Food News: The Taco Bell Fresco Menu
Taco Bell is always adding new items to its lineup such as it’s new Volcano Big Box menu. Most of the new Volcano items aren’t the most healthful foods but that’s fine. You shouldn’t go into making a choice like that expecting it to be good for your diet, you should just expect something tasty. The Volcano Double Beef Burrito leads the calorie laden way with 800 calories and a whopping 42 grams of fat. It’s good to know that Taco Bell goes in the total opposite direction with its Fresco menu.
There are eight offerings on the Fresco menu, 4 tacos and 4 burritos with none of the items having more than 8 grams of fat or more than 330 calories. Not bad for fast food. The tacos and burritos on the Fresco (fresco is spanish for fresh) menu look a lot like the standard tacos and burritos of the past. The new items simply omit the cheese and any sour cream or dressing that topped the originals. The Fresco tacos will contain your standard meat (chicken, steak or beef), lettuce and fiesta salsa (which is basically pico de gallo), while Fresco burritos add beans, onions and in one case rice. In my opinion, lettuce and pico de gallo is more than enough to top a taco or burrito if it includes good quality meat, but coming from a fast food spot, is it enough? The Fresco menu looks like a tasty and healthy fast food addition to the fast food world. This menu has been around for a while but until just recently, I’ve seen it advertised better on the Taco Bell menu boards. If you have have given it a try let GrubGrade know how it is.