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(The Consumerist)   "Why don't we have the Doritos Locos tacos in Ontario? this is an outrage" Taco Bell: "Problem?"   (consumerist.com) divider line 49
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2013-08-28 03:14:47 PM
I haven't heard anybody saying this. On the other hand, I never heard anybody begging for crappy American beer, but we have Coors Light all over the place.
 
2013-08-28 03:28:27 PM
You can get Doritos Locos Tacos in Pecos.

It's cold in Canada though.  Would you like a cocoa with your Dorito loco taco?
 
2013-08-28 04:08:14 PM
Is it in french on the other side? I think that's the law or something.
 
2013-08-28 04:09:43 PM
We HAD the cronut burger! (until it poisoned 200 people - probably small-nutted yanks to boot)
WE also have poutine - and edible cardboard products at Timmy's.
Who gives a sh*t aboot some Caucasian bastardization on Mexican low-rent chow?
 
2013-08-28 05:26:45 PM
That's actually pretty hilarious.
 
2013-08-28 05:35:26 PM

Walker: Is it in french on the other side? I think that's the law or something.


It probably has mayo instead of "beef" inside. Le Doritos taco.
 
2013-08-28 05:44:16 PM
Can't be a real Consumerist article. The writer admitted to being wrong more than once.
 
2013-08-28 05:55:19 PM

bingethinker: I never heard anybody begging for crappy American beer


Canadians are funny with their superiority complex over their beer.  When compared to shiat like Miller Lite and Budweiser, sure I'd rather have a Labatt or Molson.  Compared to the craft beers available in the USA, Canadian beer is warm piss water.

How many of the top 10 beers on Beer Advocate are Canadian?  Yep, zilch.  9 of them are American made.

Suck it, America's hat.
 
2013-08-28 05:57:26 PM
Tacos are Mexican.

Canada doesn't have tacos.
 
2013-08-28 06:11:02 PM
...that's actually pretty funny. The only thing that will make it better is the butthurt from the people that are being mocked. Who will probably eat the tacos anyway.

Good job, Taco Bell.
 
2013-08-28 06:13:12 PM

Alexei Novikov: ...that's actually pretty funny. The only thing that will make it better is the butthurt from the people that are being mocked. Who will probably eat the tacos anyway.

Good job, Taco Bell.


Yeah, it feels strange to say, but that's good marketing.
 
2013-08-28 06:21:02 PM
I'm surprised that TB would go out of their way to give their customers the finger.
 
2013-08-28 06:25:48 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: I'm surprised that TB would go out of their way to give their customers the finger.


I knew a guy whose nickname was 'Finger' and he would go out of his way to give people TB, so it kinda makes sense if you think about it.
 
2013-08-28 06:33:44 PM
Those doritos locos tacos are not very good. The shells are not as flavorable as you'd think.
 
2013-08-28 06:35:28 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: I'm surprised that TB would go out of their way to give their customers the finger.


Wait... you mean because of the words or because they actually gave them the crappy Doritos flavored tacos?
 
2013-08-28 06:35:50 PM

Shakin_Haitian: Those doritos locos tacos are not very good. The shells are not as flavorable as you'd think.


I was originally disappointed that they weren't the equivalent of a giant Doritos chip, but they're still pretty tasty.   For my money, the simplest item at Taco Bell is still the best, the bean burrito.
 
2013-08-28 06:41:52 PM

freak7: bingethinker: I never heard anybody begging for crappy American beer

Canadians are funny with their superiority complex over their beer.  When compared to shiat like Miller Lite and Budweiser, sure I'd rather have a Labatt or Molson.  Compared to the craft beers available in the USA, Canadian beer is warm piss water.

How many of the top 10 beers on Beer Advocate are Canadian?  Yep, zilch.  9 of them are American made.

Suck it, America's hat.


This is true. The brewing industry in Canada is highly regulated and small producers have a difficult time competing. I'll put Molsons / Labatts / Sleemans against any of the major U.S. brands, but U.S. craft beers outstrip Canadian ones in terns of variety and (usually) quality.

/Canadian
//Former production manager of an Ontario micro brewery
 
2013-08-28 06:46:16 PM

freak7: bingethinker: I never heard anybody begging for crappy American beer

Canadians are funny with their superiority complex over their beer.  When compared to shiat like Miller Lite and Budweiser, sure I'd rather have a Labatt or Molson.  Compared to the craft beers available in the USA, Canadian beer is warm piss water.

