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Teh Dorito Taco!?

tangoking Sep 12, 2011 10:04 PM

Mind blowing:


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    tangoking Sep 12, 2011 10:05 PM

    The end of the world is near!

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    1. re: tangoking
      PotatoHouse Sep 13, 2011 02:28 AM

      It's a sign of the apocalypse.

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        Tripeler Sep 13, 2011 03:43 AM

        It's a sign of branded marketing gone wild.

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      Fibber McGee Sep 13, 2011 04:43 AM

      The surprising thing for me is it wasn't thought of, sooner. Tortillas chips aren't limited in flavor any more on store shelves, so, this was almost a natural.
      It's an interesting gimmick. I wonder if it'll last longer than the inspired beer bottles where you can scratch your name on the bottle with your keys.

      1. coney with everything Sep 13, 2011 05:23 AM

        It's like a snake eating its tail.

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          Jelly71 Sep 13, 2011 03:36 PM

          Will I be voted off the island if I tell you all that I want to eat my body weight in those?

          I am powerless against the Dorito. It's a sickness.

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            Big Bad Voodoo Lou Sep 13, 2011 03:38 PM

            Oooh, I wonder if it comes in Cool Ranch as well as Nacho Cheese!

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              Jelly71 Sep 13, 2011 05:50 PM

              And....you just killed it for me. I had a spectacular underage drinking incident years ago involving Cool Ranch Doritos and Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill wine. To this day, just the smell of Cool Ranch makes me queasy.

              1. re: Jelly71
                jessicheese Mar 13, 2012 06:41 AM

                Love it! I had many incidents myself involving Boones Farm "wine". Thanks for the memory and the smile!

              2. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou
                acgold7 Mar 8, 2012 05:00 PM

                Just heard on the news that Cool Ranch flavor will be out in the fall.

                Today is the best day in Culinary History, bar none.

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              acgold7 Sep 13, 2011 05:10 PM

              So apparently it's from back in April, it's Nacho Cheese flavor only, and it was test marketed in the Toledo market. Maybe someone in that area can tell us if it's still there and try some for us and report back... and send us some...

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              1. re: acgold7
                Fibber McGee Sep 14, 2011 04:22 AM

                I'll be driving through Toledo shortly. I'll take that plunge, or at least see if they still have them.

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                  jujuthomas Sep 15, 2011 11:07 AM

                  I'm in the Philly area and heard that these will be available in our area Taco Bells soon, although you have to ask, it won't be listed on the menu.

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                    Velvet Elvis Sep 15, 2011 02:14 PM

                    That sounds like a bad plan for test marketing a new product, especially here in Philly where there are so few Taco Bells.

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                      jujuthomas Sep 15, 2011 05:47 PM

                      it may just be until they change the menu boards... dunno, it is what I heard on KYW one morning this week.

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                        Velvet Elvis Sep 17, 2011 02:02 PM

                        I'm not doubting you. This is Taco Bell after all. They push out some mind-numbingly bad concepts on a regular basis, so a non-marketed potentially decent concept isn't all that surprising.

                2. alkapal Feb 29, 2012 04:29 PM

                  So….. this press release means that the doritos taco is being re-introduced? (i haven't been to a TB in eons, but would make a trip for this baby, being a doritos crazee person). http://www.bangstyle.com/2012/02/taco-bell-doritos-locos-tacos/?utm_source=crowdignite.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=crowdignite.com
                  """Taco Bell created a specific recipe almost identical to the original, but with a dough that wouldn’t crack when melded into a taco shape. Thanks to the handiwork of four factories specifically designed for the task, 60 million Doritos Locos will be shipped around the country on March 8. """

                  in the article, i was reminded of a SNL skit. i guess the skit was based on the product described here: ""Taco Bell is no stranger to pairing chips with its menu offerings; the chain recently reintroduced its Beef Crunchy Burrito which packs flamin’ hot burritos in between suspicious-looking meat and cheese squished inside a soft tortilla. """

                  TACO TOWN!!!!!!!!!! http://www.hulu.com/watch/1447/saturd...

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                  1. re: alkapal
                    Ditdah Mar 1, 2012 08:35 AM

                    Yup. Official countdown and everything.


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                      rockycat Mar 2, 2012 07:37 AM

                      Oh. My. G-d. I HAVE to have this.
                      Seriously. Doritos and crappy tacos in one? They've read my mind completely. Now if they'd only serve if with a side of peanut M&M's I could have a huge college flashback.

                  2. al b. darned Mar 12, 2012 09:58 PM

                    I broke down and tried a Dorito Taco Supreme tonight.

