Taco Bell: Cool Ranch Doritos Tacos are Coming

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Taco Bell: Cool Ranch Doritos Tacos are Coming

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Wipe the drool off your keyboard, please.

Let's be honest here: When Taco Bell introduced nacho cheese Doritos shells for its tacos, it was probably the greatest idea in the history of fast food. Sure, the shells are a bit thin, and seem to break easier than the standard corn-based receptacles, but they are mighty tasty and that's what matters. Now, rather than rest on its orange powder-covered laurels, the company is switching it up and bringing Cool Ranch tacos to the menu as well.

Speaking with CBS, Taco Bell CEO Greg Creed dangled the news by a string, stating "We've got Cool Ranch. That's coming. That's my tease," before going on to praise Doritos owners Frito-Lay for their help in refreshing Taco Bell's menu.

While Creed's hints aren't akin to an official announcement or launch date, we hope to be hearing more about the tasty treats in the near future. It's worth noting that Taco Bell has produced a Super Bowl ad for this year's big game, so we wouldn't be surprised if the company used it as an opportunity to show the world just what it has in store.

Source: CBS

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So what you're saying here is that Taco Bell is set to win the Franchise Wars?

Wait this IS a gaming website right? Apple losing it's position as most valuable publicly traded company in the world to Exxon isn't considered news worthy but THIS is!?

I thought this was going to be a spoof article refencing that journalist who did his stuff with a massive doritos advert

Clearly the mistake was paying the guy to do it =D

Why am I looking at a tacobell ad on the news section of a game site?

I hope this turns out good. The nacho cheese flavored ones just taste like a regular taco to me. They have less flavor powder than on the regular chips, and the nacho cheese flavor itself just kind of blends with the cheese and taco seasoning, just kind of more of the same. Plus, they cost /way/ more than a regular hard taco, despite not being all that different. Cool Ranch is a really different flavor, so hopefully these will be good. Because I love the idea, it's the execution that was lacking.

MikeWehner:

Wipe the drool off your keyboard, please.

Pfft. Last time I ate Taco Bell, I got the worst food poisoning I've ever had in my entire life. Safe to say I'm never eating that shit again.

Although I am quite confused why this is news on the Escapist.

I think it's supposed to be a reference to the stereotypical "gamer diet".

I still think the whole Doritos Tacos is a stupid idea.

And as much as I like Cool Ranch, I'm not going to eat that since I've had bad luck with Taco Bell.

Worst food poisoning I've ever had, and their food is terrible. Filibertos is where it's at.

Scrythe:
So what you're saying here is that Taco Bell is set to win the Franchise Wars?

only if we can perfect the 3 seashells.

mexican food does not have a reputation for nothing...

Wow, is this the sort of thing you Americans read on the news? :3

I'm sorry, but this is by far most delicious thing I've read online today, so I felt the need to relay that news on to you, my treasured readers.

Listen, here's the thing: Of course we write about game news. That's the bread and butter of the news section, for very obvious reasons. But we also like to offer offbeat, odd, funny, and TASTY news tidbits that don't necessarily involve gaming. Like the sharks making a mall breakout, and the cannon found in central park loaded and ready to fire.

These are the types of stories we like to read ourselves, so every once in a while we relay them to you folks. You can always count on us for gaming news, and if that's all you're here for, you're going to be just fine since that's pretty much 95% of what we cover. But in the event that a wild animal with sharp teeth makes a scene in a public place, a loaded antique weapon is found in a major city, or everyone's favorite 2AM restaurant adds COOL RANCH TACO SHELLS, there's a good chance we're going to let you know about that, too.

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Proverbial Jon:
Wow, is this the sort of thing you Americans read on the news? :3

well for most gamers mountain dew and Doritos go hand in hand and now Taco Bell is trying appeal to gamers with cheap fast food for those late night snacks at midnight.

BrotherRool:
I thought this was going to be a spoof article refencing that journalist who did his stuff with a massive doritos advert

In a weird reversal of roles this is actually being sponsored by Halo :P

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Damn it quoted the wrong post. Sorry my bad.

MikeWehner:

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But this is mainly because I'm British and therefore cannot sample this apparently tasty combination. I can't comment on Taco Bell's quality, because there are only 3 in the UK and none of them are near me.

However, I like Tacos and I like Cool Original Doritos. So you've successfully made me hungry.

Andy Shandy:

But this is mainly because I'm British and therefore cannot sample this apparently tasty combination. I can't comment on Taco Bell's quality, because there are only 3 in the UK and none of them are near me.

However, I like Tacos and I like Cool Original Doritos. So you've successfully made me hungry.

...3 Taco Bells in the entire country? I live in a small town in Wisconsin with less than 50,000 people, and we have 2. We have 2/3 of your entire country's Taco Bell allowance, and we barely have our own police force. I don't know if that's good or bad, but it's true.

