Yes, I’m very aware that my tastebuds deserve the imminent displeasure they experienced since it’s pretty much a given that 7-11 food (especially in Taiwan) is a bad thing. And I should have walked away from the little hot-dog roller when I realized they called the taquitos “Italian”…but it was surely and honest mistake since:
a) there was a picture of a Sombrero next to the words “Yi Da Li”,
b) the Taquito definitely looked like a fairly authentic mexican Taquito,
c) the 7-11 tequitos in America are pretty damn good
and d) we’re dealing with people who think any westerner is American (so mistaking Mexican for italian is only a minor offense).
But, alas, they were right-on in calling them Italian. They are essentially rolled tortillias with a marinara paste inside…with a god-aweful taste. My proposal…this should be considered a crime against the english speaking world, second only to the title of the movie “The Never-ending Story” (thank you Lionel Hutts), and they should be renamed to a more appropriate “Italian shit tubes”.