ICYMI, the internet has lost it over a podcast interview with the chief executive officer of PepsiCo. Why? CEO Indra Nooyi suggested the company was developing a new line of Doritos chips made specifically for women. Hmph.
“They don’t like to crunch too loudly in public,” said on the January 31 episode of the Freakonomics Radio podcast. “And they don’t lick their fingers generously, and they don’t like to pour the little broken pieces and the flavor into their mouth.”
As you could imagine, this didn’t sit too well with folks, especially the Doritos-loving women of the world. They went off on Twitter about the ‘Lady-Doritos’:
But after internet outrage sparked, Pepsi Co. quickly pulled a false alarm saying they have no plans of making a gender specific snack. “The reporting on a specific Doritos product for female consumers is inaccurate,” the company said in a statement released on Monday night. “We already have Doritos for women — they’re called Doritos, and they’re enjoyed by millions of people every day. At the same time, we know needs and preferences continue to evolve, and we’re always looking for new ways to engage and delight our consumers.”
Folks are still confused by Ms. Nooyi statements on the podcast about “snacks for women that can be designed and packaged differently.” Did Doritos have a women-specific chip in the works? We guess we’ll never really know.
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