Apr 7, 2015

Review: Taco Bell - Sriracha Taco

Taco Bell's Sriracha Taco is basically their Crunchy Taco (filled with seasoned beef, lettuce, and cheese) with the addition of their version of Sriracha sauce.

I bought one for $1.49 (which was 20 cents more than a regular Crunchy Taco).

It didn't look like it from the surface but there was a lot of Sriracha sauce in my Sriracha Taco. By the time I got to the end of it, it was pretty much squirting out wherever it could.

There's a fire lurking in the belly of the beast...
While I like the flavor of the sauce, it felt like a one-to-one ratio with the beef and almost all I could taste was the creamy, very spicy tang of the sauce with bare hints of seasoned beef and crunchy corn tortilla (what lettuce and cheese?). As I ate and got closer to the middle, the heat rose to nose-running levels and unlike the Sriracha Quesarito, there's not much to blunt it here.

Overall, Taco Bell's Sriracha Taco was a swing and a miss for me. The Crunchy Taco is my go-to item at Taco Bell and I was saddened when I couldn't really taste much of it over the copious amounts of Sriracha sauce. Unless you really, really like their Sriracha sauce, I'd advise asking they go easy on the sauce. I guess if you really want to maximize the heat factor, you can get one of these with the Fiery Doritos Locos shell.

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