Fast Times: Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco

Fast Times: Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco
Photo by Christina Uticone

The degree to which the new Taco Bell Doritos Taco is "loco" is up for debate, but the taco is most certainly Doritos-heavy in flavor. Nacho Cheese, of course -- can you imagine a Cool Ranch Doritos taco? Yikes.

Once again my drive-thru order was delivered incorrectly -- I ordered the Supreme, but only received the basic Doritos Taco Locos. This means my Doritos taco shell was filled with beef, cheese, and lettuce, but lacked the "diced juicy red ripe tomatoes" and "cool reduced-fat sour cream" that prompted me to loudly, and clearly specify "SUPREME" into the drive-thru microphone.

I put my disappointment aside, and tried to judge the taco on its own merits. If you love Nacho Cheese Doritos -- especially if you're the fool digging through the bag for the nacho-cheesiest chip -- you are probably going to love this taco. When I removed the paper wrapping from the taco, the smell of warm Doritos was positively overwhelming, and the taco shells themselves were completely covered in cheese dust -- they definitely use the cheesiest chips.

There is no doubt in my mind that the Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco must be eaten in "Supreme" form to be truly "good" -- this thing needs the acidity from a "diced juicy red ripe tomato" so friggin' bad, it's ridiculous. One packet of Fire Border Sauce added some heat and zing, but it wasn't enough, so please make sure you specify SUPREME when you place your order. I prefer soft tacos, and was therefore surprised to find how much I enjoyed this crispy shell version. There is enough beef to satisfy a hunger pang, and there is plenty of cheese, too, but be aware that at 200 calories each, these tacos are actually quite small; one is a snack, two ($2.80) is lunch.

Also note that these tacos should be freed from their wrapping and eaten as soon as possible, because the shell gets very soggy, very fast.

Nutrition Info: 200 calories, 11 grams fat, 35 mg cholesterol, 370 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 9 g protein

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