Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom promos have encompassed every species of advertising, from the giant LEGO sculpture of Blue at Universal Studios to animatronic T-Rexes literally stomping the earth. You may have even encountered bags of limited-edition carnivore-inspired Jurassic Steak Doritos taking over your supermarket shelf. But what you may not know exists (yet) is a Dorito promo that's far more impressive.
Jurassic Doritos are literally dino-sized. These hybrid chips are 18 times the size of a regular Dorito. They “hatch” out of a custom-designed prop replica egg that comes in a Jurassic Doritos tin, which looks like it could be an upgrade to the infamous Cryocan. Even the commercial below starts out as an almost believable movie scene—until you realize the thing emerging from the dino egg in Dr. Henry Wu’s lab is actually a gargantuan snack.
If you’re seriously skeptical by now, Frito-Lay swears these things are in fact completely edible, meaning they aren’t fossils. They really are supposed to taste like nacho cheese.
So how do you go about procuring one of these yummy giant eggs? You can’t smuggle them out of Wu’s lab; Jurassic Doritos are only up for grabs in a charity auction that will donate 100% of the proceeds to the American Red Cross to give relief to those affected by the recent volcanic event in Hawaii, where Fallen Kingdom and the other Jurassic Park movies were filmed. You may not have to face raptor jaws, but you will have to brave Twitter or eBay if you want to try getting your claws on one.
Dino DNA merging with nacho corn chips is hardly the only strange ad campaign that’s been crawling around recently. If Deadpool can pretend to be Bob Ross, cop a scene from Flashdance for a poster, and dedicate a promo to mashing up some pretty deranged Deadpool 2 footage with the theme song from The Golden Girls, anything is fair game.
No dinosaurs were harmed in the making of this chip.