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Watch Irish People Try American Doritos For The First Time

You’re either down with Hot Cheetos or you’re down with Doritos. There’s really not much of a middle ground when it comes with to a bag of chips here in the United States. Unlike Cheetos, however, Doritos has quite a few more fan-favorite flavors to choose from, complete with iconic packaging.

The folks over at Facts got a panel of Irish men and women together to try different flavors of American Doritos for the first time. These flavors include Nacho Cheese, Cool Ranch, Salsa Verde, and After Dark: Tacos at Midnight.

Check out the video and see whether or not these lads and lasses like the seasoned tortilla chips. Definitely makes us want to grab a bag on the way home.

So what’s your favorite Doritos flavor? Personally, we’re on the Cool Ranch train.

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Packaged Food What's New

Cool Ranch Loaded Doritos Are FINALLY Here

Those who  lost their shit when Doritos announced their new Loaded cheese products should prepare to clench once again. Joining the existing Jalapeño Cheddar and Nacho Cheese flavors will be Doritos Loaded’s new Cool Ranch snack.

We’ve been waiting for this one to drop since the line came out a few years ago.

According to our pal over at JunkBanter, the new item features a medley of cheeses including mozzarella, Monterey, cheddar, and cream cheese tucked inside a crispy Doritos Crust. The crust is seasoned with the same spices one would find on the classic Cool Ranch Doritos chip.

Customers just have to pop them into the microwave and they’ll be good to snack on in a couple of minutes.

The Impulsive Buy confirms that you can now find them at select Walmart locations. For sure gonna try to grab a box during our lunch break.

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Looters Raid Abandoned Doritos Truck to Survive Massive Snowstorm

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If you’re stuck in a life-altering snowstorm, you’re pretty much going to do whatever it takes to survive. This includes hopping into an abandoned Doritos truck and looting it for sustenance. Such was the case for a group of men braving a massive lake-effect snowstorm in South Buffalo, NY, reports Syracuse.

Lake-effect snow is created when cold winds travel over warmer lake water, picking up water vapor and speed before freezing up. It appears the driver of a Doritos truck was caught in the snow and decided to abandon ship once the storm grew intense.

Soon after, photos appeared on social media depicting men entering the now-abandoned truck and leaving with snacks. These photos were accompanied by many Doritos-related puns.

The historic snowstorm left up to 150 vehicles stuck in the snow on the New York State Thruway with at least five deaths caused by the storm.

All Cool Ranch jokes aside, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency in the area that extends into Central New York.

H/T Syracuse Picthx Facebook

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Fast Food

Taco Bell Testing New Fiery Chicken Cool Ranch DLT

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Most restaurants know when a product’s flavor profile might be too bold for the average palate. And then there’s Taco Bell.

Now on test at select locations in Southern California, the new Fiery Chicken Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco is the latest crazy edition to T-Bell’s ever-growing DLT line. It swaps out the traditional seasoned beef with pieces of shredded chicken doused in chipotle sauce and is also available “Supreme,” with sour cream and diced tomatoes.

Like with most fast food items, chances are neither the Cool Ranch taco nor the Fiery Chicken will be all that “cool” or “fiery” – (wouldn’t want such intense flavors to clash or anything) – but if it does do well, here’s to hoping we’ll see a Fiery Chicken Flamas DLT in the very near future.

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H/T + PicThx Brand Eating

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Fast Food

Taco Bell Saves American Economy By Selling 375 Million Doritos Locos Tacos

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When Taco Bell introduced their new Doritos Locos taco in 2012, they did more than fulfill the Doritos-flavored fantasies of millions of hungry stoners—they also singlehandedly created 15,000 jobs. The chip and taco combo was responsible for “the biggest launch in Taco Bell history,” as Taco Bell sold over 375 million Doritos Locos tacos in the U.S. alone and made plans to add over 2,000 new American stores in the next ten years to handle customer demand. The massive surge in sales meant that Taco Bell had higher growth rates than fast food giants KFC, Pizza Hut and McDonald’s, despite big industry complaints that federal regulations inhibit growth and prevent job creation.

