Far From Normal: Taco Or Wedding Bell
Thanks to Nancy for the tip.
Check out the full story, Customers continue to order tacos and burritos as vows are exchanged.
I especially like this part:
Caragh Brooks, 21, of Australia, met Paul Brooks, 30, on an Internet dating Web site. They already had the same last name.And
"It's appropriate," groom Paul Brooks said. "It's an offbeat relationship."No kidding. Way to break the mold and think outside the bun. I love it.
See also: Matrimony and Guacamole
Bubba The Dog Vs Taco Bell Bean Burrito
Steal A Taco At Taco Bell 10/28/08
Taco Bell is making good on their promise to give away a taco because there was a stolen base in the World Series. What good corporate promise keepers. You don't even need a coupon or to give them your email address. Catches:
- You have to go today
- Between 2pm and 6pm - off eating hours
- For one free Crunchy Seasoned Beef Taco, regularly priced at $0.89
Oh, It’s Supreme Alright
My item of choice had, until recently, been the Cheesy Gordita Crunch. It’s pretty much a taco with a layer of flat bread (not to be confused with the soft taco shell) outside of the hard taco shell, and enough cheese melted between them to hold the flat bread on. The new Crunchwrap Supreme has taken the hard/soft texture combination idea and advanced it. On a huge soft taco shell, they pile beef, melted cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream. They also include a layer of crunchy "tostada" shell. It’s hard to describe, but then they fold the soft taco shell over all of that, and grill it. When it’s done, it doesn’t look like a taco, or a burrito, or a wrap, but more reminiscent of a flying saucer. And it tastes awesome.
I had 5 of these puppies in the first week that they were released (not yet more than 2 at a time, but no one has dared me yet). They’re bigger than expected for the $1.79 they cost, although reports of $1.89 have come in from the Midwest. I don’t pretend to say that they rival a real, quality burrito, but dollar-for-dollar this thing made me pretty happy. Plus, there aren’t too many options for quick, cheap food late night in my area of Miami. My biggest complaint with Taco Bell's Crunchwrap is that it’s virtually impossible to get the hot sauce inside without being a skilled surgeon. I did it, but it wasn’t easy. Maybe it’s better to just put some on each bite.
This entry was written by Phil.
It Was Good Going Down
I got the Grilled Stuft Burrito. Why they spell it s-t-u-f-t instead of the conventional 'stuffed' no one was sure.
The Stuft comes out like a brick (out of the kitchen, not out of me). This makes it really difficult to get your hot sauce evenly distributed. You see, Taco Bell uses these little hot sauce packets like McDonalds does with ketchup. With most items, you just unwrap the tortilla and add your sauce, but you can't do that with the stuft.
It was good going down, but I felt really, really bad about two hours later. As mentioned in the ratings criteria, I take points away for feeling like death post meal.
PS: What is that little bubble of ooze on my burrito? I've never seen anything like it.
Think Outside The Spicy Chicken Burrito
The menu isn't very informative, so I really had no idea what was going to be in this thing.
I order, start eating.
I still have no idea what's in this thing. There was rice, and some chicken, and then some mystery sauce. I had to go to the official website to find out what this business was about.
Spicy Chicken Burrito
A warm, soft, flour tortilla wrapped around shredded chicken that has been slow simmered in authentic Mexican spices, seasoned rice, creamy Jalapeño sauce and fiesta salsa.
Creamy Jalapeño sauce, huh? Interesting. Anyway the thing totally falls apart in your hands as you can see from the picture. Still, at under $2, you get what you pay for.
Welcome To Taco Bell
In addition to burritos, they sell tacos, gorditas, and all kinds of wacky tortilla related creations.
Of all the Multi State Chains, Taco Bell is the most ubiquitous. They have a whopping 6,500 restaurants in the United States, most of which are franchises. They employ 166,000 people. They go through 260 million pounds of ground beef each year, and 104 million pounds of cheese. On the average, 147 million people see a Taco Bell commercial once a week – more than half of the U.S. population. True story.