Taco Bell Tests Out Waffle Tacos

Early reviews are rather dire.

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Taco Bell's Waffle Taco

As part of its new, low-price menu, Taco Bell is testing out a novel concept called the Waffle Taco. Currently available only at three Southern California locations, the 89-cent breakfast option features a sausage patty and scrambled eggs folded into a waffle. It also comes with a packet of syrup, which, theoretically, could be replaced with packets of the chain’s hot sauce. And you can swish it all down with Mountain Dew A.M., a zippy combination of Mountain Dew soda and orange juice that’s mixed in-store.

With no need for a knife and fork, the Waffle Taco appears to be a driving-while-eating meal, or, in California’s case, a sitting-in-traffic-while-eating friendly item.

“If the waffle taco does well in testing, we’ll roll it out to all our restaurants that serve breakfast,” Taco Bell reps tell TIME.

That’s a big if.  While consumers have been ordering the waffle tacos in batches of six to ten, according to the Los Angeles Times, early reviews have been rather harsh, ranging from “mushy” to “rubbery.”

6 comments
hoss
hoss

Yeah, right.  This is a "news story"

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highaltitudes
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I'd be happy if Taco Bell actually sold real Mexican food during the rest of the day.  

DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

Sounds like something "Donkey" would whip up for Shrek.

But getting waffles, eggs and sausage at a Mexican restaurant (although Taco Bell is to Mexican Cuisine as Sherman was to Atlanta fire prevention) seems to me to be an invitation to major gastrointestinal issues.

thegov2k2
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Why isn't KFC exploring a waffle bowl for chicken?