Taco Bell Unveils Doritos Loco Taco

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Taco Bell has unveiled its latest creation.  For the past few weeks the billboards outside Taco Bell restaurants has read, "It's Coming, March 8."

The "It" is a Taco Supreme with a shell made of Doitos, a combination of two great treats into one delicious taco.  It's called the Doritos Locos Taco, and it went on sale at Taco Bell restaurants at midnight, March 8.

The shell is similar to a taco shell, but a special cardboard case comes with it to protect hungry fans from the nacho cheese.

The 5NEWS morning crew was a big fan of the new creation and had the opportunity to try the taco a day early.  5NEWS Anchor Ashley Beck and 5NEWS Meteorologist Jason Adams were both very excited about the newest food item.  Though they were both a bit hesitant to try the treat.  Once they'd eaten a few bites the tacos grew on them, however.  Jason even managed to snag a few to take home as well.

After eating the taco the consensus among the Morning Show Staff was that the taco deserved a rating of 3 out of 4 stars.

The Doritos Loco Taco comes in at 200 calories, surprisingly low, considering how fattening the combination sounds.  The taco also has 370 mg. of sodium.

The Doritos do make a great addition to the taco shell.  According to The USA Today, Doritos is already the nation's number two snack brand, coming in a close second behind Frito-Lay.

The taco will appear at Taco Bell's nearly 5,600 Taco Bells nationwide.

For those of you who are excited about the newest addition to the Taco Bell Menu there's some good news.  Taco Bell is expected to unveil a Doritos Cool Ranch version of the Taco in Fall 2012.