Los Doritos Locos Part 2: The Chips
First, we tested the tacos, now we test the Doritos. Cool Ranch took round one. But does it carry over to the chips? Frito Lay and Taco Bell had the right idea in attempting to send the Taco Bell cult following over to the crispy chip company—but will it work? Well, first off, the chips better damn well taste exactly like the tacos. Secondly, there are two kinds of chips in the bag, and you must take the time to match a taco chip with the regular chip (the work needs to be worth it). Finally—I am expecting the same flavor without the massive toll that tacos take on my digestive system. Anywhoo, let’s talk Doritos Locos chips.
Now remember, in order to truly grasp the concept sold here you need to have both the taco chip and the actual Dorito chip at the same time. The taco chips are pretty much just drenched in taco seasoning, with some subtle flavors of beef and yes, even some of the vegetation offered on the tacos. However, I think the overall flavor is taco seasoning…strong taco seasoning. Now the question is, when paired with the original Doritos chips, does it taste like the Doritos Locos tacos?
Kinda. Personally, I didn’t feel as satisfied as I did biting into either of the Doritos Locos tacos. However, it was tasty and clearly had taco flavoring. Next question: which flavor was better? I received some negative feedback regarding my comments towards the nacho-lovers, but I only speak the truth. Which is why you may be surprised to find that the nacho cheese Doritos Locos chips won this round. Oddly enough, the nacho Doritos were not overtaken by the taco seasoning on the taco chips. Meanwhile, the cool ranch Doritos were overshadowed by the strong, concentrated flavoring of the taco seasoning.
So there you have it. When given the choice, I’d go tacos all night (cool ranch taco), but if I had a choice between the chips, I’m taking nacho cheese. This completes your consumer report – what is your favorite?