The United States currently leads the world in both fast food consumption and total public debt, so it makes a weird kind of sense that the solution to American financial woes would come wrapped in Doritos and stuffed with cheese and sour cream. Probably won’t do much to solve the nationwide obesity epidemic (sorry Michelle Obama), but hey, tacos can’t solve every problem. Just the most urgent ones. Like munchies.

H/T + PicThnx  Daily Mail

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Fast Food

Looks Like Taco Bell Forgot to Tell Its Franchisees the Cool Ranch DLT Was Supposed to Come Out Today

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“What do you mean you didn’t hit send?!”

We’ve all been there, that awful moment when you try to do a good thing and one little thing that’s completely out of your control goes wrong and everything just goes to sh*t. For anyone who didn’t get to try the new Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco today like Taco Bell promised you could, please try to understand. It was probably just a miscommunication, a fluke, an oversight. There’s no need to spam the Taco Bell twitter page with angry, damning tweets or its Facebook page with threats of legal action.

(No matter how hilarious they are.)

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On the other hand, we got to taste the Cool Ranch DLT way back in June 2012 so for all of you who’ve had to suffer this long without tasting the purest essence of beauty . . . what can I say? Sucks to suck.

H/T + PicThx Consumerist

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Fast Food

Taco Bell Will Debut New Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos a Day Early

Good news Taco Bell fans, the chain has decided to release the long awaited sequel to the original Doritos Locos Taco series a day early.

We previously reported that the Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco was scheduled to debut on Thursday, March 7th. However Taco Bell announced via Facebook and Twitter earlier today that patrons can get their hands on the new Cool Ranch DLT starting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 6th.

This week actually marks the one year anniversary of the original Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco. Selling over 350 million DLTs in a short year, this taco became the most successful product launch in the history of the brand.

Because of the last minute early release, the Cool Ranch DLT might not be on your local Taco Bell menu, but according to the company all fans have to do is ask and they shall receive.

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Fast Food

Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos Get Official March 7th Release Date From Taco Bell

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Earlier this morning, Taco Bell announced a March 7th launch of their next flavor in the Doritos Locos Tacos line-up: Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos.

With over 350 million of the original Doritos Locos Tacos sold in less than a year, the snack-chip-taco hybrid quickly became the most successful product launch in Taco Bell history. The rapid success of the taco was followed by an onslaught of fans seemingly rabid for alternate Doritos flavors. Months ago we spotted a few test flavors, including a Cool Ranch flavor, and even a chili lime flavor called Flamas at local Southern California locations, but the fast food giant held a release date close-to-the-belt, until today. Here’s a description of the new product:

Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos features a shell made out of Doritos Cool Ranch chips on the outside, filled with the classic tastes of the Taco Bell crunchy taco on the inside: 100 percent premium seasoned beef, crisp shredded lettuce and real cheddar cheese. Available exclusively at participating Taco Bell restaurants nationwide beginning March 7, 2013, the suggested retail price for the Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos is $1.39 (160 calories; 10g total fat) and $1.69 for a Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme (200 calories; 12g total fat) with reduced-fat sour cream and diced tomatoes. A Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos $5 Buck Box will include a Doritos Locos Taco Supreme, Burrito Supreme®, Crunchy Taco and a medium fountain drink. For people looking for lower-calorie, lower-fat options, Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos will be available Fresco Style with 140 calories and 7g total fat.

Taco Bell’s official statement notes that product was also in test in select restaurants in Toledo, Ohio for more than six months. The brand plans to “support the Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos launch with its largest marketing campaign in history, topping the launch of the original Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos.”

See Also: Taco Bell’s Flamas Doritos Locos Cheesy Gordita Crunch – DIY Doritos Locos Tacos