Taco Bell announced they were debuting their newest menu item, the Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco on 3-7-13. But the fans have spoken, and although the 'official' launch is tomorrow, you can sample this culinary masterpiece today!!! It won't be on the menu until the 7th, but if you go to your participating Taco Bell and ask for one, your wish will be granted. And yes Casper... that does mean us! After a well placed call, I was on my way to our local Wyoming Boulevard location.

DJ Nyke
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As a fan of the original Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco (supreme version, of course) and Cool Ranch Doritos, I had to be one of the first to taste this perfect melding of junk food and taco. At first bite, I was surprised at how the shell taste exactly like its namesake. The Doritos shell adds just the right amount of spices to accent the taco perfectly.

I expect the Cool Ranch DLT to do as well, if not surpass its predecessor in sales. It does have big shoes to fill. The original Nacho Cheese DLT sold over 350 million in a short year while becoming the most successful product launch in the history of the brand, with this week marking its one year anniversary.

Rodeo Rick
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Personally, I'm in fast food heaven. My fellow co-worker/compadre Rodeo Rick had this to say about the Cool Ranch DLT:

"A tasty division from the ordinary, but I'll still take my taco supreme as my Taco Bell favorite.


Whatever floats your proverbial boat, be one of the first to try one out today!!!