Food & Drink

Some Culinary Geniuses Just Invented the Taco Donut

Published On 03/06/2015 Published On 03/06/2015

For too long, the worlds of donuts and tacos have existed as two parts of a totally unconnected Venn diagram. But now, thanks to a team of intrepid Redditors led by barryabrams, these two disparate foods have met, and the results look damn good. Introducing: THE TACO DONUT.

What started as a mere sketched blueprint 13 years ago is now a reality thanks to a 3D printer, which was used to create a donut-cutting implement that could fashion the two halves necessary to contain the taco-seasoned beef filling. Once the biscuit-dough donuts were sealed with the beef inside, they were deep-fried, and then covered in queso "frosting," sour cream "icing," guacamole, cilantro, and hot sauce.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the 3D printer (which creates a porous surface that can be easily contaminated), the donut cutter could only be used for 24 hours before needing to be thrown out. But we live in modern times -- surely there's someone out there who can manufacture a more permanent model. Please?

Adam Lapetina is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and wonders how long it'll be before we have BURRITO donuts. Read his musings at @adamlapetina.

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