Taco Bell has come out with a new "Loaded Taco Burrito" as a limited-time special, so if you're a fan of the Bell, hurry and get it while it's hot.
Brand Eating reports that this new idea is being tested in Toledo, Ohio, for $1.49 in participating Taco Bell locations. You can probably guess what it is, since it's all in the name. The burrito features a double portion of the ground beef used in the regular taco, along with lettuce, tomato, cheese and sour cream normally found in a side taco. In order to make up for the lack of a hard taco shell, Taco Bell is incorporating crunchy tortilla strips. That way, you get everything you love about a taco, including that satisfying crunch, all in a burrito.
Since the Loaded Taco Burrito is likely to be a hit, it's no wonder Taco Bell plans to offer it as part of a $5 Big Box meal as well. That meal will include the Loaded Taco Burrito, a Crunchy Taco, a Doritos Locos Taco and a medium soft drink. What's left to be needed in that lineup?
I imagine that since this burrito doesn't include any limited-time ingredients, we'll be able to custom order it even in the areas where it isn't being tested. It doesn't hurt to try, anyway.
If you're more of a nachos fan, you might prefer the other menu item that Taco Bell is testing. According to Grub Street, another new item on the testing menu will be "Loaded French Fries." Basically, think of the loaded nachos you like so much, and replace the chips with fries. Sure, it doesn't seem like much of a south-of-the-border type food, but it does seem delicious.
The fries have been testing in different countries with different toppings. Guatemala's test comes with ground beef while Japan's test comes with a shareable size featuring green onion and nacho cheese. The States' version is testing in California with Nacho Supreme toppings -- cheese, sour cream and tomato.
As always, there's a lot that Taco Bell has to offer. It's our job to keep trying it all.