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2012-06-05 01:54:17 PM  

sycraft: MythDragon: Everyone bashing Taco Bell:
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Is it suddenly popular to hate anything that is a chain resturant? Peoplehere on fark have bashed everything from TB and Burger King to Chili's and P.F. Chang's.

This. Thisthisthisthisthis.

I get tired of the food-hipster attitude of "Oh that sucks, it isn't up to my exquisite standards!" Nobody gives a shiat about your standards. If you don't like fast food that's 100% fine but it isn't anything to brag on, and isn't any reason to hate on it.

Is Taco Bell wonderful Mexican food? Hell no. It's not even really Mexican, more an American take on it. Ok so what?


Most of the places that people are sharing as their "special Mexicans spots" aren't really Mexican, but rather an American take on it. Which is great, because "really Mexican" isn't nearly as good as American-Mexican.

/Not ashamed to admit that I've been known to eat a TB Gordita or two once in awhile.
 
2012-06-05 02:00:34 PM  
Qdoba ftw IMHO. They put crack cocaine (or something) in the chicken and it's at least moderately healthy if you skip the sour cream.
 
2012-06-05 02:00:43 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: also, Del Taco is superior - SUPERIOR - to Taco Bell



Do they still have "The Obscene Meal"? It was a HUGE burrito, a large order of fries, and a 44 oz. soda.

/Only had it once.
//Felt like I had a cinder block in my stomach.
 
2012-06-05 02:01:58 PM  

JPSimonetti: Rapmaster2000: It was always pretty crappy. You just have better taste now.

My wife and I keep having this issue. Olive Garden, for instance. It's like 1 notch above fast food, except their soup and breadsticks. Their pasta is probably canned. All of it. We make better at home easily. But, I remember it used to be good. Ah well.


No one should expect OG to compare to a real Italian joint, but Olive Garden isn't even that cheap. I like their lunch special because I can go to town on some Minestrone. Other than that, you can cook most anything they make there for a fraction of the cost at home without much hassle. Remember, Italian is the easy cooking.

That being said, Taco Bell is my favorite drunk fast-food. I'm not proud of that.
 
2012-06-05 02:02:44 PM  
I had no idea that this was even a thing until today. I kind of want to try one now. It's probably disgusting but so is almost everything else on their menu. The gordita crunch thing (soft taco shell wrapped around hard taco shell with some sort of ranch dressing on it) is about the one thing I have ever ordered from them that I enjoyed.
 
2012-06-05 02:03:26 PM  

LeroyBourne: JackieRabbit: antidumbass: Taco Bhell meat contains Silicon Dioxide, or powdered sand if you need it spelled out.

Makes the taco or burrito *feel* heavier, like you got your money's worth. Anyone okay with this may continue to eat sand.

It's probably the most healthy thing in it. Silicone dioxide is an anti-caking agent and is found in many food products. It's harmless, since sand is inert.

No kidding. It's also used in toothpaste. Doesn't mean I'm going to stop brushing my teeth.


You're not supposed to eat toothpaste.
 
2012-06-05 02:03:43 PM  

sycraft: Funny thing is the people I know that I would say have the most refined palettes are also able to appreciate fast food on occasion for what it is: Unhealthy, greasy, but tasty junk food. They don't eat it often but they can enjoy it on occasion.


Testify! I love to eat at fancy restaurants on occasion, but I also don't mind the occasional all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet or even a trip down to Taco Hell. Those damned Doritos Locos Tacos are addicting as hell, deep-fried heroin, so I indulge--usually when I'm flying to a gig and want to find an airport restaurant that doesn't cost a zillion dollars.

The people who hate on it are hipster types who think that makes them cool, and often eat just as unhealthy, just from other sources.

Pretty much all snobbery is ultimately caused by insecurity. The truly hip, cool people tend to not give three shiats and a piss towards what other people think of them.

/eccentric as hell
//hip because I never would drink a tall boy or a shirt with Tommy Hellfarker's name on it
///thinking that you can be cool by buying the right products makes you a fool and a tool, but never cool
 
2012-06-05 02:06:04 PM  

RoyHobbs22: Yes, orange fingers and a toilet full of blood. Too salty too.


You're not supposed to drink the toilet blood, Roy.
 
2012-06-05 02:10:50 PM  

dragonchild: It's like saying Firestone sells tires or your mom sells blowjobs.


My mom does NOT sell blowjobs.
 
