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Today's Horror: Doritos-Flavored Mountain Dew

But it's so far just being tested on college students

(Newser) - It might not be long before you're hearkening back to those halcyon days when you were crunching your Doritos and reaching your red-stained fingers for a bottle of Mountain Dew with which to wash down the whole mass of red-and-green-dye-filled pre-type 2 diabetes. No, soon you could be swigging... More »

Ex-Interns: We Invented the Doritos Taco ... in 1995

And they offer up some proof

(Newser) - While interning for Taco Bell's ad agency in the summer of 1995, four college students took part in a competition. Their idea—which didn't win, yet might seem familiar: a taco shell made out of ... Doritos. Of course, Taco Bell ultimately came out with just that roughly 17... More »

'Gourmet' Grub Slowing Down Drive-Thrus

You want a 12-ingredient menu item, you'll have to wait for that

(Newser) - As fast food menu items get increasingly "gourmet"—or at least complex—drive-thru windows are getting slower, according to a report from a fast-food industry trade publication. The QSR Magazine annual study also found that McDonald's had its worst year yet, with customers waiting an average of... More »

How Taco Bell Built the Doritos Locos Taco

It started by buying a paint-spray gun from Home Depot

(Newser) - The Doritos Locos Taco has been insanely successful for Taco Bell, with over 450 million sold since it launched early last year. Fast Company goes behind the scenes of the phenomenon, tracking the taco from an outlandish idea sketched on a piece of paper to the chain's biggest selling... More »

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