Taco Bell – “DoubleDilla”


The concept is simple: take an ordinary steak or chicken quesadilla and make it twice as big for $1.20 less than you would have spent on buying two quesadillas. In my view, this is a long-overdue recognition by Taco Bell that the quesadilla alone is not a meal, and yet it is just a mite too pricey to be treated as an a la carte item like the smaller tacos and burritos.

When you munch down one of these monsters, you will be almost full. It is the quesadilla formula of two types of cheese, one of which seems real and the other feels like fermented vegetable fats, a special sauce which is savory in the same rough formula of the McDonald’s “Big Mac” sauce or Chick-Fil-A’s celebrated eponymous condiment. The steak, which may be re-assembled meat in gelatinized chunks, is soft and has a smoky flavor. Together these make a tasty flat wrap that can be smeared with “Fire” sauce and wolfed down in drunken or stoned delirium.

The “Doubledilla” comes with a small bag of flour chips and some rather plain salsa. The plainness was necessary because of the complexity of the sauce on the quesadilla, and surprisingly, this salsa is both not terrible on the chips and very tasty on the “Doubledilla” if you mix in some of the “Fire” sauce. Then you can smash up the chips and feed them to the birds.

Oddly, this meal reminded me of a salient fact: quesadillas, like pizzas, were originally designed as appetizers not meals. The lack of vegetables or rice makes this not quite filling as a meal, necessitating the chips which are junk calories of low staying power. The other option would be to increase the amount of jelly meat, but that would probably narrow the margin to an unsuitable point.

Taco Bell struggles with the problem of its food no longer being really a good deal. To get out there with a filling meal, one must purchase multiple smaller burritos or tacos at $2-$3 apiece. Where once one could wander in and for a buck and change pick up several of these, ending up with a meal under $5, now the outlay for a normal person would be closer to $7, not including the soft drink or desserts which you should probably avoid anyway.

With that in mind, the “Doubledilla” is a menu item without a plan: it is too expensive to be a partial meal, and yet not big enough to be a meal, which leaves the consumer stranded between high corporate margins and declining currency value without a satisfying mass produced Mexifood experience.

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38 thoughts on “Taco Bell – “DoubleDilla””

  1. Ludvig B.B. (vOddy) says:

    Are we reviewing taco bell now?


    Get this trash out of here.

  2. Egledhron says:

    Taco Bell is pleb-tier Mexican food.

  3. Phil says:

    When will you stop being faggots and finally review McDonald’s new Signature Collection?

    1. AK-47 says:

      McDonalds create vast and epic burgers through rushing fast calories that break pattern to project spaces of fantasy, virtual existences for the mind to roam while the body is trapped. The construction of their fries follows not definitive gastronomic rules but deconstructive anti-gastronomic power-tater composition structured in unorthodox ways to create as wide a space of potential taste affinity as possible, simultaneously supporting its chaos with seemingly disconnected dips which maintain a fast blasting counterpart to the soaring, diving, dimensional Happy Meals.

      1. Orogenesis says:


    2. I blew my head off like Per Ohlin says:

      McDonalds milkshakes are the best.

  4. Deport All Hipsters says:

    What’s next, Starbucks reviews?

  5. some guy says:

    I’ve never had a Taco Bell taco and I plan to keep it that way.

    Chick-Fil-A on the other hand, is, as far as fast food goes, pretty good, if only for the fact you can see the actual muscle fibers in their chicken, or in other words, it’s real meat. Price-wise they obviously can’t compete with the bigger chains but if you’re craving salt and grease there are far worse options. As a bonus they are pro-family and anti-homo. If I have one complaint about them, it’s the ridiculous scripts they have their employees recite (“My Pleasure!”).

    1. C.M. says:

      Fully agreed on all accounts. Why aren’t you writing reviews for DMU?

  6. morbideathscream says:

    We all know that Starbucks makes low quality coffee, quite toxic too from what I understand, designed for hipsters, yuppies and other assorted trendies. You’re better off buying coffee at your local gas station/convenient store. Not to mention you’d save a shitload of money.

    1. morbideathscream says:

      This was intended for deport all hipsters. Goddamn, my phone keeps fucking up.

    2. C.M. says:

      If you ever take a look inside the coffee makers at a gas station, you’ll be glad to pay 4 or 5 bucks for a cup of fresh coffee.

  7. C.M. says:

    I recommend the beefy Frito’s burrito, it’s anywhere from $1 to about $1.40 and is pretty damn filling on its own.

  8. Abominable Goatpenis says:

    I`ve said it once an I will say it again.

    Prostate massager reviews when?

  9. thewaters says:

    Remember when deathmetal.org was actually ANUS.com? Remember when the site was pretty inactive for about 5 to 7 years between 2001 and 2008? I remember going on that site and thinking it was amazing, quiet, mystical and contemplative. I also remember how the yearly metal update became a momentous occasion for rejoicing because we readers knew it was going to be good……

    1. old school ANUS says:


      I remember. Big review box for analysis on “good” music and small box for the shit; more of a resource than anything else. Aside from metal, ANUS provided some great writings on life in general in the philosophy section. This website has flushed itself down the toilet but I don’t blame Prozak/Brett Stevens or Obscura Hessian for any of this.

