Unboxing the Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco Supreme

17 Aug
2012
Posted in: Best Of, Food
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Well, firstly, this was no McGangBang (and also not authentico at all unlike these, these, and these), but it didn’t make me hate myself after eating it, so let’s call that a win.

Secondly, let’s translate the name for the non-Spanglish speakers out there, Doritos Locos Taco Supreme means: crazy flavor-covered tortilla chips have hijacked your taco and covered it with more crazy.

Anyway, I finally got to try the Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco Supreme, the Dorito-covered taco. Boy, it’s wild. This level of food innovation is seen maybe once a lifetime. If you haven’t tried one, I urge you to. It’ll blow your mind.

The wrapper: understated, refined, barely hints at the craziness within.

The wrapper: understated, refined, barely hints at the craziness within.

Half the innovation is this sleeve the taco comes in. It keeps your fingers clean, and your taco shell crack-free.

Half the innovation is this sleeve the taco comes in. It keeps your fingers clean, and your taco shell crack-free.

Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco Supreme ... in repose.

Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco Supreme … in repose.

Honestly, the abundance of sour cream was surprising, but it does temper the extreme nacho cheese Dorito flavor in the shell. Pretty tasty!

Honestly, the abundance of sour cream was surprising, but it does temper the extreme nacho cheese Dorito flavor in the shell. Pretty tasty!

Done. Taco Bell shrapnel everywhere! Time for you to try one.

Done. Taco Bell shrapnel everywhere! Time for you to try one.

Sadly, there’s an unfortunate side to this story. Lisa tried their “new” Taco Bell Cantina Bowl, their attempt to counter the Chipotle Burrito Bowl. It wasn’t great. Yeah, you save about $1.25 over the original, but it’s just not worth it. Get the Chipotle version. Stick with the Doritos Tacos Locos … Locos Tacos … whatever.

The Taco Bell Cantina Bowl. Not a terrible effort, but skip it if there's a Chipotle around. Stick with Taco Bell for the crazy innovation, not the copy-cat dishes.

The Taco Bell Cantina Bowl. Not a terrible effort, but skip it if there’s a Chipotle around. Stick with Taco Bell for the crazy innovation, not the copy-cat dishes.

  • Marie

    This thing looks like it’s about 10 seconds from becoming sentient and taking over the government of a small to medium-size municipality. The bowl just looks gross.

    Thanks for the fieldwork!

  • This sucks. First, I hate Doritos anyways, Tortilla chips should rarely have flavor added, and that’s been Doritos premise from day1. Ruin a good think to get stupid Americans addicted with fake flavor. Only in American do you build the salsa flavor into the chips.

    But I digress. The Dorito shell was too much flavor. Why ruin a perfectly good taco? Catering to the stoners if you ask me.