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Stoner special at Taco Bell??

Midlife Dec 27, 2010 07:45 AM

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. jgg13 RE: Midlife Dec 27, 2010 07:57 AM

    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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      Augie6 RE: jgg13 Dec 27, 2010 08:00 AM

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

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        jgg13 RE: Augie6 Dec 27, 2010 01:07 PM

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

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          hill food RE: Augie6 Dec 27, 2010 01:07 PM

          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. tracylee RE: Midlife Dec 27, 2010 10:22 AM

        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. Midlife RE: Midlife Dec 27, 2010 01:02 PM

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

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            roro1831 RE: Midlife Dec 27, 2010 03:04 PM

            Seems like their take on a frito pie.

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              Fibber McGee RE: roro1831 Dec 29, 2010 03:39 AM

              Agreed. More like fair fare than stoner special.

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              webberla RE: Midlife Dec 27, 2010 03:07 PM

              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!

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                ediblover RE: Midlife Dec 28, 2010 01:01 PM

                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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                  jgg13 RE: ediblover Dec 28, 2010 01:23 PM

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

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                    Dommy RE: jgg13 Dec 29, 2010 09:19 AM

                    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. thew RE: Midlife Dec 29, 2010 09:31 AM

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

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                    Augie6 RE: thew Dec 29, 2010 11:53 AM

                    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!!

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                      hill food RE: thew Dec 29, 2010 04:10 PM

                      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.

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                        gadfly RE: thew Dec 30, 2010 06:15 AM

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

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