On Monday, Taco Bell introduced the world to its latest Tex-Mex inspired fast food mashup, the quesarito. Part burrito, part quesadilla, 100% real American artery and intestine clogging goodness. Has anyone had one? Share your bliss below in the comments.
It’s not often that I’ve felt guilty about getting something for free, but the Doritos Locos Taco I got at a Taco Bell promotion several weeks back is one of the greatest things I’ve ever eaten at any price, and I would love to get more of them someday (when I get a job!). It had been years since I’d bothered to actually get a taco at Taco Bell, as I usually get two of their quesadillas–one steak, one chicken–and a Frutista Freeze instead. I got those things anyway, but this time I had a little something extra to go along with them.
Todd Mills, the visionary genius whose persistence resulted in the Taco Bell Doritos Locos Tacos passed on to taco heaven this week at the age of 41 after battling brain cancer. Mills never saw a cent from Taco Bell, but he knew his idea would change the world, so he bugged Frito-Lay to no avail, so he started a grassroots movement to show there was interest in the idea, and then it happened. And now that his work is done, he’s off to spread taco joy to other dimensions.
I hate it when taco-related news happens so early in the week, because then I’m bombarded by people submitting the same taco story that I know I can’t post until Thursday. So you’ve seen the above photo of the Taco Bell employee licking taco shells I’m sure by now. But there’s even better fast food shenanigans…
If you think that Taco Bell tacos just appear out of thin air or grown on trees, you’re wrong. New tacos not only require a great deal of development and research, but lots of testing and even conceptual illustrations. The Taco Bell Doritos tacos took a great deal of development to create the yummy, dust-covered pseudo-Mexican treat.