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The greatest food innovation of the last ten years (or more!)-- the Naco-- is going to be given away for free from 2pm to 6pm, Tuesday October 30th!!!


All courtesy of a stolen base by Angel Pagan of the San Francisco Giants! *GIANTS!*

And for all of my horrified foodie friends: the Naco (aka, Doritos Locos Taco) is only 5 calories more than a regular taco and only 4 Weight Watchers points each! (about 175 calories). So goood...mmmm. /HomerSimpson

(and they're going to have alternate dates for areas where the Taco Bells are closed from Hurricane Sandy).

Plus, Tuesday is Fat Tuesday...so it's a perfect day for this!

NACOS! Giants! Yay!

Date: 2012-10-29 10:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okojosan.livejournal.com
"Angel Pagan" what a name!

Date: 2012-10-29 11:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] furtech.livejournal.com
Better than "Marco Scutaro"?

There's also Hunter Pence, Buster Posy and Madison Bumgarner...(all their actual names, not nicks).

Date: 2012-10-30 03:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vlen.livejournal.com
Sooo lucky! They still haven't brought it to Canada yet, and I missed my chance when I was in the states ;-; I want a naco!!!

Date: 2012-10-30 05:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vulpesrex.livejournal.com
No, you don't.

I hadn't had one until today, when I bought 3, to compare to the way they used to make tacos (I hadn't been to a Taco Bell since moving out of Burbank in 2007, although there are at least 2 here in Roseville). They came in a cardboard holder, like a "Taco Sabot", to keep them either from cracking or fracturing into pieces...or to keep the magic taste dust from being rubbed off.

I didn't notice as strong a taste as one gets with real Doritos, and I attribute that to eating the taco as I slid or pulled it from the cardboard carrier. I tried the second, and noticed that when I catually held it with my fingers, it tasted...different, even stronger, somehow. Of course much of the flavor dust stuck to my fingers, discoloring them orange; and when I tried to lick it off, it tasted even more different, and stronger than when on the taco shell. ANd I had this compulsion to have more.

The third taco - I emptied out some of the meat, and ate primarily the shell with the lettuce and cheese. Quite pleasing, but not really _satisfying_, almost like I really needed about 3 more.

Eating the meat filling - you know, the actual point of the taco? - and it didn't have the same taste, rather bland, in fact - and certainly not the same intensity.

The tacos seem to have been redesigned to be magic nacho cheese dust delivery devices. And they WANT you to get it on your fingers, so you have to suck it off. Insidious!

You know what the "pushers" say: "The FIRST one is FREE; you want Mas...It'll cost ya."
Edited Date: 2012-10-30 05:04 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-10-30 11:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] furtech.livejournal.com
Nacos = best new food since french fries!

FYI: meat will taste less flavorful than in a plain taco because the Naco shell will, by contrast, make it seem so.

They are surprisingly low calorie and not horribly fatty or salty. Only 4 WW points!

And I find with tastier foods, I eat less. Two of them are fine for a meal!

Date: 2012-10-31 02:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vulpesrex.livejournal.com
What I really miss was something which they offered 25 years ago - Fajitas! I think that was also the first time they offered something which was close to a "soft taco", but they were delicious.

I guess that Food is something different for you; I know that you enjoy tasty foods, well-prepared - but you seem sated after having a reasonable portion of it. I find something tasty,...and I just want more and more of it, prolonging all those sensations one has while savoring the taste and texture and aroma of the food, until I just can't eat another bite. I'll order 6 crunchy tacos (or 4 carne asada or carnitas soft tacos, as they are served off the ubiquitous taco trucks found all over LA at all hours of the day or night).

So I envy your ability to take into account the caloric content and the fat and sodium levels, and decide to just "have one or two", no matter how tasty they are. I'm trying to learn how to do that and be content.

At least I am preparing much more of my own meals, and relying less and less on the Fast Food Drive-thrus.

Date: 2012-10-31 02:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vlen.livejournal.com
Well thanks for the super review, and really, yes I do. See the thing is I love my food, and well I do every now and again have the urge to feast on Taco Bell! Well more like gorge, but now that they closed down my local one, I have a hard time getting to one conveniently. Boo. And not to mention on occasion I gorge on a bag of Doritos, and yes one of the the big ones. XD

I've had a taco in a bag before (aka smushed up Doritos, with taco meat and toppings on top) and well I loved that too.

So naturally in conclusion, I MUST HAVE A NACO!!!!

I wants one @u@

And by the way that, nacho cheese dust, well main ingredient is, well, crack. XD


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