Once in a while, just once in a blue moon, something comes along that is such a bad idea, I can't help but wanting to try it. More often than not these ideas come from Taco Bell, and yet, with their history of abusing Mexico's culinary history, I really didn't think it would come to this: Doritos Locos Tacos.
What is this, exactly?
Well, the actual filling is simply that of a Taco Supreme, so we're talking ground beef here. Real ground beef at that -- sure, Taco Bell had to be taken to court to prove the meat was actually meat, but we can rest assured the state of California's legal system decided once and for all that the meat in Taco Bell tacos can, in fact, be classified as beef.
We can only assume the brain thrust at Taco Bell became somewhat desperate when they decided the best way to improve the Taco Supreme was to come up with a Doritos taco shell.
How does it taste? (Yes, I took that bullet for you.) Pretty, pretty bad. You should know what to expect as far as the Taco Supreme part goes -- a meat-like substance with flavorless lettuce and tomatoes. It's the shell that surprises. Not in a good way, mind you, it's more a surprise that it's worse than you'd fear.
I had expected it to taste like Doritos, but it doesn't. Instead it tastes exactly like a regular Taco Bell shell -- in other words, not like much at all -- with a light dusting of a Doritos spice mix added. It's pretty grotesque.
Really, I doubt many people reading this would care much about a Taco Bell taco, but the Doritos Locos Tacos... Good grief... Making a Taco Supreme taste worse than it already did takes some talent, and Taco Bell managed to do it. That is, if nothing else, proof of human ingenuity being alive and well.