                    Taco Bell created a specific recipe almost identical to the original, but with a dough that wouldn’t crack when melded into a taco shape.

                    Um...maybe when molded, bur certainly not when filled. The shell seems thinner than their regular shells and definitely thinner than real Doritos. It just shatters when you try to eat it. You really need the sleeve to eat this taco or it will all end up in your lap.

                    Having said that...it was pretty good. The shell did taste like a nacho cheese Dorito, and all the vegetables were fresh. The only reason I wouldn't buy it again is because of the thin shell.

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                      joe777cool Mar 14, 2012 09:24 PM

                      Im not much into Taco Bell or crunchy taco's, however my so tried one over the weekend and enjoyed it.

                      On a side not, what are the chances a moderator can fix the title to this thread??? OCD

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                        rochfood Mar 15, 2012 11:43 AM

                        "On a side not, what are the chances a moderator can fix the title to this thread??? OCD"

                        Anyone else find this sentence ironic ?

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                          ricepad Mar 15, 2012 12:13 PM

                          The first sentence, too!

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                            alkapal Mar 15, 2012 08:39 PM

                            LOL indeed

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                              joe777cool Mar 15, 2012 08:58 PM


                              In my defense, it was after midnight.....

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                                alkapal Mar 16, 2012 05:12 AM

                                a very good clapton song, by the way. ;-).

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                        acgold7 Mar 18, 2012 09:09 PM

                        I tried them tonight and they're pretty good. The only issue I have is that while I appreciate the technology it must have taken to actually print the logos directly on the shell (see photo in first reply), the shell itself is rather thick, chewy and carboardy tasting -- I can definitely taste the ink.

                        Think I'll stick to the regular ones from now on.

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                          Servorg Mar 19, 2012 10:29 AM

                          "The only issue I have is that while I appreciate the technology it must have taken to actually print the logos directly on the shell (see photo in first reply)...I can definitely taste the ink."

                          I certainly don't see that in any photo linked in this thread as the cardboard wrapper is obscuring the taco shell. If you take a look at this photo of the shell I don't see the logo anywhere on the shell itself. Do you? http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&am...

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                            acgold7 Mar 19, 2012 08:58 PM

                            Wait... cardboard wrapper? Wha....? I took off the tissue paper....

                            Oh, jeez...... I don't feel too well.....

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                              alkapal Mar 23, 2012 06:57 AM


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                            ricepad Mar 19, 2012 12:28 PM

                            The OUTER shell is a wonderful source of roughage.

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                            laststandchili Mar 20, 2012 09:28 AM

                            These definitely make me want to turn on, tune in, and run for the border.

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                              UTgal Mar 20, 2012 10:12 AM

                              It was good. The only issue was how delicate the shell was.

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                                AdamRichmanJr Mar 20, 2012 01:04 PM

                                had one a few nights ago. not bad, but not the greatest. shell was very thin and broke apart with my second bite. did taste a little like a dorito, but not much.

                                3/5 for novelty factor.

                                1. Davwud Mar 23, 2012 04:58 AM

                                  I think we're gonna give one or two of these a whirl on our Easter trip.

                                  How widely are they available??


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                                    Servorg Mar 23, 2012 05:30 AM

                                    Finally tried them here in the Santa Monica / West LA area the other night. Pretty much a nothing experience in terms of the shell. I didn't find the shell to break apart too easily but the taste of the "dorito" component was so faint that it almost was non existent and the shell is sort of thick and just too "wooden" for my taste. I really wouldn't go out of my way to eat them again.

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                                      Davwud Mar 23, 2012 05:41 AM

                                      I have no intention. However with the proliferation of TB I probably wouldn't have to either.


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                                        Servorg Mar 23, 2012 05:57 AM

                                        My mistake was actually turning the steering wheel in a manner that made the car go into the driveway of their drive-thru. From that point it was one bad choice after another. ;-D>

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                                          alkapal Mar 23, 2012 06:58 AM

                                          davwud, it seems like you have much better options available -- as seen on your neat blog!!!! and thanks for the sweet shout out on your profile here!

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                                            Davwud Mar 23, 2012 07:21 AM

                                            It's all about balance Alk. Sometimes you have to eat crap to really appreciate something great. Otherwise perspective is lost.

                                            NP on the shout out. I was hoping we could happen by there again this summer but at this point it doesn't look doable.


                                    2. Davwud Apr 11, 2012 08:09 PM

                                      Okay, so I got to try one of these things.

                                      Not a big Dorito's punch but it was certainly there. Certainly better than their original taco but could be much better.
                                      The biggest hit of flavour came from the dust left on my lips after every bite.


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