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Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos Tacos: Taco Bell Confirms Nationwide Launch

This past week, rumors have begun to circulate on the internet that Taco Bell locations were starting to sell a Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos Taco. After keeping track of what folks have been spotting, Foodbeast has been able to confirm with Taco Bell that this is a legitimate item, and it may be coming nationwide soon.

Rumors of the Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos Taco first came via Chewboom, where a reader there submitted images and information about the taco that they picked up at a location in San Antonio, Texas. This reader stopped by their nearby Taco Bell on March 31st to take advantage of the recent free Doritos Locos Tacos deal, and was offered the Flamin’ Hot taco shell.

The actual shell appears to be inspired by Flamin’ Hot Nacho Doritos, a new variety of the chip that was introduced in 2019.

That post made its way to Reddit, where other folks began to comment that they, too, had either obtained or offered the Flamin’ Hot DLT shell.

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Some of these Reddit comments also claimed that Taco Bell would be launching this nationwide as soon as April 16th. Foodbeast was unable to confirm whether these mentions came from actual Taco Bell employees, or if they were from customers that heard it from the restaurants they visited.

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Foodbeast reached out to Taco Bell with all of this information and a request for comment on it. The response consisted of the above provided image, confirming that the Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos Taco is a real product and coming soon. Update: Taco Bell has since confirmed to Foodbeast that Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos Tacos will launch on April 16th at all locations nationwide. Each taco is $1.95, or comes as part of a $2 duo with a Medium Drink. They can also be ordered as part of taco variety packs. 

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Doritos Fires Up Our Tastebuds With New Flamin’ Hot Nacho!


That nacho flavor we all love is spicing up for the new year. Doritos is taking their classic cheesy flavor and adding that addicting flamin’ hot kick that has been near and dear to our hearts for so long. Doritos Flamin’ Hot Nacho is a match made in heaven, as if it was always meant to be.

For the first time ever, the famous tortilla triangle will be dusted with heat. Begin your flavor journey with that familiar nacho cheese crunch quickly followed by fire. I am so ready for my fingers to be stained red with happiness.

Look out for the signature black and red Flamin’ Hot Doritos bag in the snack aisle today. It’s about time Doritos joined the hot and spicy family. New year, new chips!

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This Taco Joint Makes Their Tortillas Using FLAMIN’ HOT CHEETOS

You know how the radio bumps the same big hit every 30 minutes? That’s how I feel about Flamin’ Hot Cheetos food right now. All I’m seeing on my social feeds is restaurants looking to score some viral Internet points by piling the ever-popular extrudates on whatever they sell — pizza, burgers, burritos, you name it.

But there’s so much more potential to work with when it comes to Richard Montanez’s brainchild. Innovating around the spicy snacks shouldn’t be the equivalent of a Snapchat filter. In the words of my main man Rahzel, “You gotta do something new!”

Paraiso Juice Bar, out in La Mirada, CA, knows what I’m talking about. They’ve channeled their inner Iron Chef and made the chips their own with a homemade taco shell imbued with plenty of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. A twist like that is a definite 5/5 on the originality scale in my book.

To make the tacos, Paraiso grinds up bagfuls of the vibrant red Cheetos and mixes them into their masa. That then gets hand-pressed into a disc and sent to the griddle to heat and crisp up. The tacos are loaded with carne asada, cilantro, onion, tomatillo salsa, and even more Hot Cheetos crumbs because why not, the whole vessel is already made up of it anyways.

If you wanna go fully loaded on these, you can also opt for avocado, cheese, and sour cream on top.

What’s great about Paraiso’s take on the viral food fad is how their incorporation affects the flavor. With most takes on Hot Cheetos food, they’ve been drowned in enough sauce or sitting out long enough to make them taste staler than my dad jokes.

The Flamin’ Hot Cheetos tacos Paraiso produces, however, bucks that trend. You get the expected flavor and heat of the taco shell as a warm back note to all of the tasty taco meat and fixings on top. By creating their own masa, the restaurant ensures that flavor and texture is controlled for an optimum entree.

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That makes Paraiso’s contribution to the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos game one that merits more than a double-tap on Instagram. Oh, AND it’s gotten the thumbs up from the Hot Cheetos inventor himself. That throws even more respect on this creative taco’s game.

I hear that Paraiso isn’t done innovating yet, though, as Takis taco shells are in the works. Hot Cheetos AND Takis?! Now that’s my jam.

 

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Disneyland Has A Halloween Flamin’ Hot Mac & Cheese Cone Made For Instagram

Disneyland is famous for serving up some hype and over-the-top theme park food creations. Their newest one, a flamin’ hot mac & cheese cone, is a spicy spin on mac & cheese that evokes the Halloween spirit.

