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A Crispy Taco Challenge for Your Taste Buds

Oh how we love munching on these delicious, crispy beauties filled with mouth-watering meats and vegetables. Let's play this tantalizing trivia and find out how much we actually know about tacos...
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Fun Fact
Tacos are a symbol of Mexican cuisine and one of the most popular street food in Mexico. They were introduced to the US by Mexican immigrants.
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Fun Fact
The first taco truck was actually an old ice cream truck. It was opened by a Mexican immigrant and also happens to be one of the first food trucks in the US.
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Did You Know?
The first taco fast food chain Taco Bell was opened in 1962. The oldest Taco Bell and the oldest Mc Donald's chain belong to same town of Downey, California, near Los Angeles.
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Quick Fact
Taco al pastor tacos are a type of taco that combines Middle Eastern Mediterranean flavors with traditional Mexican flavors. They are typically filled with spit grilled pork.
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Frybread is a deep fried flat bread used to prepare an Indian taco. The fry bread is used instead of the corn tortilla. It's usually topped with venison or beef.
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Did You Know?
Tacos de sesos is filled with braised and grilled brain of a cow or goat. The creamy, custardy texture of the brain meat contrasts with the crispy taco shell and fresh crunchy veggies.
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Heavily marbled pork is used to prepare carnitas. It's not just used as a stuffing for taco. The same filling is seen to be used in tamales and burritos as well.
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Quick Fact
Basket tacos are called so as they are stored in baskets to keep them warm until serving. These are not made to order and prepared in advance.
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Codzitos were originally prepared by stuffing stale torillas with filling and then deep fried. It's topped with salsa and served as an appetizer.
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Quick Fact
Served at Grand Velas Los Cabos for a whopping $25,000, this taco is prepared with the finest ingredients including gold flakes and languistines. The tortilla is infused with gold flakes.
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Grasshoppers, crickets, and a variety of other insects also make it on the taco filling list. If this creeps you out, goat and cow eyeballs are also served!
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Well Done!

 Priya Johnson

Credits
Spencer Davis, Viktor Ritsvall, Chad Montano, Shan Li Fang