Review: Nacho Fries from Taco Bell
Mexican fast food can be pretty much anything these days. Sprinkle a little Mexican seasoning on any fast food item from a burger chain and Taco Bell likely has it on their list of future creations. Starting simple and effective, Taco Bell has introduced new Nacho Fries.Nacho Fries are your standard fast food style of French fries flavored with Mexican seasoning and served with a side of warm nacho cheese. They are priced starting at the pictured $1.00 a la carte option for a limited time only. The $1 portion is about the amount of fries you’d get in a typical small fry order so the price is just right…. plus you get the bonus of nacho cheese as a dipper instead of ketchup packets. My Nacho Fries were very reminiscent to the size, shape and weight of Burger King fries. There’s far less potato-y flavor than BK so maybe the oil is a little different and the Mexican seasonings distract the tastebuds just enough. About half of my order had very limp fries and that was disappointing. There should be a fry seperator machine to weed out limp fries somehow… is that a thing?
The application of Mexican seasoning was hit and miss on my order. I found a few rusty orange colored sides to some fries and pale yellow bare sides to most everything else. The experience for me wasn’t impacted too much, but for those looking for a lot of mildly zesty Mexican flavoring in every bite, results will likely vary. Warm nacho cheese as a dipper was a very nice addition and there’s plenty of it.
You can’t go wrong with fast food fries and a cheap price. Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries have a lot of potential. The potential will be met by Nacho Fries becoming a menu staple and not just an LTO. Del Taco has fries, so why not Taco Bell? Just a guess, but I’d imagine Nacho Fries would easily outsell the standard chips and cheese option. These are worth a buy.
Pros: Mexican-seasoned fries on a Taco Bell menu makes sense. Nacho cheese dipper. Just a buck. Plenty of room for customized creations.
Cons: Spotty seasoning application. A bit too many limp fries in my small batch.
Grubbing on-the-go: 7.00/10
Overall GrubGrade: 8.00/10
More Info: tacobell.com
Calories - 320
Total Fat - 18 grams
Saturated Fat - 2 grams
Sodium - 620 milligrams
Carbs - 35 grams
Fiber - 4 grams
Sugar. - 2 grams
Protein - 4 grams