Happy News: National Taco Day

By DB
@dgobucks226 (13839)
October 4, 2017 4:02pm CST
October 4th is National Taco Day, another of those made up holidays celebrated once a year. Taco Bell is offering a National Taco Day Gift Set. It includes four classic Taco Bell tacos, including a Crunchy Taco, Nacho Cheese Doritos® Locos Tacos, Cool Ranch® Doritos® Locos Tacos and a Fiery Doritos® Locos Tacos for $5. Some other chains are also offering special deals. California Taco is doing a buy one taco get one free. Margaritas Mexican Grill is serving a Taco Gigante, a mammoth of a taco that weighs two pounds and is filled with chicken, beef, pork, bacon, cheese, lettuce, refried beans and much more. Accept the Taco Gigante challenge and you’ll get a free Taco Gigante. Of course, you may have to ask for it to go. Here is a little Taco history. The name Taco apparently came from the silver mines of Mexico in the 18th Century. The term referred to the little explosives workers used to extract the ore. Pieces of paper were wrapped around the gunpowder similar to how a Taco is stuffed with all those tasty fillings. Actually, one of the first types of Tacos described in the 19th Century is called tacos de minero—miner’s tacos. A pretty cool story! Anyway trivia aside, do you like Tacos? What kind are your favorite? Do you go to fast food places or restuarants for Tacos? Sources- Taco Bell Website and fortune.com and nationaltacoday.com Photo- California Tortilla/google images
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@Corbin5 (116531)
• United States
4 Oct 17
I do like tacos. Veggie crumbles, for vegetarians like me, works out well when it comes to making a veggie taco that looks and tastes like it has meat, but does not..
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@dgobucks226 (13839)
5 Oct 17
That is pretty cool a veggie Taco. Does it need any spicing up to make it tastier?
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@Corbin5 (116531)
• United States
5 Oct 17
@dgobucks226 No, I just add sharp, shredded cheddar cheese and vegetarian refried beans and the taco is delicious.
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• United States
4 Oct 17
I used to go to Taco Bell, but not anymore. I liked the regular hard shell tacos with sour cream..its been so long cant remember what they are called. Happy Taco Day DB.
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@dgobucks226 (13839)
5 Oct 17
Hi OT! I like making my own. Hard or soft shell either is fine. I think Taco bell is overrated but perhaps I ordered the wrong item when I went there. The Mexican restaurants are much better
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@TRBRocks420 (82937)
• Banks, Oregon
4 Oct 17
Love tacos they are very deserving of their own day.
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@dgobucks226 (13839)
5 Oct 17
I am with you TR. I don't eat them often enough, but when I do, they are terrific.
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@kobesbuddy (55719)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Oct 17
We make our own tacos at home, so I can have my gluten-free tortillas.
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@dgobucks226 (13839)
5 Oct 17
Home made is the best!
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@kobesbuddy (55719)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Oct 17
@dgobucks226 They are simple, but the tortillas we buy at the store.
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@dgobucks226 (13839)
5 Oct 17
@kobesbuddy Same here
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4 Oct 17
Let's celebrate! Where is the tacos?
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@dgobucks226 (13839)
5 Oct 17
At my house.....oops all finished till next year Invisible
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5 Oct 17
@dgobucks226 Oh, no... Too late.
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@dgobucks226 (13839)
5 Oct 17
@TheInvisibleMan Good one! Like your humor Thanks for the response.
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@celticeagle (119881)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Oct 17
My grandson and daughter eat Taco Bell way too much. I like the idea of National Taco Day.
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@dgobucks226 (13839)
5 Oct 17
There seems to be many different foods that have their own national holidays and I like the idea of getting a good deal anytime these establishments want to offer it. Yes, a great idea deleriousinIdaho.
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@celticeagle (119881)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Oct 17
@dgobucks226 ......And the businesses appreciate the business these special days bring them I am sure.
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@dgobucks226 (13839)
5 Oct 17
@celticeagle Absolutely!
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@teamfreak16 (41523)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Oct 17
We have taco night a couple nights a month. Unfortunately, that was not tonight.
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@dgobucks226 (13839)
5 Oct 17
Well, tacos are good anytime.
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@teamfreak16 (41523)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Oct 17
@dgobucks226 - You got that right.
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@andriaperry (58985)
• Anniston, Alabama
5 Oct 17
I make tacos all the time at home, sometime we go out to Taco bell.
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@dgobucks226 (13839)
6 Oct 17
An easy as pie recipe for sure!
@kepweng (18707)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
5 Oct 17
happy tacos day but its free to eat too?
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@dgobucks226 (13839)
5 Oct 17
Hi Miss K. The Taco restaurants all have promotions on that day. If you buy a Taco the 2nd is free for example.
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@JohnRoberts (63280)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Oct 17
I frequented Taco Bell a lot recently on my trip. That gift set is a good deal.
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@dgobucks226 (13839)
5 Oct 17
Although not a frequenter of Taco Bells, I must admit that gift set is very tempting
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@Hannihar (42283)
7 Nov
That is cool National Taco Day. I wish we had something like that here in Israel.
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@dgobucks226 (13839)
7 Nov
No special days of observance Hanni?
@Hannihar (42283)
8 Nov
@dgobucks226 We have our Jewish holidays, but, nothing like National cat or dog day or national taco day. We have difference remembrance days like for our soldiers that are gone from us and for all of our Jews that perished in the Holocaust which are very important days.
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@dgobucks226 (13839)
8 Nov
@Hannihar Very special days and much more important than a Taco day. The National days are just for fun. Your days Hanni are special!
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@LeaPea2417 (22090)
• Toccoa, Georgia
8 Oct 17
I like tacos. I prefer to make them at home.
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@dgobucks226 (13839)
8 Oct 17
As do I Home cooking your own tacos is always the best! Thanks for your feedback.
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@LeaPea2417 (22090)
• Toccoa, Georgia
8 Oct 17
@dgobucks226 your welcome.
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@1creekgirl (12034)
• United States
13 Oct
Oh, man, I just missed National Taco Day! Just a few minutes ago before I saw your post, I wrote about making tacos today. I enjoyed the history trivia about it.
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@dgobucks226 (13839)
13 Oct
Homemade Tacos are the best! Like a crunchy sloppy joe, lol. It was interesting how the name came about....
@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 Oct 17
I could never live in the US with so many yummy National Days. I do like tacos, yummy! Very cool about the fact the name came about from pieces of paper wrapped around little explosives....and some chilli fillings come close to those explosives
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@renicemae (3560)
• Philippines
6 Oct 17
I love shawarmas...what is its difference in Tacos? I think they are pretty the same with the fillings inside. only they differ on how it is wrapped?
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@dgobucks226 (13839)
6 Oct 17
Thanks for teaching me about shawarmas. Grilled meat that is wrapped. Very similar to tacos and gyros except for the type of meats used inside the wrap.