Thursday, March 8, 2012

You Can't Judge A Taco By It's Shell

If you can't judge a book by it's cover, you can't judge a taco by it's shell! Last night was the grand release of the epic Doritos Locos Tacos. I was so excited to try one that my Dad agreed to take me at midnight. On a school night! We were the first ones in line, and I was the first person to be served a Dorito Taco in Bellevue! Proof...

We went through the drive thru so I waited until we were home to try my taco. The first thing I noticed was that my taco didn't come in a sleeve like I have seen in the pictures. That made it not as special.

The taco looked like a normal Taco Bell taco but with a bright orange shell. I was so excited for the grand reveal that my first bite was a sad disappointment. I expected the shell to actually taste like a Dorito, but it didn't. The cheesy taste was milder than Doritos and it was dominated by the flavor of the "meat." The consistency was nothing like a real Dorito chip. It wasn't crisp and light, but instead was dense and tortilla-ish. Almost like a normal taco shell but not as crispy. Parts of the shell were even soggy and seemed stale. Maybe it is possible that they expected a lot of people and made my tacos in advance?

I really wanted these tacos to be amazing because the idea is so awesome! How could Taco Bell, home of "food" and "meat" get this wrong? The lessons I learned were that I love to have adventures with my dad, and that you can't judge a taco by it's shell. Even if the shell claims to be a Dorito.

I am going on record. Jack In The Box tacos are the best.


  1. Great review! Love the pic documenting you as the first customer, awesome dedication!!! -kelly

  2. I totally agree!! It is sad. I really wanted to like them. But at the end of the day, I think the basic Taco Bell tacos are better than the Doritos tacos, and agree that the Jack in the box tacos reign as king. Excellent review!

  3. A friend of mine just told me the same thing and I didn't believe her! I am gonna have to try one and see for myself.

  4. Lucky!!!! I wish my dad would take me places at midnight!

  5. They have the sleeves now. try them again. Maybe the sleeves make them fresher.