Doritos and Taco Bell fans can stop waiting: the Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco (being marketed as the Cool Ranch DLT) exists, and it's hitting Taco Bell stores nationwide March 7.
The brand first announced the release via Vine, tweeting, "It's out of the bag. Coming March 7th. #CoolRanchDLT http://vine.co/v/bvlaYggdIiU." "There has been enormous interest in the new Cool Ranch flavor of Doritos Locos Tacos and people are wondering why it took so long," Greg Creed, chief executive officer of Taco Bell Corp, said in a press release. "Originally we had planned to launch the Cool Ranch flavor in the same year as the introduction of Doritos Locos Tacos." The high demand for the Nacho Cheese flavor, however, made Taco Bell focus first on Nacho Cheese, then on Cool Ranch.
The Daily Meal got a taste of the yet-to-be-released taco, and taste tests find the taco to be predictably crunchy, but not terribly different from a regular taco. The Cool Ranch flavor, however, does linger a bit longer than the taste of a regular corn tortilla would. Cool Ranch DLT is retailing for $1.39 for a regular taco and $1.69 for a "taco supreme" with sour cream and tomatoes. Naturally, nutrition information is available online, but we don't want to know that. All we need to know is it's Cool Ranch Doritos meets Taco Bell. Perfect stoner food, for sure.