November 14, 2012
Taco Bell, Philadelphia PA
Fresco Soft Beef Taco
Chips & Guacamole
The new Churro was freshly fried. It was not very long, but quite dense and soft with a very crispy exterior. Piping hot with a thick dusting of cinnamon sugar, it was amazing. Crunchy, sweet, and warm, for $1, it was definitely worth it. How can you possibly go wrong with cinnamon sugar and fried dough, right?
The Fresco Beef Soft Taco was decent. The ground beef was very flavorful and juicy but the cheese was just mediocre. The soft tortilla shell was not very big nor perfectly toasty warm. However, the pico de gallo was quite tasty and refreshing. With a citrus, tangy flavor, it provided a nice contrast to the heavy and savory taco.
For National Guacamole Day, the Chips & Guacamole was the perfect way to celebrate. The freshly fried tortilla chips were left out a little long but were still crunchy. The corn taste was simple yet tasty. The guacamole was served in a dressing container. It was cold but creamy from the ripe avocado. There were some diced tomatoes, cilantro, and other ingredients that added to the flavor. It was not the most spiced or flavorful guacamole but still cool and refreshing.
The Nachos were just the same chips but served with warm nacho cheese sauce. The cheese was gooey and flavorful. Although it tasted like processed cheese, it was still tasty and thick in a good way. It provided a nice contrast with the cold guacamole dip.
Finally, the Cookie Sandwich was also a new menu item. It came pre-packaged in a plastic wrap. The two cookie layers were soft and full of chocolate chips. I love how even pre-made cookie dough is soft and chewy. It was so thick and delicious. The sweet and sugary icing filling was even better. I love the rough sugar texture and the overwhelming sweetness. It was just bite after bite of sugary scrumptiousness.
New dessert items are always nice in my opinion. Tacos and burritos can get old, but churros and cookies and icing never will. My sweet tooth was satisfied, at least for the time being.