MikeWehner:
I'm sorry, but this is by far most delicious thing I've read online today, so I felt the need to relay that news on to you, my treasured readers.
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Last time Gaming and Doritos mixed
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It left a bad taste in my mouth.
So No.

MikeWehner:

Andy Shandy:

But this is mainly because I'm British and therefore cannot sample this apparently tasty combination. I can't comment on Taco Bell's quality, because there are only 3 in the UK and none of them are near me.

However, I like Tacos and I like Cool Original Doritos. So you've successfully made me hungry.

...3 Taco Bells in the entire country? I live in a small town in Wisconsin with less than 50,000 people, and we have 2. We have 2/3 of your entire country's Taco Bell allowance, and we barely have our own police force. I don't know if that's good or bad, but it's true.

Yep, only 3, and they're all down England, none up here in Scotland. According to the Taco Bell UK website anyway, two of them are in Essex and one in Manchester.

I see them food companies got some money to throw around, wouldn't a simple ad banner do the trick?

MikeWehner:

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Cool ranch is mediocre at best, it would clash (in my opinion at least) with a taco, and honestly, I'd like less of this:

DVS BSTrD:

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Food news doesn't belong on a gaming news site.

So now not only can you get a mediocre taco but soon we'll serve it in a shit flavored shell? Wow! BTW, does anyone know which system the new taco will be for? If it's a PS3 exclusive like the McRib was I'm going to be pissed.

Andy Shandy:

MikeWehner:

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I laughed way, way, WAY more at that than I really should've.

Also, seriously, I don't get the Cool Ranch fascination. People go crazy for those things, and I'm just like "It's not like it's Cheez-Its."

Oh my gods...

Taco Bell, MAKE LOVE TO ME!

I WANT THAT RANCH IN ME!

MikeWehner:
I'm sorry, but this is by far most delicious thing I've read online today, so I felt the need to relay that news on to you, my treasured readers.

Listen, here's the thing: Of course we write about game news. That's the bread and butter of the news section, for very obvious reasons. But we also like to offer offbeat, odd, funny, and TASTY news tidbits that don't necessarily involve gaming. Like the sharks making a mall breakout, and the cannon found in central park loaded and ready to fire.

These are the types of stories we like to read ourselves, so every once in a while we relay them to you folks. You can always count on us for gaming news, and if that's all you're here for, you're going to be just fine since that's pretty much 95% of what we cover. But in the event that a wild animal with sharp teeth makes a scene in a public place, a loaded antique weapon is found in a major city, or everyone's favorite 2AM restaurant adds COOL RANCH TACO SHELLS, there's a good chance we're going to let you know about that, too.

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I have a question, Mike Wehner, if that is indeed your real name. How can you sleep at night when your pillow is so obviously stuffed to overflowing with delicious, morally-bankrupt, cornmeal-based kickbacks?

What I'm trying to ask is, when you lick your fingers.. DOES IT NOT TASTE LIKE YOUR SINS AGAINST GAMEZ JOURNALLIZM?

:P

Some day i hope to see a taco bell here in ireland, highly doubt it but i would love it. Been 12 years since i had a taco bell. (Twas the last time i visited the states).

DVS BSTrD:
Wait this IS a gaming website right? Apple losing it's position as most valuable publicly traded company in the world to Exxon isn't considered news worthy but THIS is!?

Dorito tacos are always news worthy.

And as sarcastic and american this sounds, I'm actually glad about this. Last time I went to Taco Bell to get a dorito taco, I was like "this tastes good.. BUT GOOD GOD THIS ORANGE POWDER!!!!"

Though I'm gonna be honest, Taco Bell do make pretty shitty regular tacos, which is in my opinion very hard to do...

Tacos are literally just a shell, mince meat, grated cheese and salad. There's literally one section of a taco that you need to cook, and it's the easiest stuff to cook on this planet.

Worgen:
Why am I looking at a tacobell ad on the news section of a game site?

Didn't you hear? Microsoft announced Halo 5 today.

MikeWehner:
I'm sorry, but this is by far most delicious thing I've read online today, so I felt the need to relay that news on to you, my treasured readers.

Listen, here's the thing: Of course we write about game news. That's the bread and butter of the news section, for very obvious reasons. But we also like to offer offbeat, odd, funny, and TASTY news tidbits that don't necessarily involve gaming. Like the sharks making a mall breakout, and the cannon found in central park loaded and ready to fire.

These are the types of stories we like to read ourselves, so every once in a while we relay them to you folks. You can always count on us for gaming news, and if that's all you're here for, you're going to be just fine since that's pretty much 95% of what we cover. But in the event that a wild animal with sharp teeth makes a scene in a public place, a loaded antique weapon is found in a major city, or everyone's favorite 2AM restaurant adds COOL RANCH TACO SHELLS, there's a good chance we're going to let you know about that, too.

