I've been reading a lot about (and even recently wrote about) the new super start of fast-food loving carnivores, what Taco Bell is calling the Dorito Loco Taco. First off I need to get this off my chest: I really really hate the name and I refused to order it with the “loco” part. Why does Taco Bell keep adding weird fake Spanish to their menu? Do they really think anyone believes they are a Mexican Restaurant?
When I got through the ordering without using the the weird/bizarre use of a Spanish word in a weird/disrespectful way, I was pleased with the price. I was close to the same price as a regular taco (I almost wrote “hot dog”) in Manhattan, which is $1.39. I didn't do the super-taco or whatever it is that they offered as the upsell, at least partly because everyone who was blogging about it complained about the ridiculous amount of sour cream on it.
Anyway, I bought two and that was just about the right amount. The dorito loco tacos come in a little cardboard sleeve, which according to the Taco Bell website, it is to keep you from getting Dorito Dust on your fingers. That seemed a little strange to me because I touched the shell directly with no transfer of dust. I thought they were trying to make the shells like really big Doritos, just folded in half, but that's not the case. They are regular taco bell taco shells with some slight Dorito flavoring added to them.