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

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. 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.

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.

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.

But the new incarnation cried out for Crunchy Red Strips in the most desperate way, and I failed for not including them. Point is, as long as the queso’ s on the menu, This Week in Taco Bell heartily recommends you try swapping it in for sauces on Taco Bell items you already enjoy.

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]

Gasp! Taco Bell Hints at Adding French Fries to Its Menu .
Thanks to the viral ways of Twitter, Taco Bell may soon be fluent in fries. The Mexican chain is a place where fast food junkies come alive: Kit Kats can turn into quesadillas and fans can wear their pride, literally. But, in the eyes of former Blink 182 band member Mark Hoppus, they are still missing one thing: French fries.It all started when the bassist took to twitter to say Taco Bell is better than Del Taco, but Del Taco has fries, making it a “real Sophie’s Choice of fast food.”Taco Bell is better than Del Taco but Del Taco has french fries so it’s a real Sophie’s Choice of fast food.

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