Taco Bell’s Dorito Craze

In 10 weeks, Taco Bell has sold 100 million of its new Doritos Locos tacos

Doritos Locos

People are loco for Locos.

Ten weeks ago, Taco Bell launched its Doritos Locos taco, a taco made with a Dortios-based shell, rather than the standard hard taco shell, according to an article from The Atlantic

Since its launch, Taco Bell has sold 100 million of the mixed up tacos to the public. While people must be loving the taste, the nutritional facts of 100 million Locos tacos are a different story. 

The Locos weighs 78 grams. About 100 million Locos weighs 17.2 million pounds. This weighs as much as four space shuttles at liftoff. 

The Locos taco has 170 calories, 9 grams of fat, 25 milligrams of cholesterol, and 340 milligrams of sodium. 

The Supreme Doritos Locos packs even more of a punch, with an 18 percent increase in calories, a 22 percent increase in fat, and a whopping 40 percent increase in cholesterol. 

A Supreme Fresco version is also available, replacing the cheese with a mix of cilantro, onions, and tomatoes. This decreases the fat from 11 grams to 8.25 grams. 

If all the 100 million Locos sold were strictly regular versions, Taco Bell would have served 17 billion calories, 900,000 grams of fat, 2.5 million grams of cholesterol, and 34 million grams of sodium. Based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, that’s enough to feed, at least, the whole population of Hong Kong for a day. 

The Supreme version would raise that number to 20 billion calories. About 100 million Locos Supreme tacos would feed 10 million people for a day. 

The Doritos Locos isn’t the only thing Taco Bell launched this year. Check out these reviews of its breakfast foods.