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Taste Test: Doritos Late Night Tacos at Midnight

In the interest of living a healthier lifestyle, I've been trying to cut out my habit of late-night snacking. Unfortunately, it hasn't gone so well, as that's my favorite time of the day to snack. And the fact that Doritos sent me a bag of special-edition Late Night Tacos at Midnight? That doesn't make it any easier, either.

These chips are intense: each triangular bite is densely covered in a blizzard of burnt orange powder and flecked with black spices. Upon first trying them, I wasn't too crazy about their seemingly artificial taste. They had a flavor that I couldn't pin down — but by the 15th chip or so, I'd figured it out. To find out what they taste like, keep reading.

You know that premade taco seasoning mix that you stir into ground beef for ultrafast tacos? These chips taste exactly like that. And contrary to my initial statement, the next day, for some inexplicable reason, I couldn't stop reaching for them. "When they first hit your mouth, they taste artificial, but the aftertaste leaves you wanting more," Party commented when she tried them.


Although the MSG in them made me incredibly thirsty, I couldn't help but agree: they wouldn't be bad with pico de gallo, guacamole, or a creamy salsa dip. The conclusion? If you're too drunk to drive to Taco Bell at 2 a.m., these chips will definitely hit the spot! Have you spotted them at the supermarket? Do they sound like something you'd eat when you're drunk?




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MichelleTraub MichelleTraub 7 years
YES! I ate half a bag trying to figure it out. I really miss the old "Taco Bell Supreme" Doritos. Now those were tasty!
ShowBuzzkill ShowBuzzkill 7 years
Savor the flavor of Doritos' newest variety!
RachLA RachLA 7 years
I can't get on board with foods that are billed as for "late night"... I'm not a frat boy.
dannysf dannysf 7 years
Love the Taco Bell quote. Honestly Très they're not that bad.
Love-and-Sex Love-and-Sex 8 years
I love me some Doritos, but they need to kill this flavor. Never got over the "premade taco seasoning mix." And the name just screams, "I don't even care what I'm putting in my mouth."
flavorflavor flavorflavor 8 years
strangely, i now want to try these ;)
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I actually like the Cool Ranch Doritos, but I've been curious about trying the other new flavors. I'm not a huge fan of taco seasoning in the package though. I may try them, but I think I'll probably end up sticking with the Cool Ranch.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
Oh man. Those things just beg to be wrapped in bacon and deep fried.
jlr32phl jlr32phl 8 years
have you tried the late night jalepeno popper flavor? awesome! they actually taste like jalepeno poppers, it's almost weird, but too delicious.
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I couldn't care less about MSG, it doesn't bother me one bit! I'd totally eat these, especially with guacamole and sour cream. I may pick up a bag tonight, it is National Tequila Day after all!!!
suziryder suziryder 8 years
Do all Doritos have MSG? I try to avoid that stuff the best I can.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
Looks like the perfect partner to the .........bacon wrapped hot dog!
chancleta chancleta 8 years
I think I tried these.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
now I just want a taco and some cool ranch doritos!! :)
caramelqtee75 caramelqtee75 8 years
I thought I would like them but it apparently I don't like the taste of taco seasonings on some chips - I wasn't impressed
nylorac nylorac 8 years
lol yum, this is a hilarious post... i especially like the conclusion. i think i'll pass though on this. i'd rather have my belgian fries from a hole in the wall.
Brandi13jrm Brandi13jrm 8 years
lemuse20 lemuse20 8 years
They sure do look very flavorful!
Peggasus Peggasus 8 years
Nobody in our house liked them, I ended up throwing the rest of the bag out. I'll stick with my Nacho Cheese, thank you.
JessRose JessRose 8 years
"...but the aftertaste leaves you wanting more," Yes - this would be PERFECT for after a night of drinking. MSG be damned - bring 'em on.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
I saw a commercial for these and at first, I thought it was a joke! They have MSG in them? Guess I won't be trying them.
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