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Now You Can Make Doritos Locos Tacos at Home

Now You Can Make Doritos Locos Tacos at Home

Back in 2006, long before anyone ever heard of Doritos Locos Tacos, General Mills made a flavored taco shell. It was a product ahead of its time, apparently: Consumers didn’t care, and the Old El Paso Stand ‘N Stuff taco shells in salsa and nacho flavor were discontinued. Now, eight years after its initial flub and two years after Taco Bell turned a nacho cheese taco shell into a best-seller, Old El Paso has decided it’s worth another go.

Bold Nacho Cheese Flavored Taco Shells will hit stores in August. Unlike the previous version, in which the cheese flavor was baked in, these have cheese flavor sprayed on—“blasted” as Old El Paso describes it—after the shells have been baked and fried. “We took a more topical approach,” Rob Clements, R&D manager for Old El Paso, says. The result, he says, is a cheesier-tasting taco with stronger “top notes.” The company is also using more cheese.