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Taco Twist

Softserve Taco Dispensing Machine
 
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Like the softserve ice cream machine that offers vanilla, chocolate, or "twist" flavors, how about a four chanber machine that holds taco meat, cheese, lettuce, and salsa. Then the user could pull the lever and fill the taco shell in one smooth gesture, leaving a fun little flip-point on top.
ticboy, Nov 28 2002

Patented by Taco Bell http://pub12.ezboar...e?topicID=497.topic
"a multi-compartmented container arrangement which is adapted for the separated stowage and dispensing of a plurality of different kinds of foodstuffs or items which are adapted to be carried in a discretely tiered and compartmented relationship within the container" - it's either a multi-way food dispenser or the box you serve it in. Kinda hard to tell. [DrCurry, Oct 17 2004]


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       <Homer-esque> Mmmmmmm, tacos <Homer-esque>.   

       But seriously, good idea in principle. Have you thought about the storage temperatures of the ingredients, cleaning requirements and possible buyers of such a machine? I can't imagine the average family using it unless they eat _lots_ of tacos.   

       I've also got concerns about the method of feeding lettuce through a hole at a constant rate....and cheese (don't you dare suggest aerosol cheese or I shall have to rant about processed food).
Mayfly, Nov 28 2002
  

       Mmmmm...creamed lettuce.   

       It wouldn't be tough to convince me that a certain quasi-Mexican fast food purveyor has already looked in to this.
half, Nov 28 2002
  

       will it be availiable in britain, coz it really pisses me off that Taco Bell isn't regardless of the fact that they aren't really as good as a proper taco.
kaz, Nov 28 2002
  

       Doesn't Taco Bell squish taco "meat" out of a tube? I'm sure they at least do that with the cheese & sour cream. Lettuce is still sprinkled the old-fashioned way.
Amos Kito, Nov 28 2002
  

       Last time i went to a 'Tacky Bell end' i dropped my tray on the floor,i could see exactly what was in my berita or what ever they call those things,it looked better on the floor rather than in me.
skinflaps, Nov 28 2002
  

       Do you really want things that were originally the consistency of bovines or plants to end up with the consistency of yogurt? I usually throw my lettuce away when it gets like that.
paloma, Nov 29 2002
  

       As halfbaked ideas go, this is a good one. Maybe an optional fifth chamber with guacamole?   

       Oh, and [ticboy], I think you're supposed to describe your tic.
bristolz, Nov 29 2002
  

       I dunno from the gobbledygook, but Taco Bell might have beaten you to it. (Can't find a picture to make sure.)   

       Pace bristolz, if you put only the cold things (cheese, lettuce, salsa and guacamole) in the machine, you could just use a regular ice cream machine. Though you would have to purée the lettuce. And use Cheese Whiz.   

       P.S. Don't expect my custom, but Taco Bell might well want to talk to you if that thing in the link *is* only a cardboard box.
DrCurry, Nov 29 2002
  

       Nice job, ticboy, a really good first post. Welcome.
krelnik, Dec 01 2002
  

       Still can't figure out what it is...
DrCurry, Dec 01 2002
  


 

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