Doritos Locos Tacos – The Definitive FleshEatingZipper Review

Posted by on May 23, 2012 at 8:05 am

I’m not sure who’s responsible for combining one really cool thing with another, but they need to get on it more often. Taking Nacho Cheesier Doritos chips and converting them into a taco shell seems almost as cool as adding Star Wars to LEGO. Oh, sure, these have been out for a while – heck, I’ve even had a few – but I don’t think we could really examine the food’s impact on society until we’ve had multiple exposures. So how awesome is the Doritos Locos Taco? Well…

The Good

  • It’s a Taco Bell taco. I enjoy them, but to be fair, a stock-issue taco from the restaurant is hardly at the top of my list when I’m up for order. They have all the components I need for enjoyment and the sour cream provided in the Supreme edition? Mmmm, maybe they should just make a sour cream burrito. Say…
  • The Dorito shell is really tasty. With the added cheesy dust, the shell is given its own flavorful profile that had never existed before. While each individual taco is given a cardboard sleeve to protect you, I never found the Doritos dust to be pervasive.

The Bad

  • It’s more fragile than I am after a breakup. The Doritos shell, while it has a distinct flavor about it, also shares the incredible shatterability factor of its bag-based counterparts. This can not only cause incredible bodily harm (poor Rob) but it tends not to go well when the thing is falling apart in your hands. I suppose that mentioned cardboard sleeve helps matters, but only squares and non-hip cats use it. Not me, is what I’m trying to say.
  • It’s a Taco Bell taco. If you’re not a fan of Taco Bell’s stock-issue taco, it’s hard to recommend this, save for novelty purposes.

The Ugly?

  • Shell needs more flavors. I’m sure there was some elaborate testing done behind the scenes to determine that Nacho Cheesier Doritos were the best breed to mate with taco fillings, but I can’t help but want more. Where’s my Cooler Ranch taco, because that sounds amazing.
  • Taste better chilled. Like many fast food items, getting a batch of these and throwing them in the fridge for a few hours is probably the best thing. I can’t quantify the process or how awesome they taste afterward, but I’d definitely try it out. Like most Americans though, it’s hard to recommend buying fast food and then not eating it right away.
8/10 FleshEatingZipper

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