Video: I Lit a Taco on Fire!

August 15, 2013 ♥ Posted in: Geek Events, YouTube videos by Kristina Horner

As a YouTuber, I often find myself saying the sentence: “Well, this is definitely the weirdest thing I’ve ever done for a video”. That single statement has included things such as “hatching” out of a fake “egg”, wearing a tutu, wrapping my entire living room in wrapping paper, being covered in fake blood and throwing paint at my friends – among many other things I know I am forgetting.

This time, though, I think I’ve taken it to a whole new level.

I’ll be transparent with you – Taco Bell asked me to make this video. They didn’t pay me… I just agreed for the fun of it. I appreciate and respect their keen marketing sense and their food is a huge guilty pleasure of mine, so yeah. When asked if I wanted to anounce the newest Doritos Locos Taco shell flavor, I said yes. And then proceeded to immediately text my roommate Justin, “Can you help me light a taco on fire?

Bless him, he agreed enthusiastically without even asking why. THAT’S the mark of someone who’s lived with me long enough to know not to bother asking questions. Strangeness is the norm at our house, definitely.

Anyway, you can get the new Fiery DLT at Taco Bell early starting on the 19th, before it’s announced to the rest of the world on the 22nd. But the real point of this blog post is to make sure you watch this video, because I LIT A TACO ON FIRE. And apparently my hand, for a few seconds there. I didn’t notice until I started editing the video together. I promise though, we took all the necessary safety precautions, my gloves were fire proof, and we had a fire extinguisher within shouting distance.



Nathan says:

Hey Kristina! Just up-front, I’m a huge fan of yours and have been watching for years and years – you’ve tremendously influenced me and been a smiling face when I’m down. Recently though I’ve felt like your videos have changed a bit. 14 of your last 20 videos have involved named products or companies, some of which have been gifts and some were just recommendations. I know part of this involves funding your videos and getting an awesome car/gas, but seems like just a lot of your main channel has involved products and that’s not really why I and others subscribed to your main channel. Your sides (like Hypercube) are awesome, but your main channel just seems inundated with these types of vids instead of the fun, honest talks with you we used to get?

Kristina Horner says:

I’m very sorry you feel that way! I do recommendation videos because I had a very high demand for book/tv show/game recommendations, and the Fiesta Movement is something I am very lucky to be a part of, as they’ve funded a huge amount of really fun videos I’ve enjoyed making and the main focus of the project is to create great content.
I know some people seem unhappy about the TacoBell things I’ve been doing, but it was my choice to make those videos and I feel like I do any/all product placement with integrity. I’ve been a bit busy this summer with Job Hunters but I will be returning to a more regular vlog type schedule once we’ve wrapped shooting.

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