Jan 6, 2014

News: Del Taco - New Turkey Tacos

While turkey burgers have long been a "better-for-you" fast food option (or reasonable facsimile for non-beef-eaters), turkey tacos are pretty new to the scene and Del Taco's new Turkey Tacos are a first among Mexican fast food chains.

The selling point here is that the ground turkey contains 33% less fat than Del Taco's seasoned ground beef but otherwise offers the same taste profile. Beyond that, each Turkey Taco comes in your choice of a warm flour tortilla or crunchy corn tortilla filled with seasoned ground turkey, shredded lettuce, grated cheddar cheese, and pico de gallo salsa.

The Turkey Tacos sell for a suggested price of $1.29 each. A $5 combo with two Turkey Tacos, chips and salsa, and a drink is also available

Each Turkey Taco is 150 calories each compared to 200 calories for the chain's Double Beef Classic Taco.

A turkey version of the CrunchTada is also available.

Nutritional Info - Del Taco Crunchy Turkey Taco (96g)
Calories - 150 (from Fat - 70)
Fat - 8g (Saturated Fat - 3g)
Sodium - 310mg
Carbs - 11g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 10g

For comparison, here's the nutritional info for Double Beef Classic Taco:

Nutritional Info - Del Taco Crunchy Double Beef Classic Taco (92g)
Calories - 200 (from Fat - 110)
Fat - 12g (Saturated Fat - 5g)
Sodium - 320mg
Carbs - 10g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 13g

Nutritional Info - Del Taco Soft Turkey Taco (110g)
Calories - 180 (from Fat - 60)
Fat - 7g (Saturated Fat - 3g)
Sodium - 460mg
Carbs - 17g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 11g

Nutritional Info - Del Taco  Turkey CrunchTada Tostada (204g)
Calories - 390 (from Fat - 150)
Fat - 17g (Saturated Fat - 5g)
Sodium - 610mg
Carbs - 40g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 19g