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Tony Merevick joined BuzzFeed as a reporter in the fall of 2013 to focus on national LGBT news. He is the co-founder and former editor-in-chief of Chicago Phoenix, an innovative LGBT news startup in the Midwest.
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While the milk, flavor syrups, sauces, and toppings that go into some of your favorite Starbucks drinks have seen plenty of tweaks and changes over the years, one massively important ingredient has remained exactly the same for more than four decades: the espresso.
Although the heat (and, uh, consequences) probably followed you long after eating it, Taco Bell's wickedly hot Diablo Sauce was only around for a short, limited time run at this time last year. Its scarcity even inspired enterprising hot sauce peddlers to sell packets of the stuff on eBay. But now, you'll be able to grab fistfuls of the stuff at your local T-Bell, because Diablo Sauce is back -- and for good.
From unleashing whole taco shells made out of fried chicken to stuffing Kit Kat candy bars into quesadillas, Taco Bell has long set itself apart from other chains by pushing -- if not breaking -- the limits of fast food with insane new menu items. But now, the Doritos Locos purveyor is about to do the exact opposite -- by serving its first-ever take on the simplest and most ubiquitous fast-food staple of all: French fries. Yes, for real.
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