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Hell no we aren't entertained, if your going to do an ad for a product like this at least make it funny or be sarcastic about it, this just reeks of someone being paid to advertise a food product disguised poorly as news. It doesn't even have any kind of gaming hook.

Worgen:

Hell no we aren't entertained, if your going to do an ad for a product like this at least make it funny or be sarcastic about it, this just reeks of someone being paid to advertise a product.

What are you talking about? This website posts none gaming related news articles all the time. Google+ being popular, NASA doing something in space, tractor beams, Bionic limbs, Iran sending monkeys to space, more space stuff, gaymer stuff, movie stuff, invisibility cloaks. Need I list more? If you're going to throw a hissy fit over one fun article because it's not gaming related, then you might as well throw a hissy fit over every article that's not gaming related.

So get moving, you've got a lot of work to do.

A Smooth Criminal:

Worgen:

Hell no we aren't entertained, if your going to do an ad for a product like this at least make it funny or be sarcastic about it, this just reeks of someone being paid to advertise a product.

What are you talking about? This website posts none gaming related news articles all the time. Google+ being popular, NASA doing something in space, tractor beams, Bionic limbs, Iran sending monkeys to space, more space stuff, gaymer stuff, movie stuff, invisibility cloaks. Need I list more? If you're going to throw a hissy fit over one fun article because it's not gaming related, then you might as well throw a hissy fit over every article that's not gaming related.

So get moving, you've got a lot of work to do.

Ahh, but the difference there is that those are actually news stories, or at least something that has to do with the nerd demographic. This has about as much to do with the nerd demographic as it does the weightlifter demo... then again I might be giving the nerd demographic too much credit for the amount of work they put into keeping themselves healthy. Assuming the stereotype is true about most of them.

Worgen:
Why am I looking at a tacobell ad on the news section of a game site?

Doritos are part of gaming culture, as sad as that is.

Worgen:

A Smooth Criminal:

Worgen:

Hell no we aren't entertained, if your going to do an ad for a product like this at least make it funny or be sarcastic about it, this just reeks of someone being paid to advertise a product.

What are you talking about? This website posts none gaming related news articles all the time. Google+ being popular, NASA doing something in space, tractor beams, Bionic limbs, Iran sending monkeys to space, more space stuff, gaymer stuff, movie stuff, invisibility cloaks. Need I list more? If you're going to throw a hissy fit over one fun article because it's not gaming related, then you might as well throw a hissy fit over every article that's not gaming related.

So get moving, you've got a lot of work to do.

Ahh, but the difference there is that those are actually news stories, or at least something that has to do with the nerd demographic. This has about as much to do with the nerd demographic as it does the weightlifter demo... then again I might be giving the nerd demographic too much credit for the amount of work they put into keeping themselves healthy. Assuming the stereotype is true about most of them.

Considering how popular the dorito tacos were among the nerd demographic when they were first released, this is as relevant to the nerd demographic as any of the things I listed.

It's not relevant to you. There's a rather large difference.

The problem I had with the Doritos shell was that if it had any sour cream in it at all, I couldn't taste the actual Doritos flavor.

And geeze, the reaction this site gets for quirk stories and not doing GAMING NEWS 24/7 ALWAYS! One news post and already there are serious allegations about being paid off. I thought this was a site about all around geekery (though taco bell may be pushing it), not just games.

I hope the taco shells are blue, would be cool.

The Nacho Cheese ones are red, right?

A Smooth Criminal:

Worgen:

A Smooth Criminal:

What are you talking about? This website posts none gaming related news articles all the time. Google+ being popular, NASA doing something in space, tractor beams, Bionic limbs, Iran sending monkeys to space, more space stuff, gaymer stuff, movie stuff, invisibility cloaks. Need I list more? If you're going to throw a hissy fit over one fun article because it's not gaming related, then you might as well throw a hissy fit over every article that's not gaming related.

So get moving, you've got a lot of work to do.

Ahh, but the difference there is that those are actually news stories, or at least something that has to do with the nerd demographic. This has about as much to do with the nerd demographic as it does the weightlifter demo... then again I might be giving the nerd demographic too much credit for the amount of work they put into keeping themselves healthy. Assuming the stereotype is true about most of them.

Considering how popular the dorito tacos were among the nerd demographic when they were first released, this is as relevant to the nerd demographic as any of the things I listed.

It's not relevant to you. There's a rather large difference.

Your kidding, those stupid things are popular? Ugh, might as well start putting up on this site when the mc rib shows up at mc donalds, they could put a fucken counter for it.

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