Saturday, November 10, 2007

Taco Bell Times Three

Yikes! Our friends at Taco Bell have managed to sneak a few new menu items past me. Time for some short-form food reviews…

Chili Cheese Nachos Bell Grande - Taco Bell's ubiquitous take on nachos (chips, cheese goo, ground beef, beans, green onions, tomatoes and sour cream) is hit with a ladle of chili. The chili isn't anything more than re-heated Hormel, but it doesn't drag down the sum of the other ingredients. After two or three bites, I could barely tell it was there. Edible, but average…save the calories and live chili-free. Grade: 3 (out of 5)

Steak Fajita Ulti-Melt - The first of two new "upgrades" to their Cheesy Beefy Melt, this one replaces the ground beef with a bland, generic fajita steak n' peppers approach. Mine was pretty much cheese-free until the final few bites, when all the cheese came oozing out of the back. Hit it with a couple of packets of their "Fire" sauce to give it some actual taste. Grade: 2

Jalapeño Chicken Ulti-Melt - Generally not known for anything with real heat, Taco Bell tries, but falls short here. Jalapeños aren't the hottest of peppers, but TB overdoes it by loading about a dozen pepper slices into this wrap. The chicken/rice combination is completely overwhelmed by the peppers-in-a-jar flavor. Grade: 1


Erica said...

The new Jalapeno Chicken Melt has more peppers than chicken. Taco Bell proven once again that it knows nothing about Latin food!

That Bootleg Guy said...

No argument here. But, I can't stay mad at them. Here in San Diego, I've got plenty of options for real Mexican food. Taco Bell is still pretty tasty for the fake stuff.