Flamin' Hot Doritos Locos Tacos Fans Won't Want To Miss This Taco Bell NBA Promo

As of this writing, the final matchup for the NBA playoffs has to be decided. However, Taco Bell has decided to do their best to raise the stakes of these final games. In a press release shared with Mashed, they announced an "NBA Comebacks" promotion instead of the "Steal A Game, Steal A Taco" promotion that they had run for the last five years.

The gimmick of the promotion? The first time an NBA team pulls back from a losing position at halftime to win the game during the finals, Taco Bell will give out a free Flamin' Hot Doritos Locos Tacos to people across the nation. The return of this fan favorite will run for as long as supplies last, are not available via delivery, and excludes the Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme.

How to actually get your free Flamin' Hot Doritos Locos Tacos will be revealed in further detail only when the first comeback is achieved. Taco Bell insists, however, that this is more likely to occur than the stolen game upon which they used to rely, as such a comeback has occurred in seven of the last 10 NBA Finals.

The comeback of a special

When you look at the terms and conditions of the promotion, you find that legally speaking it is the "steal a Game, Steal a Taco" promotion retooled as a comeback — the comeback being that of the Flamin' Hot Doritos Locos Tacos, which first appeared in April 2020, possible as an appeasement to fans still mourning removal of the Cool Ranch and Fiery Doritos Locos Tacos from Taco Bell's menu.

As Trend Hunter details, the Flamin' Hot Doritos Locos Tacos are hard-shell tacos covered in crushed Flamin' Hot Doritos. In their report, they only gave the idea a 3.1 in terms of popularity, activity, and freshness. While it has received positive reviews from TheReportOfTheWeek, the Impulsive Buy, and others, the combination of artificial tasting Doritos with a regular Taco Bell taco may have proven a marriage that brings out the worst in each. Either way, it's free this time around (under certain circumstances), and without a worldwide pandemic to distract us, it may find even broader appeal.