2012-06-05 02:22:31 PM  
Did anybody mention Roybertito's (psnfw)?
 
2012-06-05 02:23:14 PM  

MythDragon: Everyone bashing Taco Bell:
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Is it suddenly popular to hate anything that is a chain resturant? Peoplehere on fark have bashed everything from TB and Burger King to Chili's and P.F. Chang's.
Yeah, sorry TB isn't Hector Gonzzzzales who servers up his magical burritos out of a cart right next to where you work on Wall St, which are the best in the world, and you've been eating them since before it was cool to go there.

Taco Bell is cheap(er?) and fast mexican-style food. It won't have the same quality as the upscale Mexican resturant that sells plantains with poached quail eggs. But what did you expect? For fast tacos at 2am, TB is pretty damn good. And the Doritos tacos are quite tasty.


It's funny because the best place in my town to get a gyro isn't the 4 or 5 Greek places around; it's the guy with a cart in the parking lot of a strip club called Bare Assets.
 
2012-06-05 02:26:56 PM  

poot_rootbeer: RoyHobbs22: Yes, orange fingers and a toilet full of blood. Too salty too.

You're not supposed to drink the toilet blood, Roy.


You Farkers are all so judgmental.
 
2012-06-05 02:27:59 PM  

jfivealive: The supreme ones are are freakin delicious


Agreed. I would never confuse them for nutrition, but they are a delightful snack.

/I wasn''t stoned when I ordered them
//Won't go out of my way to get them again
 
2012-06-05 02:28:22 PM  

MythDragon: My mom does NOT sell blowjobs.


She tried. She just didn't tell you that she didn't get any action until she starting giving them away.
 
2012-06-05 02:29:13 PM  
Give me Taco Rail that's in Vincennes, IN. God, I miss that place.
 
2012-06-05 02:29:35 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: The comments in the thread attached to the article are pretty gloriously butthurt that Taco Bell even exists. It's great.


What I find amusing is that Taco Bell has twice tried to establish itself in México and failed both times. The second time they promoted their food as American (which makes as much sense as calling it Mexican).
 
2012-06-05 02:30:19 PM  

MythDragon: My mom does NOT sell blowjobs.


It's true. They're completely free.
 
2012-06-05 02:33:01 PM  

Beware_Me: Strange thing happened to me at a Taco Bell recently. I bought some of those dorito locos tacos and some baja blast mountain dew and all of a sudden a D&D game sprouted up.


But did anybody cast Magic Missile at the darkness?
 
2012-06-05 02:37:23 PM  
Ahh, fark food threads. Where a completely subjective subject most likely based on subconscious nutritional needs becomes an all-out bash-fest for chain restaurants or anything less than craft beer.
 
2012-06-05 02:40:58 PM  
Does anyone remember the bean and cheese burritos that 7-11 used to sell? I'm sure it didn't contain anything but gooey chemicals - really tasty chemicals. I've had a craving for one for awhile, but the local 7-11's carry another style of burrito now.
 
2012-06-05 02:44:08 PM  
I love Taco Bell when I order it while in a nice neighborhhood. When I am near the ghetto I never order it. Never order any food in the ghetto.
 
2012-06-05 02:45:30 PM  

bow: I have to admit, I love Taco Bell. It doesn't love me, though. I always get so sick when I have it.

Anyway, Toledo is a big testing market for products like this, so I tried Doritos Locos Tacos a long time ago. I don't see what all the fuss is about. They don't taste that different, and you end up with orange fingers.


Toledo is a test market for a lot of stuff. It was the first city to have Arby's new deli sandwiches.

/Should residents be proud or depressed to be seen as "average Americans" by fast food companies?
 
2012-06-05 02:45:38 PM  

ciberido: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: The comments in the thread attached to the article are pretty gloriously butthurt that Taco Bell even exists. It's great.

What I find amusing is that Taco Bell has twice tried to establish itself in México and failed both times. The second time they promoted their food as American (which makes as much sense as calling it Mexican).


The strangest place I have seen a Taco Bell was on Iceland. It even opened after the US bases closed. I was really tempted to try it. Would have been cook if they had a whale burrito.
 
2012-06-05 02:46:34 PM  

thurstonxhowell: Let me know when there's a better taco joint with a drive through that can have me out of there with food in hand in 2 minutes. Especially if they have a drink that mixes better with rum than the limeade sparkler. Oh dear god do I love my rum and limeade.


From your profile it looks like you live on the east coast and so therefore are probably not familiar with Del Taco.



