April 13, 2011 at 5:20 PM ET
Watch out, KFC Double Down! There’s a new contender for the title of “World’s Craziest Fast-Food Item.” A Taco Bell representative has confirmed the existence of Doritos Locos Tacos, which feature taco shells made entirely out of Nacho Cheese Doritos. No longer will college kids have to stare down at their Taco Bell value meals and opened bags of Doritos and wonder “What if?”
Sadly, this cheesy creation is not available at all Taco Bell locations. It’s currently being tested at a handful of restaurants, including one in Toledo, Ohio, where GrubGrade got these shots of the taco’s Day-Glo orange shell.
But how does it taste? This cameraphone video, shot, according to the University of Southern California banners in the background, in Los Angeles, shows a customer chowing down on a Doritos Locos Taco. His reaction can only be described as pleased yet slightly confused, which I’m guessing is going to be pretty common.
Slashfood points out that this isn’t the first time that Doritos has flirted with the idea of taco-nacho chip hybrids, releasing Doritos Late Night Tacos at Midnight back in 2009, which longtime Village Voice food critic Robert Sietsema described as a chip with a “burn that would cut through an alcoholic haze.”
Taco Bell couldn’t tell me exactly how long the new tacos have been in the testing phase, although the YouTube video dates all the way back to July 14, 2010. We can only pray that Cool Ranch-flavored Doritos Locos Tacos are on the horizon.