We already have El Día de los Muertos as a fine way to associate Hispanic culture with our annual Halloween celebrations. Sure, it officially starts on November 1st, but Halloween officially starts and ends on October 31st, yet I start my celebrations on September 1st every year... so I'll mix in some Day of the Dead traditions with my Halloween celebrations if I damn well want to. But what about the food? Sure, I could make some sugar skulls, and I probably will sometime since I already have the mold for one, but what if I'm not in the mood to be Mocker Stewart? Fortunately, Taco Bell has come to the rescue.
While I generally don't eat fast food these days, especially something that can make you run for the proverbial border as quickly as Taco Bell, I still can't help but associate the release of their new Black Jack Taco with Halloween. And why? Because it's a black taco. A Black Taco. A BLACK TACO! Make no mistake about it, the entire shell is jet black, and when you factor in the timing of its release, it's easy to see why I now consider it to be the Official Taco of Halloween™.
In celebration of this, I have also created a new holiday called Tacoween™ which I will now demonstrate how to celebrate with my incredible artistic skills:
And yes, if you're going to celebrate Tacoween™, you have to dress up as ghosts before celebrating with your tacos. I don't care if you put your mom's floral sheets over your head... you have to dress up as ghosts. Now get out there and celebrate Tacoween™ in style, and I had better hear some AMAZING STORIES about how you handed out black tacos to trick-or-treaters on October 31st this year. I want full details on their reactions to receiving a black taco as you merrily scream, "Happy Tacoween!" at them. DO IT!
saturnknight on 10/20/2009 8:17 pm
I saw a commercial about that Taco, and it looks pretty cool. We only have one Taco Bell here, and it's in a theater.... so it's uber costly to buy anything there.
funny ghost comic though, the "ghost poop" reminded me of your Mc. Flurry maker article.
did you try the tacoween taco yet? black Taco... orange cheese, and well, anything halloween themed would be epic..... but not caramel corn though, that would go bad with the cheese.
Seriously, the world will IMPLODE!!!!!
nirvana_infinity on 10/20/2009 9:26 pm
Dude, I just want to buy a sh!t ton of black taco shells to make the magic last all year long!
darkvare on 10/20/2009 9:37 pm
taco bell lies to you selling you U shaped tostadas real tacos are soft and we had black tortillas since the beging of their existance hell there are even green and orange tortilla
darkvare on 10/20/2009 9:49 pm
here i found a picture
robo_rob on 10/20/2009 11:27 pm
I love the Volcano Taco, yet I must try this new Blackjack taco... not only does the season demand it... but how can anybody resist a black taco shell?
captain516 on 10/21/2009 12:12 am
lol, isn't DDLM a latino holiday?
KoMoDo (Guest) on 10/21/2009 1:09 am
I have had the Tacoween taco, and it is delicious. Its alot like the Volcano taco in its just a regular taco with a sauce but its like a melted pepper jack cheese sauce and i'm hooked on it, plus they only charge you 89 cents unlike the inflated price of the Volcano taco. Its a shame the commercials are making this look like a fashion taco and not a Halloween one.
goblyn on 10/21/2009 8:27 am
I think your tacoween cartoon is scientifically inaccurate, as there would have to be so much food coloring in the taco to make it black that it would probably turn the ghost poop black!
Oogedy-Boogedy (Guest) on 10/21/2009 10:37 am
I tried a few of those 'back jack tacos' as well (I don't like saying 'black taco', cuz it kinda sounds like a racial genetelia reference).
I think the taco itself is.... ok. The thing about it is that the cheese sauce tasted like Thousand Island dressing to me, which I couldn't get over.
Oh well! They still look cool, which is a large part of the reason for Tacoween!
Kris (Guest) on 10/21/2009 10:51 am
I have two problems with this new taco.
1) Why come out with a black taco during halloween season and completely not acknowledge the fact that there is a correlation between the two. Instead, they choose to name it after a casino game. What gives?
2) Maybe the taco bells in NY are just lazy, or out of stock on sauces, but when me and my friends got ours they were no different from regular tacos. They just had black shells, which again, would be cool if they acknowledged a halloween theme...but they don't...so I just bought a taco named after a casino game for no apparent reason other than that the shell matches the color in the name of the casino game.
KoMoDo (Guest) on 10/21/2009 11:38 am
I would also like to add that Black Tacos are the most evil taco, and I wish Glenn Danzig made a song about tacoween.
-RoG- on 10/21/2009 3:49 pm
"I think your tacoween cartoon is scientifically inaccurate, as there would have to be so much food coloring in the taco to make it black that it would probably turn the ghost poop black!"
goblyn, see, that's where you're wrong. Nothing can turn ghost poop black...
ColdFusion (Guest) on 10/21/2009 5:38 pm
.. ghost poop.. wut... fufufufufu.
Now here's the thing.. I would like it fine if it was black corn, or even blue corn darkened a bit, but this is obviously dyed.. and that is .. not my favorite. XD
then again I don't like hard shells anyway.
ach (Guest) on 10/21/2009 11:05 pm
can i have a black taco too?
The Ghostwriter on 10/21/2009 11:45 pm
I WANT BLACK TACOS WITH GHOST POOP TOPPINGS!!!
Okey, that was too much.
Dan (Guest) on 10/22/2009 9:20 am
Halloween officially starts and ends on October 1st?? Oh RoG, these tacos are getting to you.
Benmark (Guest) on 10/22/2009 10:04 am
When I saw the picture of the taco shell, without reading anything first, I thought it was made of chocolate wafer! Way to let me down.
-RoG- on 10/22/2009 12:30 pm
Dan, yep, typos do tend to happen when I'm up 'til 4am on average and sustaining myself on sugary Halloween candies. ;)
Benmark, isn't that what Choco Tacos are for?
duanewolff on 10/22/2009 2:06 pm
I have tasted the object known as the "Offical Taco of Halloween"! I've attached photographs of said activity:
All in all, not bad, though the sauce wasn't great.
The Ghostwriter on 10/23/2009 6:49 am
I'm telling you, the sauce doesn't taste great because you need to use ghost poop.
ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTE!
Bellamisty on 10/24/2009 11:44 pm
At least they made it free for Halloween!
bountyhunterseven on 10/27/2009 3:31 pm
mmm, not a fan of the black taco taste...HOWEVER, if u take the "volcano taco" sauce and stick it in the BLACK taco....THAT would be UBER cool!!
Nick on 10/27/2009 7:12 pm
I would never eat that.
Kris (Guest) on 10/30/2009 10:14 am
OK so they finally gave me a legit one at the taco bell last night. It's just a cheesey gordita crunch without the gordita. Not bad, as I have always liked that pepperjack sauce but come one...what good is it without the gordita/hardshell combo!
I-Mockery Blabber (Guest) on 10/31/2009 4:09 pm
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Dave (Guest) on 05/27/2011 5:01 am
A black taco? That's quite... disturbing.
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