Recently, I gave the Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco a test drive. We discussed whether this was a good example of corporate synergy or not, but the real test is the taste.
The taco comes in a generic wrapper (couldn't splurge for a Dorito-branded piece of paper?) but inside, it is cradled in its own custom cardboard sleeve. This didn't really serve any special purpose that I could see, unless these shells are particularly susceptible to breakage.
From what I could tell, the shell appeared to be very similar to the normal taco hard corn tortilla shell. The only difference is the familiar Doritos flavor coating inside and out. The consistency of the crunch and overall taste of the taco was not diminished by the flavored shell. In fact, I hardly noticed. Reader Matt posted a comment on the other article with a similar observation.
My overall conclusion? The Doritos Locos Taco is more hype than new taste sensation. Still, for about a buck (or about a buck seventy for Supreme) this might be something worth a try on your next visit and see if you agree.