Introducing Taco Bell Nacho Fries
Many of us at Really Into This have a secret love of Taco Bell. Taco Bell Nacho Fries arrived today and we can barely contain our excitment! To celebrate the moment, we thought we would recount some Taco Bell stories, talk about our favorites, and most importantly review these Taco Bell Nacho Fries.
Taco Bell Obsessed?
Bailey: Have you ever spent $7,000 on a taco? I have. On a rainy day two years ago, those late night cravings hit me and I NEEDED a Doritos Locos Taco. Now, where I live the streets flood if it rains for more than two hours, and that night it had rained longer. I drove across town, passing several fast food restaurants along the way. When I turned on the street to get to Taco Bell, all of a sudden water started appearing on the road. I thought it was only in one spot, so I kept going. It got worse and water started coming up over my hood! At that point I was so far down the road that I couldn’t turn around and kept driving while my friend yelled at me from the passenger seat. The second my car arrived in front of Taco Bell, it quit working. I was stuck. My friend got out in knee deep water and pushed my car into the parking lot. I ended up flooding the engine of my 6 month old car with two gallons of water. Thank goodness for insurance. The worst part? I didn’t even get my taco!
Jessica: I may not have flooded my car to get a Doritos Locos (no judgement Bailey!), but when Mark wants fast food, it’s about the only place I will agree to go for him. French fries happen to be one of my top 5 favorite foods of all time – even when they are bad they are good – so when I heard the announcement for Taco Bell fries I knew I would be trying them on Day 1.
Taco Bell Nacho Fries
There isn’t much in this world I love more than a great french fry. I will not only order fries at a food truck or a greasy spoon diner, I will order fries at a nice restaurant (Bouchon’s Truffle Fries are among the best in the world) and everywhere in between. I have to tell you, the Taco Bell Nacho Fries are among the best I have tasted in quite some time. They actually look like the picture! The taco seasoning on these is incredible and they are perfectly crispy – I cannot stand a soggy fry. Taco Bell nailed this.
Unfortunately, I do not eat beef, so trying the other iterations of the Taco Bell Nacho Fries did not happen today. Currently Taco Bell is serving Nacho Fries Bell Grande, Loaded Nacho Fries, and they are included in a $5 Box Combo meal with a Cheesy Gordita Crunch, Doritos Locos Taco and a Drink. I just went for the plain $1 order that includes the Nacho Cheese Dipping Sauce. Look at these babies close up. That’s a lot of spice!
Now for the dipping. I have to say, I am just not a fan of melted Nacho Cheese, but I tried my fries in it anyway. It was okay, and if you like that kind of Nacho Cheese it would be amazing. I prefer my Taco Bell Nacho Fries a la carte. I could maybe even dip them in some ketchup, but that is not something Taco Bell provides. That’s okay because these fries are great on their own. Just make sure you have a napkin because they are heavily seasoned and will get all over your fingers. I didn’t mind this one bit.
Taco Bell Nacho Fries Verdict
These french fries are legit, and you cannot beat the $1 price. I know that here in California it is popular to put french fries on burritos and tacos, so I am just waiting for that to happen. Apparently they are doing a test run at select stores. I am excited about this Limited Edition item on the menu, and I am not the only one. My Taco Bell was packed with people who, like me, were there specifically to try the new fries. I think they will give any fast food joint’s fries a run for their money, including McDonald’s. I am curious to see if Taco Bell will keep them on a limited run or if they will be popular enough to earn a permanent spot on the menu. Go get some before they’re gone!
Our Taco Bell Favorites
Jessica: Even though we are hooked on the fries, this blog family will still shamelessly (shamefully?) go to Taco Bell for our other favorites.
Mark: One of the things Taco Bell is known for is their ever changing menu. Last year they had Double Stacked Tacos, and the Spicy Sweet one was so good. We were actually calling around to different Taco Bells so I could find one after it was discontinued. One of my favorite comedians, Kathleen Madigan, has an amazing bit on Taco Bell and I always think about it when I try something new there. Start at 2:45 for Taco Bell comedy, but I wouldn’t blame you if you listened to the whole thing.
Derek: I don’t change it up much when I go to Taco Bell. I liked the 7 Layer Burrito when I first tried it and I get it every time I go. I don’t know if the addition of fries is going to change that.
Jessica: Sarah knows how much I love stopping at Taco Bell on my way to work (and hiding the evidence before anyone finds out). Unfortunately, it is one of the only easy spots for me to breakfast tacos (California is really lacking in this area). I am seriously missing the Naked Egg Tacos.
Bailey: I love my Doritos Locos Tacos, but my absolute faves are the Crunchwrap Supreme and the Beefy Nacho Loaded Griller. I can only eat one Crunchwrap at a time, but I can kill 3 or 4 loaded grillers if I am hungry. I could seriously live off of my Taco Bell favorites, but the scale in my bathroom and my skinny jeans wouldn’t like e very much.
Jessica: I am not much of a meat eater, so when I need a quick vegetarian meal on the go I love to order the Spicy Potato Soft Taco. I also love getting the $1 Cheesy Roll up, which is literally just melted cheese in a tortilla. Super healthy.
Sarah: The first thing I ever remember trying from Taco Bell was the Enchirito. Do they even make them anymore? I don’t think so unless you order it off the secret Taco Bell menu. Bailey, you need to check that out! I tried it because it was my mom’s favorite. It was really soft though & I need more crunch from my Taco Bell. My other old-school favorite is the Mexican Pizza. It gets soggy real quick, so you can’t mess around. No worries. I can down this guy in about 100 seconds. It’s damn good.
Bailey: I was recently OBSESSED with the Crispy Chicken Quesadilla. I loooove fried chicken and the fact that Taco Bell figured out how to put it in a quesadilla, mind-blowing. Unfortunately, these too were served for a limited time. The drive thru worker who broke the news to me said, “see, that’s how long it’s been since you visited us.” I’m definitely a Taco Bell regular.
Jessica: We aren’t the only ones. Did you know that you can get married at Taco Bell in Las Vegas? Just this week, people held a vigil for a Taco Bell that burned down in Alabama. How many restaurants can claim love like that?
The Taco Bell Verdict
We are Really Into Taco Bell, and we are pretty sure most people are too….they just don’t want to admit it. This fast food chain does not take itself too seriously and has fun with their products. We keep going back for old favorites and new crazy ideas. What is your favorite Taco Bell item? We promise not to tell anyone you eat there. It’s our little secret.