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(The Consumerist)   Taco Bell sells 100 million Doritos Locos Tacos in 10 weeks. Sales reach an amazing 8.0 on the sphincter scale   (consumerist.com) divider line 173
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2012-06-05 09:01:16 AM  
Americans would eat dog sh*t if you put it in a crunchy, salty shell.
 
2012-06-05 09:25:25 AM  
How many $2 bills is that?
 
2012-06-05 09:49:36 AM  
They just need to change the name to "Stoner Food" and be done with it
 
2012-06-05 09:49:55 AM  
I guess if you're desperate or drunk enough to go to Taco Bell you might as well go all in.
 
2012-06-05 10:02:23 AM  

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


Dude, it says "Taco Bell" right in the headline.
 
2012-06-05 10:06:21 AM  
I haven't willingly eaten Taco Bell in years. Way too many good Mexican options in the area. My wife has the occasional craving but I'm pretty good at talking her out of it.

Taco Bell is ass. It just goes to show that most of America is obese and/or stoned.
 
2012-06-05 10:25:26 AM  
I admit, I tried one. It was exactly what I expected, so I won't be trying it again.
 
2012-06-05 10:32:21 AM  
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2012-06-05 10:45:31 AM  
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bow
2012-06-05 11:05:09 AM  
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.
 
2012-06-05 11:29:41 AM  
The comments in the thread attached to the article are pretty gloriously butthurt that Taco Bell even exists. It's great.
 
2012-06-05 12:27:36 PM  
life imitates art, ehh? the old (well, 3-4 years at least) SNL short about "we took a taco.....deep fried it....folded into a pizza....put it between two all beef patties....covered it was nacho cheese.....put it in a wrap....dipped it in chocolate, THENNNNNN we wrapped it in bacon" commercial right
 
2012-06-05 12:27:50 PM  
... and how do those compare to their normal sales of tacos?

I tried the dorito taco... it wasnt really special.
 
2012-06-05 12:29:19 PM  
The supreme ones are are freakin delicious
 
2012-06-05 12:30:33 PM  

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.
 
2012-06-05 12:31:31 PM  
I haven't tried it yet. I've heard it's basically what you'd expect. Not over/underwhelming, just meh.
 
2012-06-05 12:31:48 PM  
I eat taco bell about once a year to remind myself why I don't eat taco bell. Maybe I'll have one of these.
 
2012-06-05 12:32:11 PM  
I can eat Taco Bell tacos and the results are mixed depending on how hygienic the Taco Bell in question is.

And I like Doritos.

But even the IDEA of taco shell made out of Dorito material and flavoring is enough to make me wretch. I would not eat one for free.
 
2012-06-05 12:34:24 PM  
As a stoner who enjoys Taco Bell (and Doritos Locos Tacos in particular), I'm getting a kick...
 
2012-06-05 12:35:07 PM  
t1.gstatic.com

We made up this story about someone driving 900 miles for a taco, and cast these attractive hipster approximations in a Volvo 245 to try and convince you that this really happened.

File under commercials I hate.
 
2012-06-05 12:35:13 PM  
I don't care for them. They somehow made the Doritos shell even thinner then the regular crunchy taco shells. They crack apart if you look at them too closely.

/love authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex food
//love Taco Bell also
 
2012-06-05 12:36:06 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.


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.
 
2012-06-05 12:36:13 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.


Pretty much what Cinema Snob had to say. Good enough for me.
 
2012-06-05 12:37:51 PM  
I don't get the hate for Taco Bell when White Castle is hella worst on your bung hole
 
2012-06-05 12:38:00 PM  
I was sick last week. I had bad case of the runs. I figured what the hell, it's not like Taco Bell is going to make this any worse. So I ran down to my local Bell and loaded up on all the crap I love but normally avoid due it's ability to void my bowels. The explosive dump I took about 20 minutes before mowing down a grilled stuffed burrito, a couple of double decker tacos, a mexican pizza, an enchirito and a beef meximelt or three was the last bout of diarrhea I had. Mass quantities of Taco Bell actually cured my ills.

\Yeah, I sound do fat.
\\Not really fat though.
\\\Still surprised that it didn't coalesce into some sort of super duper pooper.
 
2012-06-05 12:38:47 PM  
and it's delicious.
I've had two, more than a week apart.
 
2012-06-05 12:39:27 PM  
I'm meeting some friends for lunch at Taco Bell tomorrow, so I'll be getting a kick...

/not trying the Doritos thing, staying traditional.
//oblig
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2012-06-05 12:39:41 PM  

exick: I admit, I tried one. It was exactly what I expected, so I won't be trying it again.


I am scared to try it, I cannot see how a doritos flavored taco can possibly tase good.
 
2012-06-05 12:40:37 PM  

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.


Pretty sure I work with you. If not I guess you are not the only one to sing praises of the TB Limeade.

The Dorito taco is too thin of a shell. It falls apart if you look at it sideways. Too small as well. 1/2 cheesy potato burrito is the way to go. Hell, cram doritos in it if you love em that much.
 
2012-06-05 12:40:38 PM  
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.
 