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Dubbed the Slow Burnin’ Mac & Cheese Cone, the new item is found in Disneyland’s California Adventure, over at the Cozy Cone Motel inside of Cars Land. It is made up of a charcoal-colored bread cone is filled with a spicy mac n cheese, made with a warm red pepper cheese sauce. The entire thing is topped with “crushed chile-cheese puffs,” which are basically Disney’s version of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. The cone retails for $8.99.

Jet black foods and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are currently both hot on social media, and Disney managed to incorporate both into one food to make it look good for the ‘gram. Based on some of the pictures we’ve seen, the stark contrast between the black cone and orange mac n cheese is already looking pretty sharp, and is a cool addition to any Insta-foodie’s feed.

The fiery mac n cheese cone will only be available until October 31st, giving park visitors a short time frame to try it and the other Halloween-themed eats out.

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Cheetos Just Dropped A Flamin’ Hot Chipotle Ranch Flavor

If you’re the type of person who walks around with Hot Cheeto fingers, you’re going to be stoked that a chipotle ranch flavor has hit store shelves.

As first seen at the Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago this past May, the Flamin’ Hot Chipotle Ranch Cheetos have hit stores sooner than expected, according to Junk Banter.

The new spicy snack was supposed to make its debut in July, but has been spotted in stores across the country, from Target, to Safeway, to Walmart, and even Ralphs.

As someone who despises ranch, I will not be taking the bullet to let you know how they taste, but I trust our buddy Ben at Snack Cellar when he said, “I didn’t think it was possible to beat the GOAT Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, but these new Chipotle Ranch Flamin’ Hot Cheetos just might have what it takes.”

So give these a try, ranch lovers. You just might have a new favorite Hot Cheeto.

featured photo by Snack Cellar

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There’s A Fierce Bidding War Over A Harambe-Shaped Cheeto

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[UPDATE] The final winning bid was for $99,900, at around 10:53 p.m. PST.

We once saw someone put up an Ebay listing for a sandwich bag of air from Kobe Bryant’s final basketball game as a Laker, so nothing should surprise you.
As of this writing, there is a fierce Ebay bidding war over a Flamin’ Hot Cheeto that looks a hell of a lot like a gorilla. There have been 115 bids by 36 people trying to get their hands on the snack to end all snacks.

The photo on the listing even shows a gorilla hanging from a tree in the exact same position as the Cheeto, just to enhance the visual.

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It’s described as “rare” which I guess is accurate, and they even threw Harambe’s name in there, because everyone knows all gorillas on the internet are Harambe.

The seller said:

I opened up a bag of Flamin Hot Cheetos and as soon as I looked inside I came across this unique Cheetos that looks like Harambe the gorilla.

This item is one of a kind!

It measures up to about 1 1/2 inches in length.

This item up for bid is only for this unique Cheetos, bag not included.
This makes a great collectible for anyone who appreciates rare items!

The Burbank, California listing will be up until Tuesday, at 12:45 a.m. PST, and people have bid over $99,000 for it.

My money’s on this being a hoax. I don’t know how Ebay regulates scammers, and fake bids, but if someone’s actually trying to spend 100 grand on a Cheeto, we might as well give up on this world.

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Flamin’ Hot Cheesesteak Baos Are Heatin’ Up Our Appetites

One of the most outside-the-box creations we’ve seen in preparation for the upcoming NOODS NOODS NOODS Asian food festival, presented by Cup Noodles, has got to be these Flamin’ Hot Cheesesteak Baos.

The concept is pretty simple: the insides of a traditional Philly Cheesesteak (beef, onions, peppers , and cheese) are served inside a steamed bun. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos is then dusted on the bao like a mighty coat of flamin’ honor.

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We were a little apprehensive about such an idea at first, but it totally works.

Created by The Kroft, a Southern California sandwich and poutine spot, the surreal take on the iconic sandwich will be an exclusive menu item at NOODS. If you haven’t picked up  your tickets yet, you can still do so here. Tickets are available for the Marketplace (entrance fee and buy as you go) or VIP (all you can eat and drink).

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Frito Lay Has A Line Of WALKING TACOS Featuring Hot Cheetos & Doritos

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Frito Lay has created a new line of TOP N GO Walking Tacos. The savory snack item, inspired by street food, allows you to top your favorite chips with anything your heart desires and eat them on the go. Get it? Top and go.

Currently, flavors available are Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Nacho Cheese Doritos, Original Fritos, Original Ruffles, and Tostitos. The packaging, unlike traditional chip bags, are wider rather than vertical. This leaves room for you to access your loaded chips without getting sauce or other food bits all over your hands.

While toppings aren’t included in each bag (can you imagine the mess?) they’re designed to throw on whatever you heart desires. This includes cheese sauce, ground beef, jalapeños, olives, peppers, onions, or whatever you would on a taco.

Once your chips are loaded, you can commence with the convertible dining experience.

You can find a list of vendors and retailers that sell the walking tacos here.

Photos: Frito Lay