If you have watched TV recently you probably already know that Taco Bell has teamed up with Doritos to create the Doritos Locos Taco. Basically the standard Hard Shell Taco has been given a Doritos make over. It now resembles one large taco shell shaped Dorito filled with all of your favorite ingredients.
We know everyone is at least a bit curious what it tastes like so we felt it was our culinary duty to eat this creation and let you know if it is a Should or Should Not Eat.
We want to start by saying we by no means consider Taco Bell to be quality Mexican food. It does however have it's time and place, especially when you are craving a Nacho Cheese Chicken Chalupa. Don't judge us chalupas are really good but we are getting side tracked, back to the Locos Taco. We like Doritios and we like tacos, so it is not a stretch to think that we might like this. Doritos have that nice spicy cheddar flavor that would seem to pair well with ground beef. The major concern for us going in was will the Dorito shell be strong enough to stay together after taking a bite. The last thing we want is to have our taco fall apart and be forced to eat the rest of our meal as if we ordered loaded nachos.
As you can see the taco shell does resemble a Dorito, cheese and all. The shell felt like your standard hard shell taco and it had some flexibility. We took our first bite and our taco did not fall to pieces, it broke just as much as a regular hard shell would. There is no other way to describe the shell, it tasted just like a Dorito. We were completely satisfied with this Taco. It was everything we thought it would be and nothing more. We rarely get hard shell tacos, but the Dorito shell in our opinion is better than the regular taco shell. It helps give a cheesier flavor to the entire meal and was able to keep its structural integrity.
The major drawback to the Locos Taco is the dreaded cheese fingers. You know that accumulation of fake cheese powder on your finger tips you get after eating Doritos, Cheetos or any other similar snack. It is however a small price to pay for some added flavor. On a side note we were a bit disappointed with the amount of ground beef we were given, they kind of skimped us.
Should Or Should Not Eat:
The Doritos Loco Taco is a Should Eat for us. It adds an extra dimension of flavor to your regular old hard shell taco. If you are a Taco Bell fan head over and check one out you will not be disappointed. If you don't eat Taco Bell often, we doubt you will go for this but hey you might just like it. We won't be making midnight runs just to get one of these Tacos, but if we find ourselves at Taco Bell again we would order it again.