How many of the top 10 beers on Beer Advocate are Canadian?  Yep, zilch.  9 of them are American made.

Suck it, America's hat.


You're surprised that BA and RB, both American web sites, are dominated by American beer?

Craft beer world wide is leaps and bounds ahead of macro beer, the US isn't special in that regard.
 
2013-08-28 06:55:16 PM

Kwai Lo: Craft beer world wide is leaps and bounds ahead of macro beer, the US isn't special in that regard.


9 out of the top 10 on the leading beer reviewing site on the internet.  Haters gonna hate I guess.
 
2013-08-28 06:59:19 PM

Kwai Lo: freak7: bingethinker: I never heard anybody begging for crappy American beer

Canadians are funny with their superiority complex over their beer.  When compared to shiat like Miller Lite and Budweiser, sure I'd rather have a Labatt or Molson.  Compared to the craft beers available in the USA, Canadian beer is warm piss water.

How many of the top 10 beers on Beer Advocate are Canadian?  Yep, zilch.  9 of them are American made.

Suck it, America's hat.

You're surprised that BA and RB, both American web sites, are dominated by American beer?

Craft beer world wide is leaps and bounds ahead of macro beer, the US isn't special in that regard.


I think he knows that. That's why he compared american craft beer against Canadian macro brews. It's easier to get the feeling of superiority that way.
 
2013-08-28 07:04:15 PM

Kwai Lo: You're surprised that BA and RB, both American web sites, are dominated by American beer?


I started checking out BA around 5 years ago.  Back then Westvleteren 12was #1 and I think there was one other American brew in the top 10.  You'll find hundreds, if not thousands of reviews for the top brews from all over the world, so please don't try to insinuate that it's only American beers getting the attention.
 
2013-08-28 07:23:26 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: I'm surprised that TB would go out of their way to give their customers the finger.


But, they aren't. They've shown that A: their fans on twitter do have a voice, B: they're willing to deliver what their customers want, and C: they'll do something silly with their product.

All of these are positives to the twitter crowd. That crowd is also a group that wouldn't mind seeing their words printed on something off of the Internet. It's cute to most people and its ego stroking to a select few.
 
2013-08-28 08:01:13 PM

Bossk'sSegway: Walker: Is it in french on the other side? I think that's the law or something.

It probably has mayo instead of "beef" inside. Le Doritos taco.


I just puked a little.
 
2013-08-28 08:06:01 PM
Taco Bell has been known to be pretty comical on Twitter (responding to jokes, posting jokes, and responding to individuals) so something like this doesn't really surprise me. Say what you want about their "food", but their PR team is pretty amusing.
 
2013-08-28 08:13:35 PM

Foundling: Tacos are Mexican.

Canada doesn't have tacos.


But enough about Ted Cruz's eligibility...
 
2013-08-28 08:16:16 PM

Kwai Lo: freak7: bingethinker: I never heard anybody begging for crappy American beer

Canadians are funny with their superiority complex over their beer.  When compared to shiat like Miller Lite and Budweiser, sure I'd rather have a Labatt or Molson.  Compared to the craft beers available in the USA, Canadian beer is warm piss water.

How many of the top 10 beers on Beer Advocate are Canadian?  Yep, zilch.  9 of them are American made.

Suck it, America's hat.

You're surprised that BA and RB, both American web sites, are dominated by American beer?

Craft beer world wide is leaps and bounds ahead of macro beer, the US isn't special in that regard.


Having just returned from a trip to Toronto, I'd say that Creemore Springs is better than most American craft or micro-brews.
 
2013-08-28 08:20:49 PM

bingethinker: I haven't heard anybody saying this. On the other hand, I never heard anybody begging for crappy American beer, but we have Coors Light all over the place.


Ya, my friend gave me an unsolicited Coors Light on Sunday.  Considering the other party I was at that day had very good home brew going on, it was the most awkwardly bad beer I've had in a long time.
 
2013-08-28 08:27:10 PM

RoyFokker'sGhost: Having just returned from a trip to Toronto, I'd say that Creemore Springs is better than most American craft or micro-brews.


It has pretty good ratings on BA but not good enough to crack the top 250 in the world.
 
2013-08-28 08:44:37 PM

freak7: It has pretty good ratings on BA but not good enough to crack the top 250 in the world.


BA rating isn't gospel, it's an American review site. I don't believe there's a bias towards American beers, simply towards beers that are either high profile or readily available in the US. Just check out the top Canadian beers listed on the site for proof - only Unibroue products have a respectable number of reviews, and that's because Unibroue was a craft brewer before craft brewing was cool. It's the only Canadian micro that the average American craft beer drinker has heard of. The best beer you've ever tasted could come out of some tiny microbrew in Nova Scotia and it's going to have 60 reviews.

