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Mar 25, 2015

Review: Tropical Smoothie Cafe - Smoked Jalapeno Chicken Taco

Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s Smoked Jalapeno Chicken Taco features grilled chicken with a smoked jalapeno spread, bacon, shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes, and red onions served on a flour tortilla. It is one of three limited time Artisan Tacos.

The Artisan Tacos go for $2.99 each or 2 for $5.69 at my local store.

I was a little skeptical going in for the first bite because I looked inside the taco and barely noticed any jalapeno or bacon. As it turned out, the jalapeno spread brought some moderate and distinctive heat. The bacon, however, was much less noticeable. There was only a note of its saltiness to be found. The chicken was tender but typical as far as flavor goes. The smoked jalapeno spread really provided most of the flavor but it’s not particularly exciting.

The fresh produce was one of the taco’s strong points. The onions were strong and the tomato chunks were juicy. The cabbage provided somewhat of a crunch but the chicken really dominated the texture of the whole dish.

Overall, I thought the Smoked Jalapeno Chicken Taco was pretty good but a little on the safe side. It’s easily the least exotic of Tropical Smoothie’s Artisan Tacos. I certainly would recommend, if you’re going to try it, to mix it up and get a steak or fish taco to go with it.

Nutritional Info - Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s Smoked Jalapeno Chicken Taco
Calories - 245 (from Fat - 116)
Fat - 13g (Saturated Fat - 4g)
Sodium - 616g
Carbs - 23g (Sugars - 8g)
Protein - 10g


By Darius.


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