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

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Brand Eating reports that Taco Bell is testing the new menu items for one week at just one location in Orange County, California. 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.

Taco Bell ' s New “ Forbidden ” Menu Items Sound Delicious, But There' s A Catch. But, before heading out in search of these dishes, there are a few things to know. For one, these test items are currently here for a limited time from Sept.

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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.

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Want to be one of the first to try Taco Bell ' s newest food creation? You may be in luck. Taco Bell is opening the doors to its test kitchen in Irvine, Calif., where ideas for menu items like the Doritos Locos Tacos and Naked Chicken Chalupa originated.

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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?

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Taco Bell Serves Up Black Rice in New 'Forbidden' Menu Items .
<p>Taco Bell's latest test product centers around the strikingly-colored, antioxidant-packed ingredient.</p>Say what you want about Taco Bell, the fast food chain has never shied away from testing innovative new products. Granted, those products have often been corporate tie-ins like the Doritos Locos Taco or strange repurposings of ingredients already on its menu like the Double Decker Taco. But still, whether it's a taco with an egg for a shell or a burrito full of Pop Rocks, the Bell has never been afraid of experimentation.

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