No, I’m really not kidding. I have a theory that all the hate that exists for this fine establishment originated in the days of old and people have not fairly readjusted their views. I might even throw Taco Bell’s menu on a list of most improved over the past 5 years. Everytime I look up there are new items and it seems they are all straight gold.
Unfortunately, I no longer live in the near vicinity of this glorious spot, but recently I found myself once again entering the storied walls. It was a stirring experience bringing back memories of first jobs and glorious meals alike. While old favorites like chili cheese burritos, soft tacos, and gorditas still grace the menu, my focus these days tends to be on the newer items.
The flagship of the new menu in my mind is the Frisbee-esque Spicy Chicken Crunchwrap Supreme. I originally ordered this little island of paradise as something of a joke after seeing the ubiquitous commercials and was absolutely blown away. The gold lies in the warm bottom where the spicy chicken mixes with the spice elicited by the nacho cheese and the result is a warm burst of flavor that will excite any palette. This warm spice is balanced with a light, fresh finish from the sour cream, lettuce, and tomatoes residing at the top of the Frisbee. I feel this is a must hit item for any self respecting foodie. And yes, you can only get it at Taco Bell.
My second go-to item takes the form of the Chicken Grilled Stuft Burrito. This is a heavy item, so bring your appetite, but that is exactly why it is appealing. For someone with an inner fat dude trying to escape like myself, I need something that is going to fill me up. The Grilled Stuft Burrito is willing to be that food. Don’t think this order is merely about size though. The Grilled Stuft Burrito brings the flavor with marinated chicken, tomatoes, and rice.
I have to admit this is the most my mouth has watered writing any of these reviews. So for those of you who have written off taco bell due to the restaurant it once was, I encourage you to reconsider. If you make it there as infrequently as I do, you can count on new items lighting up the menu on each visit. And I’d be willing to bet, they are mad good.