Over the years, Taco Bell has become accustomed to giving the people exactly what they want, tapping into the darkest desires of the American psyche in the process. You want your fast-food dusted in Doritos powder? Sure. A taco shell made out of a literal piece of fried chicken? Why not. A burrito stuffed with Cheetos? As of last week, Taco Bell's got you.
The Tex-Mex chain is uniquely attuned to our most animalistic feeding rituals, and recently the company began noticing that customers make their own nachos by throwing a bunch of burrito and taco scraps on a regular order of tortilla chips. Now, according to Food Beast, Taco Bell is responding by testing a product called Walking Nachos at a location in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Essentially, Taco Bell is tossing beef, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo in a bag of chips for $2.99 so customers can enjoy their nachos while they go on with their busy lives.
And while Taco Bell has long been concerned with the mobility of its products—designing food that takes just one hand an iron stomach to hold—the Walking Nachos appear to be a fast-food take on the Walking Taco.
Most commonly seen at Super Bowl parties and tailgates, the Walking Taco is made by adding chili and cheese to a snack-size bag of Fritos, similar to a Frito pie. Given that fact Taco Bell has famously added Fritos to its products in the past, it's surprising the chain didn't revive the partnership again for its portable nacho mash-up.
[via Food Beast]