The NYT reviews the Doritos Locos Taco
It's refreshing to know that in a time when so much journalism is copy-pasted from press releases, the Gray Lady is keeping up its journalistic standards. When the New York Times wanted to get the real story on Taco Bell's enormously successful Doritos Locos Taco, it sent correspondent William Grimes down to 14th Street and 5th Ave, to sample one for himself. The verdict?
The shell is paper-thin, with a delicate crunch...The meat filling just lay there like ballast, but the lettuce was fresh and crisp and the grated Cheddar had an assertive tang. In other words, for what it is, the Doritos Locos taco is pretty good.
And Grimes wasn't satisfied merely giving the hybrid snack a nibble. He set out to probe the secrets of it's cheese-and-spice infused shell, delving deep into the subtleties of the "orange dust problem."
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