Food & Drink

Taco Bell's New Cheetos Quesadilla Puts the Doritos Taco to Shame

Published On 11/30/2016 Published On 11/30/2016

While Taco Bell's American locations have been content with biscuit taco Quesaritos, the chain's overseas hubs are taking Tex-Mex tinkering to new, absurd heights. First South Korea laid out a kimchee quesadilla worthy of international envy. Now Taco Bell's unleashed a Cheetos-laden quesadilla upon the Philippines. That's right: Where once the Doritos Locos Taco was considered outside the box, now there's this glorious-looking monstrosity making it look tame.

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The dish itself is reliably simple: It's the classic three-cheese blend, but with the added crunch of Cheetos. Do the Cheetos get soggy? Do they cut the roof of your mouth? More important, why would TB exclusively give the Philippines something that is so goddamn, quintessentially American as a Tex-Mex staple loaded with cheese curls?  

These are questions we might never be able to answer, as it doesn't seem like this fast-food medley will make its way stateside anytime soon. But hey, at least you can probably cobble one together with a bag of Cheetos and a trip to Taco Bell.

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Wil Fulton is a staff writer for Thrillist. He actually blames Gwyneth Paltrow for most of the world's problems. Follow him @wilfulton.

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