Yes, we went there. Amid the Fresco Crunchy Tacos that were only 150 calories each and 13 grams of carbs...we bought the new Taco Bell Doritos Locos Tacos. You know the ones, where they replace the standard crunchy corn tortilla with a Doritos Nacho Chip tortilla.
This new taco, to celebrate Taco Bells 50th Anniversary (which was yesterday) is actually a "Taco Supreme® made with premium seasoned beef, crisp lettuce, diced juicy red ripe tomatoes, real cheddar cheese, topped with cool reduced-fat sour cream, in a shell made from Nacho Cheese Doritos® Chips". The regular Locos Taco is 170 calories, 13 grams of carbs. The Supreme version is 200 calories, 15 grams of carbs.
The surprising part to me, was the fact that there wasn't that big of a difference between the regular Locos Taco and the "healthy" Fresco Crunchy Taco. They were close on calories and carbs and there was only 30 more mgs of sodium.
I kinda liked this. It really is just a regular taco in a Dorito potato chip coat. The flavor isn't as strong as eating a Doritos chip right out of the bag (and the actual shell is much thinner than a regular Doritos chip). I thought that it was saltier than a regular shell which worked for me (because lets be honest, it's a frigging potato chip and they have to be salty!). The bottom line is if you like Nacho Doritos, you'll like this taco. But if you like the regular Taco Bell taco shells, I think you might still like the Doritos Loco Taco, it's not that much of a huge taste difference to me.
Would I order them again? Probably. I go so rarely to Taco Bell these days, but if I get stuck and have to order something, I can see me ordering the Loco Taco. Mr. L? Not so much. But I do think, in general terms, the Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco is a success.