Feb 24, 2015

Preview of Taco Bell's New Sriracha Quesarito

Taco Bell's new Sriracha Quesarito is set to arrive this Thursday, February 26, 2015 but I got an early look/taste at it over at Taco Bell headquarters, so here's a preview of what to expect.

The new Sriracha Quesarito will be offered for a limited time. The key feature is a Sriracha sauce but not from the iconic Huy Fong (AKA the rooster) brand of Sriracha. The sauce here is their own special blend of creamy Sriracha, which adds a buttermilk base to the signature chili, vinegar, and garlic notes and is meant go well with Taco Bell's seasoned beef and whatnot.

Here's the promo picture for the Sriracha Quesarito:

The Sriracha sauce will be both in the filling and between the tortillas (the quesadilla portion of the Quesarito). Other than the sauce, which replaces the chipotle sauce in the original Quesarito, the rest of it is business as usual: a filling of seasoned ground beef, Latin rice, and reduced-fat sour cream wrapped in a quesadilla (melted cheeses grilled between two flour tortillas).

The suggested price for Taco Bell's Sriracha Quesarito will be $2.49 for the seasoned beef version, $2.99 with shredded chicken, and $3.29 with steak. You can also grab it as part of a $5.99 Box meal which includes a Beef Sriracha Quesarito, Doritos Locos Taco, Crunchy Taco, and medium drink.

I'll do a proper review when I get one from an actual Taco Bell restaurant later this week, but from the one I taste-tested, you can definitely taste the garlicky, spicy signature Sriracha flavor here with the cream adding just a slight sweetness. For those missing a more powerful spicy heat on the Taco Bell menu since the discontinuation of lava sauce, this just might be the cure for what ails you. I wouldn't say it's as spicy as lava sauce, but it's pretty close and I like the taste better.

Like the rest of the Taco Bell menu, you can add the sauce to whatever you like while it's around.

Nutritional Info - Taco Bell Sriracha Quesarito (269g)
Calories - 650 (from Fat - 290)
Fat - 32g (Saturated Fat - 12g)
Sodium - 1720mg
Carbs - 68g (Sugar - 7g)
Protein - 22g

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