Personally, I think the US is ahead of Canada by quite a margin in terms of craft beer - largely because of a bigger market and less obstacles to getting into the business. I also think it's truly stupid to point at the American craft beer industry and proclaim that Canadians know nothing about beer because Molson, or Labatt, or something. People drink crap on both sides of the border. Maybe our crap is a bit better than your crap, but it's still crap.

/Creemore is actually a Molson product. A pretty good one, but still.
 
2013-08-28 08:53:10 PM
Dammit now I want poutine.
 
2013-08-28 08:57:12 PM

costermonger: BA rating isn't gospel, it's an American review site. I don't believe there's a bias towards American beers, simply towards beers that are either high profile or readily available in the US. Just check out the top Canadian beers listed on the site for proof - only Unibroue products have a respectable number of reviews, and that's because Unibroue was a craft brewer before craft brewing was cool. It's the only Canadian micro that the average American craft beer drinker has heard of. The best beer you've ever tasted could come out of some tiny microbrew in Nova Scotia and it's going to have 60 reviews.


Doesn't matter if a beer has 60 reviews or 6,000, the best beers are going to have the highest average rating, no?  You're also way off base with your comment about readily available in the US.  Some of the top rated beers can only be had by paying ridiculous prices and having them imported from the country they were made.  Go out and find a bottle of Westvleteren 12 and get back with me.   Hell, try finding a bottle of Pliney the Elder, the current #2 beer and brewed in the USA.
 
2013-08-28 09:18:31 PM

freak7: costermonger: BA rating isn't gospel, it's an American review site. I don't believe there's a bias towards American beers, simply towards beers that are either high profile or readily available in the US. Just check out the top Canadian beers listed on the site for proof - only Unibroue products have a respectable number of reviews, and that's because Unibroue was a craft brewer before craft brewing was cool. It's the only Canadian micro that the average American craft beer drinker has heard of. The best beer you've ever tasted could come out of some tiny microbrew in Nova Scotia and it's going to have 60 reviews.

Doesn't matter if a beer has 60 reviews or 6,000, the best beers are going to have the highest average rating, no?  You're also way off base with your comment about readily available in the US.  Some of the top rated beers can only be had by paying ridiculous prices and having them imported from the country they were made.  Go out and find a bottle of Westvleteren 12 and get back with me.   Hell, try finding a bottle of Pliney the Elder, the current #2 beer and brewed in the USA.


I said high profile, not just readily available. There's a lot of social inertia - people will seek out hard to find beers if they have very high ratings, and usually give it their own high rating. I know it works off a straight average, but beer tasting is so subjective to me that I don't really trust the score on something that has a small number of reviews. If a few thousand people have tried it and it has an average to high score, it's probably objectively decent. It might not be my thing though.

Honestly, craft beer culture is very similar to wine culture. I doubt a properly conducted blind test would create results that are particularly close to the ranking on review sites like BA.
 
2013-08-28 09:35:54 PM
If you seriously think that Bud Heavy sucks, and that Molson and Labatts are good, then I don't think that I can take beer recommendations from you.
 
2013-08-28 09:40:44 PM

Hot Lunch: If you seriously think that Bud Heavy sucks, and that Molson and Labatts are good, then I don't think that I can take beer recommendations from you.


It'd obviously be an American saying that, because Canadians don't refer to any beer as Molson or Labatts. Your fundamental assertion is sound however. I just don't think anybody knowledgable enough to know that American beer is more than just Coors, Bud and Bush has ever actually made such a claim.
 
2013-08-28 09:42:09 PM

costermonger: Hot Lunch: If you seriously think that Bud Heavy sucks, and that Molson and Labatts are good, then I don't think that I can take beer recommendations from you.

It'd obviously be an American saying that, because Canadians don't refer to any beer as Molson or Labatts. Your fundamental assertion is sound however. I just don't think anybody knowledgable enough to know that American beer is more than just Coors, Bud and Bush has ever actually made such a claim.


You're almost certainly right about that.

For the record, I enjoy all three beers I've listed.
 
2013-08-28 09:47:23 PM
I'm sorry for turning a Taco Bell thread into a beer snob thread.
 
2013-08-28 09:49:53 PM

freak7: I'm sorry for turning a Taco Bell thread into a beer snob thread.


