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Stoner special at Taco Bell??

I've been seeing Taco Bell TV commercials for a buritto filled with beef, melted cheese-ish stuff and a Flamin' Hot Fritos. I can't imagine anything that could sound worse but just possibly fill a special niche need out there. Anyone had the inclination or need to try one of these things?


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  1. I think that most of their ads are targeted towards people in altered states (e.g. the whole 'fourth meal' thing)

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    1. re: jgg13

      Read my Mind.. Only if available during my college years

      1. re: Augie6

        I practically lived at TB in college, but they didn't have fourth meal going on just yet :)

        1. re: Augie6

          and it's a damn good thing it wasn't (and our Taco Bell was WAaY over on the other side of town as well)

      2. The online reviews I've seen of it haven't been very positive. The fillings were unevenly distributed, and there weren't enough Fritos to make much difference.

        1. Just occurred to me that my original post could be about two ENTIRELY different subjects. ;o))))))))

          1. Seems like their take on a frito pie.

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            1. re: roro1831

              Agreed. More like fair fare than stoner special.

            2. In LA for a short while they had a taco with a cheesy frito shell... i enjoyed it i must say, but alas, not in an altered state!

              1. It's funny. I haven't been to Taco Bell in about 5 months, but I know EXACTLY how that thing tastes. After all, none of the ingredients are new. I think if I saw the commercial with all its lights and exciting voice/text, I may get curious, but no urge otherwise.

                Besides, there's a White Castle nearby.

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                1. re: ediblover

                  honestly, i think 99% of the stuff I've had there over the last several years tastes exactly the same anyways :)

                  1. re: jgg13

                    Having worked near a Taco Bell Express... 99% of their menu can be made with the same 5 ingredients... they just mix and match and POW! New Item. It's quite ingenious actually...


                2. not every stoner craves crap food. some of us, um - them - i mean them - maintain their taste in any state

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                  1. re: thew

                    You know thew... couple years back in my more festive days... went to Toronto for a "special festival" and ate the best food Ive had!! I agree with that statement fully!!

                    1. re: thew

                      did that once, almost got into serious financial trouble at one of the early "fusion" places in SF (the original Oritalia) dang those were good crabcakes...

                      and yes Dommy, as craven as it is, TB has a clever formula.

                      1. re: thew

                        By the same token, most of the people eating crap food in this country are not stoners. Just good old regular Mericans.