Taste test: This flavor of Doritos, not to be confused with (un-original) Taco, had a slightly darker coloration than the standard Doritos, with less of the bright orange/yellow powder and a slight brownishness instead.
The amount of taco powder varied a lot from one chip to the next, but even the stronger chips had a very subdued taco taste. There were some very mild spices in there, and they were balanced out by the various cheeses and sour cream. So it didn't have any of the kick of taco powder, but the taste was slightly taco-like and pretty good.
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Smell test: Nice mild and cheesy taco smell. Could definitely smell some sour cream in there too.
From the package: “It's back” ... “Ingredients: Whole Corn, Vegetable Oil (Contains One or More of the Following: Corn, Soybean and/or Sunflower Oil), Taco Seasoning (Salt, Yellow Corn Flour, Spices, Corn Maltodextrin, Whey Protein Concentrate, Monosodium Glutamate, Whey, Cheddar Cheese [Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes], Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Corn Oil, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Buttermilk, Artificial Color [Including Yellow 6 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Blue 2 Lake, Yellow 6, Yellow 5], Sour Cream [Cultured Cream, Nonfat Milk], Butter [Cream, Salt], Modified Corn Starch, Blue Cheese [Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes], Lactic Acid, and Sunflower Oil).”
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Market Basket. Review published .