Corn Quistos

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Corn Quistos (spelled "CORN-QUISTOS" on the bag and referred to elsewhere online as "Cornquistos") were a snack manufactured by American confectionery company M&M/Mars in the 1980s. They were introduced by Mars/M&M along with Combos, around 1984, after the development of "co-extrusion" technology.[1] Flavors included nacho cheese, taco, jalapeño, mild cheese, and picante. The snack's marketing campaign featured the slogan, "The corn crunch with fillings that say...olé!"[2] Also featured in television ads were Spanish conquistadors (called "CORNquistadors" in the ads) coming "...to claim America for Corn Quistos." These ads featured the slogan, "One crunch and you're conquered."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frame, N.D. (editor). The Technology of Extrusion Cooking (New York: Springer) p. 127
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ_nMnvrlvA[dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x926s4_cornquistos_lifestyle