Tacos has to be one of the iconic meals that defines a nation.  Up there with Pizza from Italy, Cabbage rolls from Ukraine, Tandoori from India, Frog Legs from France and Chinese food from …. well China.

Over the years we have made tacos at home for the kids.  Most of the time we would use the soft tortillas.  A well mixed meat base with Guacamole, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese.  Assemble a meal in a rollup and consume.  Ummm delicious

Rarely did we every do the crisp taco shell variation.  Some might claim that this is the authentic version but I am not sure.

Pat and I were shopping the other day and I noticed the Tostido Taco shell package.  Our dining choices often depends on sudden inspirations.  (well mine are, Pat normally plans ahead)

“Lets have a traditional Taco meal tomorrow” says I and picked up a package of crisp taco shells.

The last time we made a Taco meal using the crisp shells was when our kids were younger.  Now I realize why.  No matter how careful you are, the shells shatter on the first bite and you have taco guts all over your hands and possibly your outfit.

So I decided to do some research and found out that the crisp taco is not an authentic Mexican version.  I had to go into Wikileaks to get the true info.  Apparently firm shell tacos were invented and pushed onto the North American market by a well financed market group owned by a consortium of Kimberly-Clark (Bounty napkins) and Proctor and Gamble (Tide detergent).  Now that explains things

Taste great but not to be repeated.