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Jan 26, 2018

Review: Taco Bell - Nacho Fries

Taco Bell's Nacho Fries feature lightly battered French fries sprinkled with "bold Mexican seasoning," served with a cup of warm nacho cheese sauce for dipping.

An order cost me $1. I also grabbed the Nacho Fries Supreme, which consists of the new fries topped with seasoned beef, sour cream, nacho cheese, and tomatoes for $2.49.

Unlike when I tried the international version, these fries were really fresh and crispy with an enjoyable seasoning to them. They were thick enough so that they were pretty moist inside as well.

While hard to pin down, the seasoning (which lists sugar, paprika, garlic, onion, spices, vinegar, and cayenne among it's ingredients) didn't taste like your typical seasoned fries; they weren't as salty and felt milder, but still tasty, overall. I wouldn't call it "bold" or "Mexican" though. Despite the cayenne, I didn't think it was spicy at all. It went well with the nacho sauce and neither overpowered the other.

That wasn't the case with the Nacho Fries Supreme, however. There, the various toppings rendered the seasoning of the fries superfluous so that it basically tastes like topped plain French fries. The fries held up decently texture-wise against the toppings.

Between the two, I'd go for the $1 Nacho Fries as the fries remain crispier and the seasoning is really what sets them apart from the fries of other major fast food chains. Still, the Nacho Fries Supreme will probably satisfy if you're craving some loaded fries.

Nutritional Info - Taco Bell Nacho Fries (139g)
Calories - 320 (from Fat - 160)
Fat - 18g (Saturated Fat - 2g)
Sodium - 620mg
Carbs - 35g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 4g

Nutritional Info - Taco Bell Nacho Fries Supreme (213g)
Calories - 420 (from Fat - 220)
Fat - 24g (Saturated Fat - 4.5g)
Sodium - 900mg
Carbs - 40g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 10g


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