Doritos and Mountain Dew crawl into bed with COD

Get ready to be rewarded for stuffing your face with one of the most fantastical things to ever come out of Disneyland. And for chugging the pop preferred by 9 out of 10 Knoxville bootleggers. Do Doritos, Call of Duty, and Mountain Dew comprise three of your favourite 10 things in the world? If so you already know that they’ve been frequent bedfellows. And are again for COD Black Op Cold War.

This week brings news that they are collaborating once again. This time to gift the world double XP codes for COD Black Ops Cold War. From now until January 31, 2021, the codes will be available in specially marked Mountain Dew and Doritos products.

COD Black Ops Cold War

The deal is pretty simple. Grab any Mountain Dew or Doritos product marked with the logo for COD Black Ops Cold War. Look for the code within, and then log onto the website for Mountain Dew and Doritos and start piling up the double XP rewards. For that, go here.

The more you stock up on the two products, the more you reap the benefits for COD Black Op Cold War. Those come in blocks of 15 minutes, 60 minutes, and 120 minutes depending on your purchase. Ie. Not sure you really need that two-four of Mountain Dew? Consider that it will get you two hours of XP rewards.

And now, because we know that you’re dying to know, here’s a bit of history on the snack food staples.

The origins of Doritos can be traced back to Disneyland circa the early ’60s. The Casa de Fritos food stand in Anaheim came up with the idea of using leftover tortillas. After cutting up the tortillas, frying them, and adding seasoning they came up with a riff on Mexico’s delicious breakfast dish chilaquiles. The big difference was of course they were dry rather than covered in sauce.

Frito-Lay swooped in

After becoming a runaway hit, Frito-Lay swooped in to make a deal with Casa de Fritos. The snack product launched across America in 1966.

As for Mountain Dew, that river started flowing back in the 1940 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Southerners Barney and Ally Hartman were frustrated by the lack of decent soda mixers for whiskey so the two concocted their own.

The regional hit eventually went national in 1961. That’s when it was purchased and brought under the umbrella of the Tip Corporation.

Should you ever be on Jeopardy!, make a note that Mountain Dew took it’s name after a 19th century term for whiskey.

Mike Usinger once took the better part of two years to finish Grand Theft Auto. Over the course of his career he has written about everything from eSports to music to movies to travel.

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