning? - There's a part of me that feels like this could've been the 80s, 'cause of the fun part, but we always underestimate how old things are in this game, consistently. I'm gonna try to glance off of yours, knock you off of 1960, and move myself closer to 1970, which I feel is the answer, but still be closer to 1960, which could be the answer. There's three things that I'm trying to do. - So you're not gonna bump, you're gonna glance. - No, I'm gonna bump. - [Link] Oh, that's aggressive.

Hoo! - Okay, well, you're still closer to 60, so basically all I did is go for 70 which is what I really thought it was, anyway. - [Stevie] Did you know that Funyuns were originally going to be called OnYums, but that name was already taken by another onion-flavored snack.

Nevertheless, the first ever Funyuns hit the shelves in... 1969. - Oh, dang it! - One year gave me the... point. That was the word I was looking for. Rhett, welcome to the world of SunChips. They got a mat finish on the bag, isn't that inviting? - I never thought about it, Matt.

- Not too shiny. - Man, after eating all these fun chips, SunChips don't have a lot of flavor, compared to a Funyun. - No, they don't, but the cheddar ones are good.

- They're heart healthy. - Why, because they're whole grain or something? - 'Cause it says it on the bag. - I know back in like, when we were making videos that nobody was watching, we had a SunChips joke. "What's the deal with Sunchips? I mean, they're not hot." Remember that? - Yeah, it's still a good joke. - But we were playing redneck characters. - But we are kinda.

- Okay, here's the deal, we made that video in the 90s. Were Sunchips around in the 80s? I think it's 1990, and I like that, because the bumping and the glancing is curtailed.

Because it's against the bump board. - And as I demonstrated last round, the bumping and glancing doesn't always provide an advantage. - So you see something wrong with a little bumping and glancing? - I don't see nothing wrong with a little bumping and glancing. - Stop! Dangit, that was a little more than I hoped for, but it is officially not touching 90. - Oh, wow, okay. - [Link] You think it's 90? - I think it's 80.

- Well, shuffle. - But here's the deal, I think it's the 80s, but the 90s is the next best guess. I'm gonna try to land my puck in that four quadrant area.

- [Link] Very aggressive, whoa! A little short. I love this spot. - [Rhett] 70s and 80s. - [Stevie] SunChips were originally launched by FritoLay in 1991. - Oh, dang it! - Yeah! - [Stevie] Link, this is crazy. - How are you so good at this?

- [Stevie] Well, because you're guessing the decades and landing in them. - You know what I think it is, I think I've been devoting so much brainpower in the old system where the numbers are jumbled, that I just give up understanding what's happening. And now I think I actually know what's going on.

You got it. - As long as you get through it quickly. - The classic nacho cheese Dorito. I wonder if this is the first flavored Dorito. - I think the first flavor was probably no cheese on it at all, just a corn chip. - Yeah, but that's not a Dorito. - Or is it? - I have in my mind classic packaging of a Dorito, and I'm gonna associate that with the decade. I think I might have to go with the tip of the pyramid strategy again, here, 'cause it could be 1920.

These could really go back. Shoot, man. I think it's 1940.

I'm going for 1940, but I'm going for the back end of it. Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, oh no! Dang it. I don't know, man. - So before, when I was just thinking about Doritos in general, I didn't think that nacho cheese was the first Dorito, but you seem to know everything about chips, like you've been reading the wiki on chips. - I have not. - I was thinking 40 is definitely the answer. Then I'm thinking that's later, but it can't be the 50s or the 60s 'cause we've already done those, and then it's in the 70s, and that feels too late. So, I am almost positive it's either 1970 or 1940.

But here's the deal, I can't win, I'm down three to one, so what is your offer, sir? - Well tell me your answer. And then if you go for that answer, and you hit it right in the middle- - I think it might be 1940, but I'm going for 1970.

- Then you gotta bank it. - I don't think there's any way I can land inside 1940 without, I mean this puck is almost too big to fit in there. - If you can bank it, and then land on 1970 without touching blackness, and you're correct, you win, and I have not won three in a row. - Is the same thing gonna happen last time, when I got so freaking excited and I was wrong? I'm just not even gonna get excited about it, I'm just gonna step up and just do a job. This is just a job, this is my job. So I have to bank it into 1970 and be right, and I can win. - No blackness. Oh, that's aggressive.

Oh my gosh! (Rhett growls) Ladies and gentlemen, it seems that I've won three in a row. - [Stevie] Well wait, do you want the answer?

- Yeah, I definitely want the answer. - [Stevie] Okay, the original Doritos were plain flavored and consumers found them too tasteless. After those were released in 1964, taco seasoned Doritos were introduced in 1968, but the nacho cheese Doritos which we all know and love came out in 1972. - Dang it, I could've done it! - You could've done it, man. Whoo, bring me the foldy chips! - [Stevie] You'll get the foldy chips and more. Don't gloat. - I'm not gloating, I just love foldy chips.

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