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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. I used to be a strictly soft shell taco guy. Every time I went to a taco place it was soft shell all the way. They always seem bigger, more filling, just more stuff in them. You have to be delicate with a hard shell to keep it from breaking while you fill it, but with a soft shell, you just cram it full of stuff. Over the years, my tastes have evolved. Now when I eat a soft shell taco, it is kind of like eating mush. There is no variation to the texture, so everything just melds into one indefinable lump. Now when I walk into a taco joint or make tacos at home, I have to have the hard shell. The meticulous construction of the hard shell taco ensures that there is not too much of any single ingredient. Just the right amount of protein, a sprinkling of cheese, crisp shredded lettuce, juicy tomato, and the all important taco sauce accentuated by a pleasant crunch. Dang it, now I have to go make tacos!

  2. I picked the third option because although it is technically a hard shell, I absolutely LOVE the Taco Bell Doritos Nacho Cheese shell more than any other shell available. Second is the Chalupa shell they have (which isn’t the same as an actual chalupa if anyone has ever had the actual dish, more like a fluffy yet crunchy taco), and third is double decker (which I can easily make at home).

  3. I actually like the Cheezy Gordita Crunch. It’s got all the crunch of a hard taco, but the soft outer shell keeps it from crumbling in my hands. Super convenient.

  4. Hang on a moment here… there is more than one taco shell type… In the UK they just a do a taco shell. and it’s not great. stale would be word.

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