What’s the worst thing you ever had on an order of nachos? Mushrooms? Carrots? Broccoli? Maybe all three of those at once like me, which caused a severe moral and spiritual crisis where I wondered if nachos were really my calling… Of course they are, but it made me realize that there can be some weird stuff on nachos, and not all of it good. Stuff, for example, like door knobs.
It was a hot Thursday on July 4th in Fishkill, NY, and all Eve Saint wanted were some Taco Bell nachos, just like any reasonable human on the most American of days. After a 45 minute wait in the ol’ TB DT, nachos were delivered, but upon closer examination a “secret” ingredient revealed itself. See if you can guess what it is.
Nope, that isn’t a door knob, because there was never actually a door knob in these nachos. While it does in fact look like a door knob, when Eve called the Taco Bell to rightfully complain about her added bonus, they said that a door knob in ones nachos would be “impossible”, and hung up on her. And correct they were, as the mystery ingredient was actually the top of a nacho cheese dispenser pump, something like the below example.
After repeated calls by Eve to the establishment went unanswered, eventually Taco Bell realized the error of their ways. In a statement, Taco Bell corporate said that “We take this very seriously. The franchisee that owns and operates this location is looking into this matter and strives to make things right with the customer.” With that sincere corporate apology and a series of discounts later, I’m sure Eve Saint and Taco Bell are fast friends once again.
If there is a moral to this story it has to be that it is better to find a nacho cheese pump top than a door knob in your nachos. No, wait, is it that a pump top on your nachos is better than one in the hand? A knob in the bush is better than one in the hand? Definitely that one, but also just don’t eat nachos if there are items from the hardware store stuck in them. But hey, of all the things recently found in Taco Bell foods, at least it wasn’t a box cutter.