I’ve been waiting to eat the beefy nacho burrito for way too long it seems. Just as it was announced an supposed to begin, I was poised to eat it on day 1 and much to my despair, it wasn’t available. Today, I got my chance.
In the course of fast food history, the big chains have blessed us with a few extra-special concoctions that, upon their availability, absolutely electrified the public. We swoon yearly over the reintroduction of the McRib. KFC’s Double Down sandwich was such a big deal that former NY Times’ food critic Sam Sifton reviewed it. 2012 brings us Taco Bell’s big splash–the Doritos Locos Taco–a Taco Bell taco with a shell flavored like a Nacho Cheese Dorito.
We’ve been reading articles ALL OVER THE INTERNET about how the meat mixture used at Taco Bell is only 35% meat. From Serious Eats I learned, “According to the USDA, the beef filling for Taco Bell’s tacos must contain at least 40% beef.” That’s gross enough. But to come in below that number is astounding.
If you woke up on a beer-stained “who dat?” nation floor, then perhaps you missed the really important part of last night’s Super Bowl: the commercials. Nachos were grossly under-represented, but they did offer up a few cameo appearances.