Just when you thought it was safe to head back to Target after their massive credit card data breach during the holidays, comes this fascinating meal idea.
Customers recently reported seeing single-portion bags of Doritos stored in the refrigerated section of Target stores near the shredded cheese. They began posting photos on Twitter and asking, “Why is Target refrigerating Doritos?” Some of us, me included, must be slow on the uptake.
Target was swift to answer: in order to create a “more convenient shopping experience,” Target has placed all the ingredients for “walking tacos” in the same location.
Exactly what is a walking taco? In a nutshell: you crush the contents of a bag of Doritos with your hands, open it up, shovel in all your favorite taco fixings and eat it right out of the bag with a spoon. Ostensibly, this is while you’re “on the go,” otherwise known as sitting on your keester watching TV, which technically isn’t “on the go” but come on, is anyone actually going to go out in public — in plain view of everyone else — and eat one of these?
Convenience and crunchiness aside, eating fat- salt- preservative-laden food out of plastic Dorito bags doesn’t seem… like an honorable culinary pursuit. I mean, really, I’d hate to think that we’d sunk that low on the civilized eating scale. Heaven, or rather Julia Child, forbid.
I was going to go to Target today to buy one of those As-Seen-On-TV collapsible hoses, but I’m not so sure now. I may go to Lowe’s instead, provided they haven’t gone to the dark side as well.