2012-06-05 12:40:59 PM  
Taco Bell sells 100 million Doritos Locos Tacos in 10 weeks.

Ah. I thought I smelled something. And I was wondering why the local fire danger has been "Extremely High" recently. I missed the connection. Thanks, Subby.
 
2012-06-05 12:41:45 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.


Yes, orange fingers and a toilet full of blood. Too salty too.
 
2012-06-05 12:44:32 PM  
I haven't bothered with this, given how bland and weak the volcano tacos turned out to be.
 
2012-06-05 12:45:26 PM  
I had Taco Bell the other day for the first time in years. I think the quality has gone down. Especially the tacos. The cheese was like plastic, the "beef" was greasier and more gelatinous than I remember.

This last batch I didn't even make it to the bathroom.
 
2012-06-05 12:45:46 PM  
They used the wrong old flavor of Doritos®:
3.bp.blogspot.com
When Doritos first came out, there were only two flavors: plain (flavored only with salt), and this
(still one of the best flavors they ever made − they recently brought 'em back, in the original packaging no less!).
 
2012-06-05 12:47:41 PM  
I tried it out of curiosity. I'm ambivalent about Taco Bell tacos. They aren't good but they aren't really bad either. They are just kind of their. I do love me some original Doritos, though. A mediocre taco with the awesomeness of Doritos seemed like an OK idea.

Except the shell didn't really taste like Doritos that much. And as poot_rootbeer said, the shell was thin and brittle. I think it actually ended up being worse than a regular Taco Bell taco.
 
2012-06-05 12:47:42 PM  
I love Taco Bell, but I stick to my classic favorites. I don't do anything with "Doritos" or "Fritos" in the name.
 
2012-06-05 12:47:53 PM  
Everyone bashing Taco Bell:
wtfhub.com

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.
 
2012-06-05 12:49:50 PM  
Wife and i agreed they were worse than the normal ones. They taste the exact same, only the Dorito ones are harder to eat because they break apart easier. The one I got even came with a cardboard insert to try and hold it together. That was the first bad omen. They're just nothing special, as everyone else said.
 
2012-06-05 12:50:13 PM  
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"Do you know what Taco Bell tastes like? Just like dog food smells...delicious!"
 
2012-06-05 12:51:00 PM  
How could they not sell well! Instead of getting the slurry that is Doritos injected into a triangular mold, it is now injected into a larger round mold then filled with a mixture of ground beef, oats and red sauce!! Mmmmmmmm!!!!!
 
2012-06-05 12:52:36 PM  

bdub77: I haven't willingly eaten Taco Bell in years. Way too many good Mexican options in the area. My wife has the occasional craving but I'm pretty good at talking her out of it.

Taco Bell is ass. It just goes to show that most of America is obese and/or stoned.


Willingly? Tell me about the times you unwillingly ate bad Mexican tacos. Go on, tell me.
 
2012-06-05 12:53:00 PM  
Doritos suck and Toxic Hell sucks. So I guess this proves the adage about never going broke underestimating American stupidity.
 
2012-06-05 12:53:18 PM  

COMALite J: They used the wrong old flavor of Doritos®:
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 480x640]
When Doritos first came out, there were only two flavors: plain (flavored only with salt), and this
(still one of the best flavors they ever made − they recently brought 'em back, in the original packaging no less!).


hope u win !!!
www.aquateencentral.com
 
2012-06-05 12:53:52 PM  
I really like doritos so I tried it..........a couple of times. It's not enough to get me to eat their dog food meat long term but they were cool to try. The taste was good but the shell gets soggy really fast.
 
2012-06-05 12:53:58 PM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: Tell me about the times you unwillingly ate bad Mexican tacos.


I imagine that's a sensitive issue. He probably never went on spring break to Mexico again.
 
2012-06-05 12:54:47 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: I had Taco Bell the other day for the first time in years. I think the quality has gone down. Especially the tacos. The cheese was like plastic, the "beef" was greasier and more gelatinous than I remember.

This last batch I didn't even make it to the bathroom.


It was always pretty crappy. You just have better taste now. There are things that I cook that I scarfed down in my early 20s, but now even though I cook them the same way, I think they suck.
 
2012-06-05 12:55:45 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I don't get the hate for Taco Bell when White Castle is hella worst on your bung hole


Yep, White Castle is #1 by far with me in causing demonic shiats. But I still hate taco bell because the food is not much better than school cafeteria quality.
 
2012-06-05 12:55:53 PM  

MythDragon: Everyone bashing Taco Bell:
[wtfhub.com image 400x412]

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.


First, Taco Bell is Mexican food like Spaghetti-O's are Italian food.

And second, no it is not suddenly popular to hate chain restaurants. It has been popular for some time now. Institutional food is cheap, yes. But it is all (fast food in particular) homogenized, uninspiring crap. Just because you are out-of-touch with modern societal views does not make those of us who are not somehow snobbish "hipsters".
 
2012-06-05 12:56:24 PM  
Yes Taco Bell is crap Mexican food and there are a lot of better options but I still have a weakness for it.
 
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