Taco Bell Makes Shells Out of Nacho Cheese Doritos

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Taco Shells Made from Doritos Movement

Chips in menu items seems to be the best idea ever for Taco Bell these days (see: the Beefy Crunch Burrito, aka the one with Flaming Hot Fritos in it). Now, we're hearing that the Irvine chain has made a taco shell entirely out of Nacho Cheese Doritos.

Foodbeast posted this YouTube video dated back to July 2010, showing a customer taste-testing a "Doritos Locos Taco." (His words: "Mmm. It's everything I expected and more.") 

 

The cheesy creation is already on the menu at a location in Toledo, Ohio, though there's no word whether it will be available nationally.   

Apparently, there are Taco Bell fans who've been trying to get this thing made since 2009. A Facebook page called Taco Shells Made from Doritos Movement reads in its description: "We want taco shells and we want them made from the same cheesy goodness that is packed into ever delicious Doritos corn chip. It's as simple as that. Just imagine it." 

They've even been putting up funny images like this: 

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Taco Shells Made from Doritos Movement
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Taco Shells Made from Doritos Movement
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Taco Shells Made from Doritos Movement
The taco sounds decent, albeit salty and probably messy on the fingers. Let's see if it heads our way--there are rumors of the Bell's location in Tustin off Red Hill offering them for a limited time...

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Osocanoso
Osocanoso

Well... i don't know what to say. I'm from México and i really don't know what that thing is. People on the states must think that is a taco but we don't eat that kind of sh.. Our real tacos are not like those taco bell sells, that's for sure.

Jenn
Jenn

Best combination ideas yet! Go Nacho Nachos!

Todd Mills
Todd Mills

OK… when I said I was outraged, it was completely in jest. We aren’t outraged at all; we are completely thrilled about the emergence of this phantom taco shell and can’t wait to get our hands on one. We do, however, want to be clear about our intentions and the Facebook page. It isn’t intended to make a profit, to claim any rights to any ideas, to market any other cause, and certainly not to offend. The whole purpose is simple… cheesy Photoshop fun to raise awareness about the Taco Shells Made from Doritos Movement and to (maybe) get a laugh. It took almost two years to get 375 fans and in the last two days it’s jumped to over nine hundred. If it doesn’t fizzle out, I’ll keep the posts coming, if it goes crazy…sponsors need not apply, it’s only for fun.

About the Frito-Lay letter… it went down like this.I was eating a taco and saw a Doritos commercial. I turned to my wife and said… how awesome would it be if this taco shell were a Dorito? She said it would be awesome… I called my friend and he said it would be awesome. So, I decided to write a funny letter to Frito-Lay to pitch the idea. I’m not saying that I’m the first to think of this, I’m saying that I had never heard of it and decided to take a little action.

Frito-Lay responded with a letter explaining that they didn’t accept unsolicited ideas or suggestions from outside their company. I completely understand, but still thought it would be funny to do some cheesy Photoshop to spread the idea to those who hadn’t thought of it and might like to try one.

Taco Bell became a fan of the page and I think they are the perfect folks to get this cheesy goodness in the hands of the people. I love Doritos and I love Taco Bell… it’s a winner in my book.

Get on the Cheese Train at http://www.facebook.com/cheesy...

TSMFDM

AmusedByItAll
AmusedByItAll

They tell you they don't accept unsolicited ideas from the outside. What that really means is that they don't PAY for any ideas they get from the outside and steal as their own.

Todd Mills
Todd Mills

OK… when I said I was outraged, it was completely in jest. We aren’t outraged at all; we are completely thrilled about the emergence of this phantom taco shell and can’t wait to get our hands on one. We do, however, want to be clear about our intentions and the Facebook page. It isn’t intended to make a profit, to claim any rights to any ideas, to market any other cause, and certainly not to offend. The whole purpose is simple… cheesy Photoshop fun to raise awareness about the Taco Shells Made from Doritos Movement and to (maybe) get a laugh. It took almost two years to get 375 fans and in the last two days it’s jumped to over nine hundred. If it doesn’t fizzle out, I’ll keep the posts coming, if it goes crazy…sponsors need not apply, it’s only for fun.

About the Frito-Lay letter… it went down like this.I was eating a taco and saw a Doritos commercial. I turned to my wife and said… how awesome would it be if this taco shell were a Dorito? She said it would be awesome… I called my friend and he said it would be awesome. So, I decided to write a funny letter to Frito-Lay to pitch the idea. I’m not saying that I’m the first to think of this, I’m saying that I had never heard of it and decided to take a little action.

Frito-Lay responded with a letter explaining that they didn’t accept unsolicited ideas or suggestions from outside their company. I completely understand, but still thought it would be funny to do some cheesy Photoshop to spread the idea to those who hadn’t thought of it and might like to try one.

Taco Bell became a fan of the page and I think they are the perfect folks to get this cheesy goodness in the hands of the people. I love Doritos and I love Taco Bell… it’s a winner in my book.

Get on the Cheese Train at http://www.facebook.com/cheesy...

TSMFDM

Shuji Sakai
Shuji Sakai

Rumors of the Tustin Taco Bell (Redhill @ the 5 fwy) carrying this are false.

Nathan
Nathan

Those things look awesome

Christian Z.
Christian Z.

Another thing I mentioned on Twitter that OC Weekly writes about approximately eight months later.

Anon
Anon

Yes, I am sure they hoped that by waiting 8 months that you wouldn't catch on that they are stealing stories from your twitter feed.....

Christian Z.
Christian Z.

I didn't think that. I actually thought that it showed that I can write something and it goes unnoticed. Which is fine. I don't get paid for it anyway so it doesn't matter if people notice or not.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

...just like all the restaurants you review that we did years before you, so what's your point?

Christian Z.
Christian Z.

Absolutely correct. When I review a restaurant I don't pretend that it's never been covered before (unless it really has never been covered before) and quite often I even mention the OC Weekly's coverage (already in draft mode in my next review). This particular entry just struck me as funny because the way it's worded it's like they are breaking the news to the county.

Christian Z.
Christian Z.

True! Very true! But it's about a certain topic in a certain geographical area and I don't pretend it's anything more than that (sorry if you think I do) and it posts cogent news on that topic but it goes unnoticed by those who have some sort of interest in that topic. Then they post the same news months later and act like it's brand new. Which is also fine. Just pointing out that it happens. And it's happened more than once but I've only mentioned it once.

Geologysage
Geologysage

Just maybe... maybe... your twitter isn't the end all of online material.

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