MilesTeg: There are really no other drive through "Mexican food" options, at least around where I live.

There are tons of burger joints. I would think giving Taco Bell some competition in the drive through market would be good. Not sure why no others have popped up.


Hmmm, would most Farkers agree that Del Taco is better than Taco Bell?


Moopy Mac: Most of the places that people are sharing as their "special Mexicans spots" aren't really Mexican, but rather an American take on it. Which is great, because "really Mexican" isn't nearly as good as American-Mexican.


Authentic Mexican and American-Mexican are simply two different cuisines. Arguing which one is better is like arguing whether Greek is better than Italian -- not that that's going to stop anybody.
 
2012-06-05 02:51:21 PM  

I Mash Grains: I love Taco Bell when I order it while in a nice neighborhhood. When I am near the ghetto I never order it. Never order any food in the ghetto.


Except for fried chicken or soul food. I remember this place in Michigan that served chicken and watermelon...no joke. They even had it painted on the sign. Also used to go to the Chicken Coop in Muskegon Heights...heh would get plenty of stares there...
 
2012-06-05 02:54:14 PM  

antidumbass: Taco Bhell meat contains Silicon Dioxide, or powdered sand if you need it spelled out.

Makes the taco or burrito *feel* heavier, like you got your money's worth. Anyone okay with this may continue to eat sand.


Citation or GTFO
 
2012-06-05 03:03:13 PM  
Any of you Fort Worth farkers out there?


La Media Naranja on Magnolia. Best breakfast burritos i've ever had, tortas to die for, excellent salsas, nopalitos, horchatas....the list goes on.
 
2012-06-05 03:04:10 PM  
I had one of these last week out of sheer curiousity. Underwhelmed. It's just a saltier taco.

I'm not sure if it's because the doritos formula is different on it, or if the nacho flavor is lost in the already salty taco flavor.

And now it will be another 10 years before I have taco bell again...
 
2012-06-05 03:15:31 PM  

Tellingthem: I Mash Grains: I love Taco Bell when I order it while in a nice neighborhhood. When I am near the ghetto I never order it. Never order any food in the ghetto.

Except for fried chicken or soul food. I remember this place in Michigan that served chicken and watermelon...no joke. They even had it painted on the sign. Also used to go to the Chicken Coop in Muskegon Heights...heh would get plenty of stares there...


Yep - when I lived in Brooklyn I had a fantastic soul food place right around the corner from me. I would go there and order things an the proprietors - a pair of southern evacuees who stayed in Brooklyn - would marvel. "White boy be coming in here for real food!" as I get hamhocks, collard greens and other things the white college students in the area wouldn't get on a bet.

On taco bell: I like them. But I've gone to taco bell maybe 3 times this year and all but once they completely botched my order.
 
2012-06-05 03:24:37 PM  

ciberido: MythDragon: My mom does NOT sell blowjobs.

It's true. They're completely free.


Well of course they are. Only whores charge for blowjobs, and my mom is no whore. She is, however, a slut.
 
2012-06-05 03:29:27 PM  

Mixolydian Master: thurstonxhowell: bow: They don't taste that different, and you end up with orange fingers.

This. It was just as tasty as the rest of their stuff, but they managed to make it even more messy. This is why stoners don't usually get to make decisions.

bdub77: I haven't willingly eaten Taco Bell in years. Way too many good Mexican options in the area.

Taco Bell isn't meant to compete with sit-down restaurants. Let me know when there's a better taco joint with a drive through that can have me out of there with food in hand in 2 minutes. Especially if they have a drink that mixes better with rum than the limeade sparkler. Oh dear god do I love my rum and limeade.

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Atleast their breakfast burritos. There so dense and good.

YMMV


Beat me to it. Their other stuff is awesome too and you are out of there in 2 minutes.
 
2012-06-05 03:43:09 PM  
is the shell really made of doritos or is it just 28% doritos and 72% doritos filler by-product sludge?
 
2012-06-05 03:47:16 PM  
If I'm eating quick (not speedy) mexican, I usually go for Qdoba or Chipotle.

This being said, one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE crap foods was Taco in a Bag.

1 snack sized bag of Taco or Nacho flavored Doritos.
.3 oz Taco meat*
.2 oz shredded cheddar
a few canned/jarred jalapeno slices
shredded lettuce
taco sauce
Srirache
Sour Cream.

Directions - Dump all that shiat in the Doritos Bag. Eat.

