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Americans love tacos! In 2016 alone, we ate 4.5 billion of them. We even have National Taco Day coming up on Oct. 4 to celebrate the popular portable Mexican dish. Plus, countless families love doing their own version of “Taco Tuesdays” right in their own kitchen.
If you’re looking for ways to make your family’s taco night even more enjoyable, I’ve got a few ideas for you. Check out this collection of taco holders that may be functional, but add a whole lot of fun to the dinner table:
Kids who love dinosaurs will go crazy over this taco holder. TriceraTACO is green, but not so mean. He’s got an adorable smile on that face, after all! The set is made of BPA-free, lead-free and phthalate-free material, so you know its safe for your kids’ food. Amazon: $12.95 per set.
2. Taco Amigo Tongs
This set of four Taco Amigo Tongs keeps your soft or hard tacos propped up. No more messy spills that slop out of your stuffed shells! The red and orange tongs are microwave- and dishwasher-safe. User reviews on Amazon reported the tongs fit pre-made, store-bought shells without any issue. Amazon: $6.01.
3. Divided Taco Plate
Bed Bath and Beyond sells this cool plate for a portable taco bar experience. The shells fit neatly in the built-in holders. Then, you can put your fillings on the other side of the plate. The plate is dishwasher-safe and costs $2.99 at bedbathandbeyond.com.
4. TopKitch Stackable Holders
These stackable taco holders have a simple, yet effective design. Your hard or soft shell slips right into the center frame to keep them upright. Each set comes with 12 holders (four red, four yellow and four green). They are dishwasher-safe and easy to store thanks to a stackable design. Amazon: $14.99.
5. Bring On The Truck!
Bring the taco truck directly into your dining room! These cute holders are shaped like trucks and each holds two tacos. The company produces these with food-safe polypropylene plastic, which can be used in the microwave. A set of two costs $5.98 on Amazon.
6. Get Classy
These stainless steel taco holders are restaurant-grade quality and can go in the oven (perfect for crisping your shell up-right and pooping them in to get the cheese to get ooey-gooey melty. These are a little more pricey: a 2 pack (they each hold 3 tacos) will cost about $23.00. But you can rest assured that these will last a long, long time compared to the plastic counterparts above.