Taco Bell is Testing a Flamas! Taco Shell after Selling 200 Million Doritos Locos Tacos
Some kids want to fly jet planes when they grow up, others want be a firefighter with a Dalmatian named Smokey that sleeps at the foot of the bunk and can slide down the fire-station pole. When I grow up, I want to be this girl:
"A few days ago, Taco Bell invited The Register and the folks at the Foodbeast blog to the chain's Irvine test kitchen to try what could be the next two flavors for the wildly popular Doritos Locos Tacos brand."
Nancy Luna, "Fast Food Maven" at the Orange County Register recently reported on the incredible sales of the $1.29 Doritos Loco taco at Taco Bell, which has now surpassed the 200 million mark, making it the hands-down blue ribbon winner for the most successful product launch in the company's 50-year history.
Previously Luna and other outlets reported that Cool Ranch could be the next flavor, but at the Bell's test-kitchen, the Fast Food Maven also tried a chili-lime Flamas taco shell. Here's Luna's first-hand tasting notes on the two potential new taco shell flavors:
"During the taste test, I enjoyed the chili lime flavor of the Flamas taco shell over the less interesting Cool Ranch shell. The Flamas offered a two-dimensional flavor experience. At first, you taste a hint of lime with a bit of classic dusty red Doritos spice. Then, a blast of heat follows a few seconds later. It's a great pairing with Taco Bell's signature seasoned beef."
Now all we can do is sit here and wait. Taco Bell won't say when these new flavors will be available nation-wide.
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