* You can substitute actual steak/pork/chicken/fish if you are feeling all hoidytoidy.

Anyway....kicks ass for portable taco.
 
2012-06-05 03:50:35 PM  
Would have liked to have tried them if they were made with the Cool Ranch.

They should just make shells you can buy at the store to make your own tacos.

Though a bag of Doritos and make a salad would do.
 
2012-06-05 03:55:31 PM  
My kingdom for a BellBeefer.

///Thinking INSIDE the bun.
 
2012-06-05 03:56:29 PM  
We have a real Mexican place that serves $1.00 tacos until 4 a.m.

I rarely find Taco Bell necessary. I will partake of a sack 'o plain tacos occasionally but I learned a long time ago to stay away from their more uh... creative "dishes". patoooie.

Besides I learned from the best drunken ghetto Mexican chef in the Midwest. It's amazing what you can do with chorizo, potatoes and peppers. Throw that shiat in a tortilla with some cheese - más cerveza por favor.
 
2012-06-05 03:57:05 PM  

DownDaRiver: Would have liked to have tried them if they were made with the Cool Ranch.

They should just make shells you can buy at the store to make your own tacos.

Though a bag of Doritos and make a salad would do.


So you're the only person. When I buy boxes of assorted chips for my office, they are gone in a week. Except for the cool ranch. It's just piles and piles of cool ranch bags.
 
2012-06-05 04:14:44 PM  
What the heck do they put in their food down there... for all the negative comments.

I've never , nor know anyone, that ever had a single issue with eating there and digestive troubles after.
 
2012-06-05 04:25:04 PM  

PirateFuzzball: bow: I have to admit, I love Taco Bell. It doesn't love me, though. I always get so sick when I have it.

Anyway, Toledo is a big testing market for products like this, so I tried Doritos Locos Tacos a long time ago. I don't see what all the fuss is about. They don't taste that different, and you end up with orange fingers.

This. I love me some Doritos and had some hopes for this product, but there was little Dorito flavor in them. I was more annoyed by their packaging. After unwrapping the normal paper, there was a cardboard holder in the shape of a taco letting me know I'm about to experience awesomeness; it was anything but.

/It would have been a better if they just gave me a normal taco and a bag of Doritos.


they have a combo for that
 
2012-06-05 04:28:54 PM  
A gajillion years ago when I lived in Salinas, California an old hispanic lady came to my work every morning with piping hot Chorizo, egg and potato burritos loaded up in a coleman cooler. $2.

I would almost be willing to move back to my $2,000 a month crappy, run down apartment just to get a burrito like that.
 
2012-06-05 04:35:39 PM  
Q'doba is about the same distance away from me as Taco Bell, so I pretty much never go to the latter. With Taco Bell's meat, I feel like I'm eating People ChowTM.
 
2012-06-05 04:38:29 PM  

paulleah: A gajillion years ago when I lived in Salinas, California an old hispanic lady came to my work every morning with piping hot Chorizo, egg and potato burritos loaded up in a coleman cooler. $2.

I would almost be willing to move back to my $2,000 a month crappy, run down apartment just to get a burrito like that.


CSB:

in college I worked at a Citibank collections call center. It was staffed with a dead even split of college students and townies, mostly Mexican. One townie started doing that, and all the college kids loved it, b/c they got a fresh meal as opposed to canned food, or the cheap drive through stuff.

Of course the one stiff in management made a deal about it (she was jealous that no one there wanted to hang out with her), and ratted the lady out. So the big boss made this big deal about it, b/c they have a vending machine and she didn't have a food license, and was breaking the law by selling food on sie. The taco lady was part of my team, so we devised a plan. She'd bring our team a "gift" of tacos...and everyone else would get leftovers...then on the smoke break, people would be nice, and give us money for the leftover tacos.

Of course the crazy chick found out, and tried to toss a wrench in things, trying to grab leftovers, even though they were technically sold. It was funny watching people run up to our side of the office to grab food and run away before she could get to our cubicle.

No reason that get on a lady trying to make an extra buck, make college kids happy with real food.
 
2012-06-05 04:45:23 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Americans would eat dog sh*t if you put it in a crunchy, salty shell.


Because no one outside of our borders eats horrific fast food?
 
2012-06-05 04:47:55 PM  
enjoy the cancer and diabetes and obesity, Taco Bell apologists.
 
