Just when foodies think they’ve seen every type of food combination there is, Taco Bell decides to change things up by stuffing yet another well-known type of chips in a burrito. According to TIME, Taco Bell has announced the testing of a new product called the Cheetos Burrito. That’s right, Taco Bell has made the decision to take their classic burrito and stuff it full of Cheetos. The question is – how are people responding to the announcement of the Cheetos Burrito?
For some social media users and foodies, Taco Bell’s announcement of the Cheetos Burrito is exciting. For others, the announcement is terrifying and repulsive.
Brand Eating reports the Cheetos do add a small crunch to the burrito that many will enjoy. However, the Cheetos do not add much, in terms of cheese, when it comes to the flavor of the burrito. In fact, the cheesy taste of this Cheetos Burrito is thanks to actual melted cheese.
Technically, this is not the first time Taco Bell has experimented with stuffing one of their items full of Cheetos. In fact, Taco Bell experienced with the Cheetos Crunchwrap Slider back in March of this year. The reason you may have not heard of this delicacy is because it was only available to Taco Bell lovers in Canada. After the Crunchwrap stuffed with Cheetos did so well, Taco Bell made the decision to experiment with another Cheetos stuffed product. This time, however, the company decides to bring the combination of Taco Bell and Cheetos to the United States.
In case you are curious, this Cheetos Burrito from Taco Bell comes complete with a fairly expected blend of ingredients including: sour cream, rice, seasoned beef, nacho cheese, and, of course, Cheetos. This delicious blend of ingredients is wrapped up and grilled inside of a flour tortilla. Those interested in tasting the Cheetos Burrito will be able to purchase one for $1. According to Brand Eating, Taco Bell has used a different recipe for the rice inside of the Cheetos Burrito. This recipe has ended up making the rice taste a little extra buttery.
Taco Bell and Cheetos fans can expect testing for this odd burrito to begin in the middle of August of this year.
Is the Cheetos Burrito really that original of a concept? One Twitter user predicted the release of this burrito a little more than two years ago.
It also wasn’t that long ago that Burger King tested a product featuring deep fried Cheetos stuffed with macaroni and cheese.
Some social media users have taken to Twitter just to express how disgusting they think the concept of a Cheetos-stuffed burrito is.
Naturally, there are other social media users who have taken to Twitter to express how excited they are about the new Cheetos Burrito Taco Bell has announced.
There were even some Taco Bell fans who want Taco Bell to take things a step farther and consider stuffing some of the items on their menu with Hot Cheetos, as well.
TIME goes on to mention that one of the biggest benefits to the release of the Cheetos Burrito is the fact that you can enjoy your beloved Cheetos without getting the orange Cheetos dust all over your fingertips.
The only question left to ask is simple – how do you feel about Taco Bell testing a burrito stuffed with Cheetos? Will you be rushing to the nearest Taco Bell when this new product is released for testing at a Taco Bell near you? Or, are you with the group of Taco Bell lovers who think stuffing a burrito (or any Taco Bell product for that matter) with Cheetos is disgusting?
Given the success Taco Bell has had with the combination of tacos and Doritos, Taco Bell fans can only assume the chain will be successful with the testing.
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