Scott Adams's inspiration for the product was that "diet is the number one cause of health-related problems in the world. I figured I could put a dent in that problem and make some money at the same time." His aim was to create a healthy food product that also had mass appeal, a concept he called "the blue jeans of food." 
The Dilberito products were originally available through several convenience store chains as well as a mail-order delivery service, which came with a large box of Dilberitos and dry ice. The Dilberito is currently out of production.
A Flash game titled Dilberito was developed and published by Blam! Video Game Development in 2000 for Scott Adams Foods, Inc.