2012-06-05 04:49:32 PM  

MythDragon: Is it suddenly popular to hate anything that is a chain resturant? Peoplehere on fark have bashed everything from TB and Burger King to Chili's and P.F. Chang's.


FTFY.

I've been in Fark threads where people were bashing To Kill a Mocking Bird and 1984. It would actually be worrisome if people weren't bashing Taco Bell.
 
2012-06-05 05:05:21 PM  

Jument: Qdoba ftw IMHO. They put crack cocaine (or something) in the chicken and it's at least moderately healthy if you skip the sour cream.


Yeah I did; how else was I gonna get positive employee reviews?

/worked there from 2008-2010, getting a kick, etc.
 
2012-06-05 05:22:56 PM  

MythDragon: Everyone bashing Taco Bell:
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Is it suddenly popular to hate anything that is a chain resturant? Peoplehere on fark have bashed everything from TB and Burger King to Chili's and P.F. Chang's.
Yeah, sorry TB isn't Hector Gonzzzzales who servers up his magical burritos out of a cart right next to where you work on Wall St, which are the best in the world, and you've been eating them since before it was cool to go there.

Taco Bell is cheap(er?) and fast mexican-style food. It won't have the same quality as the upscale Mexican resturant that sells plantains with poached quail eggs. But what did you expect? For fast tacos at 2am, TB is pretty damn good. And the Doritos tacos are quite tasty.


TB is complete shiat. It used to be decent, back in the 1990's. Back when you could get a meximelt for $0.69. Now you can't get out of there with 3 for less than around $5-$6. For that price, you can get better food at Moes/Chipotle/Willys/Qdoba. I haven't really eaten at a TB since those burrito shops became mainstream, other than once a year to remind myself why I never go back. Which is, expensive ass food that's not even spicy that ALWAYS farks your stomach up. Them being open late IS a valid point....but I think I'd rather have a microwave burrito. About the same as taco bell and 1/5 the price.
 
2012-06-05 06:05:10 PM  

Mixolydian Master: thurstonxhowell: bow: They don't taste that different, and you end up with orange fingers.

This. It was just as tasty as the rest of their stuff, but they managed to make it even more messy. This is why stoners don't usually get to make decisions.

bdub77: I haven't willingly eaten Taco Bell in years. Way too many good Mexican options in the area.

Taco Bell isn't meant to compete with sit-down restaurants. Let me know when there's a better taco joint with a drive through that can have me out of there with food in hand in 2 minutes. Especially if they have a drink that mixes better with rum than the limeade sparkler. Oh dear god do I love my rum and limeade.

[www.burritowings.com image 500x354]
Atleast their breakfast burritos. There so dense and good.

YMMV


I was about to ask if you're from California - clicked your profile and that King Douchenozzle pic looks alarmingly like my friend Joey hahaha.
 
2012-06-05 06:59:46 PM  

thurstonxhowell: Let me


How about Taco Bueno, it's far superior to Taco Bell

assets.bizjournals.com
 
2012-06-05 07:31:13 PM  

Tinton: MythDragon: Everyone bashing Taco Bell:
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Is it suddenly popular to hate anything that is a chain resturant? Peoplehere on fark have bashed everything from TB and Burger King to Chili's and P.F. Chang's.
Yeah, sorry TB isn't Hector Gonzzzzales who servers up his magical burritos out of a cart right next to where you work on Wall St, which are the best in the world, and you've been eating them since before it was cool to go there.

Taco Bell is cheap(er?) and fast mexican-style food. It won't have the same quality as the upscale Mexican resturant that sells plantains with poached quail eggs. But what did you expect? For fast tacos at 2am, TB is pretty damn good. And the Doritos tacos are quite tasty.

TB is complete shiat. It used to be decent, back in the 1990's. Back when you could get a meximelt for $0.69. Now you can't get out of there with 3 for less than around $5-$6. For that price, you can get better food at Moes/Chipotle/Willys/Qdoba. I haven't really eaten at a TB since those burrito shops became mainstream, other than once a year to remind myself why I never go back. Which is, expensive ass food that's not even spicy that ALWAYS farks your stomach up. Them being open late IS a valid point....but I think I'd rather have a microwave burrito. About the same as taco bell and 1/5 the price.


The last time I was there I ordered without checking the prices figuring it would be cheap. A chicken soft taco, quesadilla, and large drink was over $8. I was thinking, "fark, the only thing this shiatty place has going for it is fast and cheap and I didn't even get that, I fail."
 
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