Food Taco Bell's Newest Test Item Is So Exclusive, It's Forbidden

10:26  14 september  2017
10:26  14 september  2017 Source:   refinery29.com

Taco Bell Is Launching A "Potatorito" — & We Can't Look Away

  Taco Bell Is Launching A We would be lying if we said that Taco Bell's newest menu addition caught us totally by surprise. TB has launched a steady onslaught of creative menu additions our way over the past few years. We've seen everything spanning from the expansion of cantina locations across the country (beachside included) to an official Taco Bell wedding venue, and the creation of breakfast salsa and naked chicken chips. To top ALL of that off, the big Bell still hasn't lost any steam for adding new and wacky items to its menu. Its most recent launch is here to prove it. What exactly is it?! Drumroll, please.

Brand Eating reports that Taco Bell is testing the new menu items for one week at just one location in Orange County, California. Black rice is the star ingredient and it ' s called that because it was once reserved only for Chinese royalty.

Rest assured - ' forbidden flatulence' will be guaranteed with each new menu item . So now that' s a sign of internal bleeding and of eating at Taco Bell . Now that I think about it , not much difference.

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Taco Bell is going dark.

While the fast food chain may not have meant to time its latest release with Halloween, it's certainly a timely move to debut the Forbidden Bowl and Forbidden Burrito, which both feature black rice...with no trendy charcoal in sight.

Brand Eating reports that Taco Bell is testing the new menu items for one week at just one location in Orange County, California. Black rice is the star ingredient and it's called that because it was once reserved only for Chinese royalty. Well, the masses (in SoCal, at least) can get a taste of it now, with the addition of Taco Bell's signature spices.

Taco Bell Is Launching A "Potatorito" — & We Can't Look Away

  Taco Bell Is Launching A We would be lying if we said that Taco Bell's newest menu addition caught us totally by surprise. TB has launched a steady onslaught of creative menu additions our way over the past few years. We've seen everything spanning from the expansion of cantina locations across the country (beachside included) to an official Taco Bell wedding venue, and the creation of breakfast salsa and naked chicken chips. To top ALL of that off, the big Bell still hasn't lost any steam for adding new and wacky items to its menu. Its most recent launch is here to prove it. What exactly is it?! Drumroll, please.

To help test the waters, Taco Bell will be serving its new black rice in its new Forbidden Bowl. This is the chain' s creative take on classic burrito bowls. It features black rice, fried avocado slices, lettuce, salsa, sour cream, and the customer' s choice of meat.

The Forbidden Bowl features the black rice (which, according to Taco Bell, is packed with antioxidants), alongside deep-fried avocado slices and a brand-new, bright-orange Forbidden Sauce. Like Taco Bell's usual bowls, it gets topped with "seasoned beef, shredded chicken, grilled chicken, or steak" and black beans, lettuce, sour cream, and tomatoes. Taco Bell's also upping the ante when it comes to presentation by swapping out its signature plastic bowl for a Chipotle-esque paper one, so diners are in for an experience when they order up this limited-time offering.

Taco Bell is also offering the same mix of ingredients in burrito form for anyone looking for a hands-on way to taste the forbidden flavors. Alas, to the dismay of fans outside of the O.C., the two new additions (beef Forbidden Bowls and Burritos will be $3.49 while chicken and steak options will be $3.99) will only be available at the Taco Bell at 2222 Barranca Parkway in Irvine from September 14 through 21. For anyone who can't get to Irvine, maybe there's a way to recreate the Forbidden Bowl via makeup?

Related video: Taco Bell weddings are officially a thing [via CBS News]

Taco Bell Begins Testing California Burritos Loaded With French Fries .
Taco Bell is testing out a new burrito on its discerning California customers: The California Loaded Fries Burrito and they’re available for $1.99 each at select Taco Bells, according to Food Beast. For non-West Coasters, this dinner option may seem like some twisted fast-food hybrid straight from a team of Franken-food chefs. It may even trigger a round of “why do we need this?” but rest-assured that salty fried spuds wrapped in a starchy bed of cheese, meat, lettuce, and guac is nothing new. In fact, as Food Beast also pointed out this dish is a local favorite of San Diego residents and known simply as a Cali burrito.

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