      I blame backpedaling on obvious bullshit like Ares Kingdom (not even a C+ people) on a lack of values and consideration. The same arguments used against Darkthrone’s Ravishing Grimness can now be applied to this site in general. Maybe there’s ad revenue to be made to keep this site up and running.

      1. Blame some of the previous editors who lacked a strong grounding in heavy metal. If you don’t shoot down the mediocre and popular bullshit, then the beer metal populace will think it’s competent when it makes Benediction seem genius.

        Ares Kingdom is Order From Chaos and guitar masturbation tossed into disposable pop music that’s entertaining only like a really bad movie being so random you can’t anticipate what bullshit will happen next. Then you can waste your time going back and dissecting what Morbid Angel, Sodom, or Order From Chaos riff Chuck Keller stole so he could make the song four minutes too long and shred again. Darkthrone has been the same way since Panzerfaust.

        1. Rainer Weikusat says:

          As this was recently mentioned: The well-known term for this self-defense instinct is tase. Its [categorial] imperative not only demands rejecting what could only be openly ‘accepted’ to avoid giving offence but also, not-rejecting as much as possible. Defense spending, even small amounts, when habitually undertaken, implies a huge and entirely gratuitous impoverishment. Our largest expenses are often the smallest. The constant need to be on guard alone may weaken oneself to the point of defenselessness. Defense – one shouldn’t fool oneself about that – is an expenditure, vigor wasted with negative causes. […] Am I supposed to become a hedgehog? (Ecce Home, “Why I’m that astute”, p 25 [German edition]). Amazingly, the prose still shines through my wanting translation.

      2. Kermit the Fucking Fuckface Frog says:

        Boo Hoo

  10. canadaspaceman says:

    Fast food joints are a ripoff.
    You get bigger portions and better quality by buying groceries and cooking at home.
    Also, no chance of some diseased/sick moron touching your food if you make it yourself.
    ..and anybody that lives in a cheap crappy apt, without a kitchen, just save some bucks and buy plug-in toaster ovens, and plug-in woks. I tell you it is well worth it, You save money in less than a year to start buying other stuff you want besides garbage fast food.

    1. Ludvig B.B. (vOddy) says:

      Listen to this man.

      It tastes better and isn’t expensive.

  11. theheaviestbanjo says:

    What the fuck is this garbage? Surfing this website has helped me to discover a lot of cool music and ideas I would otherwise be hard-pressed to find. I enjoy good food, drink, smoke and music, and like to know what to avoid, just like anyone who tries not to be a complete asshole. But you have to be a complete asshole to assume that anyone wants to hear what you think about Taco Bell’s latest marketing gimmick, at least so formally. Those kinds of thoughts are meant to be shot down by your friends which happen to be in a better state of mind than you at the time you have them, in real time, that is to say: before they become developed into full-blown blathering stupidity and your friends ditch you for someone less obnoxious.

    Usually I don’t care enough to post comments online; there are maybe a dozen comments from me on the whole internet, but having taken some magic mushrooms with my coffee this morning, I’m feeling more helpful than usual. A website like Church of Zer, differences in taste and philosophical conclusions notwithstanding, exhibits a terrific enthusiasm for good music, which is what is lacking on this website. Significantly, the music is presented with some fucking awesome fanfare and not much else, leaving it to speak for itself. I appreciate analysis with depth and imagination, but this is overly cerebral, self serving bitching, which is a fancy way of saying too much noise and not enough signal, which could be used to describe the source of so much of the daily misery I endure as a result of living in modern society. Save the whining for your diaries, you blathering faggots. Either way, I’m off to feast, fight and fuck. A little more heart is called for, in my estimation, and that is not philistine.


    Unless y’all just want this website to be a place for angry nerds. Then you’re taking a great band name and making it lame, which is unforgivable.

    1. C.M. says:

      I turn into a inflexible literalist when I take mushrooms, too.

      1. Kermit the Fucking Fuckface Frog says:

        It happens to the best of us.

        1. C.M. says:

          I thought that was implied when I said it…

          1. Kermit the Fucking Fuckface Frog says:

            Sorry I must have been taking you too literally

            1. C.M. says:

              Yeah. Lay off the mushrooms bro.

    2. Doug Killjoy says:

      I too am pissed that they discontinued the Diablo sauce. Shoulda stocked up when you had the chance, bro!

  12. BlackPhillip says:

    A good analogy for the current metal industry environment.

  13. matters says:

    I’ve always aid that Taco Bell “creative” teams hire stoners to invent items in their menu. How can anyone not tripping balls or have the munchies from Hell, think of, or even eat a “Quesolupa” or whatever it’s called.

  14. Theozoologist says:

    Pentti Linkola is disappointed…

  15. ttt says:

    TheReportOfTheWeek did it better.

  16. M says:

    Please don’t do this. Beer and tobacco reviews are already borderline (I love beer and tobacco, but I don’t need to read about them here). Coming here to discover a fucking taco-bell review, complete a billboard style picture of a quesadilla is just too much. Did I turn add-blocker off?

    Seriously, just don’t.

  17. I’m on the spectrum and even I realized this is tongue in cheek.

    1. Ludvig B.B. (vOddy) says:

      We don’t want tongue in cheek articles.
      We want the real deal.

      1. Kermit the Fucking Fuckface Frog says:


  18. Roger says:


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