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Jul 28, 2016

Taco Bell Priming to Test New Walking Nachos

New Walking Nachos may be coming to Taco Bell soon if a test that starts next month goes well. I was able to try them at a recent media event.

It's not exactly a new concept. Walking nachos, walking tacos, fritos pies, and the like have been around since, at least, when I was a kid but it's more of a do-it-yourself kind of thing. Taco Bell's version is basically nachos in a bag. It includes many of the ingredients you'd expect but also features new tortilla chips made specifically for the menu item.

The new chips offer the same crunch and texture as Taco Bell's normal tortilla chips but are bite-sized so you can eat them with a spoon or fork and include a dusting of seasoning. I'd like the seasoning to Doritos Salsa-flavored chips but without the tanginess; basically, it's Mexican spices with a slight kick.

Other than the new chips, Taco Bell's Walking Tacos include seasoned beef, nacho cheese, shredded 3-cheese blend, sour cream, pico de gallo, and guacamole. Notably missing are beans. Basically, if you like Taco Bell's Nachos Bell Grande, this is a more portable, on-the-go version.

It's interesting that they're going with a dish that usually consists of buying a small bag of chips and loading it up with toppings either at home or at the convenience store. Then again, Oscar Mayer put out several Lunchables varieties of it.

Taco Bell's Walking Nachos are set to begin testing starting mid-August over in Charlotte, NC.


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