Sunday, February 20, 2022

Taco Bell's Flamin' Hot Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco and chips comparison

Oh boy! I'm excited for this one today!
Hey Ian, Taco Bell is bringing back the Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco!
Ian - Really!?!
Except it's Flamin' Hot Cool Ranch.
Ian - Oh...

In partnership with Doritos and their new Flamin' Hot Cool Ranch Doritos corn chips, Taco Bell is also bring us a new Doritos Locos Taco. We hated their decision to get rid of the Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco. The Nacho Cheese one just doesn't have the same tangy flavor that we love. 

And so today we're going to try the Flamin' Hot Cool Ranch Doritos Locos tacos and compare them to the Doritos Flamin' Hot Cool Ranch chips. 

Alli is excited. I certainly am too. 

This little boy who tries his best to avoid spicy foods is not super thrilled. 

Let's give the Flamin' Hot chips a try first. They don't have the same deep red color as the taco shells, but they do have that bright red color that's consistent among Flamin' Hot flavors. 

How is the flavor though? 
A few weeks ago, I gathered a bunch of the family and we tried 11 different Doritos flavors to find our favorite. My favorite of all 11 was the Cool Ranch Doritos. These though. These are better. They still have that Cool Ranch flavor that I love, but they also bring a little bit of heat to the party. I love that! It's not like those Scorchin' Sour Cream and Onion Pringles that didn't have any Sour Cream and Onion flavor. 

Ian of course gives them a thumbs down. Alli thinks they are a 9 out of 10. Theresa thinks they're okay, but regular Cool Ranch is better. I would give them a 10 out of 10. 

Time to enjoy some tacos! Instead of being dusted with red flavor, Taco Bell must have added dye to the corn meal because this is super deep red. You can see some of the spices on the shell, but if there's any of the Flamin' Hot powder, it's difficult to see. 

How is the taco? First off, it's way better than a regular crunchy taco shell. It adds a different dynamic to the taco. 

There's some spice to the taco shell, but not to the level of the chips. 
Ian - It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. 

Theresa was surprised at how good it was. She thinks it's a lot better tasting, but has a hard time paying the extra $0.60 for a different taco shell. 

I thought the original Cool Ranch Doritos Locos taco was the best. I've changed my mind. These Flamin' Hot Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos (what a mouthful) are my new favorite. 

They get a 10 out of 10 from Alli. Ian didn't put his thumb straight down this time. He's like 25% maybe.
I'm glad Taco Bell brought back a version of the Cool Ranch Doritos taco! I know what I'll be ordering for as long as they're available.  

1 comment:

  1. Those Flamin' Hot Tacos are REALLY Red!!!...tastes like a winner for 3 of the family members. By looking at Ian's "taco bite" compared to the others, one can definitely see he wasn't going to take any chances with a big mouthful :-) The Flamin' Hot Chips was a mixed bag...looks like a mix of Regular Cool Ranch and Flamin' Hot Cool Ranch taste buds out there; but looks like you found a new favorite flavor! EOM