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Taco Bell's nacho fries were the best new fast-food menu item to debut this year


"In the course of my life, I've eaten many a fry.

I've gorged myself on McDonald's French fries, both salty and fresh as well as lukewarm and mealy. I've preached the gospel of Arby's curly fries. I've dabbled in Chick-fil-A's waffle fries, a middling option boosted by the quality of the chain's signature sauce.

I thought I'd seen it all in the world of fries. Then, at the dawn of 2018, Taco Bell brought a new contender to the game.

I had long heard tales of Taco Bell's loaded fries, sold almost everywhere around the world except the US. In August 2017, I argued that bringing the fabled fries to the US could result in a dish that is far superior to nachos as we know them.

In 2018, my calls for international fry equality were finally answered.

In late January, the fast-food chain added $1 nacho fries to the menu for a limited time. Instead of taking the classic fast-food route, Taco Bell topped its fries with a spicy seasoning and served them with a side of nacho cheese.

The fries were everything I hoped they'd be...."

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