Who doesn’t love running for the border? Taco Bell has been serving up Mexican inspired food for over fifty years. The restaurant has been the go-to hot spot for anyone who has a severe case of the munchies. The introduction of breakfast has meant that people can get their fix of the spicy, salty, and meaty food they crave. No one is going to mistaken the menu items of anything served at Taco Bell for something they’d chow down on in Mexico. However, that doesn’t stop the public from eating all of the beefy and cheesy goodness they can serve up.
10. Double Decker Taco Supreme
Have you ever dreamed of being able to eat two tacos at the very same time? How can you do that when you only have one mouth? Well, the answer to that question is far more simple than you may think. All you need to do is order a Double Decker Taco Supreme. It’s two tacos in one. How can that be? Well, leave it to Taco Bell to make sure that you can stuff your mouth with as much of their delicious food as possible. A Double Decker Taco starts with a soft tortilla with refried beans added to it. Then, the tortilla is wrapped around a hard shell taco that’s then filled with ground beef, sour cream, lettuce, cheese, and tomatoes are added on top. All of that delicious goodness is just one taco. You don’t need two mouths to satisfy your craving for double the flavor.
9. Bean Burrito
The Bean Burrito seems like such a harmless choice. It only has beans, red sauce, onion, and cheese. It almost sounds like a fantastic snack. Weighing in at 380 calories, this is a meatless burrito that’s kind of beefy. It’s relatively easy to put away a few of these burritos without thinking about it. If you do that, you’ll do more than just toot for a day or two. You’ll also need to do quite a heavy workout to burn all those calories. It’s hard to believe that a burrito with so few ingredients could have so many calories. Keep an eye on those beans as they make the calorie count on their other items skyrocket as well. It’s hard to deny just how great they taste though. Vegetarians love the bean burrito, and many consider it their go to fast food item. Many vegetarians love Taco Bell since it’s easy to have them remove the meat from quite a few items. The same refried beans that are in the Bean Burrito can be exchanged for meat at no extra charge in their menu items that have ground beef. Those who are seeking meatless alternatives to their favorite Taco Bell items should ask to have the meat replaced with beans. They’ll be more than happy to do it for you.
8. Chicken Soft Taco
Did you know the Chicken Soft Taco has gone through a few changes over the years? If so, then you’re someone who enjoyed this chicken taco from way back. It used to have grilled chicken, Pico De Gallo, lettuce, and cheese. Today the Chicken Soft Taco consists of shredded chicken, lettuce, and cheese. Don’t freak out; you can still add Pico sauce. Just keep in mind that it’ll cost you extra. Gone are the days when you could enjoy this taco with the free addition of Pico. It goes to show you that some things really were better back in the day. You may go with a Chicken Soft Taco if you’re worried about calories. The item weighs in at 170 calories the way it comes. That’s not too many calories if you don’t load it up with a whole lot of other things. A couple of these and a glass of ice water makes for a somewhat healthy fast food meal. Healthy in the sense that you’re still eating a ton of calories and salt. But, sometimes you just want to feel less guilty when enjoying your guilty pleasures.
7. Chili Cheese Burrito
Are you one of the many who considers themselves a member of the Chili Cheese Burrito cult? If so, you don’t have to unveil your identity to anyone. However, just know you’re not alone. What isn’t there to love about both chili and cheese? It’s a menu item that many people who regularly visit Taco Bell know nothing at all about. What is it? It’s cheesy, beefy goodness wrapped in a tortilla. Actually, it’s just that. There is nothing else in the chili. No beans, vegetables, or anything to get in the way of all of that wonderful flavor. It’s just meat, cheese, and chili sauce. You feel guilty while eating it because you know deep down inside it’s just wrong. When something is this wrong, it wonderfully feels right. You shouldn’t expect this to resemble any chili that you’ve ever known. It could even be said that it’s like a Tex Mex version of Coney Dog sauce without the onion. This is one of those burritos that you don’t want to eat while driving down the road. It’s not unheard of to squeeze on it, and all of the chili and cheese comes out. Leave it to the seasoned veterans to eat this while taking a road trip. If you find yourself on the road and craving one of these burritos, do the right thing and pull over. Your shirt and probably even pants will thank you for the effort.
6. 7 Layer Burrito
The 7 Layer Burrito was the original gut bomb before all the others came around. If you’re hungry and on a budget, then you already know what this burrito is all about. You may even use one of these burritos as a workout tool before eating it. That way you can burn the enormous 440 calories it contains. Adventurous eaters have been known to put more than one of these away in a sitting. What’s makes up the 7 Layer Burrito? It starts with refried beans. Then, a healthy serving of seasoned rice goes on top of it. Sour cream and guacamole are added to help it all slide down. If all that wasn’t enough, then cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce are added. All of this combines for a burrito that can leave you feeling full and needing a nap. Those who think that Chipotle was the first chain to offer burritos that require you to loosen your belt better think again.
5. Waffle Taco
For years upon years, Taco Bell gave up the breakfast fight with restaurants like McDonald’s. All of that changed just a handful of years ago. The introduction of the Waffle Taco shook the very foundation of fast food breakfast. Taco Bell had to do something other than introducing inexpensive items to compete with the big boys. They had to knock it out of the ballpark, and that’s precisely what they did with the Waffle Taco. What exactly is a Waffle Taco? You better be sitting down for this. It’s a taco that has a waffle shell. Inside the shell was your choice of bacon or sausage, scrambled eggs, and cheese. You were also given containers of syrup instead of packets of sauce. Did you notice the switch to past tense? If so, you were probably feeling pretty upset. Yes, the Waffle Taco is no more. You can’t get this fantastic item at any Taco Bell. Hopefully, someone out there with a lick of sense will bring it back. The world can’t go on too much longer without this sweet and savory breakfast delight.
