Doritos Locos isn’t quite as exciting as the name

Zak S. Cowan, Editor in Chief
September 21, 2011
Filed under Reviews

Fellow Bakersfieldians, you have received an exclusive that no one else in the country (except for Fresno) has, but don’t get too excited.

The new Doritos Locos Taco is a taco with a shell made entirely of Doritos.

Aside from the grammatically incorrect slogans (My Doritos is a taco!), the campaign for the taco that is only appearing in Bakersfield and Fresno steered my interest, and I decided it was worth a try.

As I waited through the typical Taco Bell service, my anticipation never really got too high, but I was, to say the least, intrigued.

Once my food arrived, a regular Doritos Locos Taco priced at $1.19 and a supreme variant priced at $1.59, I carried out my plan to get the full Doritos-Loco experience: try both tacos without sauce, and both with every sauce one by one.

The first thing you’ll notice when opening up the wrapper to the taco is the paper sleeve that the taco comes in.

This was totally awesome! A sleeve that the taco rested in is something I’ve never seen before, and it made my taco-eating experience so much more effortless.

As I dug in to the regular version, I was greeted with something that I was used to when eating at Taco Bell: dry meat.

The meat’s texture and flavor made it impossible for my taste buds to focus on the obviously delicious Doritos-flavored taco shell.

Eventually, I got over the meat, and was able to hone in on the overall taste of the taco, and was surprisingly very satisfied.

The taco shell isn’t just Doritos flavored, it’s an actual Doritos chip enlarged to make a taco shell.

The invention of the Doritos taco shell sounds mind blowing, but it’s really kind of weird.

After somehow managing to use every sauce on the taco separately, I was finally able to come to a conclusion on the taco: it’s boring.

The flavor of the taco is nothing to be excited about, and not one of the five sauces added what it needed to quite possibly change my regular Taco Bell order.

So, without being overly satisfied, I moved on to the supreme edition of the Doritos Locos Taco.

Upon opening the wrapper to the supreme variety of the Locos Taco, I was finally excited; the taco had sour cream oozed on it.

Once I started eating the taco, I knew that this was the way to go if you wanted a Doritos-flavored taco.

The messiness of the Doritos Locos Taco Supreme is exactly what a taco should be, and I enjoyed every bite substantially more than the regular version.

I can be certain about one thing after my whole Locos Taco experience: my regular at Taco Bell isn’t going to change anytime soon, but I probably will order one of these at least one more time before they’re gone forever.

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