That's perfectly alright.  I have no idea why the hell anybody would want one of those Dorito tacos.
 
2013-08-28 09:54:34 PM

freak7: I'm sorry for turning a Taco Bell thread into a beer snob thread.


I don't think we need much of an excuse around here. My inability to get a Doritos taco doesn't much impact my desire to get one anyway. Now, if we're talking real tacos, you have to square off between Pacifco, Dos Equis and Corona... Feel like I'm forgetting a decent one too.
 
2013-08-28 10:29:29 PM
Now can we get US Taco Bells to start selling french fries?
 
2013-08-28 11:11:07 PM

freak7: Kwai Lo: You're surprised that BA and RB, both American web sites, are dominated by American beer?

I started checking out BA around 5 years ago.  Back then Westvleteren 12was #1 and I think there was one other American brew in the top 10.  You'll find hundreds, if not thousands of reviews for the top brews from all over the world, so please don't try to insinuate that it's only American beers getting the attention.


I wouldn't insinuate that American beers are the only ones getting the attention.  What I am saying, is that an American site, with a majority American reviewership, will review more American beer than foreign, when it comes to craft beer.  Craft beer tends to have less of a marketing blitz worldwide.
 
2013-08-29 06:01:54 AM

Tyrosine: freak7: bingethinker: I never heard anybody begging for crappy American beer

Canadians are funny with their superiority complex over their beer.  When compared to shiat like Miller Lite and Budweiser, sure I'd rather have a Labatt or Molson.  Compared to the craft beers available in the USA, Canadian beer is warm piss water.

How many of the top 10 beers on Beer Advocate are Canadian?  Yep, zilch.  9 of them are American made.

Suck it, America's hat.

This is true. The brewing industry in Canada is highly regulated and small producers have a difficult time competing. I'll put Molsons / Labatts / Sleemans against any of the major U.S. brands, but U.S. craft beers outstrip Canadian ones in terns of variety and (usually) quality.

/Canadian
//Former production manager of an Ontario micro brewery


This is very true
/Just Canadian
 
2013-08-29 01:54:11 PM

Kwai Lo: I wouldn't insinuate that American beers are the only ones getting the attention.  What I am saying, is that an American site, with a majority American reviewership, will review more American beer than foreign, when it comes to craft beer.  Craft beer tends to have less of a marketing blitz worldwide.


Does it matter if Budweiser has 20,000 reviews?  shiat is going to be rated as shiat, no matter how many reviews there are.  If you've drank a beer, chances are it's on BA.
 
2013-08-29 02:20:29 PM

bingethinker: I haven't heard anybody saying this. On the other hand, I never heard anybody begging for crappy American beer, but we have Coors Light all over the place.


It goes well with poutine.
 
2013-08-29 02:25:35 PM
The actor/employee's delivery was pretty funny, particularly the "farkers" line.
 
2013-08-29 03:54:50 PM

freak7: RoyFokker'sGhost: Having just returned from a trip to Toronto, I'd say that Creemore Springs is better than most American craft or micro-brews.

It has pretty good ratings on BA but not good enough to crack the top 250 in the world.


RottenTomatoes give every piece of shiat artsy movie 90% or above.  Ratings websites don't mean jack squat.

I highly doubt anyone at BA has ever been to Pickaroons or the Pumphouse brewery.  How about Steam Whistle?

I read their review about my favourite beer (Alpine Lager) back in my home province (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/379/9296).  One of the reviewers said it tasted like "corn taste straight up, followed by the malt, lemon".  I have drank 1000's of these.  They don't taste like corn.  They sure as hell don't taste like lemon.
 
2013-08-29 03:59:47 PM
when did all the wine drinking snobs switch to beer?
 
2013-08-29 05:46:24 PM

Red_Fox: How about Steam Whistle?


Their beers have reviews, one has 225.

Red_Fox: Pumphouse brewery


19 beers with reviews on BA

Red_Fox: Pickaroons


19 beers with reviews on BA

Learn a little about the site before you claim to know what it's about.
 
2013-08-29 07:46:16 PM

Kwai Lo: You're surprised that BA and RB, both American web sites, are dominated by American beer?


I know, right? I mean, how on Earth are non-Americans supposed to reach an American website on the Internet?
 
2013-08-29 09:12:28 PM
Quit whining, eh?  At least you have the Chili Cheese Burrito (nee Chilito) in Canada.  Well, Ontario anyway.  Now they just need a poutine burrito.  Poutinerito?
 
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