Aug 16, 2021

Review: Taco Bell - Loaded Taco Fries

Taco Bell's Loaded Taco Fries features seasoned fries topped with seasoned beef, iceberg lettuce, shredded cheddar, nacho cheese, crispy-fried red tortilla strips, Spicy Ranch sauce, and diced tomatoes.

I paid $3.69 for an order (the suggested price is $2.99).

Loaded Taco Fries offers a bit more variety than the previous limited-time Nachos Fries Supreme they put out (the fries there were topped simply with beef, nacho cheese, sour cream, and tomatoes like their Nachos BellGrande or discontinued Nachos Supreme).

The Spicy Ranch wasn't very herby but added a creamy, tangy flavor and a gradual but fairly mild heat.

The beef was hidden below all the toppings (and some fries) but offered that robust salty and savory seasoned flavor that Taco Bell is known for.

The lettuce, shredded cheddar, and tortilla strips are meant to add that taco feel. The lettuce was actually good for a decent crunch, while the tortilla strips added a more occasional heartier crunch. The cheese was typically mild stuff and added a bit of texture I suppose. I actually could have used just a bit more lettuce and/or chips for that taco quality. The diced tomatoes were mostly tasteless but not mushy.

The fries were on the soft side but offer a similar flavor to the seasoned ground beef. They go well together, while the nacho cheese provided both a glue to keep your toppings on and a mild cheesy flavor.

Overall, Taco Bell's Loaded Taco Fries turned out nicely enough. It was enjoyable but I wouldn't say it offered much in the way of newness or value to the regular Taco Bell customer--all the ingredients, besides the fries, are typically on hand.

Nutritional Info - Taco Bell Loaded Taco Fries
Calories - 560 (from Fat - 320)
Fat - 36g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 1010mg
Carbs - 49g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 12g

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