So far, early tasters of Taco Bell’s latest taco, the Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco, have been positive in their reviews of the brand new menu item.
September 2 marked the nationwide arrival of the “long-awaited” launch, as the fast food chain called it in a recent Press release.
The taco-slash-sandwich hybrid, which sells for $ 1.49 and has 280 calories before optional upgrades, consists of a thick, breaded “taco shell” wrapped around a piece of fried chicken that was smeared with chipotle sauce. There’s also a spicy crispy chicken sandwich taco option that adds jalapeños. It is the same price as the basic option.
Optional upgrades include diced tomatoes, beans, sour cream, or ground grilled chicken, in case the main fried chicken plate isn’t enough, which adds some cost and calories.
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It’s clear that Taco Bell has high hopes for success with its latest debut, especially in the context of the ongoing chicken sandwich war that has pitted the fast food heavyweights against each other in recent months. The determining factor, of course, will be what customers think of the new taco.
Based on the first feelings, these tacos are going to be a hit. YouTube Food Review Look at THIS! Called the tacos “a bit small” but loved the breading on the chicken and the taste and feel of the bun. He also liked that the chipotle sauce added “a bit of heat”.
A Twitter user, @Mythical Chief, called the new tacos “quite tasty” with the “seasoning set on point”, while user @morgoj praised its “good flavor” and said “I would eat again” despite the taco / sandwich being a “small portion”.
The one consistent customer complaint among those who commented on Twitter had less to do with the taste of the Taco Sandwich and more to do with the rating. A Twitter user, @ Theicedragon22, spoke for many saying, “A taco… because a hot dog is a taco?”
We will let you judge if and when you try the new menu item for yourself.
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