4. Burrito Supreme
The Burrito Supreme is one of those Taco Bell menu items that seem to have been around forever. You can rest assured that someone in a packed Taco Bell is enjoying one. Few menu items have lasted the test of time like the Burrito Supreme has. You know for a fact if you’re a lover of this fantastic concoction, that’s you’ll never have to go without it. There are few menu items that are sure to never be replaced as this one is. The Burrito Supreme packs a who’s who of Taco Bell famous ingredients. It starts with a healthy dose of refried beans. After that, seasoned ground beef is added to it. Then, it gets the red sauce treatment much like the Bean Burrito does. It also has sour cream, lettuce, cheese, onion, and tomato. These are all items that have always been on the menu at Taco Bell. That in itself is one of the reasons why it has been a staple of the fast food joint.
3. Firecracker Burrito
Have you ever wanted to eat a mouthful of spicy Pop Rocks along with your burrito? If you answered yes, then Taco Bell had exactly what you’re craving. Well, the truth is, the Firecracker Burrito had a very limited run. It wasn’t available nationwide. Before you have a nervous breakdown, it’s still possible this 2017 creation will hit the market sometime soon. All the fast food restaurants test run items before taking them to a wider audience. There’s still hope that someday in the not so distant future you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the Pop Rock like crackle that this burrito offers up. We hate to do it, but now let’s talk about this burrito that you’re probably never going to taste. The teasing is far too much, but you’ve got to know. You can’t live the rest of your life not knowing exactly what’s in the Firecracker Burrito. Such a punishment isn’t fitting for any person who considers themselves a lover of Taco Bell. The Firecracker Burrito was offered in both a spicy and cheesy varieties. They both had a red tortilla, seasoned ground beef, rice, red tortilla strips, low-fat sour cream, and nacho cheese sauce. The spicy version got a chipotle sauce for added heat. The kicker is the cayenne infused Pop Rocks like candy. You were supposed to add those to the burrito as you eat it. They weren’t hidden for you to discover later on. It’s also been said that the spicy crackling candy for lack of a better term was available as an add on, which means that you could buy them and put it on any food item you wish. There is no word if the Firecracker Burrito is coming to a Taco Bell near you. Maybe, just maybe, if you’re good and Santa knows it, he’ll ask your local Taco Bell to carry this gastronomical wonder. Who knows, you may find one in your stocking this coming Christmas.
2. XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito
You know that anything from a fast food restaurant with XXL in the title is going to be loaded with calories. The XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito is no exception, and it weighs in at a whopping 870 calories. Are you thinking about enjoying a dessert after your burrito? Only do so if you plan on fasting for a week or running in a marathon. You probably also want to skip the soda pop and stick with water. It would seem pretty foolish to drink diet soda pop with a massive burrito like this. But, it’s your run for the border adventure. Don’t let anyone or anything get in your way. Are you ready to hear what’s in this burrito? It has all the makings of a great taco bell item. Try not to drool when reading all the ingredients in this burrito. It starts with a healthy dose of seasoned ground beef, refried beans, seasoned rice, guacamole, Pico De Gallo, three cheese blend, reduced fat sour cream, and avocado ranch sauce. Really, reduced fat sour cream? Why? It’s almost hilarious to think that anyone would care how much fat the sour cream has in it when eating this burrito that has enough calories for two meals. Oh, let’s not forget that the burrito is grilled. They grill up the burrito after it has been assembled. Think of this process as adding a little flair to the burrito. Sometimes you just have to forget about the calories and enjoy yourself. If there’s any good news, it’s that this is a menu item that you’re not going to order more than one of. So, in that sense, it’s probably a pretty good value. It’s a meal in itself. You shouldn’t need anything else to feel full and completely satisfied.
1. Doritos Locos Tacos
Nothing has impacted the world of fast food like the Doritos Locos Taco. It could be said that even Taco Bell has been shocked by the popularity of these tacos. Why are they so popular? You wouldn’t ask that question if you’ve ever had one. They’re actually quite delicious. But, the reason for their popularity can be traced directly to what the younger crowd wants. Those in the target category of 18-35 want not just a meal, but an experience as well. They’re searching for something more than a sense of fulfillment while eating. What exactly is a Doritos Locos Taco? If you don’t know, then it’s high time you head on over to Taco Bell and get a couple. The taco shell is made from Doritos. Yes, you read that right. There are three choices: Nacho Cheese, Cool Ranch, and Fiery. As you can imagine, the Fiery is an excellent choice for those who like things super hot. The Nacho Cheese and Cool Ranch are must-try items on the Taco Bell menu. They’re something that you can’t ever get out of your head. They are like a song on the radio that you wish you’d never heard before. It’s all about the Doritos that you’ve spent an entire lifetime enjoying. Unlike some Taco Bell items such as the Firecracker Burrito, Doritos Locos Tacos are here to stay. How can something so awesome ever leave us? Anyone who has ever bit into a Doritos Locos Taco knows there’s just one problem with them. That would be, the shell is softer than the crunchy shells everyone is familiar with. That’s the reason why the Doritos Locos Taco has a special protective case for its shell. You’ll be glad it does when you begin eating it. The flavor of the shell goes wonderfully with the seasoned beef, lettuce, and cheese. Make your Doritos Locos Taco a supreme and they’ll add sour cream and tomatoes. Do yourself a favor and try one of these tacos if you haven’t already. You’ll wonder how you were ever able to live for a single second without having these delicious tacos in your life.