It is not a revelation to anyone saying "Taco Bell is not Mexican food." If you say that in a conversation, I can only assume you think people are idiots or the inverse of that. It is a fast-food restaurant that we should consider its own entity. Taco Bell has a history of taking risks with its menu items. Some of these risks have paid off (Mexican pizza) and others have been awful. Don't tell me the firecracker burrito was good. You're wrong.
Well, Taco Bell has done it again.
A Giant Cheez-It?
This massive Cheez-It is 16 times the standard size, and serves as the base for Taco Bell's new "Big Cheez-It Tostada." Are you kidding me? The next quote comes from CNN.
"The meal layers ground beef, sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce and cheddar cheese on the cheesy cracker for $2.49. It's described as an "abundantly cheesy and nostalgic, yet magically modern, dining experience," according to a release.
This item is available in the next two weeks only in one location in Irvine, California. Taco Bell is known for testing new menu items in Southern California locations before expanding the availability to other locations. As Taco Bell learned with Doritos back in 2012, partnering with favorite snacks typically helps to boost sales. You have to give Taco Bell credit for not being afraid to try even the most outlandish things in their food.
I have to be honest. I am not a cheez-it fan. Would I try this, though? Of course, I would.