Review: Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme from Taco Bell
I can’t think of a more highly anticipated, hyped up fast food item than Doritos Locos Tacos. I have never before had random acquaintances mention a taco to me as if George Lucas had decided to make three more Star Wars flicks. The buzz for these things has been more than huge. Ryan already reviewed the regular version, and he seemed to dig it a lot. Normally, I wouldn’t want to review something that had been covered previously on the site, but Taco Bell does have a slightly different version of what has already been discussed; The Doritos Locos Taco Supreme. The Supreme version adds diced tomatoes and sour cream… it is my civic duty to type my opinion of this bad boy.
Taco Bell describes the Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme like this:
A Taco Supreme® made with premium seasoned beef, crisp lettuce, diced juicy red ripe tomatoes, real cheddar cheese and topped with cool reduced fat sour cream, in a shell made from Nacho Cheese Doritos® Chips.
With all the wacky, over the top descriptions of food I see from fast food joints, I expected a few more exclamation points in the description. Whatever though. This was a home run for Taco Bell. I have always loved their crunchy tacos, and eating this was like tasting salt for the first time. The combo of Doritos and Taco Bell belong together and I’m not sure why it took them this long to make it happen. I can only imagine the movie Far and Away, but with meat and powdered cheese instead of Tom Cruise and that other guy. The shell is like a normal Taco Bell shell, but covered in delicious Doritos Nacho Cheese seasoning. They don’t go light on the cheese powder either. The lite sour cream, for the first time ever, is welcomed, and is a great contrast to the assertive Dorito-ness of this taco. Fiesta salsa would be far better than the plain-Jane diced tomatoes, but I’ll let it slide. The price of $1.69 doesn’t bother me. It’s not a super value, but it isn’t going to break the bank either.
This is everything right about Taco Bell. While they are trying to compete with Chipotle with their new Cantina Menu (test markets only), it seems they didn’t realize that Chipotle already can’t compete with what Taco Bell does really well; over processed novelty food. I want soy pseudo-meat in a taco shaped Doritos shell damnit! This is a win for Taco Bell. Please don’t change the game plan halfway through the Super Bowl when you are up by 14.
Pros: It's a friggin' Doritos taco!
Cons: This didn't exist when I was a teenager. Don't eat one of these before touching valuable comic books. George Lucus. Encouraging George Lucas.
Grubbing on-the-go: 2.00/10
Overall GrubGrade: 8.50/10
More Info: TacoBell.com
Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme
Calories - 200
Total Fat - 11 grams
Saturated Fat - 4.5 grams
Cholesterol - 35 milligrams
Sodium - 370 milligrams
Carbs -15 grams
Sugars - 2 grams
Dietary Fiber - 3 grams
Protein - 9 grams